Bic Sim (IIJmio) SIM Cards: Important Changes in Policy

May 30, 2018 by Admin

Beginning on March 2018, IIJMIO, one of the largest MNVO SIM operators in Japan, started screening credit cards linked to IIJMIO accounts once a month to ensure that payment methods are up to date and to reduce cases of expired cards being registered. Japanese Announcement: www.iijmio.jp/info/iij/1523009739-15639.html One unfortunate result of this new policy is that […]

Flea and antique markets in Tokyo

May 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

One of the joys of living in a different country is absorbing its culture and aesthetics. One of the best way of doing that is by filling your home with fashionable goods and furnishings that reflects both your personal taste and that of your adopted country. Now, to do this in Tokyo you can of course […]

Get Your Grill On – Nagoya’s BBQ Spots

May 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

The Japanese have something of a love/hate relationship with the summer months. As soon as the mercury climbs above 25 degrees, women break out the parasols, curtains are pulled tight to keep out sunlight, and everyone’s vocabulary is limited to a single word: atsui (hot!).  But that is not to say that the summer is entirely […]

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Japanese Classes in Kobe

May 29, 2018 by Justin Hanus

If you’ve recently moved to Japan, you might be thinking about learning the language to help you communicate with the locals and understand the culture. Of course, there are plenty of online courses and ‘learn Japanese’ book/CD packages but there’s nothing like a bit of face-to-face learning in a local setting. Kobe has around 44,000 […]

Ise Ebi Matsuri (Lobster Festival)

May 29, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

For much of the world, there is little more decadent than dining out on lobster. However, here in Japan, lobster – while still relatively pricey compared to most seafood – is by no means the preserve of the uber-rich, and nor is the festival that celebrates it each year. All along the Pacific coast of […]

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