Gaijin Engineer in Tokyo medium.com

Being a foreign software engineer in Tokyo has its ups and downs. If you work in a company of foreigners you’re mostly shielded from the experience, but if you work in an actual Japanese company ther…

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Stopping Suicide: Japan’s Darkest Demon blog.gaijinpot.com

I began by asking Annesley why March historically sees such a high number of suicides in Japan. “In Japan, March comes right before the start of the new fiscal and academic year. Anxiety and fear pea…

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Japanese city plans to boost int'l immigrants www3.nhk.or.jp

A western Japanese city has unveiled a new plan to urge more foreigners to move there to halt the decline in its population.

Akitakata City is located in a mountainous area in Hiroshima Prefecture. I…

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JP Smart SIM: A clever way for foreigners to set up their phone in Japan blog.gaijinpot.com

JP Smart SIM is a service designed and developed specifically for foreign residents in Japan, meaning that all of the problems you might normally encounter (see above) basically just don’t exist. Apa…

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Black In Tokyo: a Documentary About Life in Japan globalvoices.org

A short documentary from 2017 takes a look at the lives of black residents in Tokyo. Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, the film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from Wes…

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crackdown on asylum seekers working illegally www.japantimes.co.jp

Authorities have detained 341 foreign nationals working illegally in the first crackdown targeting asylum seekers in areas under the jurisdiction of the Tokyo and Nagoya immigration bureaus, an effor…

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TB checks for long-stay Japan visas www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government will require long-stay visitors from 6 Asian countries to be tested for tuberculosis before they travel to Japan.

The new visa requirement will be applied to people from the P…

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Japan Festival in Turkey www3.nhk.or.jp

An event to promote Japanese culture has begun in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

More than 300 people took part in the opening ceremony of the "Japan Festival" on Saturday. It is the first time the e…

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More Henna Hotels www.japantimes.co.jp

Travel agency H.I.S. Co. is eyeing an ambitious plan to build eight more android-staffed Henn na Hotels in addition to the one it opened in Tokyo's high-end Ginza shopping district on Thursday. Again…

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Snow festival opens in Sapporo www3.nhk.or.jp

The annual snow festival has opened in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival began in the capital city of Hokkaido on Monday at the main site in Odori Park and another…

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