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Electricity and gas in Japan: How to sign up online, with full English support

One of the first things you’ll need to do after moving into a new apartment is to make sure that the utilities are ready to go.  If you’ve been living in Japan for a while, of course, you’ve already gone... More

5 Tips for finding an apartment in Japan that could save you 10% to 20% on rent

Apartment rents in Tokyo and other large cities in Japan are relatively inexpensive compared to most other cities in the world. Even so, no one wants to pay more than they have to for housing. In other articles, we’ve introduced... More

Classification of countries for entry into Japan for COVID testing and home quarantine

Japan announced on May 26th that it will resume accepting foreign tourists from 98 countries and regions on package tours, including the United States and China, starting June 10th. The government also subsequently announced the three color classification chart for... More

Japan to allow foreign tourists in on package tours from 98 foreign countries, from June 10

The Japanese government announced on the evening of May 26th that it will resume accepting foreign tourists from 98 countries and regions on package tours, including the United States and China, starting June 10th. This was as reported by the... More

Tokyo Cost of Living: How much did food, housing and energy prices go up in April 2022?

Core consumer prices in Tokyo, which are considered a leading indicator of Japanese price trends, rose 1.9% in April year-on-year, marking the fastest annual pace in seven years. This was as announced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on May... More

Japan to consider allowing entry of foreign tourists as early as June: Nikkei

The Japanese government is considering allowing foreign tourists to enter the country starting as early as June. This is as reported by the Nikkei newspaper. The government plans to assess the infection status of the coronavirus for a two week... More

What will change in Japan starting April 1st: Revised Laws and Price Changes

April 1st is the start of the fiscal year in Japan for government agencies, schools, and many private companies. Below is a summary of some of the main legal and price changes that will go into effect starting April 1st.... More