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Autumnal Equinox Day

They say, “Hot and cold, both last until Higan.” So say goodbye to summer and get ready for autumn!

Respect for the Aged Day

In Japan, September 20th is Respect For The Aged Day. Elderly people constitute over a quarter of the population–let’s celebrate them!

10 Japanese Chopsticks Manners to Master

Even if you are used to eating with chopsticks in your own home, the required etiquette and manners to follow in Japan are likely different than you are used to.

A History of Japanese Castles

Castles are a fascinating part of Japanese culture and remain a major tourist draw even today. Japanese castles evolved to be quite different from their Western counterparts and are unique…

How to study for the JLPT test

The JLPT is a valuable accreditation for anyone looking to find work in Japan. Today we are going to look at methods that will give you confidence in your study,…

Foreigner Friendly Apartments and Share Houses in Japan.

We provide a free matching service between you and the property manager. Our services are designed to help who want to live in Japan.

Japanese Summer Foods to Keep Cool

Summary: The heat during a Japanese summer can sometimes be unbearable but thankfully, there are plenty of summer foods to eat. In this article, we take a look at some…

A Guide to Video Streaming Services in Japan

Maybe you’re considering subscribing to a video streaming service in Japan. Which ones are available and how are they different to the ones in your home country? This article takes…

How far do you really want to be from the station?

Ever wondered why there’s always a time reference indicating how far away an apartment listing is from the station? There’s actually more to this than simply confirming if you need…