Living in Japan

Making The Most of Your Balcony in a Japanese Apartment
Live

Making The Most of Your Balcony in a Japanese Apartment

Don’t waste space! Transform your balcony into a garden or a proper place to enjoy your coffee.

By 6 min read

Culture

Sitting Down with Sierra Todd, the Founder of Black Lives Matter Tokyo

Harajuku fashionista, art student, Black Lives Matter Tokyo founder, and all-around badass.

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Live

How to Use a Mobile IC App

Wondering how to set up a mobile Suica or Passmo? Check out our step-by-step guide.

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Live

9 Tips for a More Eco-Responsible Life in Japan

Your environmentally friendly transition starts now.

By 7 min read

Live

Coping with Corona: A Mental Survival Guide

A look at the long term impacts of the coronavirus and strategies for tackling them while living in Japan.

By 6 min read

Live

Apartments to rent for less than ¥80,000 in Saitama—July 2020

A 1LDK, 2LDK, and even 3DK available for less than ¥80,000 in Saitama. Yes, you read right.

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Practicing Martial Arts in Japan Without Knowing Japanese

Don’t beat yourself up at the gym for not knowing Japanese. Check out these foreigner-friendly gyms in Japan.

By 6 min read

Live

The Resona Group App is a One-stop Resource for all Your Banking Needs

Send money home from Japan and manage your finances with just one tap of your cell phone.

By 4 min read

Culture

Just How Much of the Yakuza Series is a Replica of Japan? A lot.

Discover the real-life places in Osaka and Tokyo that inspired Sega’s Yakuza video game series.

By 5 min read

Live

Apartments to rent for less than ¥60,000 in Nagoya—July 2020

Plenty of spacious 1DK and 3DK apartments available right meow!

By 1 min read

Learn

10 Great Free Apps for Studying Japanese

My smartphone, already a third limb, has become my pocket sensei.

By 9 min read

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Into the Mind of Shintaro Kago, One of Japan’s Most Infamous Erotic Manga Artists