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Browse posts about life in Japan for software & tech folks

Japan Life - Blog Posts

Browse posts about life in Japan for software & tech folks

  • 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 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.

  • January 12, 2024

    Getting Fired in Japan: Here's How to Prepare

    When the worst comes to worst, being prepared is the best you can do. Find out all about getting fir...

    When the worst comes to worst, being prepared is the best you can do. Find out all about getting fired and what to do if it happens.

  • December 14, 2023

    Stock Options in Japan: Here's the Latest [Dec 2023]

    Employee stock option plans have become increasingly common in Japan. But how do these systems work...

    Employee stock option plans have become increasingly common in Japan. But how do these systems work? What are the pros and cons? Check ou...

  • December 5, 2023

    Why Are Japanese People So Thin?

    Japanese people are mostly thin. They also have the highest life expectancy rate, but what’s their s...

    Japanese people are mostly thin. They also have the highest life expectancy rate, but what’s their secret? Read to find out all about it in ...

  • November 28, 2023

    Hackathons in Japan: A Deep Dive

    Hackathons aren’t just a great way to network, but to hone your skills and keep yourself up-to-date....

    Hackathons aren’t just a great way to network, but to hone your skills and keep yourself up-to-date. Read to find out the best hackathon eve...

  • November 22, 2023

    Is Uber a Thing in Japan? The state of Ride-sharing [Nov 2023]

    Ride-sharing apps like Uber have been dominating the world, but is that the case everywhere? Read to...

    Ride-sharing apps like Uber have been dominating the world, but is that the case everywhere? Read to find out if Uber is available in Japan....

  • November 17, 2023

    Japan's Top "Green Tech" Startups [Nov 2023]

    The growing threat of climate change has boosted green tech startups in a major way. Read to find ou...

    The growing threat of climate change has boosted green tech startups in a major way. Read to find out the best green tech startups from Japa...

  • November 9, 2023

    The Best English Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [2024]

    Getting sick in a foreign country is no joke, read this post to find out the best English-speaking h...

    Getting sick in a foreign country is no joke, read this post to find out the best English-speaking hospitals you can visit in Tokyo when the...

  • November 9, 2023

    Dating in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide

    Looking for “the one” in a foreign land? Here’s your complete guide to dating in Japan and finding y...

    Looking for “the one” in a foreign land? Here’s your complete guide to dating in Japan and finding your one true love.

  • November 1, 2023

    Beards in Japan: All You Need To Know

    In Japan, facial hair is a complex issue with a long history. Read to find out how beards are viewed...

    In Japan, facial hair is a complex issue with a long history. Read to find out how beards are viewed in Japan and more in this post.

  • October 28, 2023

    All About Childcare Leave: Paternity and Maternity Leave in Japan

    Expecting a child or simply planning ahead? Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s childca...

    Expecting a child or simply planning ahead? Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s childcare leave system and other related benefi...

  • October 28, 2023

    Leaving Japan: What You Need to Do Before You Go

    Leaving Japan but feeling like you’re missing something? Here’s your ultimate guide to leaving Japan...

    Leaving Japan but feeling like you’re missing something? Here’s your ultimate guide to leaving Japan and a checklist to leave with peace of ...

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