Living Guide in Tokyo / RISE Corp.

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Japan

What is the red triangle on the window? | Japanese architectural design standards

A red triangle on the window indicates a fire brigade entrance, essential for some buildings under the Japanese building standards law.
Japan

Japanese systems of measurement | Living in Tokyo

Japan uses the metric system and some other traditional units of measurement in everyday life.
Area Guide Tokyo

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 ...
Japan

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.
Living in Tokyo

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.
Living in Tokyo

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.
Living in Tokyo

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.
Study for renting property

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.
Japan

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.
VISA

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."