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Craft Beer in Tokyo and Yokohama

Japanese beer is usually thought of as just the ‘big three’: Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo. While these are great when ice cold on a scorching day, they aren’t exactly the most interesting of brews. However, right now there is something of a craft beer revolution going on. While it is impossible to highlight all here, below […]

Craft Beer in Tokyo and Yokohama



The Best Burgers in Tokyo

This list is not intended to be exhaustive; the sheer size and amount of places opening, closing and existing in Greater Tokyo demands an army of greasy, cheesy, burger-loving writers to file addendums on a weekly basis to keep the list accurate. Since I am only one of this type, alone in the Metropolis for […]

The Best Burgers in Tokyo



Best Places for Cheesecake in Kobe

Kobe is most famous for its beef, but it’s also famous for its desserts. The top dessert of all is cheesecake. Kobe cheesecake is unlike anything you’ve tried before; plus, every restaurant, café, and bakery has its own recipe. A few places stand out as being the very best. Kannonya Although it is called […]

Best Places for Cheesecake in Kobe



Minpaku: Subletting in Japan

Minpaku is a private accommodation or lodging available for rent – not a hotel, Airbnb, etc.   Staying in a minpaku is often cheaper when compared to hotels, and offer more options for guests. Also, the owner of the apartments/houses can earn some money from them. In regards to this article, the thing we want to communicate […]

Minpaku: Subletting in Japan



Tackling Tokyo on Two Wheels

As sure as you’ll find vending machines, convenience stores, and a small shrine in the average Japanese neighborhood, you’ll find people traveling around on a bicycle.  More everyday transport than pleasure, most Japanese use their bikes to run errands, ferry children to daycare, and get to and from their local train stations in the suburban […]

Tackling Tokyo on Two Wheel



Go Vegan in Tokyo

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can literally eat your way around the world and dine on almost anything humans consider edible (even the most questionable) here in Japan’s capital. One type of cuisine that has seen a recent boom is vegetarian and vegan food. Although many establishments offer meatless options

Go Vegan in Tokyo



Sending a Letter in Japan and Japanese Addresses

Though it rarely comes up with the prevalence of email now-a-days, you sometimes need to mail a letter. This is what you need to know if you want to do it in Japan. Sending a Letter in Japan and Japanese Addresses



Pollen Allergies in Japan

The proportion of people who have problems with allergies in Japan is startlingly high. People who suffer from allergies will suffer severe reactions from the pollen. The most common culprit for producing allergy symptoms in Japan is the Japanese cedar, or Sugi Tree. 

https://japaninfoswap.com/pollen_allergies_in_japan/



Learning Japanese in Tokyo

One of the biggest challenges of integrating with Japanese society is the language barrier. The obvious recourse to this is to get practicing, but working in a predominantly English-speaking environment, that’s easier said than done. As such, Japanese lessons are highly advisable for getting the full value of your time in Japan.There are various. http://japaninfoswap.com/learning-japanese-in-tokyo/



Finding Ibuprofen or Pain Relievers in Japan

Importing medicines and drugs into Japan should not be taken lightly. Some items are perfectly acceptable. But while items containing codeine are OK in Canada and Australia, if you try to bring or ship any into Japan you will rapidly find yourself in trouble. http://japaninfoswap.com/ibuprofen-pain-relievers-japan/



The Best iPhone Apps for Living in Japan

If you already have an iPhone or are thinking about one, we collected a list of the most useful programs for people living in Japan. Free apps are labeled, but please follow the links the provided links to check the current prices of the rest. http://japaninfoswap.com/15-iphone-apps-for-living-in-japan



Bicycling in Japan – Know the Laws

The time has come again for commuters to abandon the stress and discomfort of the public transport system in favor of their trusty bicycle.  Before you saddle up and join them, it is important to know the “rules of the road,” or the laws governing riding a bicycle on the streets of Japan.

http://japaninfoswap.com/bicycle-japan-know-the-laws/



Converting your Foreign License to a Japanese Drivers License

Foreign license conversion in Japan can be divided generally into two groups, depending on what country issued the foreign license.

http://japaninfoswap.com/converting-your-foreign-license-to-a-japanese-drivers-license/



Finding Western Medicines in Japan

Visitors and residents of Japan from overseas often comment that Japanese drugs are ineffective.  Whether because the dosage is wrong, or they have not been prescribed what they were hoping for; the common refrain is a plea for medicines from home.  Many people will import over the counter medicines in their bags, or have them shipped from home.  This may or may not be legal; see this previous post (Finding Ibuprofen in Japan) for a little information on importing medicines into Japan.

http://japaninfoswap.com/finding-western-medicines-in-japan/



JapanDriversLicense.com

Convert your foreign drivers license to a Japanese drivers license. Browse free tools and information! H&R Group clients recieve complete support converting their foreign drivers license to a Japanese drivers license (required by law if you are in Japan longer than 12 months and choose to drive). http://ow.ly/EQedP



Relocation services for companies or individuals in Tokyo

Relocation services for companies or individuals in Tokyo or throughout Japan. Relo Japan helps businesses relocate employees to Japan. Our team prides itself on providing the personalized support that makes any assignment to Japan a smooth and memorable experience. http://ow.ly/HZMDq



English language bookshops in Tokyo

With the advent of e-readers and smartphones, getting your hands on English language literature in Japan isnt the challenge it once was. However, whether the book you are looking for isnt available online, or you just like the feel and smell of turning pages, sometimes you just have to hold the book in your hands. http://wp.me/p2TzaP-6KS



Increasing Food Security in Japan

Increasing Food Security in Japan Through Social Innovation - http://ow.ly/Cjydp



Six Essential Apps for Living in Tokyo

Tuned in #Tokyo: Six Essential Apps for the Tokyoite - Living in Tokyo has never been easier! http://ow.ly/BmDl8 ^RP



Lease Japan offers an extensive selection of new and used cars for sale and lease.

Lease Japan offers an extensive selection of new and used cars for sale and lease, and car insurance assistance.  We also offer a wide selection of home furnishings and appliances for  rent..  With Lease Japan you can have your car, and home furnishings for exactly the amount of time you need them, and for less upfront cash than purchasing.  http://ow.ly/AXQr7 ^RP



Who is The H&R Group?

Who is The H&R Group?  Why do we say "more than #relocation?"  Because we are also your first friends in #Japan! http://ow.ly/gdqXL



First Dedicated Destination Service Provider Catering to International Assignees Opens in Yangon, Myanmar

Japan-based Relo Japan K.K. President Steve Burson teams up with Myanmar-born, Singapore-based relocation expert Christina Zar of Malikha Pte, Ltd to provide expert relocation services to overseas business professionals in Myanmar for short to extended stay. http://ow.ly/yGxS1  



Car and Furniture Sales and Leasing Throughout Japan

Lease Japan is the smart choice for leasing and sales of new and used cars, furniture, and household appliances in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and throughout Japan. We also offer comprehensive service and emergency support packages. http://ow.ly/kp4qK ^RP



Golfing in and around Tokyo

Golfing in and around Tokyo wp.me/p2TzaP-6BG



Relo Japan's Guide to Buying Gasoline in Japan

Relo Japan's Guide to Buying Gasoline in Japan wp.me/p2TzaP-FF



Top Craft Beer Pubs in Tokyo

Feeling Crafty – The Top Craft Beer Pubs in Tokyo



See Lease Japan's Furniture Catalog

See Lease Japan's Furniture Catalog; the easy and stress free way to furnish your home tastefully and quickly without heavy up-front costs. http://ow.ly/we1Qx ^RP



Pollen Allergies in Japan

Dealing with Pollen Allergies in Japan



English Speaking Doctors in Tokyo

English Speaking Doctors in Tokyo - There are more English speaking doctors in private practice, clinics and large hospitals in Japan than you might think, but health care systems vary among countries, so even though your doctor speaks English it is a good idea to visit the clinic or hospital in your area prior to having an illness. This will give you a chance to check out the medical facilities in advance, get familiar with the registration process, and meet your doctor before the flu turns you into, well, a much less pleasant and patient person. http://ow.ly/uM4qs  ^RP



Looking for an apartment in Tokyo?

Looking for an apartment in Tokyo? Japan Home Search has you covered with English service and great locations! http://ow.ly/s5gSZ



Winter Day Trip from Tokyo - A Winter Wonderland by Rail

The Akita Nairiku Line: Winter wonderland by rail | Something to do this winter! - ow.ly/sOTwS ^RP



Cooking in Tokyo? Find Japanese Recipes in English!

Japanese Recipes in English - Cookpad features the best recipes from the largest cooking community in Japan.   ow.ly/sOSZO



Who is The H&R Group? Tokyo - Nagoya - Osaka / Kobe

Who is The H&R Group? At The H&R Group, we are professionals at helping people. The H&R Group offers personalized and cost-effective relocation and lifestyle services throughout Japan. http://ow.ly/srGdc  ^RP



Need short term housing near Tokyo? See our Serviced Apartments!

Japan Residence offers serviced apartments in Yokohama with no complicated contracts, and no need to arrange furniture or set up utilities. All units include all the comforts of home with the services of a hotel. All you need is your suitcase!  See our selection of affordable furnished serviced apartments near Tokyo. http://ow.ly/mC9Hq



Need short term housing in Yokohama? See our Serviced Apartments!

Japan Residence offers serviced apartments in Yokohama with no complicated contracts, and no need to arrange furniture or set up utilities. All units include all the comforts of home with the services of a hotel. All you need is your suitcase!  See our selection of affordable furnished serviced apartments near Tokyo. http://ow.ly/mC9Hq



Car insurance in Tokyo and throughout Japan

Lease Japan offers great customer service, in English, focused on saving you money on auto insurance in Japan. http://ow.ly/qloJJ



Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

See the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum near Tokyo bit.ly/1eCLIwE



Get "Destination Hiroshima" our Free eBook

Get “Destination Hiroshima” our free eBook about Expat Life in Hiroshima, Japan.  (in PDF or iBook) Brought to you by the H&R Group!  http://ow.ly/nYVrr



H&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo July 2013 - Click to Read!

The H&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo, July 2013 edition is out! Articles this month include

Bon Odori Dancing Festivals in Tokyo
Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo
Changes to Reporting of Overseas Assets to Japanese Tax Office
International Mothers Community in Yokohama (IMCY)
Typhoon Preparedness in Japan
MoneyTree - English IOS App for Banking in Japan
Transferring Money Home From Japan


Click here to read the full text of the articles- http://eepurl.com/CfwO9

 



H&R Consultants K.K. helps businesses relocation employees to Japan. See our LinkedIn Page

See H&R Consultants K.K. page on LinkedIn. We help businesses relocation employees to Japan. http://ow.ly/mGccJ  



Read the X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter for July 2013

The X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter is a service of H&R Consultants to the foreign, expat, and English speaking communities of Nagoya and the surrounding areas.  The news, events, and information presented here are compiled from postings to JapanInfoSwap.com, and submissions from the communities served by this newsletter. If you have something you wish to share feel free to share it with us!

The X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter for July 2013 - eepurl.com/BIQTj  



Join the next Meito Meet and Greet- Happy Hour! to mingle with other Nagoya based expat families.

Join us at the next Meito Meet and Greet "Happy Hour!" to mingle with other expat families. Getting to know your "neighbors" in Nagoya helps create a sense of belonging and shared identity, strengthens your connection and trust in the wider community and greatly contributes to a happier experience in Japan for you and your family. http://ow.ly/m8hUn



Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars

Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars http://ow.ly/lREgC

You don't need us to tell you that the Japanese car market is about as far-removed from the U.S. market as it's possible to get. Where big trucks still dominate in North America, vehicles that almost fit in the average truck's pickup bed make up almost half of all Japanese car sales.



Get Relo Japan's FREE eBook "Destination Nagoya."

Get Relo Japan's "Destination Nagoya." An insider's guide to living in Nagoya. Available in PDF, or iBook format for iPad http://ow.ly/k8Poh 



The X-Pat Files Newsletter for April - Free WiFi in Japan!

The X-Pat Files Newsletter is provided to the expat communities of Tokyo by the H&R Group. April- Free WiFi in Japan http://ow.ly/k8BYD



Pictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo, Japan

Pictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Japan http://ow.ly/jSwDN 



Burglary in Japan: Secure your Home

Burglary in Japan: Secure your Home.  A recent burglary in Nagoya prompts us to remind our clients and friends that crime happens; even in Japan!  Here is how you can protect yourself.  wp.me/p2Cp2y-7J 



Areyou driving illegally in Japan? Rules regarding International Driver's Permits

Driving illegally in Japan? Help spread the word about driving on an International Driver's Permit and keep friends out of jail!... http://t.co/1w9NH3Lq



Meet Other Expat Families in Nagoya

Nagoya's Meito Meet and Greet is a relaxed meet up where expat families can meet other English speaking families. http://eepurl.com/qqf0H



Car insurance in Japan

Steve Burson, of Relo Japan, answers some questions about car insurance in Japan http://ow.ly/i9XSM



Unlicensed drivers face heavier penalty in Japan

Driving on an expired international permit? This is you! - Unlicensed drivers face heavier penalty http://ow.ly/goDnK



Japanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy?

Japanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy this time? http://ow.ly/gx23g  



Moving to Japan as a single foreign girl

Moving to Japan as a single foreign girl is quite safe, but there are some things you should be aware of. ow.ly/hht7N  



Harrowing hour for driver as brakes fail at 200km/h

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/harrowing-hour-for-driver-as-brakes-fail-at-200kmh-20130214-2eewf.html Where is the US Media now??



The most dependable cars - Lexus No.1

http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-news/the-most-dependable-cars-20130214-2ee48.html?rand=1360792984575



Relocating to Japan? 5 Things You Need to Know!

Listen to our webinar on 5 Things You Need to Know about relocating to Japan http://ow.ly/i0MQZ



We are part of the H&R Group of companies; who is that?

Who is the H&R Group? Why do we say we are "More Than Relocation?" Because we are! http://ow.ly/gdqXL  

 



Google Maps iPhone application released!

Google Maps iPhone application has been released and is available for free in the app store! http://ow.ly/g3O4I  

 



Relo Japan honored in 2012 EMMAs; "Highly Commended"

The H&R Group congratulates Relo Japan for being honored by the 2012 Asia-Pacific EMMAs as "Highly Commended" in the "Destination Services Provider of the Year" category. Relo Japan specializes in helping company and people relocate to Japan. http://ow.ly/i/1eldN



Tokyo H&R Staff Win Awards from Mori Building

Photos of H&R Group'sFujiwara-san and Watanabe-san receiving an award from Mori Building in Tokyo! Great job guys! fb.me/1NCl76SUq



Are you Driving Illegally in Japan? Are you sure?

Help us spread the word about the rules for driving legally in Japan on an International Driver's Permit, and keep yourself and your friends out of jail! Read More



New Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration

Japan Info Swap » New Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration http://ow.ly/fow9g



Look up Train Routes in English in Tokyo and throughout Japan!

Whether new to Japan or not, the train system can be daunting. Especially in the big cities like Tokyo there are a stunning variety of lines that must be sorted through. If you are not on the ball you could end up utterly lost in the metropolis, sitting on a bench for hours!  This article gives you two options for finding your way inside Tokyo, or anywhere in Japan, on the train. http://ow.ly/fDmU0



Downloading Illegally in Japan? Use a torrent; go to JAIL!?

Japan has started targeting illegal download piracy with much stricter penalties you should be aware of. Where before pirating media or software was illegal the penalties were civil; you could be sued. From this year...
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See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan

See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan!  We hope this free eBook will help you get the most out of your time in Japan, and that you will enjoy reading it!  http://ow.ly/fDnHF



Read about Fall Colors, Thanksgiving in Japan, and MORE!

The H&R Group Tokyo Newsletter is out! Stories on fall colors, all you can eat BK, Thanksgiving in Japan, and more! http://ow.ly/fkRpT



Want a free iPad 2? Rent your Tokyo apartment from Japan Home Search!

The iTomo is a brand new iPad 2 that contains all the information and tools you need to navigate your life in Tokyo! This Tokyo based Japan survival kit will help you get around, communicate, and even eat well in the most exciting city on earth; Tokyo!

To claim your iTomo all you have to do is rent one of these 273 available properties from us at JPY 500,000 or more per month within the 23 wards of Tokyo! It's that easy!

See properties from Japan Home Search that qualify for a free iPad "iTomo!" Tokyo Survival Kit http://ow.ly/f5j4T

 

 



Read Nagoya's X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012

The X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012 is Out - Orange picking, Fall color viewing, and Japanese Schools in Nagoya, - http://ow.ly/f11RF



Your Guide to Leasing a Car in Japan

Lease Japan puts you in the driver's seat with a large selection of new and used cars for lease or sale. English sales and service in Japan! See our Guide to car Leasing a car in Tokyo by clicking here - http://ow.ly/f137K



Looking for African food in Japan?

Looking for African food in Japan?  The site is in JP, but you can get lots of ingredients and products here! http://ow.ly/d74ID



Want a free iPad 2?!

Rent an apartment in Tokyo through Japan Home Search and get a free iPad 2 "iTomo" Tokyo survival kit! Click to find out how! http://ow.ly/d74aW



See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan!

See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan! We have properties from 100,000 yen and above; the best apartments in Tokyo! ow.ly/dfpcI



Japan Residence Announces our new Yokohama Serviced Apartments!

Japan Residence and Jarman International announce our new Yokohama serviced apartments! 
We offer great locations, prices, and stylish apartments near Tokyo! Take a video tour by clicking here http://ow.ly/dkRHM



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