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JR Kanto Area Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass

Nov 17, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

   One of the great things about living in Japan is its frankly amazing public transport system. It is easy...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Monkey Park, Inuyama

Nov 17, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

There are many great draws to the historic city of Inuyama in northern Aichi Prefecture, but none are perhaps so...[ Click to read more ]

How to Experience Kobe Without a Yen in Your Pocket

Nov 17, 2015 By Justin Hanus

The cosmopolitan port city of Kobe is one of Japan's biggest and busiest. Tucked into a nook between the Rokko...[ Click to read more ]

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Disconnect Your Car Battery Before Long Trips

Nov 08, 2015 By Ray Proper

The expat lifestyle in Japan often means long durations of time spent abroad, and away from your vehicle. Before you...[ Click to read more ]

English Banking Options in Japan

Nov 03, 2015 By Ray Proper

The problem with Japanese banks is that English support in-branch is virtually non-existent. While ATMs may have limited English menus...[ Click to read more ]

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Kansai Culture Day 2015

Oct 27, 2015 By

On "Bunka no Hi," or "Culture Day," in Kansai hundreds of museums and art galleries throughout the Kansai region offer...[ Click to read more ]

Second Family Nagoya

Oct 22, 2015 By

. Second Family English is a helping-hand for Japanese and international families living in and around Nagoya. We offer a...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Meshi Expo

Oct 20, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

In Japan, the cuisine of a local region is something of which to be particularly - sometimes fiercely - proud,...[ Click to read more ]

Sightseeing in Kobe

Oct 16, 2015 By

If you find yourself in the Kansai region, the lovely port city of Kobe offers interesting history, colorful culture, architectural...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan’s Best Onsen Towns

Oct 14, 2015 By Mark Guthrie

As temperatures around the country fall, now is the perfect time to indulge in the Japanese pastime of onsen. Best described as...[ Click to read more ]