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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Olympics will finally take place this year, but arenas will be quieter than in past years for this much-anticipated mega-event. This time, sports fans from other regions of the world are forbidden from physically visiting the events. With only a few months until the Olympic cauldron is officially lit, the organisers are still [...]

A Basic Guide on What You Should Know About Japanese Etiquette

Japan is characterized by a formal, high “power-distance” culture. There are clear distinctions between bosses and subordinates, and everyone is expected to know their place as well as when and how to express themselves. READ ALSO: 5 Things OFWs Need To Know Before Working in Japan Traditionally, Japanese society has very rigorous etiquette norms that [...]

What to Wear: Japanese Dress Code

Japan, as a predominantly conservative country, has different norms in many aspects of life, including dress code, than Western countries. Keep reading for some practical Japanese dress code recommendations for what to wear during life’s most significant situations if you don’t want to offend and want to be fashionably prepared. This guide does not only [...]

[Breaking] Japan to Lift COVID State of Emergency in Tokyo, Other Areas – Suga

With less than a month until the Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese government voted Thursday to suspend the COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and eight other prefectures while maintaining some restrictions. READ ALSO: Japan to Ease Restrictions in Tokyo, Osaka Starting June 21 Aside from the capital, the state of emergency will be lifted in [...]

What Are the Things to Consider to Deal with Culture Shock in Japan?

Despite being a relatively ‘close’ country to the Philippines, Filipinos and other expats planning to work in Japan should be aware that the Japanese culture is way more distinct than just their quirky innovations and flair for convenience. This is especially evident at work and in daily life. So if you plan to relocate to [...]

Japan Eyes to Ease Restrictions in Tokyo and Osaka Starting June 21

A government official said Friday (June 11) that Japan is considering implementing less stringent coronavirus restrictions in areas such as Tokyo and Osaka when the state of emergency is lifted on June 21, as the country seeks to contain the health crisis with less than 50 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics. While [...]

[Working in Japan] Here’s What You Need to Know About Japan Work Visas

There are many different Japanese visa options for expatriates including overseas Filipino workers to pick from, depending on whether you need a temporary or permanent residency permit. READ ALSO: 5 Things OFWs Need To Know Before Working in Japan These are almost all work-based, and the type of work you undertake will determine which visa [...]

Osaka Struggles As 4th Wave Overwhelms Health System

Hospitals in Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city, are overwhelmed by a massive wave of new coronavirus infections, with beds and ventilators running out as tired doctors warn of a “system collapse” and advise against keeping the Olympics this summer. Japan’s western area, home to 9 million people, is bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s fourth wave, [...]

Registering Online for the Philippine National ID? Here’s How

Online applications for the national ID started on Friday, April 30, with the aim of registering 70 million Filipinos in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) by the end of 2021. READ ALSO: How to Renew Philippine Passport Online (E-Passport) for Filipinos in Japan President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the [...]

Filipino in Japan Builds 2-Storey Dream House with 2.4 Million Contract Price

Every Filipino has a different story and reason as to why they want to work overseas. Some of them come from very impoverished backgrounds and used this as their motivation to work hard, better themselves, and dream big towards having the life they never had back in the Philippines. Such is the story of our [...]