Living in Japan

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The Coronavirus and English Teacher Recruiting in Japan for 2021: Your Questions Answered

Teachers will face a significantly different job market due to the coronavirus as recruitment season approaches in Japan. We try to answer some of your questions about the pandemic's impact on your new job hunt.

By 9 min read

Culture

Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

Tokyo and ten other prefectures have been put under a second state of emergency to cope with a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Culture

Japanese New Year Traditions: 10 Ways to Celebrate Like a Local

Put those pajamas on and settle in for a proper o-shogatsu—Japanese style.

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A Coronavirus Christmas: How Foreign Teachers are Coping Without Going Home for the Holidays

With international travel heavily restricted, how are some of Japan’s foreign teachers coping with the situation?

By 5 min read

Culture

Tokyo’s Club Kids: The Avant-Garde of Gender-Bending Fashion and Drag

An interview with Sisen Murasaki aka DJ Sisen.

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Work

Working from Home: English Teachers and the ‘New Normal’

As more companies embrace the idea of working from home, we ask the question: Will working from home as a full-time English teacher in Japan ever be viable?

By 8 min read

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Apartments to Rent for Less Than ¥110,000 in Ueno/Asakusa—November 2020

Think rent in Tokyo is too expensive? Check out these affordable options available for around ¥100,000 in the vibrant Ueno and Asakusa areas.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Teriyaki Chicken Rice Burger

A healthier alternative to boring old burger buns.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Sweet Potato Ghosts

Celebrate Halloween at home with these easy, healthy treats.

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Furikomi – A Step by Step Guide to Bank Transfers in Japan

Transfer money between Japan and your home country like a pro.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Tokyu Toyoko Line

What makes living on the Tokyu Toyoko line so great?

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