Guides – Best Living Japan – Tokyo Expat Family Guide https://bestlivingjapan.com Tokyo with Kids Guide for Globally Minded Families Tue, 26 Mar 2019 23:26:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.4 75234301 Preparing for Japanese Elementary School (Shogakko) https://bestlivingjapan.com/japanese-elementary-school/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/japanese-elementary-school/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:00:32 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=29885 Japanese Elementary School begins next month. Are you prepared? Or will your child attend in the coming years? We`ve listed what you need to know, information schedules and a general school supplies list to help you prepare. What you need to know: *Elementary School Selection Procedure for Meguro Ward. Please contact your ward office as procedures …

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White Day: Thursday, March 14, 2019 https://bestlivingjapan.com/white-day-march-14/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/white-day-march-14/#respond Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:38:39 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=43492 Do you know the interesting history of White Day? Just a fun bit of information to share this cold, tax month. Did you know that White Day began in 1978 in Japan, was started by a Marshmallow company,  and has now spread to South Korea, Taiwan, and China? Read below for more interesting details. Get ready White Day …

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Hinamatsuri, Japan Girls’ Day – March 3rd – Learn, Go & Make https://bestlivingjapan.com/hinamatsuri-girls-day/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/hinamatsuri-girls-day/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2019 11:00:47 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=4173 Until the birth of Baby Girl, six years ago, I had never celebrated Hinamatsuri Japan Girls’ Day.  Now I know what I was missing as a boys-only family. Learn about Hinamatsuri by reading, going and making! Cheers to Girls on March 3rd and every day! Learn about Hinamatsuri, Japan Girls’ Day Hinamatsuri (雛祭り), also called …

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Top 10 Ways to Survive Hay Fever (kafunsho) Season in Japan https://bestlivingjapan.com/survive-hay-fever-season-in-japan/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/survive-hay-fever-season-in-japan/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:49:28 +0000 https://www.bestlivingjapan.com/?p=54462 If you`re suffering from excessive sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose or a scratchy throat you might be experiencing an allergy from Japanese cedar pollen, or sugi tree – known as kafunsho (花粉所)/hay fever.  To help deal with the pollen this season we listed a few ideas from Amazon.co.jp to help you and your loved ones survive hay …

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Yokohama, Japan (Feb 5- 19, 2019) https://bestlivingjapan.com/celebrate-chinese-new-year/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/celebrate-chinese-new-year/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:30:38 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=4325 Celebrate Chinese New Year in Yokohama between February 5th – 19th, 2019. Great fun and food! Yokohama has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world with over 140 years of history.  Although this is still quite new vs. Manila’s Chinatown established in 1590 or London’s in 1700.  Yokohama Chinatown is one of the three …

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Got Head Lice? – How to Treat Lice In Japan (シラミ) https://bestlivingjapan.com/got-head-lice-how-to-treat-lice-in-japan-%e3%82%b7%e3%83%a9%e3%83%9f/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/got-head-lice-how-to-treat-lice-in-japan-%e3%82%b7%e3%83%a9%e3%83%9f/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 03:30:33 +0000 https://www.bestlivingjapan.com/?p=53684 Got Lice? Lice is SHIRAMI in Japanese (シラミ).  First reaction is ick, yikes, embarrassment, worry. Get over it quick and take action. Lice are very common in Japan, especially on kids in daycare, nursery and elementary. Any kid can get it. We talked to two school nurses and some experienced moms about what to do …

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