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!
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.
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 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 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!
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 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!
A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice
Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!
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.
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 Properly Wear 'Geta'
Do you know the real Japanese technique for wearing traditional footwear?
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?
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!
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 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 to Make Vegan, Gluten-Free Okonomiyaki
Don't let dietary concerns keep you from the goodness of Japan's signature savory pancake!
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 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 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.