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Latest Blog Posts for Surviving in Japan: (without much Japanese)

  • HOW TO: Make Your Baby Legal in Japan (if You're American)
    on Dec 5, 2013 in Giving Birth in Japan
    Thanks to Ashley Tieman, mom and former missionary from Okayama, Japan, for this post.For most new parents, the hardest part about having a newborn is adjusting to a demanding new schedule. But for children of foreign parents in Japan, there's a long...
  • HOW TO: Use An Electronic Japanese Toilet
    on Jul 28, 2013 in electronics Daily Life
    The high-tech Japanese toilet. That's what so many of you may have heard about Japan. While others of you might be wondering why I'm writing this as a how-to. But considering how many blog posts I've seen by people who travel to Japan and inevitably...
  • HOW TO: Find and Call a Taxi in Japan
    on Jul 18, 2013 in travel
    If you have lived in Japan without a car, chances are good you've been stuck somewhere before. Japan has, for the most part, a useful public transportation system. Bullet trains zoom all over the country. Local trains service even more areas, while...
  • HOW TO: Survive Summer in Japan [24 Resources]
    on Jul 11, 2013 in summer seasonal
    It's July and I'm sure most of you are in the thick of the stick! Sticky humidity that is. Unless you're in Hokkaido. Regardless of where you are, you need to be prepared for what summer brings. Humidity, bugs, bug bites, mold, nasty smells, sunburns...
  • Do You Read Surviving in Japan via Google Reader? Read This.
    on Jun 29, 2013
    To our many, many lovely readers using RSS feed readers, you may or may not already know that Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st. Yes, this coming Monday. So if you haven't already migrated your feeds elsewhere, you may want to find a new RS...
  • Starting a Business in Japan: Yoyo Market [Interview]
    on Jun 23, 2013 in Interview business in Japan
    Today we're talking with Jason Maitland, President and CEO of Yoyo Market, about starting a business in Japan. Yoyo Market is a fantastic online store for "almost anything from Costco, IKEA, organic and health foods and more". SiJ: Tell us a l...
  • Moving to Japan This Summer? 31 Posts to Help You Prepare
    on Jun 21, 2013 in howto moving to Japan packing
    Summer is almost here and if you're part of the JET Program, you're likely preparing and trying to figure out what to bring and what to expect when you arrive. While there are a lot advice-givers out there (forums in particular), I'd strongly suggest...
  • 24 Places to Find Infant and Children's Toys in JapanBig thanks to Ashley Tieman for putting together this very useful post and to Annamarie for her contributions! Just had a baby in Japan? Have small children? And looking for a few toys for them to play with? You may already have found some at near...
  • What I Miss (and Don't Miss) About Living in Japan
    on May 24, 2013
    Having been back in the States for just over two months now nearly four months now, I've thought quite a bit about what I miss and don't miss about life in Japan as I attempt to overcome reverse culture shock and settle in here. I'll be honest,...
  • 3 Things for Spring
    on Mar 12, 2013 in Daily Life health seasonal
    Spring is upon us, more or less, and soon (if not already, wherever you might be) the sakura will be showing off their bright petals. And unfortunately, spring also means hay fever for many of us, and the obnoxious "yellow sand" (which I've heard has...
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