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  • July 18, 2024

    Japanese Filler Words and How to Use Them

    Do you ever, like, um… feel at a loss for words? Here are the top Japanese filler words to fill the ...

    Do you ever, like, um… feel at a loss for words? Here are the top Japanese filler words to fill the air, buy some time, and sound like a nat...

  • July 18, 2024

    Comprehensive Guide to Childcare in Japan for International Families in 2024

    Discover the complete list of options for childcare in Japan and a step-by-step guide to decide whic...

    Discover the complete list of options for childcare in Japan and a step-by-step guide to decide which is the best choice, especially for an ...

  • July 18, 2024

    Japan Emergency Kit Prep: A Survival Guide

    Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst-case scenario with our natural disaster p...

    Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst-case scenario with our natural disaster prep guide.

  • July 18, 2024

    "Naruhodo" in Japanese: Meaning, Usage and Nuances

    A common word in Japanese, Naruhodo is an expression of agreement. Find out the meaning, origin, and...

    A common word in Japanese, Naruhodo is an expression of agreement. Find out the meaning, origin, and how to use it in this post.

  • July 18, 2024

    Please Be Kind To Me: The True Meaning of Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu

    Originally meaning “treat me well”, “Yoroshiku” is a handy phrase that can mean many things. Find ou...

    Originally meaning “treat me well”, “Yoroshiku” is a handy phrase that can mean many things. Find out what the mysterious phrase is all abou...

  • July 18, 2024

    Your Guide To Halal Food in Japan

    Looking for the best halal food in Japan? We have you covered. Explore the best halal food Japan has...

    Looking for the best halal food in Japan? We have you covered. Explore the best halal food Japan has to offer in our detailed guide.

  • July 18, 2024

    Vegan Food in Japan: A Guide [2024]

    If you’re worried about missing out on Japan’s delicious food as a vegan, don’t be! Read our guide t...

    If you’re worried about missing out on Japan’s delicious food as a vegan, don’t be! Read our guide to discover the best vegan food in Japan....

  • July 10, 2024

    Incredible or Terrible?: “Sugoi” Meaning in English and Use Cases, Demystified

    Sugoi! is a versatile expression that can mean “Awesome!” And “Terrible!”. Read our guide to master ...

    Sugoi! is a versatile expression that can mean “Awesome!” And “Terrible!”. Read our guide to master the use of this common Japanese phrase.

  • July 10, 2024

    How To Say “Me” or "I" in Japanese: Watashi, Boku, Ore, and More

    First-person pronouns “I/me” are among the first things we learn to express ourselves. Let’s find ou...

    First-person pronouns “I/me” are among the first things we learn to express ourselves. Let’s find out all the ways to say it in Japanese in ...

  • July 10, 2024

    LGBTQ in Japan: Is Japan LGBTQ Friendly?

    Japan is a welcoming country, but does its hospitality extend to LGBTQIA+ individuals? Find out what...

    Japan is a welcoming country, but does its hospitality extend to LGBTQIA+ individuals? Find out what being queer is like in Japan in this po...

  • July 9, 2024

    Retirement Age in Japan: A Guide For Foreign Professionals

    Looking forward to planning your retirement? Here’s all you need to know about the retirement age in...

    Looking forward to planning your retirement? Here’s all you need to know about the retirement age in Japan and how companies approach it.

  • July 8, 2024

    Bouldering in Japan: Gyms and Starter Guide

    Japan is a great place for bouldering regardless of your climbing experience. Read our guide to find...

    Japan is a great place for bouldering regardless of your climbing experience. Read our guide to find out all about it.

  • July 8, 2024

    “Good Job” in Japanese: Otsukaresama Meaning, Definition, and Alternatives

    One of the most common phrases, Otsukaresama can mean “Good job”, but that’s not all it means. Read ...

    One of the most common phrases, Otsukaresama can mean “Good job”, but that’s not all it means. Read to find out how to use the phrase correc...

  • July 8, 2024

    "Shikata Ga Nai" in Japanese: Learning to Let Go

    Discover the art of letting go in this post as we explore what “Shikata ga nai” means and how to use...

    Discover the art of letting go in this post as we explore what “Shikata ga nai” means and how to use it in real-life situations.

  • July 5, 2024

    Taking the leap: How to move from the U.S. to Japan

    There are many ways to move to Japan from the U.S. Japan Dev can help you land that job from abroad....

    There are many ways to move to Japan from the U.S. Japan Dev can help you land that job from abroad. From there, you have to decide what typ...

  • June 27, 2024

    “The Alchemist”: Interview with Angelica Wang

    An interview with Angelica Wang, the Customer Success Manager at Japan Dev. She shares her journey o...

    An interview with Angelica Wang, the Customer Success Manager at Japan Dev. She shares her journey of coming to Japan through JET, getting i...

  • June 25, 2024

    “Into the Unknown” Interview with Eric Turner, founder of Japan Dev (Part 2)

    In continuation to Part 1 of the interview with the Founder of Japan Dev, Eric shares his insight on...

    In continuation to Part 1 of the interview with the Founder of Japan Dev, Eric shares his insight on the changes happening in Japan’s tech s...

  • June 19, 2024

    “Into the Unknown” Interview with Eric Turner, founder of Japan Dev (Part 1)

    Eric, the Founder of Japan Dev, shares his personal journey of how he came to Japan and reflects on ...

    Eric, the Founder of Japan Dev, shares his personal journey of how he came to Japan and reflects on his career transitions over the decade.

  • June 17, 2024

    Nomikai: Surviving Japan’s drinking get-togethers

    Drinking parties are an important part of office culture in Japan. But what happens at these events,...

    Drinking parties are an important part of office culture in Japan. But what happens at these events, what etiquette do you need to follow, a...

  • June 12, 2024

    What Does "Daijobu" Mean in Japanese? Meaning, Origin, and Alternatives

    “It’s okay”, “All right”, “I’m good”… Daijobu can mean all of these and more. Read to find out the r...

    “It’s okay”, “All right”, “I’m good”… Daijobu can mean all of these and more. Read to find out the real meaning of “Daijobu” and its origin....

  • June 12, 2024

    Objective-C in Japan - Language Guide

    Once the king of iOS development space, Objective-C may have handed the crown over to Swift, but how...

    Once the king of iOS development space, Objective-C may have handed the crown over to Swift, but how’s it doing in Japan? Read our guide to ...

  • June 5, 2024

    What is power harassment and what you can do: A comprehensive guide

    What is power harassment and what can you do if you encounter it? This article explains the legal de...

    What is power harassment and what can you do if you encounter it? This article explains the legal definition of power harassment and offers ...

  • June 3, 2024

    Vue.js in Japan - Language Guide

    Vue.js is a popular framework of JavaScript. Read our guide to learn about the career prospects and ...

    Vue.js is a popular framework of JavaScript. Read our guide to learn about the career prospects and how much Vue.js jobs pay in Japan.

  • May 29, 2024

    How long is a flight to Japan from the USA? Flight times by city [2024]

    Flying from the US to Tokyo? Here’s how long a flight can take on average from the US’s top 11 depar...

    Flying from the US to Tokyo? Here’s how long a flight can take on average from the US’s top 11 departure locations to Japan’s Capital.

  • May 27, 2024

    Node.js in Japan - Language Guide

    The JavaScript framework Node.js is beloved for its efficient runtime. Read our guide to find out ho...

    The JavaScript framework Node.js is beloved for its efficient runtime. Read our guide to find out how popular Node.js is in Japan.

  • May 16, 2024

    Who came first? Senpai-Kohai relationships and why they matter

    Japanese society is hierarchical, and the most important relationship you will encounter is the senp...

    Japanese society is hierarchical, and the most important relationship you will encounter is the senpai-kohai relationship. What does it mean...

  • May 7, 2024

    Scala in Japan - Language Guide

    Scala is a “niche” programming language. So, how popular is it in Japan? Read to find out about Scal...

    Scala is a “niche” programming language. So, how popular is it in Japan? Read to find out about Scala job opportunities, salaries, and more....

  • May 7, 2024

    Kotlin in Japan - Language Guide

    The cross-platform programming language Kotlin is very popular in Japan. Read to find out about care...

    The cross-platform programming language Kotlin is very popular in Japan. Read to find out about career prospects, salaries, and more.

  • May 7, 2024

    Ruby in Japan - Language Guide

    Ruby and Ruby on Rails are still very popular in Japan. Read to learn all about Ruby job opportuniti...

    Ruby and Ruby on Rails are still very popular in Japan. Read to learn all about Ruby job opportunities and average Ruby salaries.

  • May 7, 2024

    JavaScript in Japan - Language Guide

    JavaScript is as popular in Japan as it is anywhere else. Read our guide to learn all about the care...

    JavaScript is as popular in Japan as it is anywhere else. Read our guide to learn all about the career prospects of JS developers in Japan.

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