Selection of links on about life and travel in Japan, and Japanese culture.
News from Japan
This section gathers links towards news and information portals dedicated to news about Japan.
Bringing You Yesterday's News From Japan and Asia, Today.
Website of the free magazine Metropolis dealing with life in Japan.
Excellent information website on Japan based on the famous newspaper.
Covers latest news, politics, business, sports, new products, technology, environment and weather. With analysis and commentary.
A website that follows news and entertainment in Japan.
Japan travel guides
I have gathered here a selection of the best websites to visit for finding travel information about Japan.
This website is just the most useful source that I have found to keep track of what is going on in Tokyo. I usually plan my weekend excursions with it. I particularly recommend the sections of festivals if you are travelling in summer.
A very informative blog on life in Japan.
Japan travel information, advice, hotels, reviews, maps and itineraries.
A very large website containing information on the major cities and their districts.
Japanese government site providing information.
Japan Travel and Living Guide
A database of blogs about Japan written in English.
This section gathers a list of websites containing information about Japanese history. You will also find a list of interesting museums and exhibitions.
Fantastic blog with old pictures taken in Japan between 1860 and 1930.
Wikipedia entry on Japan.
Housing in Japan
This section regroups links that you might find useful during your search for a house or an apartment in Japan, be it for a short or long stay.
Weekly and monthly rentals specifically targeted to foreigners in Japan.
Housing company with a foreigner-friendly staff and many offices across Japan.
Website that facilitate the search for a property in Japan.
Search engine for apartment rentals in Japan.
Jobs in Japan
This section gathers a list of websites that you will find useful during your job search in Japan. Don't forget to create a profile, post an on-line résumé, and set-up email alerts to make sure that you don't miss on your dream job in Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto.
This company started by a friend aims at providing real estate services to the foreign community. This is a must go for anybody looking for a place in Tokyo.
This is the job section of the Metropolis magazine.
The job section of the Japan Times newspaper website.
An extensive resource with job offers in Japan.
A good list of jobs in Japan.
A great deal of information on what to do to find housing in Japan.
Provides employment resources in Japan. Recruiters and job-seekers can also post and locate resumes.
A search engine for jobs in Japan, most of them targeting those who have a good command of Japanese language.
Portal for job search in Japan.
This section contains a selection of websites and blogs dealing with Japanese culture, information, and lifestyle.
Blog on Japanese Language and Culture.
Portal about blogs related to Japan.
Japanese Culture and People in Europe.
Contains numerous links to various aspects of Japan.
A fantastically visual website about Japan and in particular the whole animé/manga culture.