Life and Manners in Japan

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Make a Good Impression on the Japanese Business Scene
Learning all of the intricate rules that shape business conduct in Japan could take a lifetime. This is evidenced by the intimidating amounts of conte
How to Find the Right Doctor for You in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this third article in our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I share more specific details about our individual experiences with the
What to Expect When Seeing a Doctor in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
When talking to people who are thinking about moving to Japan, I’m often asked about the country’s healthcare system. A trip to a clinic or hospital i
What You Should Know Before Visiting a Dentist in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Take a stroll through any part of Tokyo and you’re bound to pass several dental clinics. The city has more than its fair share of dentists ready and w
5 Ways to Make Time to Study Japanese
Learning Japanese is one of the best things you can do to enrich your life and increase your chances of career success in Japan. However, learning a n
What We Wish We Had Known Before Moving to Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this roundtable discussion, we look back on our past in Japan to help you plan ahead for your future. Moving to a new country on a whim can be fun
Three Perspectives on Learning Japanese: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
As three authors from three different countries, we all share one common thread. We’ve all achieved a working knowledge of Japanese, and each of us ha
Flying a Drone in Tokyo - Is It OK?
So you have a drone, or you are thinking of buying one, and you are wondering where you can fly it in Tokyo, or other places in Japan, without getting
JR East Japan Station Work: Your Office on the Go
Although Japan's population continues to decline, the same cannot be said about Tokyo. Despite the government's best efforts, the nation's economy is
The Best Places to Live, Work, and Play in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Tokyo is massive. The megacity, which doubles as a prefecture, includes endless urban cityscapes, tropical islands hundreds of kilometers off the coas
10 Japanese Language Tips that Will Make You Sound Fluent
Here you are: you’ve been studying the Japanese language for some time and you’re ready to have conversations with Japanese people. However, the Japan
Things to Consider Before Moving to Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
With foreign residents in Japan reaching record numbers, the Tadaima Japan team thought it would be a good time to reminisce about our halcyon days in
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Train Punctuality: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japan’s train system is legendary for its punctuality. Peruse any travel book or Japan-related website and you’ll find countless tales of how trains a
Clearing Up Common Misconceptions about Japanese Food: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Our readers often ask us to provide more personal and diverse perspectives and stories about traveling and living in Japan. One of the ways that we’ve
Tokyo’s Top Co-Working Spaces for Freelancers, Digital Nomads, and Entrepreneurs
Anyone doing business on the go in Tokyo can relate to the following experience. You’ve got some downtime between appointments and need a calm, quiet