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History of Japanese Vaccinations: The BCG Vaccine

Japan still administers the BCG vaccine, protection against tuberculosis, to its citizens. What is it and why does Japan still administer the vaccine? When coming from a country where it isn’t c...

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Glasses in Japan: Getting Your Eyewear in a Blink

Whether it is to correct one’s eyesight or an accessory to complete an outfit, there’s no doubt that spectacles are invaluable to our daily lives. Now that you’re here, you may be wo...

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Understanding the Tumultuous Typhoons in Japan

When visiting Japan, it is important to check the weather beforehand to minimize risks of encountering a disaster. Let’s learn about Japan’s climates, typhoons, and what to do in the event...

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Step to a New Life: Immigration to Japan

As with all countries open to foreigners, Japan has its own directives for people coming from abroad who are planning to start a new life there. Starting anew in Japan is always smoother if you know a...

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Japan Credit Cards: Opening the Doors to Foreign Residents

The winds of change have blown in cash-dominant Japan bringing with it the advent of credit cards. Indeed, within the cities of Japan, the future of a cashless lifestyle - armed only with a smartphone...

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Indian Restaurants and Grocery Stores in Tokyo, Japan

Be it Dal makhani or Hyderabadi Biryani, Indian cuisine is popular across the globe and Japan is no exception. Tokyo has many Indian restaurants and even shops for your needs. For all you foodies crav...

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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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