7 FAQs About Foreigners Looking For a Job in Japan

7 FAQs About Foreigners Looking For a Job in Japan

Did you know that the job hunting process is quite different between Japan and other countries?

In today’s article, we will go over some of the most frequently asked questions that internationals in Japan want to know when applying for jobs.

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Guide to Getting a Japanese Visa

Guide to Getting a Japanese Visa

Are you planning on living and/or working in Japan? Then you’re going to need a visa.

There are 27 different types of visas for entering Japan. The type of visa you need will depend on how long you’ll be staying in Japan, the work you’ll be doing, the kind of work, and other factors.

In this article, we will be explaining to you the details about Japanese Visas. After reading this article, you should know which Visa you should apply for.
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Opening a Bank Account in Japan Is Not Easy!? A Full Introduction for Beginners

Opening a Bank Account in Japan Is Not Easy!? A Full Introduction for Beginners

You might be struggling if you are trying to open a bank account in Japan. There are many banks that you could potentially sign up with, all with different services.

You might also be looking for somewhere with English support, but unfortunately, the process of opening a bank account is still difficult for international residents who do not speak the language. The number of banks that offer English support is growing, but still small.

In this article, we will go over the process to opening a bank account in Japan.

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Guide to SoftBank Phone Plans | Prices, Speeds and How to Apply

Guide to SoftBank Phone Plans | Prices, Speeds and How to Apply

Alongside docomo and au, SoftBank is considered one of the three big phone carriers in Japan.

Recently, more and more mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are offering cheaper phone plans, but SoftBank continues to be one of the most popular in terms of market share and number of customers.

This article will explain the costs and services included in SoftBank’s mobile plans in more detail.

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15 Best Ryokan with Private Onsen in and Around Tokyo 2022

15 Best Ryokan with Private Onsen in and Around Tokyo 2022

Are you looking for a private onsen in Tokyo and/or in the Tokyo area?

In this article, we will be introducing a series of 15 ryokan and hotels that include options for a private onsen.

If you are looking to prioritize convenience, we recommend that you choose a ryokan or hotel that is located in Tokyo. With many options for public transportation like bullet trains or planes, it will be easy to visit other locations if you want to explore other parts of the country.

On the other hand, if you want to have the traditional onsen experience and immerse yourself in nature, we recommend that you reserve a ryokan located in the prefectures surrounding Tokyo. Most of the time, you will be able to get to these locations with a 1 to 3-hour train from Tokyo, making it easy to go on day trips as well.
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7 Tips on how to enjoy the best out of Tokyo Disney Land / Tokyo Disney Sea

7 Tips on how to enjoy the best out of Tokyo Disney Land / Tokyo Disney Sea

When visiting Tokyo, the main city in Japan, to spend 1-2 days to enjoy Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disney Land & Tokyo Disney Sea) is certainly one of the best choices because the joyfulness that is promised.

Although it is fun enough to just go there without a plan, but it will be much more fun by doing a little more research and knowing more information so that you can plan your wonderful day at the “Magic Kingdom”.

In this article, we are going to focus on providing you with 7 tips on how to enjoy the best out of both Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea.
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13 Best Ryokan with Private Onsen in Osaka

13 Best Ryokan with Private Onsen in Osaka

Photo courtesy of Matsuba Onsen Taki-no-yu

Osaka is the second-largest city in Japan, so you might imagine that it is difficult to find ryokan with a private onsen. However, you’ll discover that if you do your research, there is a surprisingly large amount.

Both the northern and southern parts of Osaka are surrounded by mountains. If you travel about an hour by train from the metropolitan area of the prefecture, you can find many ryokan and hotels surrounded by nature.

In this article, we will be introducing you to 13 of our favorite ryokan and hotels in Osaka where you can enjoy a private onsen.
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English Guide to UQ mobile Plans | Prices, Reviews, and How to Apply

English Guide to UQ mobile Plans | Prices, Reviews, and How to Apply

UQ mobile is a mobile service provided by UQ Communications Inc. and is a subsidiary of one of Japan’s top three major mobile carriers, au.

Its best feature is that even though it is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), it uses au’s network so the network connection is stable and fast.

In this article, we have created an English guide for UQ mobile.
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English Guide to au’s Mobile Plans | Prices, Reviews, and How to Apply

English Guide to au’s Mobile Plans | Prices, Reviews, and How to Apply

“I am interested in au’s Mobile Plans and have read the homepage but it is too difficult to understand…”

This might be what you’re thinking.

In this article, we are going to explain the plans that au provides in a simple and easy-to-understand way (the unlimited data plan and the small data plan).

After reading this article, you will understand the cost, network speed, coverage, and other things you should know before registering for an au cellphone plan.

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Fiber Internet vs. Pocket WiFi in Japan: Which Should I Choose?

Fiber Internet vs. Pocket WiFi in Japan: Which Should I Choose?

If you’re looking for internet in Japan, you may have the following questions:

  • Which is better: fiber internet or pocket WiFi?
  • The portability of pocket WiFi is convenient, but what’s up with the internet speed and data caps?
  • Is there anything else to keep in mind when deciding on what type of internet to use?

This article will answer all of these questions and more:

  1. The quick answer: Should you choose fiber internet or pocket WiFi?
  2. The best 5 pocket WiFi plans in Japan
  3. The best 7 fiber internet plans in Japan

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