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How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo?

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Tokyo has a well-deserved reputation as a pretty great place to live. It’s a fascinating, exciting city, with all sorts of modern entertainment, cultural activities, and historical sites. It’s also safe and clean, and boasts more professional and educational opportunities than anywhere else in the country. Of course, Tokyo can also be an… Read

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Golf booms as go-to leisure activity during pandemic

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Golf has surged in its popularity in Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic as a sport that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors, avoiding the "3Cs" of confined spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings people should avoid to reduce the risk of infection. The sport has seen increases in visits… Read

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An Englishwoman’s story of disaster relief

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"One Month in Tohoku: An Englishwoman’s memoir on life after the Japanese tsunami” is Caroline Pover’s inspiring story, of life in Oshika on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, after the 2011 earthquake and following tsunami. It’s difficult not to feel emotion when I'm sitting here recalling memories of the devastation… Read

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Less formal, more comfortable: Pandemic transforms work attire

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Suits and tailored shirts are out, sweatpants and pajamas are in: remote working is changing work clothes habits, and while vaccines may bring back some formality, old-school office attire should emerge from the pandemic far less starched and strict. "For the last year, everybody has just been dressed from the… Read

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Ministry of Justice offering free counseling services to foreigners

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With the aim of giving proper respect to the human rights of foreigners, the Ministry of Justice has set up human rights counseling services accessible by phone (foreign-language human rights hotline), online (human rights counseling services in foreign languages on the internet), and in person (human rights counseling centers for… Read

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The Japanese way of disciplining children

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How are Japanese families disciplining their children — and how are they eliciting good behavior in the first place? I wasn’t the only American mother asking this question. One of the great misconceptions I had upon moving to Japan was that its children were perfectly self-disciplined from birth. I pictured… Read

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Goodbye 'katanuki'? Japanese festival game may go extinct thanks to the pandemic

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There are all kinds of fun traditions associated with Japanese festivals, but one of the most popular for kids–besides the many food stalls selling sweets, of course–are the festival games, like the goldfish scoop, ring toss, and air rifle shooting. Children all over the country look forward to festivals so they can… Read

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An art progression from Buddhist carving to Urushi ware, Kamakura-bori

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Kanagawa Prefecture is located south of Tokyo with attractive cities such as Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone nearby. The prefecture is a delightful mixture of urban areas, rich culture and beautiful nature. Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, is the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo, and one of Japan's… Read

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Home-hunting in Japan changes as people eye new communities in wake of COVID-19

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From leaving boba stores in the financial dumps to even lowering the number of divorces, COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our lives, and it comes as no surprise that COVID-19 has also caused a change in how folks are searching for their future home. According to a recent study done by Japanese… Read

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Get your work done inside Tokyo’s first convenience store private working booth

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way a lot of people in Japan work, including a skyrocketing trend in remote work. However, since not everyone has the space or utilities to work from home efficiently, public teleworking spaces have been soaring in demand as well. Big names like Starbucks and well-known capsule hotels alike have… Read

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