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  • April 16, 2024

    Getting Married In Japan: All You Need To Know

    Getting married in Japan is as simple as preparing a few documents. Here’s all you need to know abou...

    Getting married in Japan is as simple as preparing a few documents. Here’s all you need to know about having a marriage registered.

  • April 16, 2024

    School’s Out: Your Guide To Japan’s School Holidays

    School holidays are a parent’s “on-duty” days. Check out our guide to learn all about the school bre...

    School holidays are a parent’s “on-duty” days. Check out our guide to learn all about the school breaks and holidays in Japan.

  • March 27, 2024

    Cracking The Code: Japanese Nonverbal Communication

    The Japanese language relies heavily on context and gestures. Here are the basics of nonverbal Japan...

    The Japanese language relies heavily on context and gestures. Here are the basics of nonverbal Japanese communication to decipher it.

  • March 26, 2024

    The Business Etiquette Starter Pack: Tips to Help You Adjust to Japanese Corporate Life

    Japanese culture is fascinating to observe with its attention to detail. That also makes it a littl...

    Japanese culture is fascinating to observe with its attention to detail. That also makes it a little intimidating to be a part of. Don’t le...

  • March 21, 2024

    What Teaching English in Italy Taught me about Careers in Japan

    Career Coach reflects on key career lessons from working as an English teacher in Italy.

    Career Coach reflects on key career lessons from working as an English teacher in Italy.

  • March 21, 2024

    Akiya Houses of Japan: Abandoned Houses and How To Buy One

    Japan’s abandoned properties are every foreigner’s dream at first glance, but are they really all th...

    Japan’s abandoned properties are every foreigner’s dream at first glance, but are they really all that? Here’s all you need to know about th...

  • March 18, 2024

    Top Cities in Japan for Startups in 2024

    With local and country-wide initiatives, Japan is on its way to becoming a startup powerhouse. Here’...

    With local and country-wide initiatives, Japan is on its way to becoming a startup powerhouse. Here’s an overview of each region’s startup e...

  • March 14, 2024

    Top Internet Cafes in Tokyo for Remote Work: Manga Cafes and More

    Whether you need to get some work done, study, or enjoy some manga in peace, Tokyo has it all. Here ...

    Whether you need to get some work done, study, or enjoy some manga in peace, Tokyo has it all. Here are the best cafes for working remotely ...

  • March 12, 2024

    Tokyo's Top Suburbs: Where to Live if You Have a Family

    Looking for the best neighborhoods to raise a family in Tokyo? Here are some of the most affordable ...

    Looking for the best neighborhoods to raise a family in Tokyo? Here are some of the most affordable neighborhoods and suburbs of the city.

  • March 8, 2024

    Should You Attend a Japanese Language School in Japan?

    If you’re considering attending a Japanese language school, make sure to read this first to find out...

    If you’re considering attending a Japanese language school, make sure to read this first to find out whether you really need to.

  • March 6, 2024

    Do You Need To Speak Japanese To Work in Japan?

    Can you get a job as a non-Japanese speaker in Japan? Here’s all you need to know, and what you can ...

    Can you get a job as a non-Japanese speaker in Japan? Here’s all you need to know, and what you can do to gain a competitive edge.

  • March 6, 2024

    AI and ChatGPT in Japan: How's It Going?

    Are ChatGPT and AI tools common in Japan? Let's take a look at how the government and the private se...

    Are ChatGPT and AI tools common in Japan? Let's take a look at how the government and the private sector are using it to their advantage.

  • March 6, 2024

    Should You Major in Japanese? The Pros and Cons

    Thinking of majoring in Japanese? You might want to read this before making a final decision...

    Thinking of majoring in Japanese? You might want to read this before making a final decision...

  • February 28, 2024

    Key Money in Japan: What's The Deal?

    Key money is a concept that baffles most foreigners going on their first apartment hunt. Read to fin...

    Key money is a concept that baffles most foreigners going on their first apartment hunt. Read to find out what it is, and how to avoid payin...

  • February 28, 2024

    Japan's Top Online Resale Marketplaces

    Online resale marketplaces contribute to a sustainable future, and can also save you a pretty penny....

    Online resale marketplaces contribute to a sustainable future, and can also save you a pretty penny. Read to find out about Japan’s top flea...

  • February 28, 2024

    How To Get a Driver’s License in Japan

    Here’s how to get a driver’s license, or have one converted if you have a license from abroad, to st...

    Here’s how to get a driver’s license, or have one converted if you have a license from abroad, to start driving in Japan right away.

  • February 28, 2024

    Air Conditioners in Japan: Everything You Need To Know

    Unlike central systems, air conditioning in Japan is provided via small, individual units. Read to f...

    Unlike central systems, air conditioning in Japan is provided via small, individual units. Read to find out all about using the Japanese ACs...

  • February 26, 2024

    Bike Rental in Tokyo: Everything You Need To Know

    If you want to experience Tokyo like never before while staying fit, why not rent a bike? Here's ev...

    If you want to experience Tokyo like never before while staying fit, why not rent a bike? Here's everything you need to know.

  • February 22, 2024

    Electric Scooters in Japan: What's the Deal?

    E-scooters are all the rage these days, but how common are they in Japan? Here’s Japan’s most popula...

    E-scooters are all the rage these days, but how common are they in Japan? Here’s Japan’s most popular scooter app and how to use it.

  • February 21, 2024

    3 Lessons I Learned as a New Business Owner and Parent in Japan

    3 lessons from a new business owner and parent in Japan. My reflections on the first year of busine...

    3 lessons from a new business owner and parent in Japan. My reflections on the first year of business.

  • February 16, 2024

    Top Family-Friendly Tech Companies in Japan

    Want to start a family but don’t want it to affect your career? Here are some of the top Japanese co...

    Want to start a family but don’t want it to affect your career? Here are some of the top Japanese companies proving that you can easily have...

  • February 16, 2024

    Language Training and Interpretation Support in Japan: Which Tech Companies Offer It?

    Don’t let the language barrier stop you! Here are some of the best Japanese tech companies that offe...

    Don’t let the language barrier stop you! Here are some of the best Japanese tech companies that offer language learning and translation serv...

  • February 14, 2024

    Meet The Women Founders of Japanese Companies

    As Japan is working to increase the influence of women in business, let’s take a look at the compani...

    As Japan is working to increase the influence of women in business, let’s take a look at the companies that are founded or run by brilliant ...

  • February 14, 2024

    Is Japan a Good Place To Work As a Software Engineer?

    Considering working in Japan as a software engineer? Here’s a helpful guide to making an informed de...

    Considering working in Japan as a software engineer? Here’s a helpful guide to making an informed decision.

  • February 11, 2024

    Women in Tech in Japan: What's the Situation?

    Unlocking the potential of the female workforce might be exactly what Japan’s IT industry needs. Her...

    Unlocking the potential of the female workforce might be exactly what Japan’s IT industry needs. Here’s all about women in Japan’s “STEM” wo...

  • February 7, 2024

    Career Coach: Top 3 tips for job seekers in Japan [2024]

    Top 3 pieces of advice for early-stage job seekers in 2024. Actionable steps to help you with your j...

    Top 3 pieces of advice for early-stage job seekers in 2024. Actionable steps to help you with your job search in Japan.

  • February 1, 2024

    [Updated 2024] Software Developer Salaries in Japan: The Ultimate Guide

    Updated for 2024! Featuring hard data from 100+ tech companies in Japan, this guide will teach you ...

    Updated for 2024! Featuring hard data from 100+ tech companies in Japan, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about softwa...

  • January 29, 2024

    Top Companies Offering Skill Development Support in Japan [2024 Guide]

    An ideal job should not only pay the bills but contribute to your career growth too. Here are some o...

    An ideal job should not only pay the bills but contribute to your career growth too. Here are some of the best companies that offer skill de...

  • January 25, 2024

    Best Tech Conferences in Japan for 2024

    Tech conferences are a great way to network and learn about your industry. Here are some of the best...

    Tech conferences are a great way to network and learn about your industry. Here are some of the best ones happening in Japan.

  • January 25, 2024

    Do you need to pass the JLPT to work in Japan?

    What do you know about the dreaded JLPT? Read to find out what it is, how to take it, and whether yo...

    What do you know about the dreaded JLPT? Read to find out what it is, how to take it, and whether you need to take it at all.

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