Category Archives: living abroad

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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Funding: The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC)

The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) Scholarship Opportunity —advanced Japanese language training for graduate students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, and law The IUC is pleased to announce generous sponsorship … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amusement Parks in Japan

Haunted houses are definitely my favorite part of amusement parks, and I recently had the terrifying pleasure of experiencing a haunted house in Japan for the first time on a visit to Tokyo Dome City. Although it mostly made me … Continue reading

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Funding: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Application Open

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship competition for the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical foreign languages. The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, … 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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