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Everything You Need to Know About Hinamatsuri

March 3 is a special day for girls in Japan as they celebrate Hinamatsuri, also known as the Doll's Festival. This is a day to pray for young girl's health and happiness.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 9

English teachers looking for new opportunities for ALT or private language school work will be interested in this weeks top jobs in Japan as well as those looking for work in digital gaming and marketing.

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Explore Kyushu with the Island’s Ultimate Train Ticket Deal

Get the budget-friendly JR Kyushu Rail Pass and travel Japan’s scenic third island in comfort.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 8

If you work in the hospitality industry, English education, data technology, customer service or mobile gaming — there are plenty of positions available in this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Four Ways to Insulate Your Japanese Apartment and Save Money

Winter in Japan means cold toes and high energy bills. Follow these simple tips to insulate your apartment and keep your toes and wallet happy.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 7

Positions available for video game support staff, English teachers, hospitality managers, copyeditors and business reporters plus so much more inside this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Everything You Need to Know About Valentine’s Day in Japan

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day in Japan?

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 6

This week's top jobs in Japan feature full-time writers and editors, business news reporters, lodging managers, data analysts, video game user support staff and more.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 5

Video game support staff, Japanese-to-English translators, fitness attendants, marketers and PR specialists are all needed in this week's top jobs in Japan

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 4

This week's top jobs in Japan feature web content managers, mobile game support team members, copyeditors, full stack developers, Vietnamese interpreters, fitness staff and more!

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 3

In this week's top jobs in Japan companies are looking for fitness instructors, video game support staff, PR people, hospitality industry specialists, mechanics and more. Check them out — maybe you have the skills they're looking for!

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The Coronavirus Situation in Japan

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

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