If you’re moving to Japan for work or study, deciding where to stay is no simple decision. Here’s why you should seriously consider a share house. There are now over 2,800 share houses in Japan. They’re easy to get into, interesting to live in, and much easier on your wallet than renting your own place.
August 2, 2016
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “vending machine” was first used circa 1895. It is defined as “a coin-operated machine for selling merchandise.” Although there are references to the coin-operated machines all the way back in the first century AD, the first modern vending machines were invented in 1880s, dispensing postcards and envelopes.
July 7, 2016
One common lament that I frequently hear highlighted amongst many foreign residents in Japan, whether they are English teachers, financial sector workers, or even homemakers, is the often opaque, convoluted and, at times, downright confusing way in which Japan’s various pension and insurance systems are administrated.
April 25, 2016
The school education of Japan includes many activities other than studying. They have time allotted for playing, cleaning etc. Thus Japanese educational system not only focus on teaching theory lessons to the children, but also makes them able to handle things in their everyday life.
March 18, 2016
In Japan, the mostly commonly used public transportation is the train. I can say that you can go everywhere in Japan by train. It is the most convenient public transportation in Japan. Unfortunately, there's a bad side : rush hours in Japan are so horrible.
March 18, 2016
Westerners, for the most part, probably don’t give much thought to tattoos. An awful lot of us have them (myself included), and they certainly don’t carry the stigma they used to, aside from in small pockets of our society. However, in Japan, this is a slightly different story.
March 11, 2016
Just as how you use the words, “sushi”, “anime” or “manga” in your home country, the Japanese have also adopted a lot of English words which are commonly heard in daily conversations in Japan. This time though, with a twist!
February 24, 2016
Japanese food, simple keywords entered on Google, what will you see? Sushi, sashimi, raw fish everywhere... Takoyaki, udon, ramen... This is not the kind of Japanese food I'm talking about, have you ever wondered besides sushi, yakiniku, udon or ramen, what else do Japanese have on their table everyday with their families?
February 19, 2016
These days, the government is slowly but surely beginning to acknowledge Japan’s need for a more open and welcoming immigration policy, in the face of ongoing demographic discrepancies that show no sign of easing anytime soon.
February 5, 2016
I would recommend that you do some research on your own before any friends or family members arrive. Make a list of all the places that they want to visit, sketch out a route and an itinerary, and where possible, try to buy the tickets and passes required in advance, to minimise the need for buying such things on the day.
January 29, 2016