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  • January 21, 2021
  • January 21, 2021

All about Tatami

When you think of a traditional Japanese house, many people probably think of traditional straw tatami mats that have been used as flooring material for centuries. Tatami has been so […]

  • December 21, 2020
  • December 21, 2020

What’s ETO or JUNI SHI?

What’s the difference between ETO and JUNI SHI? 干支 [ETO] (えと) is the word for the Japanese zodiac signs which consist of  a combination of 十二支 [JYUNI -SHI] (じゅうにし) “twelve […]

  • November 6, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

What’s GENSEN CHOUSYU HYOU – WITHHOLDING TAX SLIP ?

Overview of 源泉徴収票 [GENSEN CHOUSYU HYOU](げんせんちょうしゅうひょう) Companies fulfill their tax obligations on behalf of all employees who work for the company. Therefore, calculating the amount of withholding and preparing the […]

  • October 30, 2020
  • November 9, 2020

All types of accommodation in Japan

Listing for all types of accommodation in Japan ビジネスホテル [BUSINESS HOTEL]: Hotel for a business person. There are lots of chain hotels such as APA Hotel, Toyoko Inns, Super hotel, […]

  • October 30, 2020
  • November 22, 2020

How to find a FURNISHED APARTMENT & a SERVICE APARTMENT.

What’s the difference in between a furnished apartment or a serviced apartment in Japan. ファーニシュド アパートメント[FURNISHED APARTMENT]: Monthly apartment rented by the month. Japanese business persons are not familiar with the […]

  • October 30, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

What’s LP GAS and TOSHI GAS?

What is the difference between LPガス [LP GAS] (えるぴーがす) and 都市ガス [TOSHI GAS] (としがす)? 都市ガス [TOSHI GAS] (としがす) City gas. Gas supplied to a wide area by gas pipes piped […]

  • October 29, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

2 types of Hankos : JITSUIN & MITOME IN

What’s the differences in between JITSUIN and MITOMEIN 実印 [JITSUIN] (じついん) : An individual’s seal that has been registered with the city or ward in advance. A seal that can […]

  • June 17, 2020
  • November 9, 2020

VISA in Japan : Work or Long-term stay

Referred to Ministory of Foreign Affairs of Japan Working VISA / 就労ビザ [SYUROU VISA] [しゅうろう びざ] Period of stay / 在留期間 教授  [KYOJYU] [きょうじゅ] (例:大学教授、助教授、助手など Professor (Examples: university professor, assistant professor, […]