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Each day is clearly a struggle, but it’s also equally clear that the resultant challenges are very stoically taken on.
Upon moving into the country of Japan, one of the biggest concerns on any newcomer's mind is of course, housing. Where will you live, how much is the rent here, and even if you can live by yourself or not are still questions easily resolvable, as compared to the bigger question: HOW can you get a place. Show More Summary
Today, April 22, marks what in some quarters is known as the 'world’s largest secular celebration', Earth Day. Nearly 195 countries taking a bit of time out from the schedule to drum up support for this rock we all call home. Here in...Show More Summary
A recent survey from the brewer Kirin and their subsiduary the wine maker Mercian looked at Japanese wine consumption. Before reading this survey, I was under the impression that most Japanese wine was made on an industrial scale with imported grapes, and that even Mercian was one of these fake wines, and any local wines […]
The amount of upkeep that goes into a Japanese apartment astonishes me sometimes. Coming from a country where "Clean the tub" usually means scrub out the insides and perhaps snake the drain if you really need to, I was utterly unprepared my first time trying to deep-clean the shower and bath area. Show More Summary
When I came to Japan for the first time, the size of the apartment perplexed me. I questioned how am I going to adjust in this tiny den? In my homeland I have a big house with bigger rooms and a lot more space everywhere. So my initial reaction to the apartment in Japan was not positive. Show More Summary
There may be local elections in my town very soon. I've seen a few posters of candidates around at parks and things.But the biggest sign is the abundance of saying trucks riding around the past two days. They are basically non stop driving...Show More Summary
A face that is arguably as full of questions as the bar is customers.
I saw this on the street the other day and I'm not sure how I feel about, so I'd like to get some opinions...The small soba shop put some food displays outside, showing the meals of the day.I'm used to seeing the plastic displays, as you can see with the bowl of noodles on the top left. Show More Summary
Spring in JAPAN!Finally the spring has arrived in Japan with the sakura blooming everywhere. Most of the foreigners like the spring of Japan. But have you prepared to celebrate it effectively? Here is some good tips for the foreigners:1. Show More Summary
You’ve got to know that a shopping center is a big deal when the opening ceremony is attended by a Prime Minister (perhaps he had an hour or two spare), but that was the case with Ginza Six the latest, and for some time, grandest edition...Show More Summary
When you think about Tokyo and Otaku you mainly end up with Akihabara. This area is famous as a shopping district for electronics and Japanese pop culture items including anime, manga, games and Japanese music. It became especially popular...Show More Summary
During my recent trip in Japan, I came across this intersection in a random district of the city that confused me. More precisely, I was confused by the marketing strategy of Lawson, the convenient store.I went into Lawson to take a look, came back out empty-handed because there wasn't anything I wanted. Show More Summary
Gotemba Premium Outlets could make the case for being the most popular in Japan (although the outlet mall in Karuizawa might have something to say about that). The reason for the perhaps confusing plural in the name is that the nouns are separate; Gotemba is one of nine Premium Outlets throughout Japan, managed by Mitsubishi Estate. Show More Summary
A large percentage of foreigners coming into Japan to live and work here tend to be employed as english teachers, and of these a large percentage are with the JET program. I am one of those people. It wasn’t the first time I had lived in Japan, but it was the first time to work here. Show More Summary
Dindins with Furusawa-san of TOHO. He produced Kimi no Na and a load of other hits. ???????????????...
You might have heard of or even tried the popular children's snacks, umaibou. They are these rice sticks with various kinds of flavour seasonings, and I like them too much.Only very recently, I found this spin-off product that they have.The...Show More Summary
Digital creative ‘teamLab’ and Saga-gyu restaurant SAGAYA in Ginza team up to raise the bar of ‘themed dining’ in Tokyo with a mind blowing dining space where guests, dishes, and food combine to create a growing, interactive digital art experience reflecting of the seasons. Show More Summary