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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…

How to Donate Blood in Japan: What to Know and What to Do

According to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRC), the decreasing birthrate and aging population are causing a drain on blood supplies in Japan. Ensuring a stable supply of blood donors is, therefore, a need that must be quickly addressed. However, there are still a lot of confusion over who is allowed and who is not…

How to Get Your Glasses Cleaned the Free and Easy Japanese Way

When you are strolling around Tokyo, you may find many well-known glasses chain stores, and “Megane Drug” (メガネドラッグ) is one of them. japaneseclass.jp/ They can be easily recognized by their cute bob-haired-girl-with-glasses mascot and their bright yellow banner. Also, they always provide an ultrasonic glasses cleaner in front of their store, and the best thing…

Tight Budget? Keep an Eye Out for Wake-ari Products!

In Japan, a lot of emphasis is placed on the quality and appearance of products especially when it comes to foodstuff. This is also one of the key reasons why there is usually a premium attached to made-in-Japan products, be it electrical appliances to prepacked items such as confectionery and snacks or fresh food such…

3 Best Ways to Get to Kyoto from Tokyo

Want to go to Kyoto from Tokyo but unsure of the best way to get there? Getting to Kyoto may seem a daunting task (especially as a foreigner) since the most popular option, Shinkansen, may be a bit out of tourists’ price ranges. But fear not! There are other ways to get to the old…

The Common Manners To Know Before Using a Public Toilet in Japan

Japan is well-known for having the tidiest public toilets in the world. Somebody might even consider Japanese toilets the best of those they got to use. It is because the manner of keeping the public toilets clean is in Japanese mentality, and this results in the clean toilets available to everyone. Moreover, public toilets in…
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