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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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Tokyo Tailor Services to Help You Lo ...

2019/07/16

The denizens of the Tokyo metropolis are some of the best-dressed in the world. Regardless of age, people in Japan don’t leave the house looking anything but professional—from school kids in uniform blazers and job-seeking university students in their “new recruit” suits, to office ladies in pen...

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English-speaking Nail Salons in Tokyo

2019/07/09

The outstanding technique of Japanese nail art is very much respected worldwide. Japan is the home to many well-trained professional nail artists. The popularity comes from many different varieties of nail art, the precise skills, and quality. Listed below are English speaking nail salons locate...

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Climate & Weather in Kyoto

2019/05/29

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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10 Things You Should Know Before Buy ...

2019/05/21

  If you are planning a long-term stay or are already a resident in Japan, mobile phones equipped with local SIM cards are are an everyday requirement. They are essential for your daily life and business. Because there are so many options of SIM cards in Japan, it may seem to be tricky and it...

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Japan travel information and English ...

2019/04/10

With a history stretching back over 1,000 years, Japan has much to see and do when it comes to traveling. As each area of Japan has something to offer culturally or historically, travel within Japan is popular even amongst Japanese people. The hardest part of traveling in Japan will be deciding...

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Worldwide ERC Summit 2019

2019/03/11

All Japan Relocation will be participating in the 2019 Worldwide ERC summits being held in Shanghai on March 14th (Thu) and in Singapore on March 19th (Tue). Our relocation service covers all of Japan, providing a variety of quality services for expats enabling them to have a safe and comfortabl...

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How to Buy Prescription Glasses and ...

2019/02/18

  In Japan, you don't have to go to an eye doctor to have prescription glasses made. In order to get presciption glasses made, all you have to do is simply to walk into an a glasses store and they give you an eye examination for free. After the examination it is possible to have your new presc...

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School Grade and Age Structures in Japan

2019/02/14

  The education system and structures vary from country to country. Here we have made an easy to understand comparison between the ages and grade structures in Japan and other countries. You can also find a list of what the ages for compulsory education in each country is and how to use that i...

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Suica on iPhone, Apple Watch and And ...

2019/02/04

Since the launch of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3, owners of these devices have been able to use the device as a Suica substitute through the use of  Apple Pay. If you have an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or an Apple Watch Series 2 that was purchased in Japan, you can also transfer your Sui...

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Age Restrictions in Japan: Drinking, ...

2019/01/29

  Age matters a lot in Japan. From the earliest school years until a person finds a job and even into retirement, a Japanese person’s age is connected strongly with their status in society. The age of 20, when a person is said to have become an adult, is commemorated in a special celebration c...

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Where to find OTC medicines in Japan

2019/01/15

  While living in or traveling through Japan, you never know when you may need a band-aid, some headache relief or maybe even a bit of cold medicine. Perhaps your ailment isn’t dire enough to warrant a visit to the doctors or you may already know what you need. OTC (Over-the-counter) medicine...

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The My Number System in Japan and ho ...

2018/10/19

Starting in October of 2015, every citizen in Japan received a notification by mail (by “notification card”) regarding their 12-digit Social Security and Tax Number (also called Individual Number or “My Number”). Information about this new system has been brought up frequently across various me...

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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...

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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...

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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, whe...

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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, “Tsuk...

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Online Grocery Shopping in Japan

2018/09/21

Even if you don't drive in Japan and the nearest grocery store isn't within walking distance, shopping for food and daily necessities doesn't have to be a chore. With the country's efficient, advanced and reliable door-to-door delivery service - where you can specify the time of delivery and r...

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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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