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LINE Pay: What Is It and How Does It Work?

If you are living in Japan, or love Japan and are watching Japanese shows from abroad, you have probably come across LINE, the popular messaging app. Exchanging LINE contacts is…

Bento: History of the humble Japanese lunch box

The bento box is an integral part of Japanese food culture. Right from the home cooked bento to the ones sold at convenience stores, they are not only visually appealing but also tasty and nutritious.

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Two Norwegians in Japan for the first time

In my last post, I wrote how spring is celebrated in Japan and Norway. I celebrated the arrival of spring in Tokyo last week, and this was a welcome change.…

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3 Japanese Healthy Foods To Try This Autumn

Devil’s tongue, daikon, and shiitake: what are they, and what are they good for? Read on to learn about three Japanese superfoods you should try this autumn!

Modern Sake Wakaze – A Downtown Brewery

A modern sake brewery located in the heart of downtown Tokyo is reinventing the traditional drink in a way never seen before… by adding tea and botanicals!

How to Make a Bank Transfer in Japan

It’s true that in the era of high-speed internet and smart phones, you can handle most of your money matters in Japan using TransferWise or LINE Pay. But when it…

How to buy a Shinkansen ticket

A detailed explanation on purchasing a Shinkansen ticket. I will also give some helpful information on what to watch out for when purchasing and utilizing the Shinkansen.

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.

How to Bring Your Pet to Japan

If you’re determined to achieve the dream of studying or living long-term in Japan but just can’t bear to part with your furry friend, this is the article for you!…

How to buy Japanese skin care products

In this article, I have given a step by step guide on using Japanese skin care products as well as the Japanese vocabularies to watch out for and some detailed…

Public Holidays in Japan

There are currently sixteen national holidays in Japan. They were established by the Public Holiday Law in 1948.