Japan’s COVID-19 Tracking App – What You Need to Know

Jun 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

As a response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan's government has released a tracking application that will notify its users if they have been in close proximity to an individual who has shown symptoms of the virus. With Japan significantly reducing its lockdown measures over recent weeks, there are genuine...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Exercise in Nagoya While Social Distancing

Apr 30, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you are working from home, self-isolating, or social distancing, it is vital to keep your fitness and energy levels high. The WHO states that exercise is important for battling a wide range of health issues, and perhaps most relevant in these times of isolation, is the improvement of mental...[ Click to read more ]

Make Your Mask Jazzy and Japanese!

By Mark Guthrie

While the rush on toilet roll seems to have abated, there is one thing, in these corona-stricken times, that you can't get your hands on for love nor money, and that's masks. Although the WHO has advised that the wearing of masks will do little to protect the wearer from catching...[ Click to read more ]

Finding Healthcare in Kobe

Apr 22, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Expats living in Kobe can access good quality healthcare through employee health insurance and the national insurance scheme. With the current coronavirus pandemic affecting many areas of the world, including Japan, it's never been more essential to find out what local facilities are available. Here is an overview of what...[ Click to read more ]

How Has the Coronovirus Affected Kobe?

Apr 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

The coronavirus pandemic has had a worldwide effect like nothing since World War II with countries across the globe coming close to complete shutdown to try and stem the flow of the virus. Despite its relative proximity to the epicenter of the virus in China, Japan hasn't experienced the same...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Cycling in Tokyo

Mar 27, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

When living in and around a sprawling metropolis such as Tokyo, getting from A to B can mean that you spend half of your day on trains, underground or on busses. Since the advent of smartphones, most of this time is gazing into a screen, meaning that you often miss...[ Click to read more ]

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Things to do While Practicing Social-Distancing

Mar 25, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Thanks to the recent COVID-19 pandemic affecting much of the globe, pretty much every public health office recommends people minimize their exposure to the virus as much as possible; mainly by not gathering in public and keeping social calls to groups of 10 or fewer people. That is incredibly hard...[ Click to read more ]

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What are the Different Doctor Offices in Japan all About?

Feb 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

If you live in Japan long enough, sooner or later, you will need to see a medical professional for either an ailment, dental cleaning, eye exam, or a checkup. Japan has one of the best healthcare systems in the world in terms of accessibility and affordability. Most hospitals and clinics...[ Click to read more ]

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Therapeutic Spa at Gamagori’s Thalgo Laguna

Feb 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Whether natural spring onsen or communal bathing sentos, Japan's penchant for soaking in the tub with friends and family is legendary, however, for those of us who have not necessarily grown up within that environment, we may feel reluctant to partake in these particularly Japanese pleasures. One hindrance could be...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

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