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October 23, 2014

Beginners Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Japan

Here’s a handy guide to common kanji terms that you will find in supermarkets in Japan.

October 4, 2014

7 Things You Need Right Now…And Where To Find Them

Why is it that the simplest things are always the hardest to find?

September 17, 2014

10 Essential Items To Start Living In Japan

The ¥100 store will be your best friend when you first start living in Japan.

September 6, 2014

Driving in Japan: What You Need To Know

If you’re planning on doing some driving in Japan, make sure to review the road rules.

August 18, 2014

Sending Money Home With Shinsei GoRemit

The Shinsei Bank GoRemit service is an easy alternative to the traditional banking service.

August 5, 2014

4 Tips On Going To A Hospital In Japan

Dealing with health issues in a foreign country is never a pleasant experience. Here are 4 tips on going to a hospital in Japan.

July 26, 2014

Lady Doctor Basics: Women’s Health in Japan

When it comes to female health care in Japan, it pays to do your research. Find an office you feel comfortable communicating with and that respects your wishes and concerns as a patient.

June 5, 2014

How to Buy Broadway Musical Tickets in Japan

If you’re a theatre geek watching a Broadway production done in Japanese is a fascinating cultural and linguistic learning experience.

May 29, 2014

Choosing a Japanese Typeface for Your Hanko

Choosing the correct Japanese typeface for your hanko is very important so you don’t get stuck with your official “signature” in Japan being in a Japanese equivalent of Comic Sans.

May 24, 2014

Buying and Registering a Used Bicycle in Japan

As with everything in Japan, buying a used bicycle involves a large amount of paperwork. In this article we break down the items needed to register a used bike under your name.

May 19, 2014

How to Save Money by Using Convenience Store Point Cards

The next time you go to the convenience store, be sure to ask about their point card. Most cashiers will be happy to explain in simple Japanese or English if they can about how to sign up for and use your point card.

May 9, 2014

Hangovers and the Power of Turmeric

Holidaaaay! Celebraaaate!

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