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Jul 20, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Learn How to Read and Write Kana

Japanese is notorious for being one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. This is mainly due to the complex writing system, where three different scripts are used:

                   Hiragana – ひらがな                Katakana – カタカナ                Kanji – 漢字

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Jun 8, 2012
Francesco Agresti

A Guide to Prepaid Travel Cards

If you are planning to come to Japan for any length of time, then getting a prepaid travel card should be on the top of your itinerary list. Having a travel card will eliminate the need to buy individual train tickets as well as the need to check fare prices—making life in Japan a lot simpler.

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May 18, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Finding English Speaking Doctors

One of the biggest concerns for expats living in Japan is locating a good, English speaking doctor. Hopefully, this list of recommended clinics will put all your concerns to rest and keep you from feeling under the weather.

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Apr 20, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Useful Websites for Expats

Let’s face it. It can be a little tough at times when living in a country where you can’t communicate or read the native language. That’s why we have come up with a list of useful websites for English speakers in Japan, which can make life smoother and more enjoyable.

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Mar 23, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Earthquake Preparation Guide

The following information has been compiled from the US Embassy and Tokyo Metropolitan Government websites.

How to plan before a disaster

Every household should keep a survival kit with a flashlight, a radio, a first aid kit and enough food and water to last for a few days. Avoid placing heavy objects in places where they could easily fall during an earthquake and cause injury or block exits. Have a fire extinguisher and familiarize yourself with the designated evacuation area in your neighborhood.

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