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Comprehensive Guides to Living in Japan

We provide comprehensive English guides to living in Japan. From day-to-day life to business, leisure, and more. We hope these resources will help support your life in Japan.

 

Useful Information for foreign residents and families

Living in Japan

Information on Japanese culture, government, international schools, transportation, and other aspects of Japanese life.

How to Renew Your Japanese Driving License

How to Renew Your Japanese Driving License

Holding a driver’s license is a regular part o…

The Japanese Lucky Cat: Unlocking the Secret to Good Fortune

The Japanese Lucky Cat: Unlocking the Secret to Good Fortune

The maneki neko statue, also known as the luck…

Daily Life

Basic information about daily life in Japan, such as food, shopping, pets, and money.

Japanese Sake - How to Brew and its History

Japanese Sake - How to Brew and its History

This article is contributed by Konishi Sake Br…

Where to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate in Tokyo

Where to buy Valentine’s Day chocolate in Tokyo

Valentine's Day in Japan Valentine’s Day (Febr…

4 Caffeine-Free Alternatives to Coffee in Japan

4 Caffeine-Free Alternatives to Coffee in Japan

This article is contributed by 供TOMO. Coffee i…

Business

Information on business-related articles including practical business tips at work for foreign residents in Japan.

How to Get a Part-Time Job for Foreigners and Students in Japan

How to Get a Part-Time Job for Foreigners and Students in Japan

This article is contributed by Nihon Arubaito.…

What Kinds of Part-Time Jobs can Students Get in Japan?

What Kinds of Part-Time Jobs can Students Get in Japan?

This article is contributed by Nihon Arubaito.…

Hello Work in Japan: A Handy Employment Service Center

Hello Work in Japan: A Handy Employment Service Center

Job hunting in Japan can be a difficult and ov…

Leisure

Sports, outings in Japan and travel information for foreign residents in Japan.

Onsen Etiquette in Japan

Onsen Etiquette in Japan

Nothing beats the soothing effects and cultural experience of visiting a Japanese hot spring (Onsen). A tri…

Health and Safety

Beauty, Medical, Health, Hospitals, Emergency Information for foreign residents in Japan.

Japanese Beauty Gadgets - 16 Popular Electric Beauty Appliances

Japanese Beauty Gadgets - 16 Popular Electric Beauty Appliances

Japan is home to a wide variety of gadgets, bu…

Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

What to Know Before Bringing Medication to Jap…

Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

As Japan lies on the circum-Pacific volcanic b…

What's On & Upcoming Events in Japan

Listings of events including fun activities, exhibitions, festivals, etc.

Banksy Artworks from Masatoshi Kumagai Collection

Banksy Artworks from Masatoshi Kumagai Collection

Apr 13, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Only at GMO Digital Museum can visitors enjoy three of Banksy's most famous works at the same time. …

ANDY WARHOL KYOTO

ANDY WARHOL KYOTO

Sep 17, 2022 - Feb 12, 2023

Andy Warhol drew inspiration from images of popular culture and consumerism and was a leading figure…

Special Exhibition “POISON”

Special Exhibition “POISON”

Nov 1, 2022 - Feb 19, 2023

In this exhibition, specialists in the fields of zoology, botany, geology, anthropology, science and…