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2015 Japanese Holidays and Dates

If you are planning a long family holiday, or just looking forward to three-day weekends, best to know your 2015 Japanese holidays and dates. With four kids in three different schools, we need to plan for the year in January. 2015 Japanese Holidays and Dates Japan has 15 national holidays …

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Christmas in Japan by Efrot Weiss

Christmas in Japan by Efrot Weiss.  Efrot is long term Japan resident and good friend who writes a monthly column for the Tokyo American Club (TAC) Intouch Magazine. BestLivingJapan will be sharing Efrot’s articles about Japan & Intl cultural difference throughout 2015. Thank you Efrot and TAC! Christmas in Japan …

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Summer Festivals 2014

Take time to visit some of the many summer dance festivals taking place all over the city. Shinjuku Eisa (Okinawan Dance) Festival Date: July 27 Time: 12pm – 8pm http://www.shinjuku-eisa.com/ Location Map: http://www.shinjuku-eisa.com/ Jiyuugaoka Bon Odori Date: July 31 – August 3 Time: 6pm – 9pm http://www.jiyugaoka-abc.com/event/bonodori2013.html Location: Jiyuugaoka Station   …

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Surviving Japanese Kindergarten (Yochien)

I thought preparing for Japanese kindergarten (yochien) was overwhelming. In hindsight, it`s a breeze compared to the responsibilities given to Yochien mothers once school begins – especially as a foreigner. This is my experience, as well as some tips, for surviving the first two months as a yochien mom. If …

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Earthquake Preparation with WaNavi

  Earthquakes are frequent in Japan. There have been nearly 3000 earthquakes in and around Japan since 3/11/11 as seen on the Japan Quake Map. It is important to take proactive steps to protect yourself and your family to survive an Earthquake Disaster.   Earthquake Preparation Tips – Have at least a …

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Building Maintenance

I haven’t been blogging regularly for several months now. I had to take a blog break last autumn as my `spirited` baby girl refused to sleep or nap. Also because our building was and still is undergoing inspection, maintenance and construction. In Japan, buildings are required to have inspection and maintenance …

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