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Becoming a Specified Skilled Worker in Japan

Demographic changes partnered with continuous economic growth in Japan demand an increase in the workforce. Skilled workers participate directly with this increasing demand. Their significance with th...

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Shukujitsu & Saijitsu: Preserving Culture Through Holidays

Many countries around the world legislated different dates in their respective calendars to be holidays. In Japan, there is a two-fold understanding of what a holiday means. Regardless of their design...

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The Global Network Project: Promoting Study in Japan

The unwavering commitment of Japan to hone internationalization in its educational sector manifests in the Global Network Project. A relatively new program crafted by MEXT with its coordination with s...

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Explore and have fun at the Tokyo International Forum Hall

The Tokyo International Forum Hall is more than an architectural wonder. Aside from hosting big concerts of both local and international artists, there are also many things that you can do including s...

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A look in to the home of Miyajima Torii: Itsukushima Shrine

If you are familiar with traveling spots in Japan, you've possibly seen photos of the floating torii of Miyajima. The floating torii of Miyaji, also known as Itsukujima Shrine, has its importance ...

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Gion: In the Past and Now of Kyoto

Gion is known for its traditional streets with Geisha walking down the alleys; however, Gion is way more than that! Other than geishas and the old street view, let us take a deeper look into the histo...

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The Material and Consequential Cost of Tattoos in Japan

Tattoos in Japan often merge traditional Japanese style art and local beliefs, making them quite unique. Because of the social stigma associated with tattoos, getting one in Japan may have a few twist...

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Connection away from home: Online forum for foreigners living in Japan

Living in a foreign country such as Japan could be challenging for some. However, the emergence of various platforms allow people to be connected and be helpful to one another. Online forum platforms ...

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Take the Night! Experience the Osaka Nightlife

Osaka is home to many venues for travelers interested in its exciting nightlife, but finding the right one may prove quite difficult in the vast city, for many can be dubbed best. Fear not! Here are s...

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Discover the city anew with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

See Tokyo in a completely different view, both literally and figuratively. Discover the prided architecture of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, to which it by itself is a tourist attraction...

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