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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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, but after asking everybody I...

Cinemas, Ticketing, Pricing and More …

Coming from Australia, I found the price of cinemas in Japan to be in line with my expectations, being virtually identical to home. So the burning hole in my pocket gets bigger with each...
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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...

Student Visa for Japan – Japanese Language Schools

While Japan's official stance is that it is tough on immigration and rules are strictly maintained, you could be forgiven for thinking the opposite is true. In light of some recent introduction of new...

Q&A Sessions Vol. 1 – A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan

Simon and I have known each other for more than 3 years. We first met each other at Japanese language school, we were, unfortunately for us, the eldest students (haha) in one of the...

The Essential Food Home Delivery Guide – Life the Convenient Way

Just because you live in Japan, doesn't mean you are short on home delivery options for food, however where you may get stung is in your Japanese ability. This is because not all websites...

Free Wifi – Data Access for the Masses

Free WiFi is quickly becoming more and more prominent in Japan. Increasingly with the recent influx of tourists and also as we approach Tokyo's 2020 Olympics. Restaurant and cafe owners, mobile phone operators and...

The Earthquake that Never Came!

On Friday, January 5 at 11:02 am, people within central Tokyo and the surrounding districts received a warning about an imminent earthquake. It was supposed to be both powerful and cause severe shaking. However,...

Japanese Foreign Residents – How to Leave and Return to the Airport Smoothly

At last, you've got your brand spanking new visa (1, 3 or maybe even the lucky 5 years) and you now want to leave Japan, whether it be for travel or just a visit...

The new JNTO Japan Official Travel App.

The JNTO Japan Official Travel App is a result of the country's rapid tourism boom, especially as we approach 2020 for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has launched this...

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