Job Hunting in Japan: Improve Your Chances of Getting a Callback!

Job Hunting in Japan

If you are an IT specialist, nurse, or university professor, work visas have never been easier to get due to the growing demand for international labor to fill the gap of an aging population. And with each passing year, it’s becoming easier to find work in your expertise if you have a resume to back it up and some moderate Japanese language skills. Even if you don’t have either, finding employment in Japan is not impossible. Keep reading to find out where to start job hunting in Japan and how to improve your chances of getting a callback!

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Free WiFi in Japan: Improving but Still Hard to Find

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With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon, more and more places in Japan are offering free WiFi hotspots. Among notable changes, since 2015 Mount Fuji climbers can access free WiFi at the top of Japan’s most iconic mountain, and starting 2018, all Shinkansen bullet trains are slowly but surely getting equipped with free on-board WiFi services.

Despite this renewed interest in making the city more appealing for tourists, it’s sometimes a challenge to find and connect to a free hotspot. Keep reading to find out where to find free WiFi hotspots in Japan, important points to consider when using them, and a reliable alternative to these sometimes-risky free connections.

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Japanese Mobile Phone Culture: Learning the Ins and Outs

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Whether you are walking along the Champs Elysees, cruising the Amazon river, or standing on the top of Mount Fuji, you will probably have your phone with you. With so many people using them in so many different countries, phone culture has become as varied as the clothes we wear or the food we eat. Japan is no exception. Keep reading for some interesting facts and tips on how to navigate the Japanese mobile phone culture.

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Want to Meet People in Japan? From OKCupid to TraveRing, Try These Social Apps!

Popular Dating Apps in Japan

With a global mix of international and local English-speaking singles throughout Japan, there may be no better place to find love — but taking that first step in a foreign country can sometimes be difficult. If you’re new to Japan or are looking for an easier way to meet someone special, here are 5 popular dating apps to help. With a little luck and these apps, you may find that special someone!
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MVNO Japan Comparison: Which Japan MVNO Is Right for You?

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When it comes to wireless data In Japan, you have the choice of going with one of the big three network operators, all of which require lengthy contracts, Japanese credit cards, and a Japanese billing address. For tourists, short-term residents, or anyone who doesn’t have a Japanese credit card or billing address, MVNOs are the way to go. Keep reading to find out what they are and how to pick the best one for your wireless needs with our Japan MVNO comparison.

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Renting in Tokyo: How to Find and Set Up an Apartment

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With around 38 million people in the Greater Tokyo Area, there are plenty of accommodations available; but finding the right apartment and knowing what to expect is another thing. If you’ve begun thinking about moving to Japan’s largest city, keep reading for tips on renting in Tokyo.

In this article:

  • Finding an apartment
  • What to expect after you find an apartment

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Best Japan Travel Apps for Translation, Food and More

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Japan is one of the world’s most exciting travel destinations, offering up a mix of ancient and modern sensibilities,  tasty cuisine, and breathtaking scenery—but it’s not without its challenges. What with the language barrier, the many options for public transportation, and the simple fact of having too many great restaurants to choose from, sometimes you need a little outside help to get by.

Whether for translation, restaurant searches, sightseeing, shopping and more, here are some of the best Japan travel apps, not to mention some old standbys that are great everywhere, to help you get the most out of your stay.

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How to Get Internet in Japan: Choosing Between Broadband & Mobile Services

Internet in Japan

Japan is one of the most connected countries in the world. With 144 million smartphones among 127 million people, nearly everyone has access to the internet. Coupled with some of the fastest home broadband speeds found anywhere in the world, this makes Japan a great place to use the internet at home or on the go. If you’re looking for a way to use your computer in Japan, you need a traditional broadband connection, a smartphone data SIM for tethering, or a high-speed mobile router. Keep reading to find out which option is right for you during your long-term stay.

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Cruises Around Japan: Keep your Internet Afloat on your Trip

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Japan is becoming more popular with different kinds of tourists from all over the world. While many people might prefer to be whisked around by planes and trains, there’s also something to be said for taking it slow and soaking in the beautiful blue of the Pacific ocean and experiencing a culture like no other. We’ll let you in on the awesomeness of cruises around Japan, highlight the perils of cruise ship connectivity and give you a few tips on how to keep your internet connection from being lost at sea.  

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Getting a Working Holiday Visa in Japan: A Simple Guide

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Wondering about getting a working holiday visa in Japan? Here’s everything you need to know, from what it means, how to apply and how to stay connected.

If you love Japan and would like to spend more time in the country to learn the language, experience the culture or simply travel, one of the best ways is via the working holiday program.

If your country has such an arrangement with Japan, and you’re anywhere from 18 to 30 years of age when you apply (or 18 to 25 years for Canada, Australia and Korea, with a possibility of extending the age limitation to 30 depending on the situation), this could be a life-changing step for you. From its many benefits to how to apply, here’s a simple guide to getting a working holiday visa in Japan.

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