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 I wrote before, I've been trying to use as less chemical stuff as possible on my face.So, I'm using mascaras and eye-liners that can be removed with warm water so that I don't have to use make-up remover.And, this is the best selling ranking of masc ...

Did you know that the Japanese Taxi rate has changed in the end of January, 2017?Until then, it was 730yen for the first 2km.But now, it's 410yen for the first 1.052km.And, it was 90yen for additional each 280m, but now it's 80yen for additional each 2 ...

I know there is a law in other countries about the unattended chil under certain age with punishment to the parents.As you know, we don't have the same sort of law yet in Japan although there might be some guideline without actual punishment.When we ta ...

How are you doing in Japanese spring with pollen allegy?I've been taking prescripted pills everyday to lessen the symptoms.Otherwise, my nose would have kept running and my eyes would have been too itchy to stand.photo by Denys ShyrokovAlso, there are ...

Have you heard of the Japanese new system, "Premium Friday"?photo by Nikonian_from_StuttgartIn Japan as you might know, long working hours has been seen as one of the problems the Japanese society has.And as one of the goverment's efforts, they made a ...

I love chocolate and I need some snack for my break everyday.And I remember it was a few years ago when I saw the snack, the coffee beans covered with chocolate for the first time.I thought that coffee beans should be too hard to eat!But of course, it ...

My first son is now 3.5 years old.He can talk in sentence now and is learning new words everyday.And now, we want him to learn "HIRAGANA" because it will definitely be a lot more fun and experience for him.It's fun to read book on his own, and letters ...

I think I was 32 years old when I found out that soybean is dried Edamame.Until then, I thought that soybean and Edamame are two different kinds of bean.I remember that I was so surprised then.Anyway, do you like Edamame?It typically is eaten with beer ...

Lately, we hear lots of desperate voices of the mothers on SNS every February.It's because all the cities mail out the notification letters of nursery school availability.Some receives failure notice, and what they have to do is to quit their job to ta ...

As I wrote about my son's new shoes, I needed get his a pair of rain boots, too.*Reference: The Most Popular Kid's Shoes in TokyoUntil 17cm, I had hand-me-downs.And here is his new pair.I found this on Rakuten after some online search because we don't ...

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