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Why MobalPay is Your Expat Survival Payment Card in Japan

Discover MobalPay, the ultimate Japanese payment card for expats. No residency or credit checks. Easy application, quick setup and versatile usage.

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What Are Year-End Taxes in Japan?

A quick guide to understand your year-end tax adjustments in Japan.

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10 Simple Tips For Saving Money in Japan

Here are some quick and easy ways you can live in Japan on a budget.

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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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A Primer on Accessing Cryptocurrency in Japan

If you’re not already invested, you may be wondering how to get into the world of cryptocurrencies in Japan. Here are some fundamentals.

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Hospital Stays in Japan: What Can You Expect?

You never know when you might have to check into the hospital: here’s what you should know beforehand.

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Linemo, Ahamo, Povo or Rakuten Un-Limit: Which New Phone Plan is Right for You?

SoftBank, Docomo, Au and Rakuten offer reduced pricing plans.

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Retiring in Japan: What’s the Best Strategy?

Don't sleepwalk into a miserable old age—it's easy to retire in Japan if you prepare well in advance. These are the steps you need to take.

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