Guidelines for Renovations and Reforms for Renters in Japan

Jun 07, 2024 By Admin

In Japan it is the financial obligation of the lessee to restore the property to its original condition, less any damages or deterioration caused by normal living in the property...[ Click to read more ]

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Prevention and Thawing of Frozen Pipes in Japan

Nov 30, 2023 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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Family Disaster Preparation, Survival, and Response in Japan

Sep 21, 2023 By Ray Proper

No one wants to be part of a disaster, but if you have to, Japan is one of the best places to do it. From building codes to government and...[ Click to read more ]

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Renewing Child Allowances in Japan

Jun 20, 2023 By Admin

With Japan’s birthrate in rapid decline, the government of Japan has stepped in to offer a monthly allowance per child to reduce the economic burden placed on families raising young...[ Click to read more ]

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The NHK Man and NHK Fee – FAQ

Mar 01, 2023 By

NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, is funded by TV receiving fees paid by households in Japan that have a TV set. Therefore, you must legally pay the NHK TV...[ Click to read more ]

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Washing Clothes in Cold Water!

Dec 12, 2022 By Ray Proper

Perhaps one of the first things you realized about domestic life in Japan was that everything you knew about laundry had suddenly changed. In Japan, the washing machines are much...[ Click to read more ]

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Bringing or Importing Medicines into Japan

Dec 06, 2022 By Ray Proper

When traveling to another country, laws can radically differ from your home country. This is especially true in Japan concerning prescription and OTC medicines. Medicines one may find no problem...[ Click to read more ]

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Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Jan 20, 2022 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for the 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 ]

My Number – The Social Security and Tax Number System in Japan

Jan 08, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

Starting in October of 2015, all citizens and lawful residents were issued a number called a 個人番号 kojin bangō which is also colloquially called My Number, even by Japanese speaking people --...[ Click to read more ]

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The Best iPhone Apps for Living in Japan

Jan 05, 2022 By Ray Proper

Living in Japan can be difficult, but the internet has many resources to make things a bit easier. An iPhone or other smart phone can put those resources at your...[ Click to read more ]