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.

I don't eat Ramen that often, but still I love Ramen.Once in a while I specifically want Ramen for no reason.Today, I want to introduce one of my favorite Ramen places.The name is "Isshin", which means something like "genuine desire" in English, I gues ...

Well, while I've lived in Tokyo, I've been working in Tokyo though I changed the company I work for.Now, I work for an international agency in Tokyo.The president of our company is American guy and there are some other non-Japanese workers from all ove ...

Tokyo is now supposed to be 5th expensive city to live.1. Singapore2. London3. New York4. Hong Kong5. Tokyo6. Paris]7. Sydney8. Vancouver9. Frankfurt10. HonoluluIn my experience, I lived at Yoga-station when I started my Tokyo life.Rent was 78,000yen p ...

When I was in the States, I naturally became a coffee drinker and there were so many choices at the grocery stores.I tried some of them and found my favorite.And when I came back to Tokyo, I realized that there were so many cafes serving coffee in Toky ...

If you use train in Tokyo from 8:00am to 9:00am or from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on weekdays, you know what I mean.Main train lines in Tokyo during these time are just crazy.I don't think of any other places where I phisically get so close to total strangers.O ...

Kids grow so fast.In their early years, we need to buy all clothes set every season every year.Our 1st son is now 2 years old, and since he was born we go buy a set of new underwear, shirts, pants, socks, aprons, cap, and so on at early summer and earl ...

Fruits and vegetables there are always very fresh, big and cheap!I eat a buch of fruits every morning, so I love to shop at this store.I usually go there in weekend, so it's always very crowded.Ozeki Store location:Chiba - IchikawaTokyo, Shinjuku-ku - ...

When I was a child, I remember that meat was more expensive than fish, so my mother cooked more fish than meat for us.However, meat is now cheaper than fish in this island for some reason.So, I cook more meat than fish for my family and also because bo ...

When I was in the States, I went to Costco once with a Costco member.I had never been to one in Japan, so I had my husband buy one-day ticket on Yahoo auction for 400yen and went there with our son while I was pregnant with my 2nd child.I am not sure h ...

On the street or at the station if you need any help or guidance, you should ask women rather men.You might have heard that Japanese people are "shy" in general, and I personally think that Japanese men at all age tend to be even more "shy" than women ...

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