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3Thu 2016

Hinamatsuri

In Japan, March 3rd is the day of “Festival for Girls” – “ひな祭り”, “Hina matsuri”.
“Hina” literally means “chick” (in the “baby chicken” sense, though it also has the double meaning in Japanese just like in English, without the slightly pejorative sense).
“Matsuri” means “festival”.
The purpose

24Wed 2016

Why ask an agent to help you come study in Japan?

Sometimes, prospective students ask us: “Why should I apply through Motivist Japan instead of directly to the school?“. There are very good reasons to ask an Educational Agency like Motivist Japan to help you in your study-abroad endeavors. So we

22Mon 2016

About the JR Pass

The Japanese Rail Service is worldly known for its reliability and punctuality. If you want to travel Japan nationwide, we definitely recommend you to purchase “Japan Rail Pass (JR pass)” in your country. But first, we would like to emphasize that the

16Tue 2016

Is life in Japan expensive?

Is life in Japan really expensive or is that a cliché? This is one recurrent question we get from students before they start planning studying in Japan. (More about money in Japan here).
People who say that life in Japan is