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The Coronavirus Situation in Japan

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

By 6 min read

Work

2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 11

Spring is in the air and this week's list of top jobs in Japan might just offer the work opportunity that blossoms into a new career!

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10 Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake

The solemn marker of a difficult decade for people and communities affected by the events of March 11, 2011

By 2 min read

Work

2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 10

Are you looking for new work opportunities? Check out some of the top jobs in Japan that are available this week, including advertising company marketing and sales specialists, systems engineers, administrative staff and more.

By 1 min read

Live

How Much Is the Average Rent in Tokyo?

Learn what the cheapest and most expensive areas are for living in Tokyo.

By 6 min read

Live

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.

By 3 min read

Work

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

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.

By 5 min read

Work

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!

By 1 min read

Live

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.

By 3 min read

Work

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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Understanding Valentine’s Day and White Day in Japan

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day and White Day in Japan?

By 4 min read