Tag Archives: living in Japan

Resources on Sexual Assault in Japan

It is an unfortunate reality that sexual crimes occur all over the world, no matter where you live or who you are. In Japan, where sexual crimes are seldom discussed openly, crime is perceived as far lower than other countries, and … 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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Fun Link Friday: Useful Japanese stationery

If you’re anything like me, you wander Japanese stationery stores like a treasure room. As the Japanese semester comes to an end and I frantically finish my work, I’m wondering how I could have been more efficient or snazzy in … 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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