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Essential Budgeting Tips for Your Trip to Japan

Japan is often described as an expensive country to visit, live or work in. However, this does not need to be so and is not entirely true. Accommodation to live in Tokyo can be very expensive, but the same can be said for any other capital city across the world, such as London or New…

Visiting Japan on a Budget: Souvenir Hacks

Regardless of whether you’re a tourist visiting or a foreigner working in Japan, you may feel obligated to buy souvenirs or gifts when you go back home. Bringing back a gift after a vacation, or omiyage お土産, is paramount in Japanese culture. So why not partake in this intricately painful process of selecting an appropriate…

The Water is Rising! – 5 Flood Tips to Stay Afloat

In a land as prone to natural disasters as Japan, you can never be too prepared. Although advanced warning systems and evacuation routes exist, it is important to be prepared for the worst. Even in areas seemingly far from rivers and lakes, floods and landslides are common especially in rainy season. en.alalam.ir/ 1. Documents sibcyclinenews.com/…

Earthquakes: Life on Shaky Ground

If you live in Japan, you are bound to experience an earthquake sooner or later. This might be something new for you and if it is a significant one, it can feel frightening at times. You will never be fully prepared, but becoming familiar with them might help you feel better about them. ubenippo.co.jp/ Japan…

How to Update your Manaca Commuter Pass in 8 Easy Steps!

The manaca is a great little passcard for travel in and around the city. It’s available at a reasonable price and so very convenient to travel from one train line to the next. Although there are many benefits of manaca cards, renewing it can be a bit troublesome. nic-nagoya.or.jp/ I used to always wait in…

For Ladies Only: A Guide to Female Sanitary Products in Japan

When you pack up your life and move to the other side of the world, there are lots of big things to think about: learning a new language, getting used to a new currency, a different climate, cultural differences, change in diet… etc. So with all these big things on your mind, you may very…

Cash, Credit, or Debit? Payment Options in Japan

All countries in the world have different kinds of payment methods. When you are coming to a new country, whether it be for staying long-term or just for traveling, it can be a little problematic for you to get used to the new payment system. If you are wondering how to pay in Japan in…

Japanese Chahan (Fried Rice) Mixes: Super-easy and Yummy!

There may be days when you don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner but want to make something really fast and there is nothing at home except for leftover rice. Well, why not try these fried rice mixes? They come in a variety of flavors and are super easy to make. Choose…

There She Blows! – 5 Typhoon Preparedness Tips

Japan is indeed a very safe country crime-wise, however, natural disasters are not at all that rare in the land of the rising sun. One of the frequent natural calamities in Japan would be typhoons. While the majority of typhoons certainly won’t blow you away, they may cause many inconveniences, as the electricity and water…

How to Prepare Shabu Shabu Deliciously for Friends and Family

Shabu shabu is a popular Japanese dish. It consists of thinly sliced meat and a variety of vegetables and sauces boiled like “hot pot” style in a skillet on the table. Several versions of the dish can be found in Korean as well as Chinese culinary but are still similar to the Japanese hot pot.…
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