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Far Right Group Staging a Nationwide “Anti Immigrant” Day

A photo of the event flyer has been doing the rounds on Facebook.

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I had a Japanese virtual assistant for a week and here’s what happened

Virtual Assist Japan is the service I didn’t know I needed, until it made my life 100 times better.

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5 Tips for Introducing Your Japanese Partner to Your Parents

Dating in Japan can certainly present a variety of challenges, but few can be more challenging than introducing your Japanese partner to your parents for the first time.

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Understanding the Japanese Pension System Part 3/3: How Do I Collect?

A breakdown of how to get the money you are entitled to after contributing to the Japanese pension scheme. Whether you plan to retire here or are leaving Japan or your home country — this guide is for you.

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Hometown Heroes: 5 Japanese Soccer Clubs for 5 Types of Fans

As Japan's footballing stock continues to rise, there's never been a better time to follow your closest city’s professional soccer club.

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Understanding the Japanese Pension System Part 2/3: What Will I Pay?

Whether you work in Japan for a limited or extended period of time, here’s a breakdown of the amount you will contribute to the pension plan and what you can expect to get out of it.

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10 Onsen in Chubu Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

No trip to the Chubu region is complete without a visit to one of Japan’s most traditional attractions — a mixed-gender hot spring!

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8 Perks You Didn’t Know Came with Your NTT Docomo Phone

Foreign customers have access to a whole heap of secret benefits — you just need to know where to look.

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5 of the Coolest Studio Ghibli Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Travel to real-life places in Japan where scenes from Studio Ghibli’s animated films spring to life.

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Let’s Eat! 5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

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Building Bridges as an ALT with Your School’s Board of Education

Bureaucrats everywhere aren't always that easy to deal with, but here are three handy tips to help you do just that where you teach in Japan.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Mt. Fuji

In honor of this year’s Mountain Day, how about taking on Japan’s most iconic peak?

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