Living in Japan

A house in the Japanese countryside for just US$9,100? You bet we bought it!【Photos, video】

Welcome to the SoraHouse.

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Here’s why you should be careful when buying a coffee cup from Japan’s 100 yen stores

The quality of 100-yen mugs isn’t what a lot of people expect.

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How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo?

Daydreaming about getting a place in Japan’s capital? You might be able to make it a reality.

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Highest-ever Tokyo homes announced, will be as far from the street as tip of Tokyo Tower

Amazing views for a sky-high price.

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Home-hunting in Japan changes as people eye new communities in wake of COVID-19

How the search for a home sweet home is going through these uncertain times.

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Which Japanese city is gaining interest among families and renters? Hint: it’s not in Tokyo

A breakdown of search result data by one Japanese apartment hunting company reveals a big surprise.

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Top 10 most desirable Japanese prefectures to live in may show new trend toward small-city living

Two largely rural prefectures gain ground against Japan’s biggest metropolis.

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Tokyo is the best city in the world to live in, study says

Japan’s capital gets a boost in this year’s global rankings for a very 2020 reason.

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Japanese houses that cost just US$28,000 thrill the Internet, also break its heart

“If I can get a house for the same price as a car, I’m buying the house.”

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Japan to reopen borders to travelers from all countries worldwide starting in October

Sightseeing still off the table, though.

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Japanese survey ranks Hokkaido as the most desirable prefecture to settle down in

It turns out that a lot of Japanese people can stand the cold, after all!

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Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for foreigners trapped in Japan during pandemic

Revised visa regulations aim to help interns unable to return home and who need a job in Japan.

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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon.

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Five surprises and one disappointment about life in Japan from our expat friend

We talk with our pal from Nepal about moving to Japan.

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Japanese government to limit foreign students’ coronavirus financial aid to top 30 academic percent

Those who haven’t been hitting the books hard might need to severely pinch their pennies.

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Japan has a cat real estate agency, where every apartment lets you and your kitty live together!

No need to ask “Are pets OK?” as long as your pet is a cat.

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These apartments are crazy-small even by Tokyo standards, and super-popular with young people

Ququri studio apartments offer just 4.64 square meters (49.94 square feet) of usable floor space, but with prices this low, it’s all some people need.

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How much money do you need to raise a family with a “normal life” in Kyoto? Study investigates

Living with your spouse and two kids in Japan’s former capital sounds nice, but is it affordable?

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11 cheapest Tokyo neighborhoods to rent an apartment in show living here’s not an impossible dream

Think every apartment in Japan’s capital is expensive? Think again.

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