Living in Japan

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Ultimate Guide to Observation Decks and Elevated Views in 7 Major Japanese Cities

Brush up on the best lookouts in Sapporo, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Nagasaki.

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Culture

6 Recommended Places to See the First Sunrise of 2019 in Japan

An awesome tradition in Japan is "hatsuhinode," or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.

By 9 min read

Culture

Japanese Horror Story: 5 Scary Video Games for Long Winter Nights

Here are five Japanese horror games every fan of the genre should check out.

By 6 min read

Explore

5 Misconceptions About the Trains in Japan

They’re not all perfectly punctual futuristic concepts and none of them transform into giant robots.

By 10 min read

Live

Saddle Up: Getting a Bicycle in Japan

Getting around the ‘hood by bike comes with plenty of rules here.

By 9 min read

Live

Films Wako: A Slick Social Apartment for Movie Lovers and Creatives

Featuring a photography studio, a work lounge and, yes, an actual cinema.

By 5 min read

Work

New Specified Skills Visa for Japan: Your Questions Answered

What the recently announced Specified Skills Visas could mean for foreign workers seeking jobs in Japan.

By 8 min read

Culture

5 of the Weirdest Japanese Video Games (You Can Play in English)

Nothing says “otaku” like crazy video games. Here are five of Japan’s craziest.

By 7 min read

Live

Osaka’s First Social Apartment is Here

All aboard the coolest place to live in Osaka: Terminals Takatsuki.

By 6 min read

Live

Understanding the Japanese Health Insurance System Part 1/2: How Much Does it Cost?

An easy-to-follow guide for anyone who is confused by Japan's national health insurance plan.

By 9 min read

Culture

Getting Started with Street Dance in Japan

A comprehensive list of dance schools to check out across the country.

By 7 min read

Culture

6 Reasons to Visit the Tokyo International Film Festival

From celebrity sightings to movie premieres to this year’s Godzilla Fest (and more), this year’s TIFF venues in Roppongi and Chiyoda are where it’s at.

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