Category Archives: living abroad

Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Resources / Fun Links: Flying

I am no wizard at finding special deals on flights. Just a regular guy. There are dozens of articles and blog posts online purporting to offer tips on “The Cheapest Days to Fly and Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets” … Continue reading

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Funding: 2016 Abe Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications – Deadline: Sept. 1, 5PM (EST) OVERVIEW The Abe Fellowship Program and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. … Continue reading

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Funding: JSPS Fellowship

The JSPS Washington Office is pleased to announce the second open application period for the FY2016 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) for Researchers in the U.S. Please see below. This fellowship enables young post-doc researchers or PhD students in the … Continue reading

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Workshop: Traditional Theater Training 2016, Kyoto

Spring has sprung! The Kyoto Art Center has at last begun accepting applications for the 32nd annual Traditional Theater Training (T.T.T.), 2016. You can find more information and downloadable application forms at the following links: http://www.kac.or.jp/eng/news/18211/(English) http://www.kac.or.jp/18211/(Japanese) T.T.T. is a three-week … Continue reading

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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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