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Living in Japan and on the Job Hunt? Here’s 5 Great Tips to Nail that Interview!

Job interviews are a complicated matter on their own; add to that experience certain Japanese business etiquettes and you may have a disaster waiting to happen but only if you are not prepared. In this particular instance, understanding the criteria that the interviewers focus on, regardless of the questions, is key in order to convey…

How to Take a Ferry and Enjoy the Scenic Route from Kansai Airport to Kobe!

If you are arriving in Japan via Kansai airport and want to kick start your journey straight away, a ferry ride certainly provides a great welcome into the beautiful city of Kobe. The ferry shuttle links Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport, then it’s a short trip on the train to Sannomiya. Much faster, and infinitely…

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Japan Rail (JR) Pass

All of us who travel to Japan (from overseas) can benefit from the purchase of a JR Pass. However, the myriad of JR Pass options means some people are paying more than they need to. In order to maximise value for money, travellers need to consider the region they will be spending time in and…

Important Things to Know About Japan’s Refugee Policy

According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who is living outside of one’s home country in fear of being persecuted on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, or social or political affiliation and is unable to return home. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as war, and regular…

Want to Live in Japan Permanently? Here’s How to Become a Citizen

Do you want to live in Japan permanently, and enjoy the safety, security, and stability that comes with being a citizen here? You wouldn’t be the first to want to or try to achieve this. After all, Japan is seen as a great place to set up home for many people over the world. Particularly…

Things You Need To Know About Your Japanese Residence Card

A residence card is called a ‘Zairyu Card’. It usurped the alien registration card (gaikokujin-toroku-shomeisho) from July 9th, 2012. Here are some rules and safety tips associated with the residence card every foreign resident in Japan should know about. Obtaining a Residence Card 法務省が新在留管理制度を発足した。在留カードを提示出来ない外国人は不法在留者である可能性が高く、社員やパートで雇用する事は違法で犯罪行為を助長することになる! pic.twitter.com/psBMPC0KiT — 無能・無策な民進党は壊滅せよ! (@k03168452) September 4, 2017 Before 9th July 2012,…

3 Sites to Stay Up-to-Date with Japan’s Quirky Street Fashion Trends

Nowadays, street fashion in Japan is a big deal, it’s not just a group of Lolita and cosplay fans anymore. The variety of street style, especially in Tokyo can be quite different from other cultures with its individuality and uniqueness. amintaonline.com/ Sometimes, it may be difficult for tourists to keep up to date with the…

How to Avoid Major Problems on Your First Trip to Tokyo

Every year, Japan aims to drive up the number of tourists that visit the country and undoubtedly, Japan is also on the list of to-go place for many of these travelers. A new year and a new start for 2016! Now, how about a trip to the capital of the land of the rising sun?…

4 Helpful Tips to Make Your Trip to Japan Easier

So you may have your ticket booked, hotels sorted and money changed and ready to go for your amazing trip to Japan. However if it’s your first time visiting this wonderful country then there are some tips that may help make things just a little bit easier. 1. Escalator Etiquette umi2tsukuba.wordpress.com/ One of the first…

How to Eat Vegetarian in Japan: Tips and Tasty Options

Japanese people tend to love eating meat. Their main dishes are usually made of fish or meat. Typically, restaurants in Japan serve meals mostly based on meat: pork, chicken, fish and beef. Even if the main dish is not meat, there tends to be a sauce or other ingredient made from fish or pork. The…
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