Living in Japan

People willing to move away from Tokyo to be paid one million yen by Aichi government

Tired of the crowds of Japan’s biggest city and looking to relocate? Aichi wants you to make the prefecture your new home.

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Depopulation in Japan leads company to renovate two apartments into one huge living space

Innovative new renovation style creates the most spacious apartments Japan has ever seen. 

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How much do you need to earn every month for a “normal” life in Kyoto? Here’s a sample budget

Fantasizing about relocating to Japan’s ancient capital? Here’s what it’ll cost you per month, and no, a minimum-wage job isn’t going to cut it.

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Real-life Evangelion apartment in Japan is ultra-cheap, ultra-anime【Photos】

Floor plan and renter regulations allow you to accurately recreate Shinji’s lifestyle.

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The pros and cons of living in a share house in Tokyo instead of an apartment

Japan’s capital is seeing an increasing number of boarding house options, but is it the right choice for you?

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You could be renting this 300-year-old samurai era house in Japan right now

”Just about the best-condition 300-year-old property you’ll ever find,” boasts realtor.

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Tokyo has a share house for people who want to be pro gamers, comes furnished with gaming PCs

Live the life in Tokyo while pursuing your dreams of e-sports glory.

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Every night can be movie night at this awesome Japanese apartment building with its own theater

Stylish shared spaces let you go to the movies without leaving home.

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What to do if you want to lower your apartment rent or avoid paying key money in Japan

And even if the owner won’t budge on the rent, you can still negotiate for some concessions that could save you a ton of cash.

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What’s Japan’s least appealing big city, and why did it get stuck with that title?【Survey】

Town ranks in last place for second survey in a row, but there actually are some things to love about the place.

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Japanese government announces stricter requirements for foreigner student visas

New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.

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Turn unwanted fat into next month’s rent at new exercise-themed sharehouse in Saitama

Gran Toda’s “Fat Purchasing Campaign” is certainly one of the best incentives to finally get into shape.
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Five magic Japanese phrases to know before starting a job in Japan

Gomen and kudasai are great for travelers and students, but if you’re going to be successful and happy working in Japan, you’ll want to know these.

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Survey picks the eight best Tokyo-area neighborhoods to live in, and number one isn’t in Tokyo

Tokyo’s much-ballyhooed Kichijoji only makes it to number-three, while an outsider with easy access to Tokyo takes the top spot.

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Four frustrating “middle-aged man rules” that dictate life in a Japanese office

Are you an innovation-loving young professional? Brace yourself for the chance you’ll run into this aggravations working in Japan.

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Five of the worst areas to live in and around Tokyo

While they might look appealing to visitors, according to residents, these suburbs can be hell to live in.

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Easier anime work visa requirements for foreign students being considered by Japanese government

New system could start as early as next year, making it easier for foreigners with anime aspirations to get their foot in the door.

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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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Tokyo ranked as most livable city in the world in annual survey

Two other Japanese cities join the capital in top 25 of international quality of life ranking.

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Tokyo ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats, three other Japanese towns in top 10

But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.

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