Feb
11
2017

[My Japanese Life – Ep 02]: Anika from Germany

It’s time for another episode of “My Japanese Life”. This series has been brought to life to show you the different kinds of lifestyles, visa types and experiences of foreigners living in Japan. Today’s episode is featuring Anika, a fellow German woman who’s been living in Japan for many years. Today’s “My Japanese Life”: (Nick)name: […]

Feb
3
2017

Do Look Down or You’ll Miss the Cool Designs of Japanese Manhole Covers

If you’ve ever been to Japan, there’s no way you could have missed them. I’m talking about the most beautiful manhole covers in the whole wide world! It’s certainly no exaggeration to claim that Japanese manhole covers are true pieces of art. You’ll easily notice that every single town has their own design. And – […]

Dec
10
2016

Mobile Wi-Fi Rental in Japan

When you’re in Japan, you probably need to look up some tourist information, check timetables or use Google Maps. In order to do so, you need Wi-Fi / internet access. While the free Wi-Fi spots’ situation in Japan has improved quite a bit in recent years, it’s still not good enough.   Why You Need […]

Dec
3
2016

How to Obtain a Driving Permit for Tourists in Japan

Previously I’ve written about driving in Japan and how to obtain or even renew a Japanese driver’s license. But if you’re a tourist in Japan, that information probably isn’t very interesting. If you want to drive as a tourist in Japan, you obviously need some kind of driving permit. It goes without saying that you […]

Oct
19
2016

How to use a Working Holiday Visa in Japan the right way

Did you know that Japan offers a Working Holiday Visa to young individuals of a variety of nationalities, allowing them to stay in Japan for a duration of 6-18 months (depending on the nationality) and to accept almost any fully remunerated job to finance their time in Japan? This is a great way to make […]

Oct
15
2016

[My Japanese Life – Ep 01]: Jasmine T. from Germany

Welcome to this new series that I call “My Japanese Life”. As I get so many similar questions concerning visa, work and life in general in Japan, I thought having various people share their experience is probably the best answer. I hope with this series you’ll get a realistic picture of life in Japan and […]

Oct
7
2016

2 Years After Leaving: Life in Germany vs Japan

I know it’s been quite a while since I last posted, but trust me, this blog isn’t dead yet. Actually I’m hitting the 2-year mark since my return from Japan soon. I figured it might be interesting to share my experience and current opinion about life in Germany vs Japan. As some of you might […]

Dec
29
2015

How to Find a Japanese Partner Online?

Ever since I started the “Dating in Japan” series people kept asking me about how and where to find a Japanese partner, especially when living outside of Japan. So, I figured I should at least share my personal experience a bit. Regular readers of my blog know that I’ve left Japan about a year ago. […]

Aug
4
2015

Evacomics: Funny Comparison of Japan, Singapore and U.S.

Today I want to introduce an amazing comic artist to you. I found her blog many years ago and ever since then have enjoyed her funny comic strips where she’s comparing Japan to Singapore, the U.S. and other countries. I really love her humor and with just a few panels she’s able to convey things […]

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