Taking a Nap in Tokyo’s Nap Cafes

Did you know that taking a nap during the day is good for you? Apparently (according to researchers), a quick Power Nap can do...

Care Show Japan 2023 (Overview)

Japan's healthcare is well acknowledged as one of the best in the world. The country continually ranks at the top when it...
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What to do in an Earthquake in Japan

First you feel a little, almost imperceptible, movement. Just as you start to dismiss it as a figment of your imagination, it very quickly...
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Big in Japan – Stephen Carter

Many people come to Japan with the expectation of staying only for a short time, and many do go back home or move to...

The Great Escape or Living Free?

Many people are left with mixed feelings about living life as an expat. Often times we go through different phases throughout...

Highway Oasis: Destination Rest Stops

Recreation in Japan is serious business. Consider the people waiting in line for hours just for the chance to shake hands with a man...
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Big in Japan – Robb Shannon (Nagoya)

Nagoya is already well known for its truly unique cuisine. You either love it or hate it, and there aren't too many people who...
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Big in Japan: Tony Torres

If there are still modern renaissance men (in Japan), Tony would be their leader. Take one part Puerto Rican, one part mad cyclist/foodie, pepper...

Life support for expats and short-stay professionals in Japan

Coming to Japan, whether for business, or moving, is not an easy undertaking at the best of times. Add to that...
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Japan Implements the “My Number” System

My Number, Your Number, or the Government's Number?  Is it a mandatory number?  While many people wonder, if it will be used to encumber; there's...

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