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Useful Articles for Expats, News from AJ

All Japan Relocation provides news articles on everyday life covering various places in Japan for expats, as well as tenancy management related information for the HR department for foreign companies.

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Reading food expiration dates in Japan

2018/10/12

In Japan, the expiration date and the consumption date are determined based on the JAS Law and the Food Sanitation Law. While in Japan, have you ever wondered where the expiration date on food products are?Here we will explain what the dates on food products in Japan mean. There are usually 2 di...

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Catching A Taxi in Tokyo: Everything ...

2018/09/26

  As convenient as the train system is, there are still times when you will need to take a taxi in Tokyo. And with the starting fare lowered from Y730 to Y410 in early 2017, hopping in a cab for a short ride has become a bit easier on the wallet. While taking a cab long distances will still cos...

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Paying Bills in Japan Conveniently: ...

2018/09/25

Paying bills is no one's favorite thing to do, regardless of where you live. When it comes to paying though, the easier it is the less painful it will be. This is another area in which Japan stands out among the rest.  There are a variety of convenient ways you can pay your bills in Japan, wheth...

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English-Speaking Maid, Housekeeping ...

2018/09/21

Recently, more and more people are starting to use housekeeping and maid services in Japan. There are a wide variety of services offered such as cleaning, dish washing, laundry, cooking, babysitting, child sitting, butler service, secretary service etc. Among the many available choices, “Tsukuri...

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Cycling in Japan: Bicycle Rules & Re ...

2018/07/06

Cycling in Japan reveals a side of the city most never see. Unchanged neighborhoods, hidden temples, quaint family run stores, and parks and museums galore can be visited far easier on two wheels than by train or even car. So, whether you are riding a top of the range imported model or a single-...

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Hay Fever (Kafunsho) in Japan

2018/07/06

What is "Hay Fever" and why do so many people suffer from hay fever in Japan? Pollenosis (commonly referred to as hay fever): allergic reactions triggered by pollenSymptoms of hay fever: sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, eye irritation The types of pollens that trigger allergic reaction...

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Earthquake-proof your Home: A Simple ...

2018/07/04

With a tremor occurring in Japan every five minutes, it’s never too early to get your home earthquake-ready to ensure minimum damage and maximum chances of survival. If you come from a country that doesn’t suffer from earthquakes so frequently, here are some basic and common-sense indoor safety...

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Japan and Earthquakes: Why They Happ ...

2018/06/18

  In Japan, you will sometimes hear sudden beeping noise interrupting your TV program and words flashing across the top of the screen - that is a public announcement of the occurrence and magnitude of any earthquake or natural disaster that just occurred in Japan. At the same time, an alarm, w...

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What to do in Case of an Earthquake: ...

2018/06/18

Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world, with research showing that there is a 70% probability that one might occur right below Japan within the next 30 years. Given that, it is highly advisable to get familiar with what to do in case of an earthquake or earthquake-rel...

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English Maps of Kyoto

2018/06/05

When coming to Japan and starting a long-term stay in Kyoto, many people decide where to live after gaining a better grasp of Kyoto's geography as well as checking the available routes for commuting to work. There are various kinds of maps issued throughout Japan. Here are our recommended Engli...

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Climate & Weather in Kyoto

2018/06/04

Here is a guide to weather in Kyoto for foreign expats moving to Kyoto City from overseas countries as well as those moving to the city from other areas in Japan. We hope this guide will be of value when planning your seasonal wardrobe for life in Japan. Kyoto City, like many areas around the...

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English Maps of Akita

2018/05/23

When an expat comes to Japan and starts a long-term stay in Akita, he or she may decide where to live after grasping the geography of Akita at first and then checking up the route for commuting to work. You find there are various kinds of maps issued in Japan, and we here introduce our recommen...

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Guidance on garbage collection in Akita

2018/05/16

In Japan, garbage disposal rules vary from area to area. Here is a quick guide to disposing of trash, getting rid of over-sized garbage, and disposing of or selling furniture and home appliances when leaving Japan for foreigners residing in Akita city.   Guidelines issued by Akita City Pleas...

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How to play golf in Japan

2018/05/15

Do you long to play golf in Japan? Are you wondering what it's like? How is it different from playing in your home country? Japanese golf courses are sophisticated and well organized. A day at the golf course in Japan is very structured but enjoyable. Though there are no strange customs, to ma...

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English speaking Japanese cooking cl ...

2018/05/08

  Here is a collection of information on English speaking cooking classes in Tokyo. You can learn how to cook typical home-made and traditional Japanese dishes. Our list has a variety of options such as classes for beginner recipes that you can easily cook at home, healthy Japanese foods and veg...

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EuRA Global Conference 2018 - Dubrovnik

2018/05/08

All Japan Relocation participated in the 2018 EuRA Dubrovnik Conference from the 24th of April through to the 27th.  The Conference, attended by many companies specializing in relocation services, was held in the beautiful Croatian city of Dubrovnik that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Along wi...

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Worldwide ERC Summit 2018 - Shanghai ...

2018/04/02

ALL JAPAN RELOCATION participated in the Worldwide ERC Summit held in Shanghai and Singapore taking place from March 23rd to 27th. The Worldwide ERC Summit is an international convention and networking opportunity for companies from various countries in the “Relocation Services for Expats and Th...

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Worldwide ERC Summit 2018

2018/03/16

All Japan Relocation will be participating in the 2018 Worldwide ERC summits being held in Shanghai on March 23rd (Fri) and in Singapore on March 27th (Tue). We will have a promotional booth during the Shanghai Summit (March 23rd). Our relocation service covers all of Japan, providing a variety...

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Bars and Restaurants in Iwakuni

2018/01/05

Here is a list of some of the more well-known bars and restaurants in Iwakuni. All of the places on this list are located in Iwakuni City, some of them being close to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. They are popular spots to eat and or drink at among the non-Japanese residents in Iwakuni. They...

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A day in Iwakuni

2018/01/05

Getting to know the tourist areas around Iwakuni is something all locals have done. When family or friends visit, you will be able to effortlessly guide them around your neighborhood and introduce them to all the spots of interest. Today, we have made a short guide of things to do and places to...

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