Here are basic Japanese words and phrases (with audio) to help you get the medical attention you need.
A basic guide to enrolling in the National Health Insurance plan and how to find an English-speaking doctor or hospital.
Adopting a rescued dog or cat in Tokyo rather than buying a pet from a puppy or kitten mill is the way to go.
Tokyo is notorious for the tiny dwellings its residents squeeze themselves into. Chances are that you—unless you want to commute for 90 minutes or so every day—inhabit such a space yourself as rents are high for anyplace central. But even […]
Updated with the latest rules & regulations for visa extensions and entry into Japan.
From concert tickets to hangover cures, the local conbini has you covered!
Who's eligible, how to apply and how much you'll receive.
A few easy ways to support local business in Japan (while nabbing yourself a bargain too).
A handy English translation guide to unlock all the functions on your Japanese appliances and electronics.
One small bummer of a thing when you’re living in a country not entirely your own is that YOU’RE MISSING YOUR SHOWS. Yeah, there are many strange and wonderful things about Japan: beautiful sights, amazing sounds, every day a challenge […]