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A Trans Woman’s Marriage in Japan is in Jeopardy Over Legal Limitations

"We've effectively broken the system."

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5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Japan

One of the world’s safest countries, Japan can still be daunting for lone female travelers.

By 9 min read

Culture

The 8 Best Unaired Scenes from ‘Terrace House: Opening New Doors’

Thanks to fansubbers on Reddit, you can now watch many of the previously Japanese-only extra clips in English.

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Work

2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 11

Find the best new work opportunities on Japan's No.1 English-language job site!

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Nescafe Opens Their First Nap Cafe in Oimachi, Tokyo

Offering a customizable chair or bed, pillow, and lighting, plus more coffee than is probably safe to drink.

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8 Types of Dating App Profiles You’ll Encounter In Japan

From "Language Exchangers" to "Expat Machos," it's a different ballgame in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week

Learn Japanese with what's going viral in the Twitterverse.

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This Website is Giving Away Copies of Successful Job Applications to College Students

One Career has launched a new ad campaign that aims to make the "shukatsu" process more transparent.

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New Elementary School English Curriculum for 2020 Rolling Out in Japan

Improved and expanded English teaching materials are being adopted in Japan. Here’s a first look.

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A Guide to Hiking the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route in Mie, Japan

Including the history, guide maps, itineraries, and what to see, do and eat along the Iseji Route.

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Work

Understanding Japanese Unemployment Insurance

Something everyone working in Japan should know about but hope they never have to use.

By 9 min read

Culture

5 Movies Based on Japanese Anime and Video Games Coming in 2019

These anxiously awaited movies should be popular with super fans and do their source material justice.

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