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A Guide to Banks and Banking in Japan

If you are a new arrival in Japan, we hope this article will come in handy to you. Please read through this article to know how banks work in Japan, and how to utilize the services of banks as you may...

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The Weather Forecast of Japan Across Seasons and Cities

Japan’s climate is summarized into four seasons, with conditions distinctive on each side of the country - whether it be up north in Hokkaido or down south in Okinawa, or on the Pacific side or ...

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Understanding your Ancestry: DNA Test Types, Procedures and Cost in Japan

Technological advancements continue to influence the contemporary world. Developments in the field of biology allowed scientists to render DNA testing, providing a huge room for understanding the pecu...

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Graft surgery in Japan: Cost of Kidney transplant in Japan

Patients who are suffering from serious ailments related to the kidney may need a surgical procedure such as kidney transplants. Japan’s renowned medical sector accommodates patients from the co...

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Teikiken: Japan’s commuter pass

Moving around Japan’s metropolitan areas requires patience and responsibility and not to mention quite the expense. Thanks to Teikiken, the commuter pass, an average commuter can easily travel a...

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The Average Cost of Playing Golf in Japan

There are numerous golf courses in Japan, and the sport itself can be a nice relaxation or social event in the country. Playing golf may come as a package price, often combined with what establishment...

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Understanding Tokyo Weather: Tokyo’s Tenki

Checking the weather is a must for most people before proceeding with their daily activities. People living and traveling in Tokyo are no exception. Here is a short explanation about weather and how t...

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All about the Japanese keyboard

The Japanese keyboard allows for clear communication in Japan, especially to those not that familiar with the western version of the keyboard. Yes they’re different! The Japanese keyboard has a ...

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Satisfyingly expensive to surprisingly cheap: The average cost of a sushi meal in Japan

When people are talking about Japanese food, sushi is usually the first thing that pops into our minds. Its reputation around the world has made it a staple when it comes to Japanese food. In taking a...

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The cost of eating washoku in Japan

The quintessential cuisine, washoku, is the Japanese traditional and indigenous food. Made from natural, locally sourced ingredients, and with basic knowledge and skills in the proper seasoning of hom...

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