Cleaning Tricks for the Home

Aug 26, 2020 By Admin

The longer you stay at home, the more time you spend cleaning the house. Here are some easy tricks to help you accomplish that efficiently! Mosquito Net / Door Screens Wipe with a wet melamine form sponge, gently. It will get rid of the dirt, especially along the edges. Finish...[ Click to read more ]

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How Can You Benefit From the Go To Travel Campaign?

Jul 30, 2020 By Admin

The "Go-To" Campaign allows you to receive reimbursements for travel. But where should you go and what should you do? The country's Go To Campaign went into effect on 22 July, allowing domestic travelers to receive discounts and vouchers to help reinvigorate the travel industry as well as the many...[ Click to read more ]

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Japan

Jul 21, 2020 By Admin

While there is no reason to panic, there is cause to be concerned about the spread of the Covid-19 / Coronavirus in Japan. The general recommendations are that everyone takes the following precautions: Avoid close contact with sick people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash with soap and...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Clean Your Air Conditioner

Jul 20, 2020 By Mita

We would like to share with you how to clean an air conditioner (AC) filter in Japan.  There are several types of air conditioners used in Japan, but we will focus on the two most common types; the air conditioning unit, and the central air conditioner. Cleaning Unit Air Conditioner Filters...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima’s Onomichi and Tomonoura: Cruise the Inland Sea

Jun 29, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Most residents of Hiroshima have at least heard of Onomichi, if not had the opportunity to visit. Onomichi is a small shipbuilding town nestled on the edge of the Seto Inland Sea, aka Seto Naikai, to the East of Hiroshima. Among Japanese people of a certain vintage, it is probably...[ Click to read more ]

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Have You Made Your Summer Plans?

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Why not immerse yourself in Japan’s nature and culture with a getaway this summer? You’ll find elements of Edo period Japan with a simple stroll in any city - from Nijo Castle in Kyoto to Gokokuji Temple in Tokyo - but few destinations carry such a historical atmosphere as the...[ Click to read more ]

Re-energize in Japan’s countryside with Oku Japan

May 27, 2020 By Admin

As the weather warms up and travel restrictions ease, people around the country are itching to travel again. However, many of us will want to avoid overcrowded areas and many of the most accessible and popular destinations in Japan usually experience a high volume of visitors. To get away from...[ Click to read more ]

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Test Your Air Conditioner Before Summer Comes

May 25, 2020 By Admin

We recommend you test run your air conditioner at this time of the year. Manufacturers get busy with inquiries and repair requests when summer comes, and it could take a long time before your air conditioner is fixed if there is a problem. Here is how you can test your...[ Click to read more ]

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Second Harvest Japan: Food for all People

May 19, 2020 By Admin

In Japan there are up to 8 million tons of food loss in Japan every year, while one in six lives below the poverty line. As the only registered food bank in Japan, since 2002 Second Harvest Japan has been turning 'mottanai' (waste) into 'arigatou' (thanks) by redistributing food waste...[ Click to read more ]

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License Expiring? – Get a 3-month Extension

Apr 30, 2020 By Gloria Nakane

Due to the corona virus and the Emergency Declaration in Japan, the authorities will extend the expiration date of any driver's license expiring between now and July 31,2020. But this is not automatic; you need to apply for this 3-month extension. Don't know when your license expires? Check the date...[ Click to read more ]

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