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7 Ways to beat the Summer Heat in Japan

Japanese Summers are notoriously hot and humid. It’s the same story every year: After the coldness of Winter, we all look forward to that...

Big in Japan – Chris O’Neill

We’re sitting here with none other than Chris O’Neill, the one and so far only professional foreign Ninja in Japan. As some of you...

Renewing a Working Visa in Japan

Today is one of those days... The day most expats in Japan dread almost as much as going to the Doctor or Dentist. At...

Should Tattoos Continue to be Banned From Onsen in Japan?

Spring and early Summer means relaxation, travel, and for many people, it also means a visit to an Onsen (温泉; natural hot springs).  As a volcanically active country,...

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...

The Decision-Making Powers of Janken

Picture this scene... You're at an Izakaya with your mates, all having a great time. It's towards the end of the evening when everyone...

Experiencing The Real Escape Game in Tokyo

"I escaped from a viciously clever puzzle room, and helped to solve a paranormal mystery" was probably not the answer my co-worker was expecting...

Where were you on 3/11/2011? Part III: Achim

A lot can happen in 5 years. It's actually quite amazing how fast time flies in Japan. It's already been 5 years since the...

Job Hunting Season in Japan – Shuukatsu

It's almost that time of year again when you'll see many recent graduates in their best black suits, roaming the streets to attend interviews...

More Gadgety Goodness from CP+ 2016 (Day 2)

It must've been around 2:30am when I finally closed the cover on my notebook for the night, after editing photos, and writing and editing...