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What's the Average Cost of Living in Japan?

So, how expensive is Japan really? Read on to find out the average cost of living in Japan in comparison to the US dollar and the UK pound sterling to see if a potential move to Japan is within your budget!

How to Bathe in 'Sento' for Beginners

Have you ever bathed in a public bath in Japan? While it may seem cool for international travelers, some hesitate at the idea of stepping inside because the rules and manners of 'sento' are veiled, creating an air of mystery.

Finding an Apartment in Japan

If you're considering moving to Japan, or even just looking to get out of that share house, read on to learn about your options!

How to Navigate a Japanese Washlet Toilet

If you're confused by all the buttons on a modern Japanese toilet, we're here to decipher all those mystifying symbols.

10 Onomatopoeia Terms You Need to Know

Whether you're a first-time visitor to Japan, a current resident or simply studying the language, if you want to impress your friends with some Japanese try out these incredibly useful onomatopoeia expressions!

Kairo: Japan's Top Secret to Warmth in Winter

Here's our quick guide to the different heating pads you can purchase in Japan to keep your whole body warm.

All About Karaoke

The five Ws about Japan's real national pastime.

5 Things to Expect During a Teaching Interview

With the increasing demand for Japanese people to speak English fluently, there's also the need for English teachers to help them achieve this goal. But if you think simply being a native speaker is all it takes to get a teaching job, think again.

How to Sit on a Japanese Cushion

If you live in Japan, there's a good chance you'll eventually have to sit on a Japanese cushion, or 'zabuton.' So how do you do it? There's more to it than just plopping down your bum!

All About Japanese Longevity

What's the secret to longevity in Japan? We take a look at some statistics to get to the bottom of this mystery.

6 Shipping Companies That'll Make Life Easier

When you first arrive in Japan with all your luggage, it may be tempting to travel around carrying around all your things with you wherever you go. But check out these alternatives to help you travel light and make the best of your trip here!

Sexual Health in Japan

One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.

How Hard Is It to Live in Japan as a Foreigner

You asked us, and we heard you. A few of our writers are offering their thoughts on being a foreigner living in Japan.

Do You Need a Tourist Visa to Visit Japan?

One question we get all the time is regarding tourist visas. Read on to find out if you'll need to obtain a visa or not before planning your trip to Japan.

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