Author Archives: Florian



Florian
Florian

My love for ninjas and interest in Chinese characters (kanji) were what first made me come to Japan, as a high school student. Over ten years and many visits later, I’ve found a job here and have chosen it as my new home.

Eating on the Cheap in Japan
in Work

Eating on the Cheap in Japan

Sushi, Udon, Tonkatsu … Japan’s food culture is very rich, but most of us can’t afford to go to a fancy restaurant every day. This article gives you some tips on how to lower your...

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January 15, 2020
Taking JLPT N2 and N1 – The Road to Success
in Japanese

Taking JLPT N2 and N1 – The Road to Success

“Japanese level: N2 or higher” is a common requirement for job offers in Japan. In this article, I share my personal experiences and recommend preparation strategies for the test. What does passing the JLPT mean?...

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December 16, 2019
Cashless Payment Options in Japan
in Daily Life, Life

Cashless Payment Options in Japan

Japan has been a cash-loving society for the longest time. But cashless payments are slowly becoming more commonplace and come with some added benefits. Find out which service is best suited to your needs and...

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November 18, 2019
Overtime Work in Japan
in Work, Working Culture

Overtime Work in Japan

Working in Japan doesn’t have to mean endless hours of overtime work. Nevertheless, overwork is still an issue. Why is it still prevalent? What types of overtime are there? Do you have to “play along”?...

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October 18, 2019
How to Transfer Money To and From Japan
in Daily Life, Life

How to Transfer Money To and From Japan

Transferring money to and from Japan can cost high fees – but they’re avoidable. An introduction to international money transfer options for Japan and the blueprint that comes with it. Banks vs. money transfer service...

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October 15, 2019
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