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Monthly Archives: October 2015

29Thu 2015

What is a Working Holiday?

The purpose of a Working Holiday is to foster cultural exchanges between countries. Working holiday visas are delivered to young people who want to experience life abroad without the hassle of having to find a work sponsor. Conditions vary from countries to

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28Wed 2015

Introduction of 2 Japanese vocational schools

We are proud to introduce two new partners, two Japanese vocational schools of great renown, located in Tokyo.
The first one is ASAGAYA Art School “ASABI”, which provides amazing programs, teaching various disciplines and state-of-the-art (no pun intended) technologies. For those interested in Manga,

27Tue 2015

About Meishi (Business Cards) in Japan

You undoubtedly will get your Meishi (business cards) in Japan, whether you work or not. Meishi are still important in Japan, even in the smartphone era when people exchange their contact numbers directly via their multimedia devices. Yet, it is important

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26Mon 2015

Kanji of the week: “Study”

Each week, we explain one kanji. Let’s start with “To Study”. JLPT Level: N5 Radical: 子 Strokes: 8 Other meanings: to learn (v.), school (n.), education (n.), knowledge (n.), science (n.) Pronunciations: . On:  ガク (Gaku) . Kun: まなぶ (Manabu) Suffix: -gaku (“study of”, “-logy”)    
24Sat 2015

Relax thanks to Shinrin-Yoku

Japanese people worship Nature – as you likely know, it is part of the Shinto religion. Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴) literally means “Forest Bathing” – and of course, bathing, onsen, ofuro are also very important in Japanese culture. “Forest bathing” is a

23Fri 2015

“My Number” System

The Japanese government is launching a universal card system. It will be used with various governmental agencies (for example to file taxes, for pension etc …). Starting this month, all Japanese residents (more on this later) will receive a notification card

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15Thu 2015

Discovering Capsule Hotels

Tourists in Japan often want to experience Capsule Hotels – one of the many clichés of modern Japan. The concept was created in the late 70’s in Osaka. Since then, those long corridors filled with 2 rows of “boxes” has,

13Tue 2015

How to save money on food in Japan

Life in Japan is not as expensive as you might think. There are many ways to save money. It just takes some insight. Until you get there and find your own ways, people there will give you advice. But we also

9Fri 2015

How to become a Mangaka?

A mangaka is a person who creates mangas. The process of creating manga includes both drawing pictures and writing scripts. The manga business is quite huge in Japan and it is expanding worldwide, generating hundreds of millions of dollars each