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Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

Tokyo and ten other prefectures have been put under a second state of emergency to cope with a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Apartments to Rent for Less Than ¥100,000 in Adachi—December 2020

These apartments in Tokyo's northern Adachi Ward offer good value for those who want to live in the metropolis but not in a small, old building!

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Nengajo: How to Send a Japanese New Year Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win culture points for 2021!

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Apartments to Rent for Less Than ¥110,000 in Ueno/Asakusa—November 2020

Think rent in Tokyo is too expensive? Check out these affordable options available for around ¥100,000 in the vibrant Ueno and Asakusa areas.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Teriyaki Chicken Rice Burger

A healthier alternative to boring old burger buns.

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Apartments to Rent for Less Than ¥80,000 in Hokkaido, November 2020

There is plenty of affordable rooms — and room! — available for rent in Hokkaido. Why not relocate and work remotely?

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Sweet Potato Ghosts

Celebrate Halloween at home with these easy, healthy treats.

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Why Pantene Japan’s New #PrideHair Campaign Featuring Trans Models is Awesome

This campaign goes above and beyond simply slapping a rainbow on a corporate logo, and we’re living for it. 🏳️‍🌈

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Furikomi – A Step by Step Guide to Bank Transfers in Japan

Transfer money between Japan and your home country like a pro.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Tokyu Toyoko Line

What makes living on the Tokyu Toyoko line so great?

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