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SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs

SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs jp.fotolia.com/ Choosing a cell phone provider can indeed cause one of those headaches expats who have recently arrived in Japan experience when trying to settle down in their new city. Spending hundreds of yen at a local Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi might sound like a tempting option, but…
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New visa statuses! New policy! Permanent residency is now possible?!

The Japanese Government is proceeding with the revisions of the Immigration Control Law in order to welcome more foreign workers. A proposal has been established within the year and by 2019, April, a new system might be added. New proposal. New visas! jp.fotolia.com/ The Immigration’s control law is quite old; it came into effect in…

11 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Autumn Things to Look Forward to in Japan

Japan’s four seasons have very clear cuts. It usually goes: “Boom!” and a new season has started. And once it is autumn, the whole country has a beautiful reddish colouring, making one want to enjoy the season to its limits. Autumn in Japan Whereas summers are quite hot and exhausting, people strongly look forward to…

Have you ever seen those red flowers crowning the green grass?

In Japan, there is one kind of flower that seems to sprout from nowhere, wild and seems to be no owner. Its striking beauty seems to beckon the passers-by to come close. Up close, it’s bizarrely-shaped petals which look like spider legs, fuel the curious mind and imagination. Some call it “yureeibana”, a flower that…

3 Most Amazing Things about Japan

It is no secret among my friends that I love Japan! Sometimes people ask me why it is that I love visiting Japan so much, and it is something I have been wondering too. Here are a few things which amaze me about Japan, you may be amazed too! 1. Juxtaposition If you ask anybody…