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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Japan’s Ultimate All You Can Eat and Drink Options

All you can eat and drink options, are a common sight in Japan, especially amongst its dining and drinking scene. In Japanese 食べ放題 (たべほうだい or tabehoudai) means all you can eat, or 飲み放題 (のみほうだい...

The Earthquake that Never Came!

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Fly Like an Airline Stockholder – Cheaper Flights

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ATMs in Japan

ATMs in Japan ATMs are something I genuinely took for granted in Australia, that plus our massive network of EFTPOS machines. This allowed us to either withdraw cash from anywhere or pay by debit or...

How to (Cheaply) Furnish your Japanese Apartment

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Moving into Your First Apartment in JAPAN – THE EASY WAY

Starting Out So one of the most exciting, but scary things that must be done when arriving is moving into your first Apartment in Japan! When I first arrived in Japan I experienced multiple ways...

Bank Account in Japan

For some unknown reason, it is not possible to open a bank account in Japan unless you have lived here for a minimum of six months. Seeing as though my life has exceeded that...

A Taste of Home – Nissin World Delicatessen

Although I have heard about Nissin World Delicatessen for awhile now, I never really had the inclination to visit this store. I figured that it would be no different to most of the foreign...

The Complex Train System

Especially for those of you trying to navigate through the complex train system of subways, bullet trains and other modes of transportation during your visit to Japan, fear not. There are some user-friendly ways...
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Q&A Sessions Vol. 2 – A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan

John and I have known each other for more than 2 years. We first met each other at a bar we often frequent called Cafe Byron Bay, in Asakusa, Tokyo. I guess you could...

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