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Getting Over the Language Barrier

Before I left on my two month trip to Japan the #1 question I got from people back home was, “do you speak any Japanese?”. No, unfortunately, I do not. But I wasn’t going to let that stop me from taking an opportunity to work abroad. I tried to prepare by using language learning apps,…

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…

Explore Osaka’s Best Spots By Using the Midosuji Line!

If the JR Yamanote line is the most convenient train line in Tokyo, the Osaka Municipal Subway’s Midosuji Line would be its Osaka cousin. Many of Central Osaka’s tourist spots are accessible via the Midosuji Line (colour-coded red) and it is the oldest subway line in Osaka. commons.wikimedia.org/ Many of its stations are transportation hubs…