Japanese systems of measurement | Living in Tokyo
Japan uses the metric system and some other traditional units of measurement in everyday life.
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.
Riding electrically power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) in central Tokyo
Things to know about riding an electrically power-assisted bicycle (e-bikes) in Tokyo, the traffic rules, and how to make use of it.
Opening a Bank Account
For foreign nationals to open bank accounts in Japan, they are required to be residents in accordance with foreign exchange and foreign trade law.
Tattoo culture in Japan: Is it true that those having tattoos are not allowed Onsen bathing?
Are tattoos taboo? Denied Onsen entry? Here is an answer to the frequently asked question and the reasons behind the tattoo culture in Japan.
Acquiring a Cell Phone
When a medium- to long-term foreign resident in Japan enters into a contract for a cell phone, the content of this contract and the paperwork required varies depending on the service provider chosen.
Using a prepaid train card – PASMO
Here you find how to make the most of PASMO, a prepaid smart card known as IC Card.