Staying Safe During Typhoons and Storms in Japan

Aug 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Typhoon season in Japan runs from June to December, but most typhoon activity occurs between July and September. The southern parts of Japan, such as Okinawa or Kagoshima, are particularly affected...[ Click to read more ]

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...[ Click to read more ]

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Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical...[ Click to read more ]

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Expat Social Groups in Kobe

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

If you're new to Kobe, you might want to know what the social scene is like regarding expats in the city. There are around 44,000 foreign residents in Kobe –...[ Click to read more ]

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A Call To Action – Nagoya NGOs at Which You Can Make a Difference

Feb 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

From the environment to animal rights to families living below the poverty line, there are unfortunately a broad number of issues that plague our society. Fortunately, there are a number...[ Click to read more ]

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Troubleshooting Poor Home Wifi Connections

Feb 15, 2020 By Admin

This article does not have to start off listing the ways you need internet, you just do. The internet is an ever-present facet of modern life, whether at work or...[ 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...[ Click to read more ]

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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...[ Click to read more ]

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Prevention and Thawing of Frozen Pipes in Japan

Dec 12, 2019 By Ray Proper

Many people arrive in Japan from places where it simply does not get cold and are unaware that they need to worry about things like frozen pipes. In most places...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying Safe from Torrential Rain

Sep 30, 2019 By Admin

What is torrential rain? Torrential rain refers to a large amount of rain that falls in a narrow area over several hours due to the stagnation of the rainy season...[ Click to read more ]

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