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A red triangle on the window indicates a fire brigade entrance, essential for some buildings under the Japanese building standards law.
Japanese systems of measurement | Living in Tokyo
Japan uses the metric system and some other traditional units of measurement in everyday life.
Tokyo Area Guide/ FUTAKO TAMAGAWA, Setagaya-ku
Comfortable balance of Natural and Urban overlong the Tama River Area Overview: What's the area Futako Tamagawa like? Futako-Tamagawa station is located in Setagaya ward, Tokyo. The area is commonly called “Nikotama” from an alternate ...
Is a hanko no longer needed? – All about Hanko stamps and Inkan seals
Inkan and Hanko are equivalent to signatures in Japan. Here are all about those items that are still required amid the digital transformation.
Tsuyu, the rainy season in Japan | Living in Japan
The rainy season in Tokyo is around from early June to 20 of July. Here you find about the season and how to cope with high humidity.
Preparing for disasters – Typhoons and Heavy Rain | Living in Tokyo
The season that typhoons occur and approach Japan can be between June and October (through a rainy season to the end of the autumn.) For disaster prevention on storms, here are some tips for preparation and evacuation.
Wild crows (Karasu) inhabiting the city | Living in Tokyo Information
In the breeding season between late March and early July, Japanese crows are so nervous around humans, sometimes have aggressive behaviours such as attacking people and digging garbage.
Leasing of the non-resident owners in Japan | Master lease and Sublease Agreements
Tax-withholding, required in leasing commercial real estate from the non-resident owners/foreign owners, is not necessary under master lease/sub-lease agreements.
Convenience store is really convenient in Japan
In Japan, convenience stores are at every corner, more than in any other country. Known in Japanese as “konbini,” the country has approximately 50,000 convenience stores, with 7,000 of these in Tokyo alone.
Changing Visa Types
Accordingly, if you would like to carry out activities which differ from those permitted by your current visa, you need to change your visa type to one which permits these activities. This process is called submitting an "Application for Change of Status of Residence."