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What’s Happening Now Fukuoka & Japan in June 2020

Gov't to promote staggered holidays to curb congestion, virus spread – Nationwide The Japanese government stressed the need for individuals to take their holidays at different times of the year in its annual tourism report released Tuesday to reduce congestion and the spread of the novel coronaviru... READ MORE

Buddhism in Japan

Buddhism in Japan Today The majority of the people in Japan probably would not consider themselves to be Buddhist or belonging to any particular religion at all. However, many cultural traditions in Japan are derived from Buddhism. Japanese Cultural Traditions Originating from Buddhism First ... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now Fukuoka & Japan in May 2020

Japan set to fully lift coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, 4 other prefectures – Nationwide Japan is expected to end its coronavirus-related state of emergency Monday by easing curbs on economic activity in Tokyo and four other prefectures ahead of schedule, with the spread of infections under control... READ MORE

Finding a Job in Japan (Job Search Websites)

You love Japan and so, you intend to work in Japan one day. However, you face several obstacles along the way. You may not be able to speak Japanese, or maybe you aren’t interested in looking for a job through 就(しゅう)活(かつ), which refers to “job hunting” using the traditional Japanese way, which invol... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now Fukuoka & Japan in April 2020

Bullet trains, expressways, airports deserted ahead of Golden Week – Nationwide Coronavirus fears left shinkansen bullet trains and expressways deserted on the first day of the Golden Week holiday on Saturday as the pace of infection in Japan has yet to show clear signs of slowing. Many of the shin... READ MORE

Ward Office in Japan

You’ve arrived in Japan, you’ve moved into your new home, you’re starting to make friends, but you’ve got one more, rather large hurdle to face, a trip to the ward office in Japan. This is an important trip and one of the biggest challenges you’ll face when it comes to everyday life in Japan, even i... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now Fukuoka & Japan in March 2020

Graduation ceremonies scaled down in Japan due to virus – Nationwide A number of schools in Japan held graduation ceremonies Tuesday amid the new coronavirus outbreak, by limiting the number of participants and shortening the proceedings to prevent the spread of the pneumonia-causing virus. As Japa... READ MORE

Driving in Japan

Japan is full of new experiences for the average foreigner. These experiences can range from the incredibly exciting, to the incredibly mundane. Driving in Japan falls somewhere between the two; getting out on the road for the first time can be a real thrill because the winding roads and the incredi... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan February in 2020

No. of foreign visitors to Japan falls for 4th straight month in January – Nationwide The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth straight month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott continued to weigh, with further, sharper falls expected ahead as the coronavirus keeps... READ MORE

Essential Tips Before Getting Sick in Japan

While Japan is regarded as a clean and safe country to visit, it’s possible that you may still become ill due to differences in climate and exposure to diseases that you may not be accustomed to. It’s a good idea to consult your local health practitioner before departing to get their expert advice a... READ MORE

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