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.

Ever since my first son got crazy about one of the McDonald's "Happy Set" toys, I've been checking what's coming next.The last one was DORAEMON.And the next from Apr 14 is TOMICA and Relakkuma.*image from McDonald official websiteWe will definitely go ...

I love Sushi.The time when I'm eating Sushi is one of the moments when I'm glad that I was born in Japan.Before I had a child, my husband I used to eat at our favorite Sushi place about once a week.It was such a pleasure to eat some Sushi and have some ...

I wrote about the issue about Yamato delivery's over work.*Reference: The Japanese Nice Convenient Delivery Service Might Be in A Turning PointAnd last Friday, Yamato transport officially annouced their withdrawal from Amazon's "delivery on the day of ...

This is one of the items my husband bought and I am thankful for although it's not all the items he bought.When he was thinking whether he would buy it or not, I told him that I didn't think we needed it that much.However, I'm the one who uses it most ...

Spring has come in Tokyo!It was a bit chilly in the end of March, but finally it's getting warm in Tokyo.Every year in the beginning of spring, everyone in Japan is looking forward to see the blooming cherry blossom in somewhere in their mind.photo by ...

The only thing I can never get used to about living in Tokyo is the jam-packed train.*Reference: How to Ride on Jam-Packed TrainTokyo train is so convenient and accurate that most of the people go to work and school by train at about the same time, so ...

We can never buy enough toys for a kid.I believe that every parent will agree on this.So, birthday and Christmas are mostly the only times for nice toys.At other time of the year, we try to buy less toys as possible.At the same time, buying no toys for ...

Every aspect of life is getting more and more convenient these days in Tokyo.I can buy almost anything on website and have them shipped to my house within the day of the purchase at the earliest.Most of the super markets is now delivering the purchased ...

Hyogo prefecture is at the 7th place with the largest number of the children on the waiting list for nursery school.It should be one of the biggest reasons of this time's issue about the terrible nursery school in Himeji-city.photo by ueha nochiIn Japa ...

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