7 Reasons Why Japan Has Many National Holidays!

7 Reasons Why Japan Has Many National Holidays!

For many foreign residents, Japan’s National Holidays and the reasons for them can seem confusing, if a nonetheless welcome break from the monotony of work. But I’m not sure we Japanese think of them very much differently; it’s enough for most of us to see the red days on the calendar and [Continue Reading…]

7 Important Points for Living in a Tokyo Apartment

7 Important Points for Living in a Tokyo Apartment

For the foreigner coming to work in Tokyo, finding accommodation is a major first hurdle. For one thing, the housing stock may be unfamiliar, and secondly, the procedures, traditions and fees involved in finding a Tokyo apartment can be confusing. Fortunately, Japanese companies that employ foreigners are used to dealing with these issues. Here, then, are seven things you might be interested to know about renting a Tokyo apartment.[Continue Reading…]