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May 31, 2018

7 Reasons Driving a Taxi in Japan is the Best Job You’ve Never Considered Before

A high salary, amazing experiences and freedom are just some of the sweet benefits of being a taxi driver with Hinomaru.

Yukata Workshop in Osaka
May 1, 2018

Experience the Art of Wearing Yukata at this Special Workshop

Learn everything from hair arrangement to how to walk at this workshop held at the stunning Taiko-en gardens in Osaka. Participants will even get to take their yukata home with them!

Pocket Talk Japan Translator
April 30, 2018

Pocketalk: Your No. 1 Travel Hack for Adventuring in Japan

No Japanese? No Problem.

Sakunami Onsen
April 11, 2018

Fall Off the Beaten Path: A Weekend Getaway to Sakunami Onsen

No one’s heard of this misty mountain retreat just west of Sendai — and that’s what makes it so special.

Tokyo Star Bank
April 10, 2018

Win ¥1,000,000 to Help Grow Your Business in Japan

Tokyo Star Bank is giving foreign entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to connect with local investors and win a grand prize of ¥1,000,000 in a brand new contest.

Sakura Hotel Nippori, Yanaka
April 2, 2018

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nippori

We’ve tapped into the insider information of Sakura Hotel Nippori to bring you ideas that you won’t find in the local guidebooks.

Tokyo Fight Club dancer
March 27, 2018

Tokyo Fight Club: A New Friday Night Entertainment Experience

Live fights and ¥300 cocktails at this hybrid restaurant and entertainment venue that’s here to shakedown Tokyo nightlife.

March 26, 2018

36 Hours in Tottori

How does this tiny prefecture with a population of less than 600,000 make you feel so connected to a culture that isn’t your own? Hope you’re up for the answer and 36 hours of discovery in Tottori.

Sakura-Mobile-Lead-3
March 20, 2018

Getting a Mobile Phone in Japan: Your FAQs Answered

Welcome to our ultimate guide for foreign residents on setting up a mobile phone in Japan in partnership with Sakura Mobile.

March 12, 2018

This Disaster-Preparedness App Could Save Your Life

Pocket Shelter is a multilingual app that aims to take the worry out of disaster preparation in Japan, helping you ensure you’re as safe as possible if something does happen.

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March 8, 2018

JP Smart SIM: A clever way for foreigners to set up their phone in Japan

All you need is an unlocked phone, your passport and WiFi to make a contract through JP Smart SIM — a mobile service designed by and for foreign residents.

March 7, 2018

ALTs and Their Utility Belts: 3 Practical Tools for the Classroom

Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!

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