foreigners in Japan

Filipino man jumps into ocean to save drowning boy in Japan, gives too-cool statement after

Real heroes don’t need thanks, or even a name, apparently.

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Daiso debuts new closing-time song designed to be easy for foreigners to understand【Video】

Previous music, which overlaps with a well-known song in the west, deemed not understandable by many foreign shoppers.

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Foreign street kart driver crashes into taxi after ignoring road sign in Tokyo

Go-kart tour accident reveals the dangers of driving on foreign roads.

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Japanese mayor suddenly speaks fluent English with AI video that surprises even him

The city with Japan’s largest U.S. naval base gets an English-speaking AI mayor.

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Amazon Japan makes payment policy change that could be a problem for foreigners in Japan

One payment option is disappearing in less than a week.

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Kyoto study finds nearly 500 translation errors for foreign tourists, new guidelines released

Kyoto City Tourism Association wants the town to clean up its translation act.

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“Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests” – Governor against charging tourists more than locals

Top politician in Tokyo’s neighbor says higher prices for inbound travelers would be like fining them for coming to the country.

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More foreign tourists than ever before in history visited Japan last month

A pair of factors combine with pent-up post-pandemic Japan travel desire to break the one-month record.

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Foreign English teachers in Japan pick their favorite Japanese-language phrases【Survey】

Ironically, number-one pick is something many foreigners in Japan hate hearing too.

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Foreign residents of Japan prohibited from participating in Yu-Gi-Oh Japan Championship

Heart of the cards isn’t beating for legal foreign residents of Japan, apparently.

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New book teaches Japanese people English to help out foreign travelers

Publisher wants to help make it easier to help.

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Complaints against foreign go-kart drivers increase in Tokyo

Police want to crack down on traffic incidents caused by visitors on go-karts.

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Japanese prefectural governor wants  foreign tourists to pay special extra fee

Osaka governor wants foreign tourists to pay extra, but who is “foreign?”

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Japanese university globalizes with fall start date, governor wants English as official language

Says Japan will “continue to decline” without greater globalization.

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Foreign student’s comment leads to Japan’s favorite tonkotsu ramen being added to school lunch menu

This guy must now be a hero to his classmates.

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Number of foreigners working in Japan hits all-time high, 25 percent come from same country

Study shows often overlooked prefecture has second-highest number of working foreign residents in Japan.

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Moving to Japan as a foreigner to work as a taxi, bus or truck driver may be getting easier soon

Japanese government looking to open a path for immigration to Japan to work in transportation sector.

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Kyoto village dealing with poo on floor as Japanese-style toilets confuse foreign travelers

Public restroom trash containers overflowing with used wiping papers also a problem.

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Pokémon card shop in Osaka says it will refuse to buy cards from any Vietnamese people

Broad-brush policy is lacking in fine details.

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Japan’s Japanese population dropping in every part of the country, foreign population rising

Study shows fewer Japanese living in each and every prefecture, opposite for foreign resident number.

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