Tokyo Japan Life in English

Beneficial, profitable and practical information for Tokyo/Japan life in English for the English-speaking people living and visiting Tokyo and even people who just want to know about Tokyo/Japan anywhere in the world

I've lived in Tokyo now for 18 years since I got back from US.
I went to college in the States about 20 years ago, and when I remember back, what I needed the most was the information.
The only information source for me at that time when internet was not in people's life was just friends.
But now, here we are, in the world we can access to whatever we want to know only if you have a computer or phone.
So, I decided to write about Tokyo life and what I think about living, visiting, enjoying, working, and even raising kids in Japan.

As you know, Japan has been facing a severe issue of aging population with less and less children.However, I don't think most of the Japanese people take it seriously enough or understand the real problem of aging population and depopulation.As a mothe ...

When I first started to work at Ebisu, I was surprised at the high prices of things at Ebisu.Especially, lunch at Ebisu is relatively expensive compare to other areas in Tokyo.I would say up to 800yen per lunch is quite alright for everyday regular lun ...

The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare reported on the analysis.They compared the suicide death rate of Japan and other countries.The death rate is the number of the persons who died from suicide per hundred thousand.And Japan is in the 6th ra ...

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan did a research in 2016 on the annual earnings of the residents of each ward in Tokyo.The research tells us that the average annual earning of a resident of Minato ward on the top rank of the ...

Do you like Dragon Ball or Shaun the Sheep?I used to watch Shaun the Sheep on TV in the morning with my son, but my son started to watch something different.And, my sons are not old enough to like Dragon Ball.So, my family will probably stay away from ...

I've never been able to remember the name of the Dim Sum place in Tokyo.Today's restaurant's name is "Din Tai Fong", but the name seems all the same to me!Anyway, it's located on the 7th floor of the new building of Ebisu Atre.There've been Ebisu Atre ...

I wrote about the best hamburger place the other day.The Best Hamburger at EbisuAs I wrote, there are some other hamburger places at Ebisu.For me the "best" is still BURGER MANIA, but there is another one with unique fried potato.The name of the restau ...

I saw a news on Children's Day on May 5th about the latest number of children in Japan.The number of children under 15 years old has been decreasing in the past 36 years in Japan, and the latest number is the lowest.The percentage of the children under ...

We have two kids.Both is still small, and my husband and I hardly have time to sit and talk in calm place.We work in weekdays, and we have noisy small kids around us all the time in weekend.So, about once in a month, we try to have a day or half day of ...

I don't spend much time watching TV, but I record the programs I like and watch when I have free time.It's one of the Japanese TV programs I like.I started to watch this program because one of the MCs is my favorite stage director.And now, it's somethi ...

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