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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Namboku Line

Living on the Namboku line covers central business districts with easy access to Saitama.

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All Ages: The Hardcore Scene in Japan

Sand, Numb, Saigan Terror and Soul Vice speak on the scene in Japan and the openness of the community.

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Move Over Kyoto: 5 Fantastic Spots in Kanazawa

Kanazawa deserves more recognition than its nickname “the Little Kyoto” warrants.

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Spinach, Weeds and Chinese Cabbage: Key Words in the Japanese Office

Many Japanese companies rely on principles conceived in the 1980s. But alternatives have emerged, changing how colleagues and bosses interact.

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Surf, Sun and Save: Discounts for Kanagawa Beaches in Japan

Here are 5 fantastic bargain beach trips from Tokyo that you can visit without breaking the bank.

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5 Things That will be More Expensive in Japan in 2022

While it may seem that the summer price increases are a temporary thing, they are actually part of a larger pattern

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A Remote Worker in Japan’s Guide to Increasing Productivity

Working hard or hardly working? Read on for tips to increase productivity as a remote worker in Japan

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 36

Translation, writing, sales, customer support and more in this week's Top Jobs in Japan!

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5 Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Japan

Here are five fun ways to make the most of autumn in Japan.

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Places of Worship: The Shrines of Ise and Daihonzan Eiheiji

Travel with Fergus to Fukui and Mie and discover some of the most important sites of worship in Shinto and Zen Buddhism.

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Why is Japan called ‘Japan’ and not ‘Nihon?’

The reason why Japan isn’t called Nihon involves a gradual change over millennia and the many countries that had an influence on it.

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 35

This week's Top Jobs in Japan features exciting editorial, translation and real estate related opportunities.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

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Choosing your own bicycle in Japan

From folding bikes to road bikes and everything else in between.

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Camping in Japan: A Trip to Yamanashi

Discover Japan’s best-kept secret, Yamanashi prefecture.

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 34

For this week's Top Jobs in Japan learn more about the available teaching, marketing, hospitality and IT-related career opportunities.

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6 Jobs in Japan for Engineers, Marketers and Finance Pros

Behind-the-scenes creators are in the spotlight this month. Investing, IT, German translation and more!

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