Life and Manners in Japan

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
2019.08.02
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
2019.06.28
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
2019.06.07
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
2019.05.13
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
2019.04.26
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
2019.03.08
Three Tokyo Restaurants that my Parents Loved
If you’ve been living in Japan for some time, you may be faced with the following issue: where to take visiting family members out for meals? Although
2019.01.28
How to Celebrate Setsubun on February 3rd
Setsubun is a day when Japanese people cast evil away from their homes. Read on to know how to do it like a local!
2019.01.09
Mission Shopping: Buying Stuff in Japan for Friends Back Home
I was talking with a friend visiting Japan about her travel plans, when she said that one day was reserved for “mission shopping”. “Mission shopping?”
2018.08.31
10 Train Travel Tips to help you get around the Tokyo area
If you have found yourself perplexed and confused by the transportation system in Japan, you aren’t alone. In fact, even the Japanese themselves make
2018.08.28
How to use Japanese chopsticks the right way
Here are the do's and don't of Japanese chopsticks! Learn how to avoid making cultural mistakes while eating with Japanese people.
2018.08.13
10 Things you Should Know Before Eating Ramen in Japan
If you’re traveling alone and feeling hungry ramen is probably the best choice for a satisfying meal. It’s arguably one of the most famous Japanese di
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with my co-workers among the cherry blossoms in Shinjuku
2018.01.23
How to Bathe in Japanese Public Bathes and Onsen
‘Do you prefer taking a shower or a bath?’ If you have the opportunity to communicate with Japanese people, this question might pop up during the co