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More Apps to Get the Most Out of Tokyo

January 31, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

We’re back again to give you a few more good apps to try out on your smartphone or tablet to make life a bit easier here in the Metropolis for you. For more iphone apps, and android apps for living in Japan, click those links. Trash Day Alarm As we’ve said many times before, garbage […]

Japanese Public Libraries: What can a non-Japanese reader do?

January 29, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

One thing you’ll come to notice after awhile is the sheer amount of bookstores and reading materials there seem to be in Japan. The literacy rate here has been one of the highest in the world for decades and with that many people able to read, It’s no wonder the pubishing industry churns out more […]

Best Cafes to Work from in Central Tokyo

January 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Here in Japan, the image of the hardworking, tie-and-collar, briefcase toting salaryman is still alive and well; my daily commute aboard some of Tokyo’s most notoriously crowded trains is chocked full of them (including myself I suppose.) But just as in the rest of the developed world, the place where work is getting done is […]

Tokyo’s Romantic Valentine Spots

January 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be wanting to find that perfect place to cosy up to your loved one and not sure of quite what to do about it. But fear not, because there are actually quite a few romantic spots in this fair city of ours. Disneyland/Disney Sea What could […]

Sake Tasting in Tokyo

January 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Sake, of course, is famous around the world for being Japan’s national drink. Though the drinking of Chinese alcohol is thought to predate recorded history, it is believed that sake as it is currently known – made up of rice, water and ‘kōji’ mold – dates from around the Nara period (710 to 794), and then later […]

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