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Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions in Japan

A quick guide to help vegans, vegetarians, halal followers and those with dietary restrictions in Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 19

Sales and service support jobs abound—along with environmental health and safety, graphic design/UX and English proficiency test editor positions—in this week's top jobs in Japan.

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Shopping Online in Japan

Everything—including groceries—can be purchased online, sometimes at half the regular in-store price.

By 4 min read

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 17

Engineers, health and safety professionals as well as service and sales engineers lead this week's list of top jobs in Japan.

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The Coronavirus Situation in Japan

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Japan so far.

By 7 min read

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Sealing the Deal: The Importance of the Hanko

This little red stamp is your ticket to doing business and officially getting things done in Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 16

There are multiple positions available in the mobile and video game industries in this week's top jobs in Japan plus many others.

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Break into a New Career with a Job in Japan’s Video Game Industry

Opportunities in the video game industry are available more than ever. However, the roles may be different from what most gamers would imagine. 

By 6 min read

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 15

Positions available in this week's top jobs in Japan include services sales engineer, Bitcoin ATM staff, content strategist, gaming product manager, project coordinator and more!

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6 Ways To Find Furniture for Your Japanese Apartment

Need to furnish your new home in Japan? GaijinPot’s how-to guide has the best places to find quality and affordable furniture in Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 14

New in this week's top jobs in Japan are opportunities for an international school principal in Okinawa, a business growth specialist in Fukuoka and recruitment associates in Tokyo.

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Is Hanami Actually Fun?

With the sakura season underway, we have to ask: Is hanami all that enjoyable?

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