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Beware of Scammers Online Offering Jobs in Japan - POEA

On Tuesday (August 10), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a warning to aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) about a social media account that advertised job opportunities in Japan. In a Facebook post, the agency also advised job seekers, particularly those from outside the United States, that several countries are still refusing to accept [...]

Japan Rolls Out Vaccination Passports for Int’l Travels

On Monday (July 26), Japan started accepting applications for the vaccine passports from people who have been fully immunized against COVID-19, allowing them to travel overseas to specific destinations without being quarantined. Many countries, from Israel to Europe, have already granted vaccine passports, which free persons who have been immunized from lengthy quarantines and other [...]

With vaccine applications opened last July 26 (Monday) across the country, things are starting to look brighter for Japanese residents who want to get out and travel overseas. That said, one of the biggest questions in mind is how to apply for a vaccine certificate for overseas travel in Japan. In this guide, we share [...]

12 Best Japanese Dishes You Shouldn’t Miss For The World

For good reason, Japanese cuisine is one of the most popular in the world. Traditional Japanese cooking, or washoku, stresses diversity and balance and is based on the “rules of five.” This has set apart Japan from the rest of the world. This level of culinary quality is accomplished by combining five colors (black, white, [...]

Where to Find Foreigner-Friendly Libraries in Tokyo

Libraries are wonderful places if you just want to hang out or find some peace and quiet – an escape from life’s daily busyness. But if you’re a foreigner living in Japan, Tokyo to be specific, it might be quite a challenge to find such places, because English-friendly spots aren’t too common in this country, [...]

Here’s What Every Foreigner Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccination Vouchers in Japan

It’s been nearly a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the planet, and it’s still a difficult time for people worldwide. There have been gaps in healthcare delivery, funds are quickly being depleted, resources are not enough to power economies as they did before, and vaccinations come loosely in batches for all [...]

Tokyo Placed in 4th State of Emergency As the Much-Anticipated Tokyo Games Approaches

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Tokyo, the government declared the fourth state of emergency on July 8 to deal with the pandemic, which had documented more than 900 cases the day before. The state of emergency will be in effect from July 12 to August 22, encompassing the whole duration of the Tokyo [...]

Japan will begin accepting applications for so-called vaccine passports for those who have been fully immunized against COVID-19 to travel internationally on July 26, according to the top government spokesperson on Sunday. In response to a request from business circles, the government will also investigate using such credentials for domestic economic activity, said Chief Cabinet [...]

Here’s What Expats Need to Know About Finding Work in Japan

Working in Japan looked impossible to most foreign workers until the early 2000s. Japanese language requirements were stringent, visas were scarce, and there was a strong national desire to prefer local labor over international workers. However, these days, expats are finding more options to work in the island nation with less stringent standards due to [...]

Many people have been eyeing Japan as their top work destination – and for good reason. Japan has the highest pay for foreigners in Asia. However, is this all the country has to offer? The country, its capital, Tokyo, and, gradually, the city of Osaka, are definitely among the most expensive cities in the world [...]