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August 1, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015

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.

April 14, 2015

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.

April 11, 2015

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.

February 16, 2015

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.

February 10, 2015

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.

February 3, 2015

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.

January 22, 2015

Battling Moisture and Mold During Japan Winters

Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.

December 14, 2014

Battling the Winter Blahs with Bath Powder

Beat the cold dry Japanese winters with these magical bath powders.

November 9, 2014

Decoding Japanese Medications

Learn these kanji to make sure you are getting the correct medication.

November 1, 2014

A Concise Guide to Japanese Laundry Products

Now all you have to figure out is which button to push on your washing machine.

October 29, 2014

How to Write a Japanese Resume

Follow this step by step guide for writing your Japanese resume.

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