Category: Life in Japan

Japan’s 29th Place IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking, Explained
Business, Life in Japan October 12th, 2022

Japan’s 29th Place IMD Digital Competitiveness Ranking, Explained

Japan came in 29th place in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking for 2022. Here's what went into their score.
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Contributing Editor & Writer
Plastic-Free Tea Bags: Are You Drinking Plastics in Your Japanese Tea?
Life in Japan October 6th, 2022

Plastic-Free Tea Bags: Are You Drinking Plastics in Your Japanese Tea?

Learn how to avoid Japan's plastic tea bags. (You should—they have billions of plastic particles in them.)
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Tomoko Matsuoka
Tomoko Matsuoka Contributing Editor & Writer
Furusato Nozei: How to Use the One-Stop Exception System for Company Employees
Life in Japan September 21st, 2022

Furusato Nozei: How to Use the One-Stop Exception System for Company Employees

Find out how to benefit and what to do.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Forgot to Pay Electricity Bill? Here’s How to Pay Bills Online in Japan
Life in Japan September 8th, 2022

Forgot to Pay Electricity Bill? Here’s How to Pay Bills Online in Japan

In Japan, paying utility bills can be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]
Life in Japan, Out and About August 17th, 2022

8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]

Bookmark this page so you’ll know where to turn in worst-case scenarios in Tokyo. Or share with a friend who needs help.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]
Life in Japan July 27th, 2022

How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]

Start right. We guide you through your first visit to city office.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]
Life in Japan July 20th, 2022

Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]

Your first banking experience in Japan doesn't have to be a bad one.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents
Life in Japan July 13th, 2022

Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents

Should you join one? What will happen if you don’t? We cover what to know as a renter or property owner in Japan.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]
Life in Japan July 6th, 2022

Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]

Here’s the big picture and then 2 step-by-step guides to reclaiming your money after leaving Japan.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan
Life in Japan July 1st, 2022

How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan

A detailed guide so you can stop wondering.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist