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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

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

China's outbound group travel ban a blow to Japan's retail, tourism sectors – Nationwide China's ban on all outbound group travel to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus has come as a blow to Japan's retail and tourism sectors, which had been looking forward to robust spending by Chinese visitor... READ MORE

Japanese Popular Culture

Popular culture, or pop culture, is generally considered the sum of concepts, ideas, attitudes, icons, and trends that are embedded in the lives of mainstream society. Japanese pop culture has its own distinct characteristics that make it hugely appealing. For one, it celebrates modern trends and pe... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan December in 2019

Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings – Hiroshima Thousands of people have signed an online petition against the planned demolition of two early 20th-century buildings that remained intact after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima devastated the Japanese city. A local government... READ MORE

Taking the JLPT

“JLPT” stands for Japanese Language Proficiency Test. The JLPT is one of the most well-known international Japanese proficiency exams. It has five levels, with level five (officially called N5) being the easiest and level one (N1) being the hardest. The Japanese name of the test is the Nihong... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in November 2019

Suicide of Mitsubishi Electric unit employee caused by overwork – Kobe A labour standard office has concluded that the 2017 suicide of an employee at a Mitsubishi Electric Corp unit was work-related, recognizing he did more than 100 hours of overtime per month while in a supervisory position, compa... READ MORE

Differences Between Kimonos & Yukatas

It is very easy to recognise the traditional Japanese clothing of the yukata and kimono when you see one, they are very distinct garments. However, many people will not be aware of the difference between the two. The origin of the Japanese kimono is from the Chinese traditional Han clothing, althoug... READ MORE

What’s Happening Now in Fukuoka & Japan in October 2019

Number of foreign students with jobs after graduation hits record high – Nationwide The number of foreign students who changed their visa status in 2018 to work in Japan after graduating from universities or vocational schools hit a record high amid a chronic manpower shortage, immigration authorit... READ MORE

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