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How to find a pet friendly apartment in Japan

How do I find a pets allowed/pets negotiable apartment? Use the convenient “Pets Negotiable” search tool on our site to show only apartment listings that have been marked as Pets Negotiable by the agent in charge! Pet friendly/pet negotiable apartments... More

Buying Southeast Asian Foods and Ingredients in Tokyo — Asia Yaosho in Kabukicho

Tucked away in the heart of Kabukicho is Asia Yaosho, a quaint market carrying Southeast Asian food products. A quick Google search leads to a website supporting online orders. It lists its main location as Kinshicho, but I came to... More

Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Plans to Stop Cash Transactions at 70% of its Branch Counters by 2022

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) plans to stop handling cash transactions over the counter at 300 of its branches in Japan by 2022. This would represent about 70% of its total nationwide branches. The Nikkei reports that SMBC plans to... More

Japan to allow some business travelers to enter the country for 72-hours, no quarantine required

The Japanese government is considering letting business travelers enter the country for stays of less than 72-hours without being subject to a 14-day quarantine period, starting in November. Business travelers will still have to have a certificate showing a negative... More

JR East to Move Up Last Train Departure Times for Hachioji, Chiba, Other Lines in Spring 2021

JR East announced on October 21st that it would be moving up last train departure times for many lines in the Tokyo metro area starting next spring. The company plans to bring forward last train departure times on 17 lines... More

How Much I Spent Last Week Living in Tokyo

Working from home has been a double-edged sword: no commute is a plus, but less time for social interaction is a minus; ability to eat junk food away from the judgmental eyes of coworkers is a plus, but the toll... More

5 Great Coffee Shops in Tokyo: Exploring Tokyo Neighborhoods

Coffee shops are abundant in Tokyo. From uber-trendy and posh third-wave coffee hangouts to old-school mom-and-pop neighborhood spots, you’ve got an almost endless amount of shops to choose from! Today we’re going to take a brief look at five unique... More