Category Archives: housing

Resource: Okinawa Hai!

Okinawa Hai! is one of a series of websites aimed, primarily, at helping US military families settle in, find their way around, and otherwise make the most of life in Okinawa, Germany, Korea, or Turkey, with the tagline “Helping you … Continue reading

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Resource: Real Estate Japan Blog

For those who are studying social science topics dealing with urban planning and demographics, Real Estate Japan started a blog in April 2015 that may be of use to you. While the English-language site generally focuses on buying and renting … Continue reading

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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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