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Pollen Allergies in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

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 such as: Nasal congestion...[ Click to read more ]

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Prevention and Thawing of Frozen Pipes in Japan

Jan 02, 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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Garden Maintenance Responsibilities in Japan for Renters

Jul 06, 2018 By Mita

It is important to start this conversation with the caveat that the contents of YOUR housing contract may be significantly different than the broad generalities outlined in this article. As...[ Click to read more ]

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3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

Jun 10, 2018 By Ray Proper

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best...[ Click to read more ]

Bringing or Importing Medicines into Japan

May 23, 2018 By Ray Proper

Caution is required when bringing any kind of medicine into Japan. Many products that are commonly available over the counter elsewhere in the world are not approved for sale in...[ Click to read more ]

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Washing Clothes in Cold Water!

Jan 22, 2018 By Ray Proper

[spacer height="2px"] 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...[ Click to read more ]


Converting your Foreign License to a Japanese Driver’s License

Jan 01, 2018 By Ray Proper

Each prefecture in Japan has different rules and requirements for driver licensing. For the most accurate information please contact the licensing center in your area directly. You can find your local...[ Click to read more ]

Troubleshooting Poor Home Wifi Connections

Oct 25, 2017 By Admin

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

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Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities in Japan

Oct 24, 2017 By Admin

In Japan, maintenance responsibilities of a leased property are split between the landlord and the tenant. The landlord is generally responsible for major maintenance, while the tenant should carry out...[ Click to read more ]

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Nagoya Meet and Greet

Aug 26, 2017 By

Are you ready to have another wonderful lunch out with the Nagoya Meet and Greet?   If you would like to experience new places and foods, not to mention know where...[ Click to read more ]