It is frustratingly difficult to pass driving theory test in Japan

In this blog post the guy complains how difficult it was to pass the theory test:

I looked rather out of place in the lectures, which were filled with devious-looking youths and wannabe bosozoku. The…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 5 months ago | 1 comment

5 ways to meet Japanese locals without speaking Japanese

For many travelers, getting to live like a local and having the opportunity to connect with new people is a big priority. In Japan, this can be challenging due to the language barrier. Since half of …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 5 months ago | 1 comment

4 Ways Living in Japan Can Make You Healthier

With one of the world’s longest-living populations, it’s not much of a surprise that spending time in Japan can have a positive impact on your health. Although people’s bodies (and minds) do react di…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 5 months ago | 1 comment

Japan-born Thai teenager fights to remain at ‘home’ despite deportation order

In December, the Tokyo High Court upheld the Tokyo Immigration Bureau’s decision to deport 17-year-old Utinan Won from Japan, the country he was born and raised in his entire life.

Despite the court’…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

What it’s like to be a foreign female creative in Japan (pretty good, actually)

Originally from Portugal but having studied and worked in London and Amsterdam, Cristovao describes her experience as a foreigner and a woman in Japanese advertising. Much of that experience has been…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

Teaching English in Japan

Teaching English is the primary part-time job for foreigners in Japan. Let's share our experiences if this discussion to help others who want to try it.

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

What are the best places for skiing in Japan?

With record snowfalls around the end of January, ski resorts are now in full swing.

Which ski resorts do you recommend to go skiing while on travel in Japan?

posted by  Yubi | 2 years, 6 months ago | 3 comments

Tofugu Podcast: How To Get a Job in Japan feat. Peter Lackner

Talk with Peter Lackner--who runs how to find a job in Japan. Turns out, Peter knows how to make it happen, no matter who you are (and how much education you have).

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 4 comments

Podcast: In Japan Partnerships are a Two-Edged Sword – Doug Chuchro – Fastly

When Fastly entered the Japanese market, they quickly discovered that they had change their technology-driven bottom up sales approach to fit Japan’s top-down enterprise market.

Today we sit down wi…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 0 comments

It might get even easier to apply for permanent residence

Six years ago, Japanese PR was more difficult to apply for than Japanese citizenship. Since then, it has been getting easier. Now there is a point scheme that is easy to interpret, and applications …

posted by  Tanuki | 2 years, 7 months ago | 1 comment


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