Japanese Pension Fund

When working in Japan, it is mandatory for an employee to make payments to Japan Pension Fund.

If you are leaving Japan for good, you can take back what you paid, but there is an upper limit. Let's...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 5 months ago | 1 comment


Japan Has a Word for ‘Working to Death’ www.thedailybeast.com

Death from overwork and ceaseless overtime are closely related to the rise of what in Japan are known as burakku kigyo, loosely translated as “dark companies” or “evil corporations.”

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 5 months ago | 1 comment


Why is it so difficult to put a child in a daycare center in Japan?

This is a common question among foreign residents in Tokyo. We have been told that both parents must be working for the child to be eligible for childcare at almost all daycare centers. What is the...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 5 months ago | 3 comments


Child care support seen helping to drive influx of residents to Tokyo www.japantimes.co.jp

The number of Japanese moving into Tokyo and nearby prefectures was higher than those who left for the 21st straight year in 2016, with the availability of child care support proving a big draw in ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 5 months ago | 2 comments


Akihabara M's Pop Life Sex Department Store

M's Pop Life store even among the streets of Akihabara is a rarity – an appreciated rarity. On my trip to Tokyo I made it an important place to visit because of all the stuff I’d heard about. My ge...

posted by  ssj1236 | 1 year, 5 months ago | 1 comment


Japanese Pachinko Slot Game Generates More Revenue Than Las Vegas and Macau Combined fortune.com

Last month, legislators in Japan passed a law that legalizes casino gambling in the country. It ended 15 years of political back-and-forth and paves the way for the eventual development of integrat...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 5 months ago | 3 comments


CRISPY, CRUNCHY, CRAWLY: EATING BUGS IN JAPAN www.tofugu.com

I grew up eating bugs. When I would visit my grandparents in Yokohama, they used to offer me inago no tsukudani いなごの佃煮    つくだに, rice grasshoppers cooked in soy sauce, as an afternoon snack. At firs...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 5 months ago | 1 comment


Forget maid cafes! Lift weights and get jacked with cute girls at a MAID GYM instead en.rocketnews24.com

There are a ton of different types of maid cafes in Japan, catering to all sorts of tastes, ranging from Shangrila’s “plump” maids to Ita-Cafe’s uniformed Russian girls.

But what about people who’...

posted by  Sergey | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


Pollen season coming, but so are better treatments! www.japantimes.co.jp

Last couple of years have seen quite a few new types of treatment for hay fever. And some of those cure the problem forever.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


Owl No Mori: This café is quite a hoot japan.stripes.com

How many of you have read Harry Potter and wondered what it would feel like to have an owl as a pet? I know I certainly did, and thanks to Tokyoites’ obsession with animal cafés I got to find it ou...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment

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