Pratical information

Allergies in Japan

A quick guide on allergies in Japan

Awareness: vaccine

This week I along with one of my colleagues went to a clinic and got the winter flu vaccine. The winter flu is said to be exceptionally terrible this year and it requires, in some cases, an entire week off… Read More ›

Disposition in Japan

Definition: disposal of human remains in Japan Time for another jolly post but this time about disposition. But why talk about such a topic during awareness month? Simply put, it is a problem that no-one talks about. Global disposition options… Read More ›

Advanced directives in Japan

Not an easy topic but a necessary one. Please look at this beautiful picture, its nice and pretty and if you are squeamish please try to read this article- its important. Anything that is in relation to end of life… Read More ›

How2: Japanese addresses

Japan, unlike many other countries seems to enjoy inductive rather than deductive reasoning, that is to say they look at life from big to small, rather than small to big. Such examples of this in Japan is their group culture,… Read More ›

The small thanks

Convenience store raffle Occasionally while buying extreamly unhealthy food and coffee, it was treat day (come one next Tuesday), you’ll be told by the attendant to take a ticket. At first you are likely to be confused. But as the… Read More ›

Post in Japan

Where to post a letter So you have a stamp and a letter, now what? Like many things in Japan, they are designed to be as simple as possible, but this does not work. In brief, you have local and… Read More ›