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How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

05 August 2016 Guides and How to's Guillaume Erard

How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

Once you have spent several years living in Japan and that you start to feel that you could well spend a substantial part of your remaining days in the country, the prospect of applying for permanent ...

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Yosakoi dance festival in Harajuku

02 September 2012

Yosakoi dance festival in Harajuku

Most people with an interest in Japan are aware that the summer season is one of many matsuri (festi...

Annular solar eclipse over Tokyo

21 May 2012

Annular solar eclipse over Tokyo

This morning, a very special atmosphere can be felt along the short path that leads me to the subway...

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament 2012

20 May 2012

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament 2012

Sunday, May 20th was the fifteenth and final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament held annually i...

Tourism

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

12 February 2014

Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

We know that often, Japanese adaptations of places or concepts from abroad tend to end up with more ...

Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

15 June 2012

Wakimachi, the commercial center of Aizome in South Japan

Wakimachi City is located in the Tokushima Prefecture in the eastern part of the Shikoku Island. Shi...

Heavy snow covers Tokyo

29 February 2012

Heavy snow covers Tokyo

Tokyo under the snow is quite a rare sight for it does not usually happen more than once or twice ea...

Guides and How to's

How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

05 August 2016

How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

Once you have spent several years living in Japan and that you start to feel that you could well spe...

How to get a spouse visa in Japan (Spouse of a Japanese National)?

08 August 2013

How to get a spouse visa in Japan (Spouse of a Japanese National)?

While it can sometimes feel like an easy way towards a visa, the "Spouse of Japanese National" visa ...

How to eat safely in Japan? Basics on radioactivity and safe shopping.

15 November 2011

How to eat safely in Japan? Basics on radioactivity and safe shopping.

Eight months have passed since the March 11th earthquake which triggered a tsunami that devastated t...

Articles

Radioactive iodine 131 exposure of Tokyo inhabitants following the Fukushima nuclear accident

02 April 2012

Radioactive iodine 131 exposure of Tokyo inhabitants following the Fukushima nuclear accident

I recently wrote an article dealing with the risks of radioactive contamination associated with the ...

Why am I still in Japan?

17 March 2011

Why am I still in Japan?

To all of you who wrote to urge me to come back to France, here is my point of view. I really apprec...

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