Life and Manners in Japan

2020.03.24
Tokyo 2020: Make the Most of a Spring like No Other
At a time when Tokyo residents would normally be poised to flood the city’s parks for grand hanami parties, the government of Japan has asked potentia
2020.03.02
Tips and Thoughts on Cycling in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
So far, the Tadaima Japan team has tackled the highs and lows of using trains and automobiles in Japan. For this roundtable discussion, we’re sharing
2020.02.26
Tips and Thoughts on Driving in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japan is famous for its comprehensive, efficient, and punctual (for the most part) public transportation system. However, when it comes to reaching mo
2020.01.17
Japan Origin Stories: How, When, and Why We Came to Japan
With a combined experience of nearly 35 years living and working in Japan, Amelie, David, and I figured it was high time we had a roundtable discussio
2019.11.29
Dealing with Medical Emergencies in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this epilogue to our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I discuss what to watch out for when you need urgent care in Japan. Once agai
2019.11.08
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
2019.10.31
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
2019.10.18
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
2019.10.07
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
2019.09.27
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
2019.09.13
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
2019.09.03
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
2019.08.27
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
2019.08.09
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
2019.08.02
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