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How to Clean Your Air Conditioner

Jun 18, 2019 By Mita

We would like to share with you how to clean an air conditioner filter in Japan.  There are several types of air conditioners used in Japan, but we will focus on...[ Click to read more ]

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Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 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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Minpaku: Subletting in Japan

Nov 22, 2018 By Mita

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...[ Click to read more ]

Organic Supermarkets in Osaka

Oct 15, 2018 By Admin

Japan doesn't have Whole Foods, but we do have other organic food stores. If you are seeking organic or natural foods in Osaka, try one of the options below! Natural...[ Click to read more ]

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Banking in Japan: ATMs Decreasing, ATM Fees Increasing

Aug 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

As Japan adjusts both technologically and demographically to cater to both citizens and visitors alike, the banking industry is also in a state of adjustment. The broad acceptance of available...[ Click to read more ]

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Sort it out: A Primer on Recycling in Tokyo

Jun 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Ask almost any expat who has lived here for at least a year or so, “what are some difficult things about living in Japan you’ve had to come to terms...[ Click to read more ]

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Measuring Room Sizes in Japan

Jun 10, 2018 By First Admin

Some of us have been brought up on feet and inches, while some know only meters, centimeters and millimeters. If you live in Japan, you also need to develop a...[ Click to read more ]

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Personal Information, Encryption, and the Relocation Process

May 22, 2018 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. JIS was created...[ Click to read more ]

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Renewing Child Allowances in Japan

May 15, 2018 By Admin

With Japan’s birthrate in rapid decline the government of Japan has stepped in to offer a monthly allowance per child as a way of reducing the economic burden placed on...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Get a Phone Number in Japan

Jan 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Usually the minute you land in another country, you can head over to the nearest mobile phone kiosk or even convenience store in the airport and score a prepaid SIM...[ Click to read more ]

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