Category: Japan Life

Sending Flowers to Japan

If you have friends or family who live in Japan it is likely that one day you will want (or need!) to send flowers. Just calling up a florist in Japan is not realistic if you don’t speak Japanese, and even if you do speak Japanese it can be a problem to arrange payment..

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OTC Cold & Cough Medicine in Japan

February in Japan, the peak of cold, cough, and flu season. In combination with last month’s OTC Pain Medicine in Japan post this should help you find medicines to make your time sick a little less miserable. Please note,...

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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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Business Card Printing in Japan

If you’re conducting business in Japan it’s important to have a quality business card to hand over when you meet someone new. You should have a dedicated business card case as well, it’s not acceptable to keep...

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