Living in Japan

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10 Useful Everyday Japanese Beauty Products

Why don't we have these affordable, unusual and helpful products in the West?

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Japan’s Summer Foods

Summer in Japan is a great time to sample the many 夏の旬 (natsu no shun, summer seasonal) foods!

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Tweet of the Week #140: Deprived Students Explore Virtual Japan

Students in Japan can't travel this year, so this is the best their schools can do.

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5 Bugs To Avoid During Summer in Japan

From killers to just creepers, here are five bugs you might encounter this summer in Japan and ways to avoid them.

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Want to Live in an Abandoned House in Japan? Here’s Why it’s Not Really ‘Free’

What you need to know about akiya homes in Japan.

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Remote Work Opportunities in Japan for the Month of July

Here are six remote positions that you can work at from the comfort of home.

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Best Train Lines for Living in Tokyo: The Fukutoshin Line

A great line serving west-central Tokyo.

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Essential Products for Surviving the Japanese Summer

Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.

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Swearing in Japanese: Why Formal and Informal Speech Is Important

It’s not a word, but the delivery of the language that makes for insulting and derogatory speech.

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How to Use A Japanese Air Conditioner

Mastering the functions of your a/c remote is key to surviving summer in Japan.

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Cool Part-Time Jobs in Japan for The Month of June

Whether you're looking for a side-gig or a boost to your resume, check out these six part-time jobs for the month of June.

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Just How Many Seasons Does Japan Really Have?

One writer's experience with Japan's temperamental weather.

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