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Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of - taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a reasonable budget, booking internal flights (if any), checking the weather forecast in advance, googling nearby money exchange shops, and much more! Some...

One of the most popular dishes during summer in Japan is Somen. The dish involves somen noodles (thin white noodles made from wheat) that are first boiled in water, then placed in a bowl filled with ice and ice water before it's finally served. But another fun way to...

The convenience and safety features in smart cards have inarguably made a lot of people in Japan very happy. In a country where cash is the name of the game, smart cards are now making more Japanese people use digital money instead of physical money. What are smart cards? apt-newschannel.com/ Public...

Many visitors from around the world have been known to be in awe of traditional Japanese hairstyles, especially those worn by geisha and maiko. Nonetheless, they seem far too difficult to learn or even attempt. So, to help with this, a special kit has been created which will make...

Nowadays, almost everywhere in the world children, teenagers, and adults own their own mobile phones so that they can stay connected every day for either work or social purposes. This is no different in Japan, however, one of the downsides of having a mobile phone in Japan is that...

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Summer in Japan can get pretty sweaty for those of us Westerners who are used to milder climates. But never fear! Your local ¥100 shop will be stocked full of gadgets and devices to keep you cool this summer. Major brand Daiso is one of...

When I told my Japanese friends that I had an emergency store cupboard at home, stocked up with non-perishable items and bottled water, and that I'd bought a mini gas cooker with spare gas cassettes, they thought it was pretty funny that I was so prepared. After all, there...

Japan is known worldwide for their cute, unusual, and sometimes scary themed cafes. Like many other countries, various marketing schemes are used to attract the interest of mass consumers. However, there is no doubt that the most popular of all themed cafes here in Japan, is the famous cat...

In many parts of the world, the symbols used when marking test or exam papers is simply a 'tick' for correct or 'X' for incorrect. However, generally, this is not applied in Japan. The Japanese use different symbols, which can may it confusing for any current or future international...

Booking accommodation in Japan can be difficult for a number of reasons, such as international accommodation sites not always having adequate information around the different kinds of accommodation available in Japan, or some sites only providing information in Japanese which can make it difficult for non-Japanese speaking travelers. Let's...

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