One of the biggest challenges of integrating with Japanese society is the language barrier. The obvious recourse to this is to get practicing, but working in a predominantly English-speaking environment, that’s easier said than done. As such, Japanese lessons are highly advisable for getting the full value of your time in Japan.There are various. http://japaninfoswap.com/learning-japanese-in-tokyo/Finding Ibuprofen or Pain Relievers in Japan
Importing medicines and drugs into Japan should not be taken lightly. Some items are perfectly acceptable. But while items containing codeine are OK in Canada and Australia, if you try to bring or ship any into Japan you will rapidly find yourself in trouble. http://japaninfoswap.com/ibuprofen-pain-relievers-japan/The Best iPhone Apps for Living in Japan
If you already have an iPhone or are thinking about one, we collected a list of the most useful programs for people living in Japan. Free apps are labeled, but please follow the links the provided links to check the current prices of the rest. http://japaninfoswap.com/15-iphone-apps-for-living-in-japanBicycling in Japan – Know the Laws
The time has come again for commuters to abandon the stress and discomfort of the public transport system in favor of their trusty bicycle. Before you saddle up and join them, it is important to know the “rules of the road,” or the laws governing riding a bicycle on the streets of Japan.Converting your Foreign License to a Japanese Drivers License
Foreign license conversion in Japan can be divided generally into two groups, depending on what country issued the foreign license.Finding Western Medicines in Japan
Visitors and residents of Japan from overseas often comment that Japanese drugs are ineffective. Whether because the dosage is wrong, or they have not been prescribed what they were hoping for; the common refrain is a plea for medicines from home. Many people will import over the counter medicines in their bags, or have them shipped from home. This may or may not be legal; see this previous post (Finding Ibuprofen in Japan) for a little information on importing medicines into Japan.H&R Group (Relo Japan) Acquires Orientations, Inc. Group
On July 8th 2016 the H&R Group acquired the Orientations Inc. Group. Founded in 1981 by Beverly Mayhew and headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA. The Orientations Inc. Group is a destination services provider to corporate clients in the Asia Pacific Region, where it has operations in 16 countries. https://relojapan.com/orientations-acquisition/JapanDriversLicense.com
Convert your foreign drivers license to a Japanese drivers license. Browse free tools and information! H&R Group clients recieve complete support converting their foreign drivers license to a Japanese drivers license (required by law if you are in Japan longer than 12 months and choose to drive). http://ow.ly/EQedPRelocation services for companies or individuals in Tokyo
Relocation services for companies or individuals in Tokyo or throughout Japan. Relo Japan helps businesses relocate employees to Japan. Our team prides itself on providing the personalized support that makes any assignment to Japan a smooth and memorable experience. http://ow.ly/HZMDqEnglish language bookshops in Tokyo
With the advent of e-readers and smartphones, getting your hands on English language literature in Japan isnt the challenge it once was. However, whether the book you are looking for isnt available online, or you just like the feel and smell of turning pages, sometimes you just have to hold the book in your hands. http://wp.me/p2TzaP-6KSThe New iPhone Plans in Japan: Change is good
With their multilingual support, app selection, and usability, most foreigners in Japan have iPhones and pay a hefty sum every month to use them. At the end of this last summer, there was more than a bit of consternation caused by Softbanks retirement of their long popular White Plan. Other carriers followed suit ... http://wp.me/p2TzaP-6M2Increasing Food Security in Japan
Increasing Food Security in Japan Through Social Innovation - http://ow.ly/CjydpSix Essential Apps for Living in Tokyo
Tuned in #Tokyo: Six Essential Apps for the Tokyoite - Living in Tokyo has never been easier! http://ow.ly/BmDl8 ^RPLease Japan offers an extensive selection of new and used cars for sale and lease.
Lease Japan offers an extensive selection of new and used cars for sale and lease, and car insurance assistance. We also offer a wide selection of home furnishings and appliances for rent.. With Lease Japan you can have your car, and home furnishings for exactly the amount of time you need them, and for less upfront cash than purchasing. http://ow.ly/AXQr7 ^RPWho is The H&R Group?
Who is The H&R Group? Why do we say "more than #relocation?" Because we are also your first friends in #Japan! http://ow.ly/gdqXLFirst Dedicated Destination Service Provider Catering to International Assignees Opens in Yangon, Myanmar
Japan-based Relo Japan K.K. President Steve Burson teams up with Myanmar-born, Singapore-based relocation expert Christina Zar of Malikha Pte, Ltd to provide expert relocation services to overseas business professionals in Myanmar for short to extended stay. http://ow.ly/yGxS1Car and Furniture Sales and Leasing Throughout Japan
Lease Japan is the smart choice for leasing and sales of new and used cars, furniture, and household appliances in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and throughout Japan. We also offer comprehensive service and emergency support packages. http://ow.ly/kp4qK ^RPGolfing in and around Tokyo
Golfing in and around Tokyo wp.me/p2TzaP-6BGRelo Japan's Guide to Buying Gasoline in Japan
Relo Japan's Guide to Buying Gasoline in Japan wp.me/p2TzaP-FFTop Craft Beer Pubs in TokyoSee Lease Japan's Furniture Catalog
See Lease Japan's Furniture Catalog; the easy and stress free way to furnish your home tastefully and quickly without heavy up-front costs. http://ow.ly/we1Qx ^RPPollen Allergies in JapanEnglish Speaking Doctors in Tokyo
English Speaking Doctors in Tokyo - There are more English speaking doctors in private practice, clinics and large hospitals in Japan than you might think, but health care systems vary among countries, so even though your doctor speaks English it is a good idea to visit the clinic or hospital in your area prior to having an illness. This will give you a chance to check out the medical facilities in advance, get familiar with the registration process, and meet your doctor before the flu turns you into, well, a much less pleasant and patient person. http://ow.ly/uM4qs ^RPLooking for an apartment in Tokyo?
Looking for an apartment in Tokyo? Japan Home Search has you covered with English service and great locations! http://ow.ly/s5gSZWinter Day Trip from Tokyo - A Winter Wonderland by Rail
The Akita Nairiku Line: Winter wonderland by rail | Something to do this winter! - ow.ly/sOTwS ^RPCooking in Tokyo? Find Japanese Recipes in English!
Japanese Recipes in English - Cookpad features the best recipes from the largest cooking community in Japan. ow.ly/sOSZOWho is The H&R Group? Tokyo - Nagoya - Osaka / Kobe
Who is The H&R Group? At The H&R Group, we are professionals at helping people. The H&R Group offers personalized and cost-effective relocation and lifestyle services throughout Japan. http://ow.ly/srGdc ^RPNeed short term housing near Tokyo? See our Serviced Apartments!
Japan Residence offers serviced apartments in Yokohama with no complicated contracts, and no need to arrange furniture or set up utilities. All units include all the comforts of home with the services of a hotel. All you need is your suitcase! See our selection of affordable furnished serviced apartments near Tokyo. http://ow.ly/mC9HqNeed short term housing in Yokohama? See our Serviced Apartments!
Japan Residence offers serviced apartments in Yokohama with no complicated contracts, and no need to arrange furniture or set up utilities. All units include all the comforts of home with the services of a hotel. All you need is your suitcase! See our selection of affordable furnished serviced apartments near Tokyo. http://ow.ly/mC9HqCar insurance in Tokyo and throughout Japan
Lease Japan offers great customer service, in English, focused on saving you money on auto insurance in Japan. http://ow.ly/qloJJShin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
See the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum near Tokyo bit.ly/1eCLIwEGet "Destination Hiroshima" our Free eBook
Get “Destination Hiroshima” our free eBook about Expat Life in Hiroshima, Japan. (in PDF or iBook) Brought to you by the H&R Group! http://ow.ly/nYVrrH&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo July 2013 - Click to Read!
The H&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo, July 2013 edition is out! Articles this month include
Bon Odori Dancing Festivals in Tokyo
Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo
Changes to Reporting of Overseas Assets to Japanese Tax Office
International Mothers Community in Yokohama (IMCY)
Typhoon Preparedness in Japan
MoneyTree - English IOS App for Banking in Japan
Transferring Money Home From Japan
Click here to read the full text of the articles- http://eepurl.com/CfwO9
Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars
Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars http://ow.ly/lREgC
You don't need us to tell you that the Japanese car market is about as far-removed from the U.S. market as it's possible to get. Where big trucks still dominate in North America, vehicles that almost fit in the average truck's pickup bed make up almost half of all Japanese car sales.Get Relo Japan's FREE eBook "Destination Nagoya."
Get Relo Japan's "Destination Nagoya." An insider's guide to living in Nagoya. Available in PDF, or iBook format for iPad http://ow.ly/k8PohThe X-Pat Files Newsletter for April - Free WiFi in Japan!
The X-Pat Files Newsletter is provided to the expat communities of Tokyo by the H&R Group. April- Free WiFi in Japan http://ow.ly/k8BYDPictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo, Japan
Pictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Japan http://ow.ly/jSwDNBurglary in Japan: Secure your Home
Burglary in Japan: Secure your Home. A recent burglary in Nagoya prompts us to remind our clients and friends that crime happens; even in Japan! Here is how you can protect yourself. wp.me/p2Cp2y-7JAreyou driving illegally in Japan? Rules regarding International Driver's Permits
Driving illegally in Japan? Help spread the word about driving on an International Driver's Permit and keep friends out of jail!... http://t.co/1w9NH3LqMeet Other Expat Families in Nagoya
Nagoya's Meito Meet and Greet is a relaxed meet up where expat families can meet other English speaking families. http://eepurl.com/qqf0HReport from the Nagoya Auto Trend Show 2013Car insurance in Japan
Steve Burson, of Relo Japan, answers some questions about car insurance in Japan http://ow.ly/i9XSMUnlicensed drivers face heavier penalty in Japan
Driving on an expired international permit? This is you! - Unlicensed drivers face heavier penalty http://ow.ly/goDnKJapanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy?
Japanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy this time? http://ow.ly/gx23gMoving to Japan as a single foreign girl
Moving to Japan as a single foreign girl is quite safe, but there are some things you should be aware of. ow.ly/hht7NRelocating to Japan? 5 Things You Need to Know!
Listen to our webinar on 5 Things You Need to Know about relocating to Japan http://ow.ly/i0MQZWe are part of the H&R Group of companies; who is that?
Who is the H&R Group? Why do we say we are "More Than Relocation?" Because we are! http://ow.ly/gdqXL
Google Maps iPhone application released!
Google Maps iPhone application has been released and is available for free in the app store! http://ow.ly/g3O4I
Relo Japan honored in 2012 EMMAs; "Highly Commended"
The H&R Group congratulates Relo Japan for being honored by the 2012 Asia-Pacific EMMAs as "Highly Commended" in the "Destination Services Provider of the Year" category. Relo Japan specializes in helping company and people relocate to Japan. http://ow.ly/i/1eldNTokyo H&R Staff Win Awards from Mori Building
Photos of H&R Group'sFujiwara-san and Watanabe-san receiving an award from Mori Building in Tokyo! Great job guys! fb.me/1NCl76SUqAre you Driving Illegally in Japan? Are you sure?
Help us spread the word about the rules for driving legally in Japan on an International Driver's Permit, and keep yourself and your friends out of jail! Read MoreNew Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration
Japan Info Swap » New Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration http://ow.ly/fow9gLook up Train Routes in English in Tokyo and throughout Japan!
Whether new to Japan or not, the train system can be daunting. Especially in the big cities like Tokyo there are a stunning variety of lines that must be sorted through. If you are not on the ball you could end up utterly lost in the metropolis, sitting on a bench for hours! This article gives you two options for finding your way inside Tokyo, or anywhere in Japan, on the train. http://ow.ly/fDmU0Downloading Illegally in Japan? Use a torrent; go to JAIL!?
Japan has started targeting illegal download piracy with much stricter penalties you should be aware of. Where before pirating media or software was illegal the penalties were civil; you could be sued. From this year...
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan! We hope this free eBook will help you get the most out of your time in Japan, and that you will enjoy reading it! http://ow.ly/fDnHFRead about Fall Colors, Thanksgiving in Japan, and MORE!
The H&R Group Tokyo Newsletter is out! Stories on fall colors, all you can eat BK, Thanksgiving in Japan, and more! http://ow.ly/fkRpTWant a free iPad 2? Rent your Tokyo apartment from Japan Home Search!
The iTomo is a brand new iPad 2 that contains all the information and tools you need to navigate your life in Tokyo! This Tokyo based Japan survival kit will help you get around, communicate, and even eat well in the most exciting city on earth; Tokyo!
To claim your iTomo all you have to do is rent one of these 273 available properties from us at JPY 500,000 or more per month within the 23 wards of Tokyo! It's that easy!
See properties from Japan Home Search that qualify for a free iPad "iTomo!" Tokyo Survival Kit http://ow.ly/f5j4T
Read Nagoya's X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012
The X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012 is Out - Orange picking, Fall color viewing, and Japanese Schools in Nagoya, - http://ow.ly/f11RFYour Guide to Leasing a Car in Japan
Lease Japan puts you in the driver's seat with a large selection of new and used cars for lease or sale. English sales and service in Japan! See our Guide to car Leasing a car in Tokyo by clicking here - http://ow.ly/f137KLooking for African food in Japan?
Looking for African food in Japan? The site is in JP, but you can get lots of ingredients and products here! http://ow.ly/d74IDWant a free iPad 2?!
Rent an apartment in Tokyo through Japan Home Search and get a free iPad 2 "iTomo" Tokyo survival kit! Click to find out how! http://ow.ly/d74aWSee rental properties in Tokyo, Japan!
See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan! We have properties from 100,000 yen and above; the best apartments in Tokyo! ow.ly/dfpcIJapan Residence Announces our new Yokohama Serviced Apartments!
Japan Residence and Jarman International announce our new Yokohama serviced apartments!
We offer great locations, prices, and stylish apartments near Tokyo! Take a video tour by clicking here http://ow.ly/dkRHM
Apartment for Rent in Shinjuku, Tokyo - Pets OK! - La Tour Shinjuku - By Japan Home Search http://ow.ly/bASlL La Tour Shinjuku (Shinjuku Ku, Tokyo, 829/77, 365,000) Washer & Dryer, Pets Negotiable, Air-conditioned, Gym, Dishwasher, Oven, Elevator, Washlet, Heated Flooring.Japan ranks #1 among the Worldfs Kid-Friendly Nations!
Japan is number 1 among the World’s Top 10 Kid-Friendly Nations! I live here, I can vouch! ow.ly/cvHov10 days in Tokyo with an Infant - A family's experiences
A family's experience bringing an infant to visit Japan. Find out what they did! http://ow.ly/cbySaRelocation Management and Destination Services Company of the Year? Maybe!
Relo Japan has been been nominated for Relocation Management and Destination Services Company of the Year! http://ow.ly/ctZqgThe Toyota Prius is our most popular car!
The Toyota Prius is our most popular car! Lease prices from JPY 76,000 - month including insurance and maintenance ow.ly/crUoWComing to Japan
When coming to Japan pack light. You will be walking more than you expect, and it is too crowded for big suitcases. http://ow.ly/c9HVMCar for lease - 2009 Land Rover Freelander 2SE
This 2009 Land Rover Freelander 2SE is available for lease or purchase now! Silver 4WD with extras! Lease Japan is offerring this from its Tokyo office, but we can arrange delivery throughout Japan. http://ow.ly/c83ls2012 Mt Fuji Charity Climb Photos
Climbing Mt Fuji for charity! See pictures from this year's annual event. http://ow.ly/c6i972012 Mt Fuji Charity Climb - The Video!
2012 Mt. Fuji Charity Climb video. We had fun, thank you to everyone who came! http://ow.ly/c69DrWant free admission to Tokyo Tower this weekend?
From July 5th to July 7th, wearing a YUKATA you'll get free admission to the observation deck of Tokyo Tower!Light, effcient cars dominate the market in Japan
light cars, called "K cars" in Japan, which have engines less than 660 cubic centimeters are EXTREMELY popular. http://ow.ly/bNx3vIntroducing Steve Burson from the H&R Group
Steve Burson from the H&R Group: Relocation Specialists in Japan - Article in Japan Today's "Executive Impact" section http://ow.ly/bDV02Typhoon Guchol is Approaching Nagoya...see details
Alert Regarding Typhoon #15 / Guchol From the H&R Group Nagoya - http://t.co/G3x26RHTIf you need a car in Japan you have several options.
Some things you need to know. If you need a car in Japan you have several options. Rent, lease, or buy... http://ow.ly/bDUmJWalking Guides Around Nagoya
Walking Guides Around Nagoya - Great article! http://ow.ly/bzrvvSignup for the X-Pat Files Newsletter.
Signup for the X-Pat Files Newsletter. News, events, and Information about living in Japan. http://ow.ly/bznlQLicense Plates for Bikes in Tokyo Proposed
Bicycles in Tokyo may be required to display individual number plates like cars - Government proposal ow.ly/bujF7Are you driving on an International License in Japan?
Are you sure you are doing so legally? What you need to know! http://ow.ly/bo8MMThe X-Pat Files Newsletter - June 2012 Edition
The X-Pat Files Newsletter - June 2012 Edition - Residency Law Changes, Tanabata, and Inter Drivers Licenses - http://eepurl.com/mjGHfClimb Mount Fuji for Charity!
The H&R Group is teaming up with HOPE International Development Agency Japan (HOPE-JP) again this year to organize the climb of your life! http://ht.ly/bgq4yRelocating to Japan in 2012? Five things you need to know!
Relocating to Japan in 2012? Five things you need to know! Free Webinar on June 5th - eepurl.com/mjU2nAre you driving on an International License in Japan? You need to know...
An International License can be used for only 12 months after first entry into Japan... see attached PDF for more info. http://ow.ly/d/DAwAs an expat in Japan, what would make your life better?
Our Friends at Japan Tourist asked us to pass this survey along. If you have a minute, it is really short! =) http://ht.ly/b7kStWashing Clothes in Cold Water - Welcome to Japan!
Washing Clothes in Cold Water - Welcome to Japan! A How-To-Guide for the less laundry proficient! http://ht.ly/b5MsIConverting a Foreign License in Japan
Japan Info Swap Blog - Converting a Foreign License in Japan http://ht.ly/b3ZTAExploring Japan over the Rainy Season
Exploring Japan over the Rainy Season http://ht.ly/aXY95Norikura Skyline - Enjoy a drive among the clouds
Norikura Skyline - Enjoy a drive among the clouds on the highest road in all of Japan! http://ht.ly/aLlSxAmazing photo of tornado damage near Tokyo.
Amazing photo of tornado damage near Tokyo. One boy was killed in the storm. ht.ly/aJMehNext week is Golden Week in Japan. This is a favorite holiday here!
Golden Week is upon us once again Folks! Golden week is comprised of four separate holidays that fall within about a week of each other, giving lucky people who get all days off, plus a bonus day in the middle, ten days off. This is the longest holiday of the Japanese working year, and is very popular as a result of it! Golden Week consists of Shōwa Day on April 29, Constitution Memorial Day on May 3, Greenery Day on May 4, and Children’s Day on May 5. See the full article by clicking here.Last nuke reactor operating in Japan prepares to go offline
Last nuke reactor operating in Japan prepares to go offline May 5 for inspection: Hokkaido Electric - http://ht.ly/awv9ySee this panoramic photo of Shinjyuku Gyoen Gardens, Tokyo
360° panoramic photo of Shinjyuku Gyoen Garden in Tokyo http://ow.ly/auWXCGuide to buying a car in Japan
See Lease Japan's guide to buying a car in Japan! http://ow.ly/aoUFBTesla Motors has finally made it to Japan!
The vehicle's catch phrase is “Evolve”, and Tesla's Roadsters deliver on that promise. Tesla Motors makes the ultimate in Electric Vehicles (EV’s). Their new Roadster and Roadster Sport break the mold created by more conventional EV’s on the market with a sporty look you’d more likely expect from a Ferrari or Porsche than an EV. MoreEar Cleaning in Japan: Pretty Different!
Ear Cleaning in Japan: The Horrible Truth of Mimikaki and Mimisouji - Full Article
The suicide forest of Japan
The suicide forest of Japan - This is a real place where people go to, well... interesting article, but beware the graphic images of victims. http://ow.ly/aaRi7Uncertain future for Japan's "cat cafes."
Uncertain future for Japan's cat cafes - Some bad businesses ruin it for everyone. http://t.co/9hEO5r4cInformation about cars and driving in Japan
Cars in Japan - Information about cars and driving in Japan brought to you by Lease Japan ow.ly/aiwJASurvey - What is the BEST part about living in Japan?
Survey - What is the BEST part about living in Japan? Let us know what you think; just for fun! http://ow.ly/9CqeKThe March edition of the The X-Pat Files Newsletter is out
The March edition of the The X-Pat Files Newsletter is out - White day, Immigration, and Yose Nabe - ow.ly/9rNGkFrozen Pipes in Japan - Prevention and Thawing
Frozen Pipes in Japan - Prevention and Thawing http://ow.ly/9kxVi3.11 Annizersary Event Invitaion
Hear Charles E. McJilton of 2nd Harvest JP explain his organization’s work and experiences providing aid to Tohoku. PDF http://ow.ly/9g7UeThe February Nagoya! Newsletter is out!
The February Nagoya! Newsletter is out! - http://eepurl.com/jeL2HThe Art of Japanese Manhole Covers
The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers artbeat.ly/xUKVyyNatto: The Slimy, Sticky, Smelly, Bad Tasting Food That Japan Loves
Natto: The Slimy, Sticky, Smelly, Bad Tasting Food That Japan Loves - What do you think about Natto? http://ow.ly/91UanThe X-Pat Files Newsletter
The X-Pat Files Newsletter -Events and Information about Nagoya and Japan - http://eepurl.com/iQSEPJapanese Students' Retreat from English
A recent survey of third-year middle school students in Japan found most have an ambivalent and contradictory attitude toward English... http://ow.ly/8TjiVJapan Home Search
Japan Home Search "As Seen On TV!" Our new TV commercial! What do you think? http://ow.ly/8iT6x
Tokyo Pregnancy Group: -Preparation for Childbirth couples yoga workshop.
Tokyo Pregnancy Group: February 26, 2012 -Preparation for Childbirth couples yoga workshop http://ow.ly/8CrPZCamera placed on sushi conveyor belt in Japan captures customers as it goes around.Nagoya! Newsletter for January 2012. Next event is this Sunday, 1/22
Nagoya! Newsletter for January 2012. Next event is this Sunday, 1/22 - http://ow.ly/8vXdXGiving Birth in Japan: My Experience Part 2, The Clinic Stay.
Giving Birth in Japan: My Experience - Part 2, The Clinic Stay. ow.ly/8uxCz30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo! http://ow.ly/8rUeYGiving Birth in Japan: My Experience - Part 1, Childbirth
Giving Birth in Japan: My Experience - Part 1, Childbirth ow.ly/8nNz3Lease Japan "As Seen On TV!" Our new TV commercial! What do you think? http://ow.ly/8iSWh
Lease Japan "As Seen On TV!" See the new LJ TV commercial! Tell us what you think! http://ow.ly/8iSWhHow to spend New Yearfs Eve in Tokyo!
How to spend New Year’s Eve in Tokyo http://ow.ly/8a4w4How to spend your New Year in Nagoya 2012
How to spend your New Year in Nagoya 2012 http://ow.ly/8a4K6Winter Edition of Outdoor Japan is here!
Winter Edition of Outdoor Japan is here! Read it free online! http://ow.ly/8a4aJ30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo!
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo! - http://ow.ly/83w14American Actor in Tokyo nabbed for illegal u-turn and expired international License.
American Actor in Tokyo nabbed for illegal u-turn and expired international License. IDL can be used 1 year in #Japan. http://ow.ly/7Xwgu25 things to do this weekend in TOKYO!
25 things to do this weekend in TOKYO! http://ow.ly/7TLDTChristmas Tree Wishes in Fukushima Prefecture
Christmas tree wishes in Fukushima prefecture - Note what the kids ask for. Sad, really. ow.ly/7PRSYHome Survival Kits by Lease Japan - Preparation keeps families safe!
It is well know that Japan is an earthquake country. There is nothing we can do to fix that or prevent that, but what we can do is be prepared. Protecting your family is your number one priority during a disaster, and the best way to do that is to prepare in advance! These home survival kits are designed to help sustain you and your family during a crisis. Select the package that best suits your family’s needs! http://ow.ly/7PXmDJapanese Cycling Laws
You may have heard about new bicycle laws in Japan. Japanese Cycling Laws are more like guidelines! http://ow.ly/7KKCIMore CEOs are finding Japan a place for revenue growth!
Japan is a place for revenue growth, according to a recent NYSE report on CEO opinion. http://ow.ly/7GH7cMake Nigiri Sushi Quickly in an Ice Cube Tray!
Make Nigiri Sushi Quickly in an Ice Cube Tray - Admitedly, non-traditional! http://ow.ly/7so0KJapanfs Emperor hospitalized
Japan’s Emperor hospitalized with signs of bronchitis http://ow.ly/7kOORCan you get a Credit Card in Japan?
Can you get a Credit Card in Japan? Yes, You Can! ow.ly/7mdVXThe November X-Pat Files is out!
The November X-Pat Files is out! Great information on Nagoya and Japan in general ! Enjoy! http://ow.ly/7dTT9Mondo Books Reviews!
Mondo Books reviews Learning to Bow: A Year Inside the Heart of Japan by Bruce Feiler http://ow.ly/7apO1From next Oct, NHK to drop licensing fee by 120 yen.
From next Oct, NHK to drop licensing fee by 120 yen a JP link - ow.ly/77XV7Chocolate is rapidly becoming Japan's favourite flavour
Chocolate is rapidly becoming Japan"'"s favourite flavour - no more match? ow.ly/76xBLIwate brewery set to ship sake for first time since tsunami with help of rival
Iwate brewery set to ship sake for first time since tsunami with help of rival http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/national/news/20111014p2a00m0na005000c.html
No, Seriously: Japanese Company Invents Poop-Powered Motorcycle
No, Seriously: Japanese Company Invents Poop-Powered Motorcycle http://ow.ly/6QeAYArticle by first white geisha in Japan on Kimono
Only 8 percent of Japanese women know how to tie an obi on a kimono, though most own one or more! http://ow.ly/6P0mTHow to Prepare Sushi Rolls at home!
How to Prepare Sushi Rolls at home! http://ow.ly/6NR0yWasabi Smoke Alarm? Really?
Japanese developer of wasabi smoke alarm to receive Ig Noble prize! http://ow.ly/6JdFKThe Autumn issue of Oudoor Japan TRAVELER - Sneak Peak
The Autumn issue of Oudoor Japan TRAVELER hits the streets later this week, but here is a sneak peak! http://ow.ly/6FNIcTop 10 Things to Do in Japan
Top 10 Things to Do in Japan! Article from National Geographic: http://ow.ly/6EEjp How many have you done?Nishi-Honganji is the finest example of Momoyama-era architecture in Kyoto.
Near from Kyoto station, Nishi-Honganji is the finest example of Momoyama-era architecture in Kyoto. http://ow.ly/6EvJ3Typoon Roke looks like it is going to pound Nagoya.
Typoon Roke looks like it is going to pound Nagoya. The rain is pretty bad now; in case you missed it. Prepare! http://ow.ly/6z6fJGet your season pass to Ski Hakuba, Japan by October 31 and save money!
Get your season ski pass for Hakuba, Japan by October 31 and save! 60,000 yen >>> 48,000 yen! http://ow.ly/6uVnXKanazawa Castle Park - History and Illumination Schedule
Kanazawa Castle Park - History and Illumination Schedule - Excellent Castle and Garden! http://ow.ly/6sItaJust for fun; Tibet, Xinjiang vital to keep China chicken-shaped
Just for fun; Tibet, Xinjiang vital to keep China chicken-shaped: WikiLeaks http://ow.ly/6pvoL25 things to do in Tokyo this weekend.Fine Dining and Wine in Tokyo for Charity!
16th Annual Connoisseurs’ Evening - Fine Dining and Wine in Tokyo for Charity http://ow.ly/6ozyHRenting an Apartment in Japan; a basic primer
Renting an Apartment in Japan; a primer- http://ow.ly/6lnanUpdate on Typhoon Talas - Coming at Japan
Update on Typhoon Talas - It is coming to Japan soon! http://ow.ly/6ipwwFREE eBooks on life in Japan!
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan http://ow.ly/67dJhCar Auction Yard Tour in Nagoya this September.
Car Auction Yard Tour in Nagoya this September. Interested in seeing how car auctions work? Join us! http://ow.ly/6hl66Japan's new PM is Yoshihiko Noda.
Japan's new PM is Yoshihiko Noda, beating Kaieda in runoff 215 to 177.Making Gyudon at home!
Making Gyudon at home! http://ow.ly/6dlJbLearn how to make Okonomiyaki in Toyota City
Learn how to make Okonomiyaki in Toyota City 9-29 http://ow.ly/6dlAkDisaster Prevention Week in JapanJapanese Drinking Games. The Osama Game
Japanese Drinking Games. The Osama Game - http://ow.ly/6a872Mount Gozaisho - Nagoya Day Trip
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan http://ow.ly/5STR3New technology could provide big boost to end Fukushima N-plant crisis
New technology could provide big boost to end Fukushima N-plant crisis
Changes to child benefit laws in Japan - Child allowance to continue into 2012. Free money! http://ow.ly/66abaHidden cameras take amazing pictures of animals roaming Earth's remote jungles...
Hidden cameras take amazing pictures of animals roaming Earth's remote jungles http://ow.ly/669jlYokohama fireworks tonight!
Yokohama fireworks tonight! Our new Minato Mirai walking tour map takes you from the east exit: RT : http://ow.ly/658H6SMAP AID: In aid of what? - Interesting convroversy - what percent donation is enough?
SMAP AID: In aid of what? - ISMAP AID: In aid of what? - Interesting convroversy - what percent donation is enough? http://ow.ly/6591NCome clean for the kids - Tohoku and the Disaster in Japan.Browse Lease furniture in Japan from Lease Japan!
Browse Lease furniture available in Japan from Lease Japan! http://bit.ly/inYKkMC is for Culture shock.
ABC of an expat woman’s life: C is for Culture shock http://ht.ly/60oXwFind something NEW. Find something FUN. Find something HAPPY to share.
Find something NEW. Find something FUN. Find something HAPPY to share. Off the Mat Party 2011 http://ow.ly/60uz1Repatriating? How to manage overwhelm during the expat transfer season.
Repatriating? How to manage overwhelm during the expat transfer season.. http://ow.ly/61kK9Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City near Nagoya
Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City near nagoya http://ht.ly/5ZsGILease Japan's guide to leasing a car in Japan.
Lease Japan's guide to leasing a car in Japan. We have a great selection of new and used cars! http://ht.ly/5ZtYEHitsumabushi in Tokyo (BBQ Eel!)
Got a feel for the eel? We've been on a Tokyo unagi hunt... http://ht.ly/5XuzvHow Japanese reporters get their scoops
In light of the UK phone tapping scandal, no1shimbun looks at how Japanese reporters get their scoops http://ht.ly/5XpNLDPJ bends on child allowances; revised program excludes higher income families
DPJ bends on child allowances; revised program excludes higher income families http://ht.ly/5VKTyExpat Spouse - Challenges of Moving Abroad
Expat Spouse - Challenges of Moving Abroad http://ht.ly/5VKWsSee the fantastic selection of lease cars available through Lease Japan!
See the fantastic selection of lease cars available through Lease Japan! We can get you on the road again! http://ht.ly/5UNEC6 Top Tips for Surviving Life as an Expat Trailing Spouse
6 Top Tips for Surviving Life as a Trailing Spouse. http://ht.ly/5UMHVIsland Beat: Ai Futaki goes deep (Free diving in Japan!)
Island Beat: Ai Futaki goes deep (Free diving in Japan!) http://ht.ly/5US3c20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend!
20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend! http://ht.ly/5UT8SExpat Women - Helping Expatriate Women Living Overseas
Expat Women - Helping Expatriate Women Living Overseas http://ht.ly/5VI0HInternet Shopping in Japan - In English! Where to get what you need online.
Internet Shopping in Japan - In English! Where to get what you need online. http://ht.ly/5TRMbRiding Escalators in Japan
Always stand to one side on escalators to allow fast walkers by. In Tokyo, stand to the left side of the escalator, in Osaka, the right.Japan Home Search Recommends Jamacian Restuarant Allawi In Ebisu
Not only does Japan Home Search, part of the H&R Group, find you great houses, but we have found you the very best of Jamacian food in Ebisu; http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130302/13010778/Non-fashion Photo: Tiny cute cars driving on the street in Shibuya, Tokyo
Tiny cute cars driving on the street in Shibuya promoting Waku Waku Mail http://ow.ly/5SRSRFormer Yankee's player Hideki Irabu found dead at 42
Former Yankee's player Hideki Irabu found dead at 42See rental apartments and real estate in Nagoya, Japan
See rental apartments and real estate in Nagoya, Japan http://ht.ly/5RPpOHigashiyama Night Zoo Opens in August!
August (5-7 and 12-14), Higashiyama Zoo will be open until 8:30. Highly recommended for families!. http://ht.ly/5RKfe For two six nights in early August (5-7 and 12-14), Higashiyama Zoo will be open until 8:30, past the usual closing time of around 5pm. Highly recommended for families and anyone else who has ever wondered what a zoo looks like at night.August 2011 X-Pat Files Newsletter - Events and Information about Nagoya, Japan brought to you by the H&R Group
August 2011 X-Pat Files Newsletter - Events and Information about Nagoya, Japan brought to you by the H&R Group http://ht.ly/5RKszRelatively cheap Thai lunch in Ebisu, Tokyo.
Thai to try: relatively cheap Thai lunch in Ebisu. Give it a go http://ht.ly/5Q8olUsing laptop or electrical devices from overseas in Japan
Your laptop computers or electrical items may need a transformer (Japan is 100volts), and wall socket adapter for Japan. http://ht.ly/5OezwNagoya Foreign Business Community Newsletter - JIS Blog
Nagoya Foreign Business Community Newsletter http://ht.ly/5OiCtSee rental properties in Tokyo, Japan
See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan http://ht.ly/5Nis3Myths vs Facts: Misconceptions About Americans Living abroad
Myths vs Facts: Misconceptions About Americans Living abroad http://ht.ly/5NiJY"Want Happiness? Donft Buy More Stuff...
"Want Happiness? Don’t Buy More Stuff — Go on Vacation" Doing brings more happiness than owning. TIME.com http://ow.ly/5MgY8Rental procedures for properties in Japan
Rental procedures for properties in Japan http://ow.ly/5MhpPOne of the "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World." Ask Masako Ono:
What does it takes to be one of the "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World"? Ask Masako Ono: http://ow.ly/5KBZKArea guide to Hiroo, Tokyo
Area guide to Hiroo, a cosmopolitan area in the heart of Tokyo's Minato ward. http://ow.ly/5IKfjNagoya Current Affairs Discussion Group
Nagoya Current Affairs Discussion Group - July 24th 2011 http://ow.ly/5IM5GInternational Driver's License's may be used for only one year in Japan.
International Driver's License's may be used for only one year in Japan. Foreign icense conversion info --> http://ow.ly/5JDAaArea guide toTokyo's Roppongi.
Area guide toTokyo, Japan's Roppongi. http://ow.ly/5HHJ3Is Our Food (in Japan) Really Radiation Safe?
Is Our Food (in Japan) Really Radiation Safe? From Terrie's Take http://ow.ly/5HMPwWhere to Find Safe Food in Japan
Where to Find Safe Food in Japan | Japan | www.japaninc.com http://ow.ly/5HN1vMoving to Japan? Be prepared for Japanese squat toilets
Moving to Japan? Be prepared for your first Japanese squat toilet experience ! http://ow.ly/5IGebRental Agreement Renewal Fees in Japan
Top court endorses house rental agreement renewal fees in Japan http://ow.ly/5HIuhNeed a Serviced Apartment in Nagoya?
Great apartments in great locations make Japan Residence the smart choice for your furnished apartment. Serviced apartments in Nagoya.For US citizens in Japan, a new emergency message concerning Typhoon Ma-on
For US citizens in Japan, a new emergency message concerning Typhoon Ma-on: http://ow.ly/5HPsoOverseas Credit Cards
Bring a credit card you confirmed can be used overseas when relocating to Japan-for setting up your cell phone, satellite TV, etc.Relocating to jpan
Bring YEN or US Dollars to last a month when relocating to Japan. To cover expenses and Murphy's Law. See an estimate of the cost of living in Japan here- http://ow.ly/5EanuRelocating an Employee to Japan?
Relocating an employee to Japan? See Japan Relocation FAQs on Relojapan's homepage. http://ow.ly/5D5SEOctober Fest in Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo
October Fest in Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo from July 21st, to July 25th Hooray for German BEER!! http://ow.ly/5D5grEnjoy the best in Australian cuisine prepared by one of Australiafs top chefs.
Enjoy the best in Australian cuisine in the elegant Hilton Nagoya, prepared by one of Australia’s top chefs. Fri, July 22 http://ow.ly/5D4GWNagoya Oktoberfest with the H&R Group!
Nagoya Oktoberfest with the H&R Group! July 23, 18:00 http://ow.ly/5DaLSSee our Squidoo Lens about relocating to Japan!
See our Squidoo Lens about relocating to Japan! You have questions; we have answers! We make Japan easy! http://ow.ly/5C7ICDo not ship food items when relocating to Japan!
Do not ship food items when relocating to Japan. It will delay your shipping being cleared through customs in Japan, and may cost you money!Our first 2011 report of social events for our clients in Japan.
Our first 2011 report of social events for our clients in Japan. We hope you can join us; you are always welcome! http://ow.ly/5C9mM (PDF)Nagoya October Fest - in July!
October Fest in July! In Nagoya near the TV Tower in Sakae! http://ow.ly/5B5MbRemote Area Relocations in Japan
ReloJapan also offers relocation services to remote locations outside Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka http://ow.ly/5B4WK24 Hour Japan Help Line!!
Our 24-Hour Japan Help Line provides subscribers immediate access to a bilingual consultant, day or night. http://ow.ly/5zrOm7 Signs That You're Truly An Expat
7 Signs That You're Truly An Expat (one of these does not apply to Japan!) - http://ow.ly/5zx1eBring everything you need for a month!
Do not ship anything you will need during the first month of your relocation to Japan; customs delays may prevent delivery.ReloJapan's 24 Hour Japan Helpline!
ReloJapan’s 24-Hour Help Line is a separate service that provides subscribers with immediate access to a bilingual consultant, any time, day or night. ReloJapan
How NOT to get a Japanese Driver's License: Call Japan Drivers License instead! http://ow.ly/5xwJrOpening a Japanese Bank Account
ReloJapan can assist with opening your Japanese bank account www.relojapan.comPreschools and Kindergartens in Nagoya, Japan
Preschools and Kindergartens in Nagoya RelojapanRenting an Apartment in Japan
Article on Japan Info Swap about renting an apartment in Japan - informative! Renting an Apartment in JapanHow hard is finding an apartment in Japan that accepts pets? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp
How hard is finding an apartment in Japan that accepts pets? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp for your answer.
Home Finding: prescreening of properties from multiple agents so transferees see only properties that match their needs. http://www.relojapan.comToday is HOT in Japan!
Current temperature in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka are 29, 30, and 31 respectively. For Americans, this translates to, well, hot. About 85 degrees. Remember to conserve energy by keeping your air conditioner at 28!Popular Expat Areas in Tokyo and Nagoya
Information on popular expat areas in Japan – Tokyo, Nagoya www.relojapan.comJapanese Language Schools in Nagoya
Japanese Language Schools in Nagoya http://www.relojapan.comDo you need a visa to rent property in Japan?
Does a transferee need a valid visa to rent property in Japan? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp No!Looks like rain in Japan for the next week!
Weather report for Japan looks like rain for at least a week, possibly 10 days. We hope everyone got some laundry done last week!Volunteer Opportunity in Tohoku
Get Your Hands Dirty: Earthquake Volunteer Opportunity in Tohoku http://bit.ly/ljFBfLLook-See program: information on expat life Japan
Look-See program: detailed information on expat life in Tokyo or Nagoya for potential transferee. http://www.relojapan.com/reloservice.aspNeed a Relocation Cost Esitmate for Japan?
Japan ranks amongst the most expensive countries to live in the world. Japan relocation cost survey http://www.relojapan.com/livingcost.aspExpressway 1000 yen Discount Program will End in J
From Sunday, June 19th the gETC EXPRESSWAY 1,000 YEN DISCOUNTh will be discontinued, and the toll fees will return to normal (more expensive!) starting at 12:00am on Monday, June 20th. Get your travel in while you can!Japan Mulls Doubling Sales Tax by 2015
The Government wants to raise the sales tax to cover the ever increasing costs of the welfare state, aging population, and Tohoku reconstruction.Tropical Depression Songda (#2)
Typhoon #2 has largely petered out, and Nagoya is feeling only a little wind now. Tokyo should feel little effect from what has now become a tropical depression. Stay dry!