All About Japan

Tokyo's New Foreign Residents Support Center

The Japanese government has opened a center that offers foreign residents support ranging from immigration issues to employment. The facility also advises companies employing foreigners, and local governments of areas where they reside.

The Importance of Continuing Social Distancing

Although the state of emergency has been lifted throughout the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world the importance of social distancing, as well as consistent hygiene practices.

All About Investing for Retirement in Japan

In this short introductory guide to investing in Japan, we’ll cover the three main options to invest your hard-earned cash and prepare for retirement... in plain English!

Tokyo's Best Drop-in Coworking Spaces

From stylish inner city spaces to childcare-friendly offices, here are Tokyo's best coworking spaces that you can visit today!

Robot Housekeepers in the Near Future

This housekeeping robot can keep your home spic and span while you're away!

How to Open a Bank Account in Japan

Your straightforward guide to the important (and somewhat intimidating) process of setting up a bank account in Japan.

Japan's Job Availability Continues to Drop

May marks the fifth consecutive month of declining job availability in Japan due to effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

How to Get a Working Holiday Visa for Japan

A working holiday visa enables residents form certain countries to spend a whole year living, working and traveling in Japan. So what are you waiting for? Learn how to get that application started now!

Questions to Ask Before Moving to Japan

Japan is a dream destination for many. But before immigrating, be sure to ask yourself these important questions.

Subscription Living for Your Inner Nomad

Customers can let their wanderlust loose and stay at more than 50 facilities in Japan and overseas for a set fee each month.

5 Tips to Work from Home (& Keep Your Sanity)

As many workers around the world transition into situations where they work from home, there is an opportunity for lots of chaos, frustration and tension. However, we have five tips that just might help you stay sane during your work from home routine.

Work-Life Balance Improves with Tiny Business

An increasing number of Japanese people are starting tiny businesses with small funds, and find that their work-life balance is improving without having to sacrifice their livelihoods.

DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room

It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.

Government to Give Cash to Needy Students

The Japanese government will offer cash handouts of up to 200,000 yen per person to students in need due to the novel coronavirus pandemic to help them continue their studies.

A Guide to the ¥100,000 Stimulus in Japan

The government announced plans to offer a relief package of ¥100,000 to every individual in Japan, including foreign residents. Check out our brief guide on eligibility for the ¥100,000 COVID-19 fund and how to get it.

A Guide to Working Retail in Japan

Whether your passion is fashion, you're interested in adding to your resume, or you need some part-time work, if you're considering a retail job in Japan, here is the ultimate guide to get you started!

Toyota to Allow Permanent Work From Home

Toyota Motor will allow eligible employees to permanently work from home. Until now workers needed special permission to work remotely, but the automaker decided on the new measure due to increased productivity.

Driven Aloft: From Surgeon to Astronaut

Learn about Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese female astronaut to join a space shuttle mission.

Want to Write for All About Japan?

Do you love Japan? So do we! If you have something interesting to say about your experiences living, working, and traveling in Japan, we're always on the hunt for creative individuals.

From France to Tokyo: Working in Japan

Frenchwoman Samantha Lassaux is a sales manager for Meiji Shrine’s event hall, known as the 'Meiji Kinenkan.' Lassaux talks about her work at the historic venue, which was built in the Meiji Period and originally served as a state guesthouse.

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