foreigners in Japan

Frustrated foreigner living in Japan calls Japanese punctuality a half-truth

Sometimes Japanese people stick to a schedule, and sometimes they don’t, he says.

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French woman with epilepsy has been missing in Japan since July 29, police announce

Single traveler spent two nights in Japan before disappearing while in mountainous sightseeing town.

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Japanese government proposes driver’s license change to make them easier for foreigners to read

Japanese imperial era targeted as potential source of confusion.

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Aspiring Canadian cosplayer living in Tokyo arrested for immigration fraud sham marriage

Approached Japanese man she met at cosplay event and offered to pay him to be her husband for visa purposes.

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Japan now has more foreign residents than ever before, even as country’s total population shrinks

But if Tokyo somehow seems even more crowded to you, you’re not mistaken.

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Foreign student who punched Japanese basketball referee returns to home country, coach suspended

School adding new staff member to provide psychological care for remaining exchange students from Africa.

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Japan’s second-largest convenience store chain changes service policy for sake of foreign workers

Family Mart relaxes customer service rules in recognition of clerks who aren’t native Japanese speakers, also allows dyed hair.

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Japan now has over 40,000 foreign convenience store clerks as it continues to internationalize

Researcher says more than half of central Tokyo convenience stores have foreigners working the graveyard shift.

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Twitter manga diagrams difference between Japanese and foreign men, captivates and confuses

Illustrator says one group loves Uniqlo, asks women to split the bill on dates.

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“Asking some Americans to give up guns is like asking Japanese people to give up miso soup”

American-born Japanese celebrity Pakkun’s comparison doesn’t go over well, but one commenter has a better food analogy.

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Foreigner delights Japanese netizens with hilarious video about Japanese washlet toilets

With slapstick, situational comedy and a clever use of language, the video is sure to make anyone laugh.

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Designer’s tweets during first trip to Japan perfectly show why it’s such a great place to visit

In just the first day of his stay, designer tweeted more than 50 things that pleasantly surprised him about Japan.

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Foreigner visiting Japan? Don’t forget to get your free-to-use smartphone from Kanagawa

One more reason to visit beautiful Kanagawa, just a 30-minute train ride from downtown Tokyo.

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Roughly one in eight of Tokyo’s new adults is foreign-born, study shows

“The truth is that without foreigners, Japanese society cannot function,” says researcher.

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A reader asks Mr. Sato to meet in-person, and gives him an unforgettable message

Usually, people email Mr. Sato to call him garbage, but this young woman from Singapore had something else to say.

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Please don’t make the stupid mistake of taking an “abandoned” bike for a ride in Japan

Just about the dumbest way to get in trouble with the law while living or traveling here.

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Four factors frustrating foreigners fighting for jobs in Japan

Hand cramps and style cramps are both part of job-hunting in Japan.

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Permanent Japanese residency to be possible for foreigners with anime-related jobs after one year

Japanese government to start fast-tracking select foreigner workers in “Cool Japan” professions.

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Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan.

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Amina, Japan’s first African-American idol, searches for stardom【Video】

Cute as a button, this girl’s winning fans all over the world.

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