Apr 3, 2020life
Disaster Preparedness in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that Japan is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters.

Mar 16, 2020life
'Motsu-nabe', a classic winter dish for engineers
Have you ever tried motsu-nabe (lit. ’organ pot’)? It’s a bit of a Japanese favourite. I think it’s surprisingly little-known outside Japan, so I’m going to introduce it today. Motsu-nabe...
Feb 28, 2020life
Have fun with your own 3D character in VRoid!

When I was a child, we’d often play by drawing our own characters on paper. None of the heroes and villains we drew were really any good, since we were all children, but I had quite a lot of fun like that back in the day.
Have you had any experiences like this?

Feb 7, 2020life
Living and Expenses in Tokyo

In Japan, the Kanto region attracts the vast majority of people on account of the plentiful jobs and the convenience of living in one of the world’s most dynamic and modern cities. However, despite Tokyo’s huge size, newcomers may need to think small when choosing where to live.

Jan 10, 2020life
The Japanese Postal System

In this article we are going to look at Japan’s postal system and introduce some key post office vocabulary. There are around 24,000 post offices in Japan, which are operated by the Japan Post company (called 日本郵便 or Nippon Yūbin in Japanese).

Dec 27, 2019life
Healthcare in Japan
Medical care in Japan is generally very reliable, efficient, and affordable. In this article we will look at the key points you need to know to access appropriate healthcare in...
Dec 12, 2019life
Using Sumally Pocket to free yourself from possessions

Do you ever worry about having too many things you don’t need in your house? For example, clothes.

Nov 29, 2019life
The Ultimate Guide to Meeting People in Japan

So, you’ve moved to a new country. You’ve found a job, an apartment, and a language teacher. You are on track… But is that all there is? What about having fun? What about dealing with stress of adjusting to all this huge life changes?

Nov 15, 2019life
The Cost of Living in Japan

Nobody’s ever asked me if it’s expensive to live in Japan, or to visit, but only because they’re too sure to ask any questions. Instead, people tell me that being in Japan at all is much too expensive, more than most of the world by far, and that it’s one of the things ruling out living here or visiting.