Finding Housing in Japan Using Mini Mini

When I first came to Japan with Interac, they took care of everything for me in terms of housing. They knew my schools (and therefore the general location), so I simply had to tell them what size apartment I wanted and they took care of the searching for me. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to specify the price, but they found a 1LDK for 63,000 a month, which was fine by […]

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What to Do if You’re in Japan and Don’t like Japanese Food

Yikes… You’re in Japan but you don’t like Japanese food? Have fun starving to death… Just kidding. For such a homogeneous nation, there are a plethora of different dining options if you don’t like Japanese food. Do be warned, however, that many of these places may not serve Japanese food, but the dishes are still catered to a Japanese palate. To me, these kinds of dishes feel like you’re eating […]

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My First (English) Doctor’s Visit in Japan

If there’s one thing to remember about me, it’s that I’m almost perpetually sick with one thing or another. Last month it was a runny nose; this month’s ailment is a dry cough and a headache. Despite this, I only went to the doctor in Japan for the first time last month. Since I arrived in Japan, I’ve been enrolled in the NHI (National Health Insurance) program, which covers a […]

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