Category Archives: living abroad

Resource: くすりのしおり (Drug Information Sheet)

Winter is the time for colds and flus, and nobody is immune. Many foreigners dread getting sick overseas, especially when they aren’t sure how the Japanese health system works or just what kind of medicine they’re being prescribed. During my … Continue reading

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How to Change to a Cultural Activities Visa (in Tokyo)

This guide was written from my own experience changing from a student visa to a cultural activities visa in Tokyo after switching research fellowships in 2015. The Shinagawa office, which is the main immigration office for the Tokyo area, recently changed … Continue reading

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Program: Kyoto Study Program – Anime to Zen

https://studyinkyoto.jp/ The program offers participants an excellent introduction to Japanese society and culture. The curriculum is well balanced, and participants will investigate diverse aspects of Japanese society and culture while staying in Kyoto, a cultural centre rich in history. All classes will … Continue reading

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Resource: Yamasa Japanese Language School

Doing my New Year’s cleaning, I discovered this link buried in my ‘look into later’ pile, and remembered that it had once been my intention to make a more comprehensive list of language schools for Japanese study in Japan that … 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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Program: Hokkaido International Foundation Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program

The Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) offers the 31st Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program in Summer 2016. It is an eight-week summer intensive program targeted for those who have studied at least the first half of the elementary level of … Continue reading

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Resource: ee-Tokyo.com

A professor recently introduced me to the website http://ee-tokyo.com/, which is just loaded with all sorts of information about Tokyo history. This could be a great resource for anyone studying Edo-Tokyo history, but also for those visiting (or living in) … Continue reading

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