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Seven Bank: Your One-Stop Shop to Money Matters Made Easy

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Getting Your Japanese Residence Card

You’re supposed to register at your city hall within two weeks of arriving. Use this quick guide to get your official life in Japan started.

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Tips on Saving Money in Japan

With just a few simple changes, you’ll soon find your bank balance looking considerably healthier than before

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How to Recycle Old Clothes in Tokyo

If don’t want to see your favorite old sweater burning in a landfill, check out these options for recycling old clothes in Tokyo

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How to Get Your Driver’s License in Japan

It really comes down to how well you take the test, not how well you can drive.

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The Trials of Obtaining a Japanese Driver’s License

Getting a driver's license in Japan puts you directly in contact with the hierarchical nature of Japanese society.

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Preparing for the Big One: The Japanese Earthquake Mindset

Being ready for the "big one"

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What do Japanese Apartment Layout Terms Mean?

Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments? Read on for GaijinPot’s guide to Japanese apartment terms and finding your dream LDK away from home.

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What To Do If You Fall On The Train Tracks

Hopefully you never need this but here's what to do if you fall on the train tracks.

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Running Out Of Yen: Eating On The Cheap In Japan

If you're running out of month before you run out of paycheck, here's 5 ways to get a decent meal without breaking the bank.

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How To Protect Your Credit Score While Living Abroad

While you're having fun in Japan, don't forget to take care of your finances back home.

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How To Calculate Your Tax Bill in Japan

It's that time of year again. Here's a quick guide to understanding your tax rate.

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