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Elizabeth Sok

Elizabeth is a writer and translator from Canada with a PhD in history. When she’s not running after her little ones, you’ll find her in her garden in Kyushu with a cup of yame-cha and a book.

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A Guide to Volunteering in Japan

Are you looking to offer your services to a volunteer organization in Japan? Check out the foreigner-friendly opportunities below!

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Birthday Discounts and Freebies in Japan

Is your birthday around the corner? Read on for a mega list of all the goodies you can collect as discounts or freebies just by getting another year older!

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Chiyoda Line

From the luxurious west side to the residential east, the Chiyoda Line has you covered.

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How to Clean Your Japanese Air Conditioner

Fight off dirt and mold with our guide to cleaning your Japanese air conditioner to keep your home at the ideal temperature year-round.

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What’s It Like Living in West Tokyo?

Do you want to move to Japan? Discover West Tokyo: vibrant neighborhoods, modern and trendy shops and plenty of serene green spaces.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Ginza Line

If you’re looking for a new apartment with access to Central Tokyo and a vast consumer landscape, check out the Ginza Line.

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The Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Asakusa Line

Discover living along Tokyo's Asakusa Subway Line: vibrant neighborhoods, historic sites, and commuting insights for an urban lifestyle.

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Common Bugs in Japan and How to Get Rid of Them

Spring brings many insects out of hiding but you don’t have to live in fear. Let's learn about how to get rid of common bugs in Japan.

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What’s It Like Living in East Tokyo?

Discover the advantages of living in East Tokyo. Explore Adachi, Edogawa, Katsushika, Arakawa, Koto and Sumida wards.

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10 Japanese Textbooks for Advanced Learners for Business, the JLPT and Beyond

Discover Japanese textbooks for advanced learners in business, JLPT and more. Elevate your Japanese study with these essential resources.

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The 10 Best Things to Do in Akihabara

Planning a trip to Akihabara, Tokyo? Here are our picks for the best 10 things to do in Japan’s otaku and pop-culture capital.

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The 10 Best Things To Do in Shinjuku

Looking to experience urban Tokyo? Here are the top ten things to do in Shinjuku, offering towering views and beautiful gardens.

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