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...

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...

SIM Card with a Phone Number – How to Get One

Can I Get a SIM Card with a Phone number? So, the big question here is, can I get an actual SIM card with a phone number. A SIM card that will allow you to...

How to (Cheaply) Furnish your Japanese Apartment

So, how to furnish your Japanese apartment you have finally found? Of course, depending on your finances, available space and style preferences there are a number of options available to you. You may wish...

How to Buy Discount Electronics

If you're looking to buy discount electronics you may or may not already be familiar with Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera and Yamada Denki, three of the biggest electronics chain in Japan. Unless you shun...

Fly Like an Airline Stockholder – Cheaper Flights

Fly like an Airline Stockholder (or “getting a 50% discount on domestic flights”) I was recently introduced to a new way of getting cheaper flights around Japan. If you’re travelling to a popular destination such...

Bicycle Parking – What to do when you have a bicycle.

Bicycle Parking Question: Those imperious old men at the train station keep telling me not to park my bicycle there. What can I do about my bicycle parking? Issue: Though they can’t actually do much...

10 Things to be Weary of in Japan

The list we have compiled below is not to highlight Japan as a dangerous place. Instead, it is more of a guide to ensure you are aware of the potential things that can happen...
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Q&A Sessions Vol. 3 – A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan

A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan has their next victim, TJ. TJ and I have known each other for more than 3 years now, after first meeting each other on a night out on the...

Renewing your Working Holiday Visa in Japan

As a deeply, proudly, lazy person the thought of renewing my Working Holiday Visa without any sort of guidance was a non-option. I couldn’t find a comprehensive article online. Yet, after asking everybody I...