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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

A student visa in Japan is actually a really good option and initial introduction to the country, the language and their customs. The beauty of most schools is you will be instructed almost entirely...

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 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...

Japan Work Visa – Do I Need a Degree ?

Actually, you do not need a degree to obtain a Japan Work Visa, as you can also substitute this for professional work experience. But this is where it becomes a little more complex, obtaining...

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...