Life in Japan Archive

Non-formal and Fun Ways to Learn Japanese

Learning a foreign language is always difficult, and Japanese is one of those languages that has proven to be more difficult to learn. For one thing, it has four character sets: romaji, kanji, katakana and hiragana. These alone sound intimidating. Still, generally speaking, learning

A Guide For Japanese Tourists Abroad

For the Japanese tourist abroad, a vacation should be something that they look forward to. It is a chance to unwind, visit exciting and interesting places, or to simply reconnect with friends and family. What no one wants to experience though, is a vacation

5 Pet Tips For Traveling to Japan

Ensure Safety And Good Health Of Your Pet When You Travel In Japan When you travel with your pet, there is a set of guidelines which you have to follow. If you are planning a family vacation, you would not want to leave your

Who is Mr Jonesu? Will he be famous?

Do you want to be famous in Japan? Do you have what it takes? Mr. Jonesu does! The 27 year old Australian YouTuber is doing whatever takes to get famous in Japan. He has created characters such as Super Geek, Daikon Man who eats

Using Japanese Characters in Notepad++ (UTF-8)

I use an open source text editor called Notepad++. By default you can’t write Japanese or other foreign characters, they initially show up as question mark characters (???? ????????). The solution to this problem is to go into the settings and change the encoding