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Interesting Japanese People and Where to Find Them

Japan offers a wide range of experiences and sights to see, from robot restaurants to sushi bars, from anime festivals to zen monasteries. The people express themselves in a wide range of activities, from traditional ceremonies to cyberpunk cinematography. But every now and then, I hear from long-term residents that Japan does not offer much in the way of interesting people.

Making Sense of "My Number"

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.

Emergency Services... Don’t Panic!

A cautionary tale of when that one thing you hope never happens, happens! After an exciting day picking up our car (that's another story of trials and tribulations but one worth doing) I drop off my husband, Chris, to ride his bike home from the station.

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