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Call him Abe Shinzo, not Shinzo Abe

Taro Kono, the foreign minister of Japan is making headlines by urging Western news media to portary Japanese names with the family name first and the first name second, as is done in the Japanese language. As an example, he said that Shinzo Abe’s name should be written as “Abe Shinzo”, even adding that now…

What to Do If Mt. Hakone Erupts?

Hakone is by far one of the most important touristic destinations in Japan. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it an ideal location for those living in the big metropolis, allowing locals to go there on weekends and even take 1-day trips just to enjoy the nature and the hot springs. Therefore, going to Hakone…
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Tragedy in Japan: The Toddlers Killed in the Car Accident ! Whose Fault is it?

Recently, the news in Japan have been all about the car accidents caused by people with ages between 60-90 years old, reason why many of the elderly started handing in their license and giving up their cars so that they can make a difference and prevent more tragedies to happen. The Ikebukuro accident, also the…

OUTRAGEOUS: Why Japan Will Be Responsible If Elephants Go Extinct

Tourists visiting Japan tend to flock to the same spots, these being popular destinations that appear in every guidebook and website that recommends places to the millions of visitors that come to Japan each year. One of these places is Asakusa, where people stroll past multiple traditional restaurants and souvenir shops until they reach Senso-ji,…

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…

Spotted in Japan: What Are “Begpackers” And Why Are They Hated So Much?

Tourism is a very important industry, bringing billions of dollars to the most visited countries. Japan has become a very important touristic destination in recent years, and as its popularity increases, a trend that has been on the rise around the world might be making an appearance in the Land of the Rising Sun. However,…

Examination for Special Skilled Visa: Easy or Difficult?

One of the most concerning news for foreigners living inside as well as outside Japan is the new type of visa, the “special skilled visa” (特定技能ビザ) allowing more than 340,000 foreigners to legally live and work in Japan up to 5 years. Moreover, this type of visa covers a wide range of industries, and there…

This Fungus Will Kill You in 90 Days … And It’s in Japan!

A silent killer has been spreading all over the world over the past decade. The killer is known as Candida auris, and in recent days many news outlets reported on its risks and what was happening. After reading the news articles, many might have spotted that the bacteria was first identified in Japan, making some…