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Extracurricular Activities at Japanese Universities

Extracurricular activities are an important part of student life in Japan, and approximately half of the university students take on sports or participate in artistic or cultural circles. We understand that the primary aim of your studying abroad is to study a particular subject, but if you are in a... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in June 2018

Rain sends people back to shelters in quake-hit Osaka area – Osaka The number of people taking refuge at shelters in earthquake-hit western Japan's Osaka Prefecture grew by 1,000 on Wednesday as rain that started in the early hours sparked fears about landslides, leading some residents to return to... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in May 2018

Japan's new 'Airbnb law' a double-edged sword – Nationwide Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of an expected surge in demand for the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term. Curre... READ MORE

Get a Certificate of Eligibility & Student Visa for Japan

If you are interested in enrolling into one of the schools in Japan, be it the language school or university or technical college and so on, you will need to prepare yourself to fill out forms after forms and so much more! Probably one of the required documents that I find unique in Japan is the COE... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in April 2018

Protest rally marks one year since start of seawall work for U.S. base – Okinawa Protesters against the planned transfer of a U.S. air base within Okinawa Prefecture staged a rally at the relocation site on Monday, nearly one year after the start of construction on seawalls there. In late April las... READ MORE

Living with a Japanese Host Family

Spending time with a homestay family is one of the best cultural immersion experiences you can have while traveling or studying in Japan. Whether you're studying abroad for a semester, or exploring Japan for a few weeks, be sure to take a weekend and live with a Japanese family. Japanese people a... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in March 2018

Visitors warned against departing Japan with souvenirs made from ivory – Nationwide Tokyo Customs and the conservation group WWF Japan launched a campaign Friday to warn foreign visitors about traveling with souvenirs made from ivory, notifying them that it is illegal to depart with such products. ... READ MORE

Vernal Equinox Day

The transition from winter to spring is always highly anticipated in Japan. So, to welcome this new season, we take a look at the history, meaning and celebrations of Vernal Equinox Day. Japan’s national holiday, Vernal Equinox Day (Shunbun no Hi, 春分の日), commemorates the sun passing over the equator... READ MORE

Common Japanese Gestures

Previously, we mentioned about gestures and body language to avoid here in Japan. This time, however, we will show you what typical gestures Japanese people actually use in real life and the meanings behind it. There are a lot of gestures that are used here in Japan, so let’s get started straight aw... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in February 2018

Fukuoka Pref to aid gangsters seeking to leave crime syndicates – Fukuoka The Fukuoka prefectural government will pay transportation and accommodation fees for gangsters seeking to leave organized crime groups from April, a rare initiative aimed at promoting their return to society and weakening sy... READ MORE

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