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20 Minute Direct Commute to Shinagawa Station: List of all 44 Stations and Apartment Listings

There are two important factors that will likely decide where you’ll live in Tokyo: your commute and your budget. With that information, you will be able to browse areas, neighborhoods, and stations much more easily and to get a pretty... More

Foreigners With Japan Residency Visas to be Exempted From 2 Week Quarantine and Other Planned Rule Changes

Japan plans to further ease immigration restrictions by exempting Japanese nationals returning from overseas business trips and foreigners with residency visas from the current two-week quarantine requirement. This is according to a report by the Nikkei newspaper. People exempted from... More

20 Minute Direct Commute to Shinjuku Station: List of all 108 Stations and Apartment Listings

There are two important factors that will likely decide where you’ll live in Tokyo: your commute and your budget. With that information, you will be able to browse areas, neighborhoods, and stations much more easily and to get a pretty... More

Liquor tax changes to kick in on Oct 1st: Here’s how it will affect beer prices

A heads up to aficionados of beer and beer-like beverages! On October 1st, the first stage in the reform of liquor tax laws will go into effect in Japan, which will mean a tax cut for beer and higher taxes... More

Japan National Census 2020 — Yes, foreign residents are required to respond!

Every five years, Japan conducts a nationwide census called the kokusei chosa (国勢調査), which every resident of Japan, including foreigners, is required to participate in. This year, 2020, is a kokusei chosa year, and the deadline for submitting responses is... More

5 Shrines For Finding Love: Exploring Tokyo Neighborhoods

Shrines and temples of Japan are a fantastic way to explore the rich cultural history of the country. In fact, there are even popular pilgrimage paths which cover hundreds of kilometers of roads between shrines. Today we’re going to introduce... More

Japan to Reopen Borders to Foreigners on Oct 1, Tourists not Included

JiJi Press reports that the Japanese government will allow the partial resumption of new immigration from all countries starting on October 1st, but will continue to ban the entry of tourists. People holding mid- to long-term residency visa statuses (of... More