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4 Best Spots for Cheap Souvenirs in Tokyo

Don't let Tokyo prices deter you from coming home with souvenirs—you just need to know where to look!

How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine

Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!

How to Use Lawson Free Wi-Fi

How do you make a convenience store even more convenient? By providing free Wi-Fi to your patrons, that's how!

How to Play 'Jan-Ken-Pon'

In Japan, paper-rock-scissors is known as 'jan-ken-pon.' Children here use it to decide virtually everything—and this means that if you're a schoolteacher, 'janken' is one of the very first skills you need to pick up!

The Secrets of the Lawson Copy Machine

More than making copies, these machines can also fax, scan, and print PDFs or photos from a memory device or the internet. And you don't need Japanese to make them work!

Tokyo Dirt-Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour

You're in Tokyo and you want to buy clothes, but you've already spent all your money on tech gadgets, anime figurines and weird items? Then this article is for you!

How to Enter Hot Springs Like a Pro

Fool other onsen goers into thinking you have mastered the art of bathing in Japanese hot springs by following these helpful tips.

How to Properly Wear 'Geta'

Do you know the real Japanese technique for wearing traditional footwear?

A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice

Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!

6 Ways to Be an ALT

Teaching in Japan is a big decision, and there are a lot of options available. If you decide ALT is the way you want to go, we're here to help you figure out the path that's best for you.

How to Do Same-Day Sumo

With its popularity resurgent, sumo tickets are getting harder to come by. But did you know there's always a set of tickets set aside for same-day purchase? Here's how to get them!

5 Steps to Working at Lawson

Believe it or not, Lawson convenience stores actually employ a lot of staff from overseas, including people from Asia, South America and Europe. So: if you need work, how exactly do you get a job at Lawson?

7 Steps to Bringing Your Pets to Japan

Having pets is great, but traveling overseas with them can be a pretty tricky process. Here are some helpful things to know before bringing your pets into Japan.

How to Do Tokyo Disney Like a Pro!

Want to make the most of your time at Tokyo Disneyland? Follow these six tips and you'll be navigating the park like nobody's business!

How & When to Apologize in Japan

Apology is a kind of social currency in Japan. But using it well isn't just about knowing what words to use—you also need to know when and how to use them!

Teaching at a Japanese University

For many, getting a job at a Japanese university is like hitting the teaching jackpot. What makes it so difficult, and why is it so highly sought after?

How to Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Okonomiyaki

Don't let dietary concerns keep you from the goodness of Japan's signature savory pancake!

How to Choose Your Apartment in Japan

There's nothing more satisfying than finally settling down in your new pad. Here are some useful tips that can help you when choosing your new apartment in Japan.

Where to Buy Cheap Stuff around Tokyo

Because shopping in Tokyo isn't only for the spendthrift, but also for the budget-conscious buyer, we give you a lowdown on where to get good stuff and great deals in and around Japan's capital city.

How to Mind Your Business English

Looking for a way to get out of the classroom and into the boardroom as an English teacher? This guide will give you the basics to know if it's right for you.

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