Here’s a handy guide to common kanji terms that you will find in supermarkets in Japan.
By James Darnbrook on October 23, 2014
Why is it that the simplest things are always the hardest to find?
By Rebecca Quin on October 4, 2014
The ¥100 store will be your best friend when you first start living in Japan.
By Lynda Deaver on September 17, 2014
If you’re planning on doing some driving in Japan, make sure to review the road rules.
By James Darnbrook on September 6, 2014
The Shinsei Bank GoRemit service is an easy alternative to the traditional banking service.
By GaijinPot Partners on August 18, 2014
Dealing with health issues in a foreign country is never a pleasant experience. Here are 4 tips on going to a hospital in Japan.
By Quincy B. Fox on August 5, 2014
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.
By Cynthia Popper on July 26, 2014
If you’re a theatre geek watching a Broadway production done in Japanese is a fascinating cultural and linguistic learning experience.
By Lisa Hong on June 5, 2014
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.
By Lynda Deaver on May 29, 2014
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.
By Lynda Deaver on May 24, 2014
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.