Survive Japan’s Trains With This Guide

While Japan’s rail system is famed around the world for its scope and efficiency, it can be an intimidating thing to go through for someone new to Japan. Busy maps, crowded stations, and the ever-present Japanese language barrier can make it challenging for newcomers to efficiently travel on Japan’s many trains and subways. On top…
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Additional Government Measures Concerning New Foreign Workers 2019

On June 10th the government held a meeting with relevant ministries and agencies on the issue of accepting new foreign workers and indicated additional measures for improving the working environment. The main concern is avoiding the urban areas concentration of people with the new status of residence ‘category 1 specified skills’ which began this April.…

Interning In Japan – Tips and Tricks

It is human nature for every single person to have the innate feeling of wanting to explore. Personally, there was always something in me yearning for more. Beginning college, I was shaken by a feeling of complacency and it was a feeling that made me angst. I am young and in college, what was I…

BE CAREFUL!: Japan’s Most Venomous Creature

Japan is a beautiful country. The archipelago contains multiple islands, and it’s of extreme importance to know, respect, and understand the wildlife that abounds here. For that reason, it is of extreme importance to realize that Japan is home to various animals that can possess danger to humans if an interaction with them them occurs.…

7 Ways to Live in Japan in 2019

Are you interested in living in Japan? Living in Japan is a dream for many people, but many are not able to make this dream come true because it seems the opportunities are too limited or expensive. This is not true! There are a myriad surprising opportunities to live in Japan for high school students,…

5 myths about Japanese subways that aren’t always true

With more than 8 million tourists visiting Japan each year, many stereotypes have been created to explain Japanese culture to friends and family back home. However, there are almost always exceptions to these stereotypes, none more evident than those pertaining Japanese public transportation etiquette. Learn these 5 myths before your first trip to Japan so…

How to Cheaply Shop at Uniqlo; the Biggest Fashion Retail of Japan

With more than 800 stores, Uniqlo is almost in every city of Japan. Even if you live in the suburb or the rural part of Japan, you will find one of their big stores not so far from your residence. It is the go-to destination to buy clothes for many Japanese which is not surprising…

Quick and easy guide to choose your best mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

There is nothing special about taking beautiful photos and share them on social networks. Beginners usually use their own smartphone to do so, but some of them are more “proactive” and use interchangeable-lens camera. Thanks to that, the quality of pictures has drastically improved on our favorite social networks over the years. Interchangeable-lens cameras are…

Two foreigners have obtained the special skilled visa!

Considering the new Immigration Control Law came into effect earlier this year, and that the examinations for special skilled visa (特定技能ビザ) already started and will continue to be held in the near future (for details, check this!), the Immigration Department has released some optimistic news. According to the Immigration Department, the first two foreigners to…
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A reportage with JETRO: Supporting and encouraging foreigners who work and wish to work in Japan

This time, we had the pleasure to talk with the staff from JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), which is in charge of encouraging and supporting foreigners in Japan especially when it comes to finding work here. JETRO’s missions are diverse and include “Investments from overseas to Japan”, “Support for exporting Japanese agriculture, forestry and fishery…