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 ]

No Comments

Have You Made Your Summer Plans?

By Admin

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 ]

No Comments

Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Japan

Jun 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 ]

No Comments
Tags:

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 ]

No Comments

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 ]

No Comments

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 ]

No Comments

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 ]

No Comments
Tags:

Rental Cars in Tokyo and Yokohama

Apr 13, 2020 By Admin

A car is an excellent way of taking full advantage of your life in Japan and seeing everything the country has to offer. [spacer height="5px"] [spacer height="5px"] www.leasejapan.com

No Comments

Preventing Washing Machine Drain Odors

Jan 31, 2020 By Admin

Washing machines are great, but they do require a bit of work to keep them clean and odor-free. Preventing odors from the drain trap under the Washing machine is simple enough, and makes your home so much better! If you use a front load washer, sometimes bad odors come from the...[ Click to read more ]

No Comments
Tags:

Personal Information, Encryption, and the Relocation Process

Jan 22, 2020 By Admin

To start, a reminder that Japan Info Swap is a part of The H&R Group, which provides a wide range of real estate, relocation, staffing, and life-enrichment service in Japan. This blog was created to help communicate the information, knowledge, and expert advice of the H&R Group family of companies to their clients....[ Click to read more ]

No Comments
Tags: