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What is the Salary of an OFW in Japan?

Many Filipinos aim to work abroad for the various opportunities they can take advantage of. And among the many countries Filipinos can choose from, Japan is among the popular ones because it is quite near the Philippines and the culture in Japan, in some ways, are the same as ours in the Philippines. In this post, [...]

List Holidays in Japan this 2020

Japan, as we all know, is among those countries (especially in Asia) that have rich and enduring cultural idiosyncrasies and traditions. Because of this, one might think that they have a lot of public events observed as official holidays. However, that is not the case in Japan, as they only have 16 public holidays.  And [...]

5 Most Popular Shrines to Visit in Japan on New Year

Thinking of what to do over the holidays in Japan? Hatsumode. This is the first shrine or temple visit of the new year, which is traditionally pursued by people in Japan.  ALSO READ: Kyoto Remains No. 1 Best City Outside Tokyo And if you’re wondering when this takes place, it’s from December 31-January 3, which is when [...]

How to Request for Notarization at the Philippine Embassies in Japan

The Philippine Embassies in Japan (in Tokyo and Osaka) provide notarial services for Filipino residents intending to submit notarized documents normally intended for use in the Philippines. The process for notarization in both Philippine embassies in Japan basically follow the same procedure, so we will detail the steps and requirements offered by the Philippine Embassy [...]

Managing your Bank Accounts Effectively: 4 Tips

As OFWs, we work long hours, take extra jobs on the side to regularly provide food to our family’s tables and support them with all their needs even though we are not with them physically. It is for this reason that we want to become responsible for the money that we earn and put in [...]

Here are the Top Benefits of being a Member of OWWA

In order for OFWs to be deployed for work abroad, they will generally have to go through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), which is a member institution and an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which is tasked to protect and promote the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) all [...]

How to Apply for PhilHealth Voluntary Membership for OFWs in Japan

With the rising costs of healthcare all over the world, it’s good to know that there are options for OFWs to medically insure themselves as well as their families for a much affordable price back home than in their host country such as in Japan. That’s right, compared to the higher cost of living in [...]

Tips on Asking for a Raise in a Japanese Company

Working for any company either locally or abroad, any working individual aspires to progressively go up the career ladder and in effect, increase their value as an employee, literally and figuratively. However, this isn’t something so easily done, especially when working for a foreign company overseas. And in Japan, where there’s a unique structure of [...]

Mizuho Bank Logo

The Mizuho Bank is one of the largest banks based in Japan. This bank’s network of business centers and major financial institutions are known around the world. This bank offers many financial products and services that cater to many different types of clients including individuals or small and medium corporations. The bank’s expansion overseas was [...]

Mizuho Bank Logo

The Mizuho Bank was established in the year 2002. It was formed by a merger of Fuji Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan. The network of this bank has made an impact and is known around the world. They offer many types of financial products and services that aim to fulfill [...]