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  • September 22, 2023

    Job-Type vs. Membership-Type Employment in Japan

    Discover the history of Japan’s very own “membership-type employment” and why the country is switchi...

    Discover the history of Japan’s very own “membership-type employment” and why the country is switching to “job-type employment” in this post...

  • September 21, 2023

    Tokyo vs. Silicon Valley: Comparing Tech Hubs

    Tokyo and Silicon Valley are buzzing tech hubs with unique characteristics and cultures. Let's do a ...

    Tokyo and Silicon Valley are buzzing tech hubs with unique characteristics and cultures. Let's do a deep dive and compare the two.

  • September 21, 2023

    Accounting in Japan: Your Guide to Accounting Firms for Foreigners

    Accounting is hard, so why not let someone else do it for you? Here’s all you need to know about acc...

    Accounting is hard, so why not let someone else do it for you? Here’s all you need to know about accounting in Japan, as well as the best ac...

  • September 21, 2023

    Understanding the Peace Sign in Japanese Culture

    Ever wondered why Japanese people use the peace sign in photos? Read to find out how the sign came t...

    Ever wondered why Japanese people use the peace sign in photos? Read to find out how the sign came to be and how it got popular in Japan.

  • September 5, 2023

    Japanese Work Hours and Systems: All You Need to Know

    As an employee in Japan, one of the first things you should know is the work-hour system in place. R...

    As an employee in Japan, one of the first things you should know is the work-hour system in place. Read to learn all about the different wor...

  • August 22, 2023

    Transitioning into Tech: From English Teacher to Software Engineer in Japan

    I transitioned from English teacher to Software Engineer in Japan, and now work in Tokyo. This is fo...

    I transitioned from English teacher to Software Engineer in Japan, and now work in Tokyo. This is for those curious about one way it can be ...

  • August 22, 2023

    Japan's "White Day" Holiday: Your 2023 Guide

    A celebration of love, White Day is Japan’s answer to Valentine’s Day. Read to find out how White Da...

    A celebration of love, White Day is Japan’s answer to Valentine’s Day. Read to find out how White Day came to be, as well as what gifts to b...

  • August 22, 2023

    Fitness in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide to Japan's Gyms

    Want to get your fitness on? Check out the best gyms in Japan for foreigners and learn all about Jap...

    Want to get your fitness on? Check out the best gyms in Japan for foreigners and learn all about Japanese gym etiquette in this post.

  • August 15, 2023

    House Cleaning Services in Japan [2023 Guide]

    Whether you’re too busy to clean or simply don’t want to, resorting to a house cleaning service is a...

    Whether you’re too busy to clean or simply don’t want to, resorting to a house cleaning service is a good idea. Here’s a list of some of the...

  • August 15, 2023

    New Year's in Japan: Traditions and Culture

    If you haven’t experienced New Year’s in Japan, you’re missing out! Read to find the importance of N...

    If you haven’t experienced New Year’s in Japan, you’re missing out! Read to find the importance of New Year’s in Japan, as well as all the t...

  • August 11, 2023

    Types of Japanese Noodles: The Essential Guide

    If you love noodles, you’ll love Japan! Discover the different types of noodles Japan offers, and le...

    If you love noodles, you’ll love Japan! Discover the different types of noodles Japan offers, and learn about the culture of eating noodles ...

  • August 9, 2023

    Japan's Missing Trash Cans: How Does the Country Stay So Clean?

    Have you heard of the legend of the missing trash cans in Japan? Read to find out how Japan stays cl...

    Have you heard of the legend of the missing trash cans in Japan? Read to find out how Japan stays clean despite having very few public trash...

  • August 8, 2023

    Popular Dating Apps in Japan: A Guide to Digital Dating

    Whether you’re looking for a relationship or casual fun, dating apps are where it’s at. Discover the...

    Whether you’re looking for a relationship or casual fun, dating apps are where it’s at. Discover the world of dating apps and online dating ...

  • July 25, 2023

    Conquering Japan's Year-end Tax Adjustment [2023 Guide]

    Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s year-end tax adjustment system.

    Here’s everything you need to know about Japan’s year-end tax adjustment system.

  • July 25, 2023

    Does Japan Have a Digital Nomad Visa? [2023 Guide]

    Considering living in Japan as a digital nomad? Here’s all you need to know about digital nomad visa...

    Considering living in Japan as a digital nomad? Here’s all you need to know about digital nomad visas and the options available in Japan.

  • July 15, 2023

    Japan's Open Source Community: Guide for 2023

    What do you know about Japan’s open-source community? Read to learn all about the landscape of OSS d...

    What do you know about Japan’s open-source community? Read to learn all about the landscape of OSS development in Japan, as well as the avai...

  • July 13, 2023

    Vacation Days in Japan - 2023 (Here's What People Miss...)

    Here’s everything you need to know about standard paid time off, sick days, and national holidays in...

    Here’s everything you need to know about standard paid time off, sick days, and national holidays in Japan.

  • July 13, 2023

    Agile Development in Japan: The Current Situation [July 2023]

    The Agile methodology has long been embraced by the biggest players in the IT industry, but how popu...

    The Agile methodology has long been embraced by the biggest players in the IT industry, but how popular is it in Japan? Read to find out whe...

  • July 1, 2023

    Teamwork in Japan: Tips for Working with Others

    Teamwork is a crucial aspect of work life, and it’s also the key to every company’s success. Read to...

    Teamwork is a crucial aspect of work life, and it’s also the key to every company’s success. Read to find out Japan’s approach to team-build...

  • June 21, 2023

    Retire in Japan: A comprehensive guide for foreigners

    From the busy city life in Tokyo to the laid-back island life in Okinawa, Japan is one of the best d...

    From the busy city life in Tokyo to the laid-back island life in Okinawa, Japan is one of the best destinations for retirees. Read to find o...

  • June 16, 2023

    Japanese Technology: How it shaped the world

    Historically, Japan’s always had a close relationship with technology. Read on to find out how the c...

    Historically, Japan’s always had a close relationship with technology. Read on to find out how the country gained its footing in tech and wh...

  • June 11, 2023

    Reference checks in Japan [2023 Guide]

    Reference checks are a popular subject among job seekers, but how common are they in Japan? Read to ...

    Reference checks are a popular subject among job seekers, but how common are they in Japan? Read to find out all about reference checks in t...

  • June 11, 2023

    Business cards in Japan: What you need to know in 2023

    Explore the transformation of business cards in Japan from traditional paper to digital formats. Div...

    Explore the transformation of business cards in Japan from traditional paper to digital formats. Dive into the cultural significance of Japa...

  • June 7, 2023

    Background Checks and Employee Screenings in Japan: A Comprehensive Guide

    If you’re looking for a job in Japan, you’ll want to learn about background checks. Here’s all you n...

    If you’re looking for a job in Japan, you’ll want to learn about background checks. Here’s all you need to know about employee screenings in...

  • June 7, 2023

    Master Basic Japanese Greetings: Konbanwa, Ohayou, and More!

    A simple “hello” can open many doors, but do you know how to say it in Japanese? Here are all the Ja...

    A simple “hello” can open many doors, but do you know how to say it in Japanese? Here are all the Japanese greetings you’ll ever need.

  • June 6, 2023

    Do people speak English in Japan? Here's what you need to know

    Curious about the English proficiency rate in Japan? Here’s all you need to know if you’re consideri...

    Curious about the English proficiency rate in Japan? Here’s all you need to know if you’re considering visiting or moving to Japan as a fore...

  • June 6, 2023

    Yukata vs. Kimono vs. Hakama: Your Guide to Traditional Japanese Clothing

    There’s more to traditional Japanese fashion than just the usual kimono. Read this ultimate guide to...

    There’s more to traditional Japanese fashion than just the usual kimono. Read this ultimate guide to learn all about yukata, hakama, and mor...

  • May 30, 2023

    How to navigate Japanese labor contracts and employment types like a pro

    About to sign your first employment contract? Read our guide to learn all about Japan’s labor laws t...

    About to sign your first employment contract? Read our guide to learn all about Japan’s labor laws to avoid getting the short end of the sti...

  • May 25, 2023

    How to Say “How Are You” in Japanese

    Want to learn how to make small talk in Japanese? Check out these phrases that mean “How are you” th...

    Want to learn how to make small talk in Japanese? Check out these phrases that mean “How are you” that are sure to come in handy.

  • May 25, 2023

    How to say “Sorry” in Japanese: Here are all the different ways

    Saying sorry in Japanese isn’t as simple as you’d think. Read to learn how to properly apologize in ...

    Saying sorry in Japanese isn’t as simple as you’d think. Read to learn how to properly apologize in Japan in this post.

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