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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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Christmas Illuminations 2017 in Kans ...

2017/12/06

The Christmas season has come, and along with it, winter towns nationwide colorfully lit up with Christmas illuminations. Here are some famous places to see illuminations in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and the Kansai region.   Kyoto A huge 22meter tall Christmas tree is displayed at the JR Kyoto S...

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Autumn Leaf Viewing in Kansai region ...

2017/11/20

Wondering where to go for Koyo (Autumn Leaf viewing)? Famous places in the Kansai region such as Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines in Kyoto are not the only places to enjoy Koyo. There are other wonderful spots to enjoy Koyo in the cities of Kobe, Osaka and Himeji. Here are some famous places...

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Kobe Marathon & Osaka Marathon

2017/10/31

There are various marathons held nationwide throughout Japan. Two of the major marathons held during autumn taking place in the Kansai region are the Kobe Marathon and the Osaka Marathon.   Kobe Marathon Approximately 20,000 runners from Kobe and from outside of Kobe, participate in this mara...

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ICOCA - Prepaid fare systems in Kansai

2017/05/01

ICOCA is the prepaid card which West Japan Railway issues and is very convenient card usable for various railroads, buses, and even shopping at stores all over Japan. There are various kinds of traffic prepaid cards issued in Japan such as Suica, Pasmo, and SUCOCA. ICOCA is used in the Kinki reg...

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English-speaking Hair-Salons in Osaka

2017/04/21

We here introduce English speaking hair salons for foreign residents in Osaka and the neighboring areas. When you go to a hair salon, communication with a stylist is crucial for mentioning your request or consulting on it to get the haircut you want. English speaking stylists may help you a lot...

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Climate & Weather in Osaka

2017/03/17

For foreign expats moving to Osaka from overseas countries as well as ones moving to Osaka from other areas in Japan, we here provide the guidance on Osaka weather. It will make us happy if it can help you to prepare for your seasonal clothing and more for your life in Japan. Osaka, like most of...

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Dentists - Kansai Area (Kobe, Osaka)

2017/02/10

For foreign residents in Japan, English-speaking dentists are indispensable services. It is beyond imagination how much an expat could feel uneasy without any support in English when you need to explain about the degree of symptoms and pain in detail. Below is the list of recommended dentists an...

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English Maps of Osaka

2017/02/03

Map of Osaka - English-written or Recommended maps for foreigner When a foreign expat visits Japan to stay in Osaka for a long term, he or she will try to grasp characteristics of each area in Osaka at first considering the transportation access for commuting or children’s school, and then will d...

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