Month: January 2018

Selling & Recycling Used Electronics in Japan

If you’ve lived in Japan for any length of time there’s a good chance you’ve managed to accumulate a selection of used electronics. Some items will have value, others may be broken or just too old to be of much use. Everything takes up space though so when it’s time to make room here are some options to consider…

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Staying warm over the Japanese winter

Japanese houses and apartments are well known for having little insulation, lots of drafts, and no central heating. Very little thought seems to be given to efficiently heating and cooling Japanese living spaces, at least outside of Hokkaido…

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OTC Pain Medicine in Japan

If you’re in Japan and don’t speak/read Japanese it can be daunting to find suitable pain relievers in your local drugstore. Many popular foreign brands do not exist in Japan or are packaged very differently…

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