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5 Things That will be More Expensive in Japan in 2022

While it may seem that the summer price increases are a temporary thing, they are actually part of a larger pattern

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Choosing your own bicycle in Japan

From folding bikes to road bikes and everything else in between.

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The Pros and Cons of Living on Tokyo’s Outskirts

Whether you choose to live in the heart of Tokyo or much further out, we dive into some things you should consider.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Yamanote Line

Living on the Yamanote line gives you access to most of Tokyo without any transfers.

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Shopping for Wedding Rings in Japan

Here are some quick tips on finding the perfect ring for your perfect partner.

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Heat Stroke in Japan: What to Do and How to Avoid It

Heat stroke is a real danger in Japan’s hot summers. Here’s how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

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How to Donate Hair in Japan

Chop your top for a good cause and learn how and where to donate hair for medical wigs in Japan.

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4 Japanese Comfort Foods Made in the Microwave

The journey of a thousand meals starts by pushing a single button.

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Sunscreen Products, Tips and Words in Japan

A breakdown of trending sunscreens in Japan

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Easy Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Japan

Here are some last-minute gift ideas for dad and where to get them—in person or online—so you don’t drop the ball this holiday. 

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Goya Chanpuru

Beat the heat like an Okinawan with this bitter melon recipe.

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Life as an English Teacher on Awaji Island

Read one English teacher's experience moving from Osaka to an island near Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

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