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English capable hospitals in Tokyo

Now, more than ever, the need for top-class hospitals with various services cannot be further emphasized. But for foreign residents living in a non-English speaking country like Japan, the standard goes beyond the quality and range of services – there needs to be English capability, too. In healthcare, language problems cause miscommunication between the healthcare [...]

How to Contact Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

Filipino immigrants in Tokyo, Japan, who require assistance from the Philippine government are encouraged to visit the country’s embassy. This embassy is located near Roppongi Station. It is only an approximately ten- (10) minute walk from Exit No. 3 of the said station. This site is intended to provide information on the Philippine Embassy in [...]

10 Best Night Views in Tokyo

In this day and age, wouldn’t you love to go out and enjoy the serene surroundings without fear of getting sick or exposed to a lot of people? There’s good news for you if you’re in Tokyo. You can go to several places to enjoy the city’s night view for some peace of mind and [...]

9 Shibuya Cafes Worth Visiting

If you’re an avid fan of Japan, you may have already heard of one of the capital’s top districts, Shibuya.  Shibuya is a must-visit destination for anyone who is into fashion and culture. This area is home to many high-end boutiques and street brands, and it is also considered the center of mainstream youth culture [...]

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 [...]