Japan-born Thai teenager fights to remain at ‘home’ despite deportation order www.japantimes.co.jp

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 | 7 years, 3 months ago | 1 comment

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

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 | 7 years, 3 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 | 7 years, 3 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 | 7 years, 3 months ago | 3 comments

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

Talk with Peter Lackner--who runs jobsinjapan.com--about 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 | 7 years, 3 months ago | 4 comments

Podcast: In Japan Partnerships are a Two-Edged Sword – Doug Chuchro – Fastly www.disruptingjapan.com

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 | 7 years, 3 months ago | 0 comments

It might get even easier to apply for permanent residence www3.nhk.or.jp

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 | 7 years, 4 months ago | 1 comment


It may surprise you to know there are close to 100 different gestures regularly used by Japanese people to communicate with friends, colleagues and the general public. While most of those used by Wes…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 years, 4 months ago | 2 comments

Any Scams to Avoid While Traveling in Japan?

Scams and other things to be careful about are well documented online for most places. However, not much is written about Japan and Tokyo. Any hints?

posted by  Tanuki | 7 years, 5 months ago | 2 comments


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