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3 Important Tips to Keep In Mind When You Attend a Japanese Wedding

You may have the opportunity to attend a Japanese wedding, but you may be unsure of what you should or should not do. This short article will highlight 3 important points when attending a wedding in Japan! Goshugi It is customary to give a gift in the form of money which is called Goshugi. The…

The Japanese Coins: What Is So Special About Them?

The advent of e-commerce has facilitated the increase in use of credit and debit cards in Japan. Despite the growing number of electronic payment systems, cash is still majorly used for daily expenditures. Of course, larger denominations are majorly relied on, but coins as small as 1yen still have place in the economy. Japan currently…

From Rice to Money: Japan’s Contribution to the Modern Stock Market

So, you think the model for the modern day economies were invented on Wall Street? Or somewhere in London’s venerable financial district? No, in fact, the modern day concepts of stocks, futures markets and financial speculation are based on concepts used by Japanese merchants, in 1698 AD. Dōjima Rice Exchange As a keen student of…

Indispensable Tips for your first trip to Japan

The lure of Japan is often how different it is to your home country, the culture, history and even the food are unique. That also means that the customs and etiquette of Japan differ to many other countries too and so it is good to be prepared for your first visit. Cash Often the biggest…

Japanese people still fall for the “ore ore scam”!

Swindlers are everywhere, even in the safest country in the world. The number of cases in Japan of the so-called ‘ore ore scam’ (おれおれ= It’s me) or furikome sagi (振り込め詐欺 = money transfer scam) are not dropping. Phone fraud is a problem in many developed countries, but with a target-rich environment like Japan, it is…

Travel Japan: Money-Saving Tips

Japan often has a reputation of being an expensive place to travel. This is true, but it can also be very affordable with the right budgeting. This article will help guide you on managing your finances while traveling through this amazing country (and also leave plenty of money left for shopping!) General Costs Accommodation Most…

The People on Japanese Yen Bills: Who Are They?

Naturally, nobody can get by in Japan without yen – but like any other currency in the world, yen is so common that it’s easy to pay no attention to any of the bill details. Yen coins – except for 10 yen – primarily have plant patterns, while banknotes have illustrations of the notable Japanese…

Everything You Need to Know About Using Credit Cards and ATMs in Japan

Japan is surely one of the best countries to visit in the entire world. It seems that all of Japan’s archipelago is filled with the tourist attractions one must visit. It has beautiful sceneries, colorful landscapes and rich architecture that draws visitors from different places. For that reason, if you want to visit Japan you…