Japanese Girl with Tebori Traditional Tattoo

Osaka Prefecture Tough on Tattoos, Good or Bad Thing?

In the past, tattoos have been a sign of rebellion and in Japan it has traditionally been associated with yakuza or gang membership, especially large, intricate designs, but not anymore. However, they might get you demoted in Japan’s third largest city the Osaka. In May, a full-scale crackdown on tattoos was launched by a rising…

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New Residence Card replacing Alien Registration Card (gaikojin torokusho)

A new residency management system will be introduced on July 9th. Get ready! You’ll have 3 years from this date to get your new Residence Card (zairyu card). This new system will apply to mid-term and long-term residents in Japan. The aim is to enable the Ministry of Justice to maintain up-to-date information required for…

Japanese Version of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III on Sale in Tokyo

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the strongest Android challenger to Apple’s iPhone in the mobile market. It is very interesting to see how Japanese consumers as well as consumers across the world will respond and take to it. Two launching events were held by NTT Docomo in Tokyo for the chief handset of its…

Japan Olympics London 2012

Japan’s Outlook in the 2012 Olympics

Japan provides the world with many great things. From a rich culture to world-leading developments in technology, Japan is home to great people doing great things. At the 2012 Olympics in London, they hope to show off just what some of these great people can do. Here are some of Japan’s top Olympic stars you’re…

Earthquake and Tsunami damage-Dai Ichi Power Plant, Japan

Japan Restarting Nuclear Reactor Soon

After the last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country is now moving closer to restarting the nuclear reactors for the first time since the calamity disaster. Under a law approved by parliament’s lower house the new nuclear regulator will be set up by the country around September 2012. One reactor was started just…