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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan: A Guide for Foreigners

With its long history and rich culture, Japan has fascinated many travellers throughout the centuries. Nowadays, Japan offers an incredibly safe society, with a rich cultural heritage, mouth-watering cuisine and many unique opportunities for study and business. So it’s not surprising that so many people have chosen to move to this exciting country and call it their second home. Whether you move...

How to Find a Job in Japan: The Ultimate Guide to Job Hunting in Japan

Job hunting can be a frustrating process whether it’s in your home country or abroad, Japan has its own set of unique rules and to find success you need to be aware of these cultural differences. Whether you are coming straight from your home country with zero experience working in a Japanese environment or are a long time expat looking to expand your horizons, this guide can help you find your...

Best Apps to Learn Japanese in 2019: our Review in depth

Japanese, it is one of the top ten most spoken languages in the world. It is the mother tongue of one of the greatest economic and technological powerhouses in the world. Whether you are a tourist, a businessman or a student, Japanese is an essential skill for many. Here are some of the best apps to learn Japanese for both beginners who are starting out in their language learning journey and fo...

Share Houses in Japan: The Comprehensive Guide

A new trend in housing has been on the rise for the past year and it’s attracting more and more people, including travelers, expats and even Japanese locals. Share houses. While share houses are not a new concept, they are rapidly becoming the most economical housing solution for one of the world’s most expensive pieces of real estate. In the past these co-living spaces were known as “Gaiji...

Convenience Stores (Konbini) in Japan: What can you buy from there ?

Convenience stores - also known as ​konbini​ in Japanese - can be found all over Japan. There’s more than 50,000 of them across the country! You can’t walk for longer than a minute in Tokyo without passing at least one. Planning on travelling to Japan’s more rural areas? You’ll definitely find a convenience store somewhere in the ​inaka​ (countryside). There are numerous chains of ...

How to apply for a Student Visa in Japan and study abroad

Choosing to study abroad is an exciting and life-changing decision! As well as learning a new language and culture, you’ll be meeting people from all over the world and make lifelong friends. If you’re planning to study in Japan for more than 3 months, a student visa is required. Just like any immigration procedure, applying for a visa translates to gathering necessary documents and filling in...

How to Write a Japanese Resume

It goes without saying that applying for a job means having to write out a resume tailored specifically for the position. Japan as a country and society has many unique aspects and writing a Japanese resume is one of them. Though there are two major hiring seasons, early spring and late summer, but it’s never too late to start perfecting your resume. In Japan a resume is referred to as a...

The Comprehensive Guide to SIM Cards in Japan: Short and Long-Term Options

Japan is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern landmarks, anime-fueled pop culture and exquisite cuisine, it’s no wonder it has become known as a leading travel destination, attracting over 30 million ​people this year alone. There’s something for every type of traveller from tourists and backpackers to expats and digital nomads. Although Japan develops some of the most advanced ...