Living on a Japenese Yen Budget

Q&A: Student living in Japan on a budget

Question: An unnamed person writes in – I’m writing because I have a question that you might be able to answer. I’m planning to apply for a Masters Degree scholarship at a University. If accepted the scholarship would cover full tuition, medical and accident insurance obtained through the University, a monthly stipend (around 157,000 Yen)…

The first workday of the week

Q&A: Short term work in Japan?

Question: Renee writes in – Hi there – love your site. It is very inspirational as an American looking to live in Japan for a month or two..I am curious if you know of any jobs that an ex-pat could work for a few months in Japan…Nothing too committed..I don’t plan on staying in Japan…

Shibuya Japanese Dressed in Fashion

Dating Japanese Girls in Tokyo

Some people have asked me how to start dating Japanese women, so I had a friend of mine write this quick guide to help you pick up Japanese girls while in Japan. If you’re looking to meet cute Japanese girls who are 18-23 years old and more your typical category of women (not looking for…

Q&A: Learning About Japanese Culture

Question: Chris writes in – Hi, Steve. I really enjoy your blog I’ve read it a couple of times and I am thinking of an adventure to Japan. My question is… is there a way I can learn more of the culture? What I mean is, I wouldn’t want to offend anyone if I do…

Q&A: Japan Post Office ATM Fees

Question: Gabe wrote in:  I was an exchange student in Japan for a summer while in high school, and now in college i will be going back. I had a question about the post office ATMS. I think you said that they don’t charge a fee? Is that for all cards, or just who you…