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Going in Cashless in Japan: a Starter’s Guide to Several Options

Despite a large number of banks and other financial services providers pushing people to use electronic payments, Japan remains very much a cash-centered society. As of the second quarter of…

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Three Ways to Travel Cheaply Within Japan

The days of intercity vacations, at least within Japan, appear to be back. The “Go To Travel” campaign, a voucher system under which the government subsidizes up to USD 90…

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Managing Your Money the Local Way: Introduction to Financial Investments in Japan

For foreigners looking to live and work in Japan in the long term, simply finding ways to save money on day-to-day life may not be sufficient to reach certain long-term…

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Three Ways to Save Money While Living in Japan

Big cities in Japan, where many foreigners study or work, can be some of the most expensive places to live in. Rough estimates show that, in central Tokyo, even tiny…

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Four Essential Items to Help You Survive a Japanese Winter

Japanese winters can be cold, brutally cold. Data from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that in 2021, the coldest month of January saw the temperature in Tokyo dip to as…

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Japan Re-entry Procedures Regarding The New Coronavirus COVID-19

As 2020 comes to end and the world is still in a pandemic, going back to your country may become needed at some point in time. Japan’s government has issued…

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Full Guide to Phone Plans in Japan – written by Foreigners for Foreigners

Updated as of June 2021. Search for smartphone plans in Japan and you’ll find yourself flooded with information – too much actually. The problem is that right now there are…

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Vegan restaurants in Tokyo

As we know there are many students in Tokyo who are either vegetarian or vegan, we listed a few of the most popular vegan places and restaurants in Tokyo! Being…

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All you need to know about the National Health Insurance

Most of you after immediately coming to Japan will probably be issued with a health insurance card – something like in the image above. This heavily subsidizes your healthcare courses…

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Job Hunting in Japan – FULL GUIDE to Foreign Student Recruiters, When and When Not To Use Them

Top photo by ijmaki. You may have heard of foreign student recruiters – particularly when thinking about working in Japan. But what do they do? Why should you work with…