Living in Japan

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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Crazy-cheap Japanese apartment for less than 140 bucks a month comes with headaches every day

And sometimes those headaches will be literal.

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Is 150,000 yen (US$1,389) a month enough to live on in Tokyo? Depends what kind of life you want

That’s plenty for life in Japan’s capital, claims twenty-something woman, but you might not want to live like her.

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Five reasons not to live in Japan (as chosen by Switzerland’s perviest otaku)

Overseas otaku says he learned some things while traveling in Japan, but many say they shouldn’t have been surprises.

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What’s the best part of Tokyo to live in, and why? Survey gives the top six picks

Three in the suburbs, and three in downtown.

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Japan second-least attractive country for expats to work, survey says, but is it really that bad?

Japan gets average marks in one category, abysmal ones in two others.

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Tokyo is the safest city in the world, according to new study from the Economist

One other Japanese metropolis finishes in the top three.

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Stylish, green and eco-friendly modern urban village to be built in the heart of Tokyo by 2023

If there is one thing Tokyo needs, it’s more greenery.

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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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