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2019.9.16

Getting Train Updates Real-Time

Japan, especially Tokyo, is famous for its efficient and punctual train system. People are expected to be on time at work or school due to this reason. However, there are instances in which there c...

2019.9.6

What is Residence Tax?

Taxes are an unavoidable expense no matter where we live. In Japan, aside from the familiar income tax, there’s another type that may come as a surprise. This is called the residence tax or the jum...

2019.8.25

Consumption Tax Increase starting October 2019

No Filipino would call goods in Japan cheap. A lot of things we can buy in Japan are probably three times as much as anything we can buy in the Philippines. For example, while a cheap lunch in Manil...

2019.8.16

Somen: Cool Noodles for Summer

If you’re in the search for food to cool you off during the summer time, your nearest 7-11 just might have a fix for you. Somen is a type of Japanese noodles typically eaten during summer. The noodl...

2019.8.12

Hiyashi Chuka Hajimemashita! Chilled Ramen for Summer

Do you love ramen but just can’t stand to eat it during the summer season? Are you looking for filling food that would be refreshing for the heat? Japan has a great answer for this! Try Hiyashi Chuk...

2019.8.8

Sensu: The Japanese Abaniko

Japan’s scorching summer temperatures can be very difficult to deal with. Even those who come from tropical/desert countries still find Japan’s summer season unbearable. It’s a good thing the Phili...

2019.8.6

Renting a property in Japan

Renting a residential space in Japan is not very easy. First of all, monthly rent is not really cheap. Also, despite the increase of the foreign population, many home-owners still hesitate to rent the...

2019.7.23

What is Obon?

Obon is Japan’s main holiday season for summer. It is second in importance only to the New Year’s Holiday season. It usually runs for about a week, and this year it falls on August 10-18. Most Japan...

2019.7.13

When will the rainy season finish?

We like to say that the Philippines has only two seasons, namely, summer and stormy/rainy. When I moved to Japan I learned that they have rainy seasons, too, and the one that leads to Japanese summe...

2018.5.30

Japanese soul food

Photo by photo AC One of the Japanese foods that many foreigners are surprised would be natto. Have you ever tried it? If you are going to a supermarket, you can find it sold easily because there ...
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