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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…

Why Are Grandpas and Grandmas Shoplifting?

Numbers don’t lie: there is a trend going on in Japan that is seeing the number of elderly people committing petty crimes go up. Among these crimes, the top one is shoplifting. Upon seeing these numbers, researchers and demographers became puzzled as they tried to come up with a good hypothesis that could explain the…
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The Super Fan Uncle Olympics Naotoshi Yamada Dies at 92 just short of Tokyo 2020 Games !

A Japanese Olympics super fan, Naotoshi Yamada that has attended all games since 1964, died on 9th of March due to a heart failure. A national celebrity that has appeared to every summer game, known by everybody as the “オリンピックおじさん”(Olympic Ojisan/ Uncle Olympics), died at 92 years old this year, in March. It was announced…
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Should ANA Cancel Its Boeing 737 MAX Orders?

On Sunday, March 10th, headlines across the globe notified people of the very saddening accident involving Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which ended up plummeting minutes after takeoff. The crash resulted in the deaths of all 157 on board. The accident is still under investigation, but that has not stopped people, airlines, and governments around the…