Category Archives: housing

Living in Japan Part 5: Furnishing Your Japanese Apartment

In the previous two articles about living in Japan, I detailed the process of finding and selecting apartments in Japan. But one of the most expensive parts of moving into a new apartment is getting all the new furniture and … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 3: Apartment Hunting Basics

While my last two posts on living in Japan covered a lot of different areas for before you leave and immediately after you arrive, today, I will be talking specifically about hunting for apartments. For someone unacquainted with Japanese real … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 1: Preparations Before You Arrive

As some of you following us on Facebook and Twitter probably know, I recently relocated to Japan for research, with the intention of sticking around for at least a year or two. Despite being several years into my doctoral work, … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Toriumi Haimu

In our final article on housing, guest David C. writes about his experiences at Toriumi Haimu, one of the popular options for apartment rental through the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. If you have any questions, feel free to leave … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Star Heights

Another guest writer, Alissa Murray was one of many students who chose IUC-sponsored housing during her stay in Yokohama at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. We should have one more housing post on the way, followed by one on … Continue reading

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