Created for expats living in Japan

Guide to Living in Japan

Living information for foreigners in Japan

We provide all types of valuable information to assist foreign residents in Japan, from daily-living to leisure and shopping. We hope this information will make your life in Japan easier and more comfortable.

Children

International Schools in Japan

International Schools in Japan

List of International schools, Kindergartens, Pre-schools in Japan Introducing schools, kindergarten schools,…

Primary - Elementary School System in Japan

Primary - Elementary School System in Japan

You may be wondering what children in Japan are learning in elementary school and how they spend their day along with what unique subjects are ta…

Japanese Education System - Public, Private and International schools

Japanese Education System - Public, Private and International schools

You may wonder how does the school system in Japan work? When and at what age does school start? When does it end? For those in Japan, you may be…

Language

Japanese Voice Translator / Interpreter Apps

Japanese Voice Translator / Interpreter Apps

Recently, a variety of translation and interpretation apps have been developed. There are various types of r…

List of Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo

List of Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo

Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo This is a list of Japanese language schools in Tokyo. This list will assis…

How Hard Is It to Learn Japanese? A Look at Why It's So Complex

How Hard Is It to Learn Japanese? A Look at Why It's So Complex

The Japanese language is considered one of the most difficult to learn by many English speakers. With three separate writing systems, an opposite…

food

Sugar-Free Diet in Japan: Understanding Food Labels

Sugar-Free Diet in Japan: Understanding Food Labels

Committing to a sugar-free or low-sugar diet can lead to a number of health benefits in your life including weight loss, improved energy and ment…

Gluten-Free in Japan: What to Know When Eating Out

Gluten-Free in Japan: What to Know When Eating Out

Maintaining a gluten-free diet is a useful and, in some cases, essential part of many people’s lifestyles. However, in Japan, gluten-free diets a…

Sports

English-Speaking Gyms in Tokyo

English-Speaking Gyms in Tokyo

If you are wondering if there are any nearby English-Speaking gyms or fitness clubs, this is a perfect artic…

Karate Dojos in Japan

Karate Dojos in Japan

Karate, which began in Okinawa, is perhaps the most well-known of all the martial arts. It is a striking mar…

Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Japan

Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Japan

If karate is the most well-known of Japan's empty-handed martial arts, judo comes in second. Whereas karate…

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