How Much Can You Save A Month If You Worked In Japan?

photo credit to: http://japaneseruleof7.com A single, young working person in Tokyo actually can save some green paper per month. Of course, the question of how much you can save depends primarily on your expenses and how much you make.   A Japanese real estate website found that the average single person living by themselves in

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January 11, 2019

Ever Heard of the Japanese Departure Tax?

Planning a trip to Japan soon? Make sure to have at least a  budget of 500 Pesos to your travel budget. Starting January 7, 2019, the Japanese government will collect a departure tax of 1,000 yen from each person leaving their country by aircraft or ship, regardless of nationality.   Japan says that it will

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January 11, 2019

Ever Wondered How Japanese Spend The New Year?

Celebrating the New Year in Japan happens at the stroke of midnight or even in the day of. The celebration lasts for days. Government offices, banks, and businesses usually take about a week off (from about December 28th to January 3rd) for the end-of-the-year and new year holidays, with many people adding on personal vacation

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January 11, 2019

Thinking of Moving to Japan? First, Check Your Bank…

How much does it costs to move to Japan? We will give estimates for cost and a breakdown of the costs you’ll want to look at if you are planning a move to Japan. A tourist visa is a great way to get into Japan without a job, with the objective of finding a job

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January 10, 2019

Intern turned Store Manager

 Ran M. Bernardo, 30 years old, came all the way from Iloilo to the University of Perpetual Help Las Pinas to try his best luck in the automotive industry. He enrolled in a short course in Quick Auto Service Training Program in UPH and was sent to Japan for internship. Quick Auto Service Training

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January 10, 2019

Thinking of Living In Tokyo? You Might Wanna Have Second Thoughts

photo credit to: https://soranews24.com In this article, we estimate the actual cost of living for a single person living in the greater Tokyo area, which includes the Tokyo 23 Wards, Tokyo’s western suburbs, and Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa prefectures. Kanagawa includes cities like Yokohama, Kawasaki, Sagamihara, and Yokosuka.   The following calculation takes the case

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January 10, 2019

Foreign Workers Now Wanted and Needed; Old Laws Dying

Japan’s aging population and shrinking workforce have seen to changes in immigration laws. The new immigration law approved earlier this month is somewhat flawed though many observers hold it as necessary. There are other views to this new law as well but the most obvious is that Japan must either open it’s borders or watch

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January 10, 2019

Local Hopes Soothing Music Will Deter Would-Be Suicides

From his cottage on the edge of Japan’s Suicide Forest a certain gatekeeper of the forest blasts John Lennon’s “Imagine” into the night hoping that this particular music can lift people from their hopelessness and turn around instead of taking their own lives.   The senior-citizen musician has been waging a war for 8 years

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January 10, 2019

China and America Begin Talks Over Trade Dispute

China and the United States started vice ministerial-level talks in Beijing on Monday, with their ongoing trade dispute having rattled global stock markets and blurred the outlook for the world economy.   The governments of the world’s two biggest economies are expected to talk for two days through Tuesday about how to strengthen the protection

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January 9, 2019

Ousted Nissan head, Ghosn, to appear before Japanese court

Former Nissan head Carlos Ghosn will appear in a Tokyo court after his lawyer requested that an open hearing be held to disclose the reason for the 64-year olds detention lasting one and a half months.   This will be Ghosn’s first public appearance since his arrest on November 19 by Japanese prosecutors on suspicion

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January 7, 2019