Dec 27, 2019life
Healthcare in Japan
Medical care in Japan is gener...
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.

Nov 1, 2019life
Tips on Sorting Your Trash in Japan

Although rules for trash and garbage disposal can vary across Japan depending on the prefecture or locality, generally speaking, domestic trash is separated into burnable and non-burnable waste.

Oct 18, 2019life
Another's Treasure: Second-Hand Goods in Japan
When I was growing up (and I s...
Oct 4, 2019life
How to Get a Driver’s License in Japan

In the following article we will give a brief introduction to the driver’s license and permit options available to long-term foreign residents in Japan.

Sep 20, 2019life
FinTech, and the payment services that might solve Japan’s cash-only problem

Do you prefer to pay with cash? Or do you prefer go cashless?
I’m in the latter camp.
Which is to say, I don’t feel that there’s much merit in using cash.

Sep 6, 2019life
The Hundred Yen Store: Everything You Need (And Some Things You Don't)

Sometimes (as is a bit of a theme with some of my articles), you're on a budget because – for example – you just moved to another country and you're only starting to settle in.