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Times Car Plus – Car Rental by the Hour

Japan car sharing makes renting a car easy. Times Car Share, along with ORIX and Careco, have locations throughout Japan and many in Tokyo with a variety of cars from compact to vans, basic to luxury, electric to gas. We`ve used ORIX, Careco and Times Car Plus and am happy with all services. What …

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How to Do a Furikomi (Bank Transfer) in Japan

What is Furikomi? Furikomi (お振り込み / お振込) is an electronic funds transfer between your bank account and a recipient. Many banks have upgraded their ATMs to offer this service in English however some only offer the service in Japanese. What is needed for Furikomi? Cash Card Name of recipient Name of …

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How To Use A Japanese Washing Machine

How To Use A Japanese Washing Machine Japan is full of wonderful, high-tech gadgets and appliances, but when it comes to getting laundry done, sometimes you just want something functional that can deliver. While this guide to using a Japanese washing machine won’t make laundry day any more fun, it …

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Guide To Japanese Air Purifiers

Guide To Japanese Air Purifiers

Guide To Japanese Air Purifiers Air purifiers  (空気清浄機/くうき せいじょう き/kuuki seijyou ki ) improve the air quality in your home or office by filtering out pollutants like dust, smoke, pet dander, and pollen. Some air purifiers in Japan also double as humidifiers (加湿器/かしつき/kashitsuki). With Spring underway, you may be searching for …

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How to Redeliver a Japan Post Package

I love the quick and efficient delivery system in Japan however sometimes we`re not home during the day to retrieve the package, and some may have issues reading/calling to redeliver the mail. Japan Post makes it easy to redeliver packages using their English-language call option but the wait to connect …

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Shopping Online in Japan

Considering our modern busy lifestyles and the prevalence of technology, it’s no wonder that many of us gravitate towards shopping online. But, shopping online in Japan can be very different that what you’re used to. In this guide, we’ll take a look at online shopping in Japan, major retailers, shipping …

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Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

Winter is just around the corner. Wanted to share my curated recommendations on preparing for winter – 10 Items to make living in Japan more comfortable. Below are products that have excellent customer reviews in Amazon.co.jp, and are shipped for free immediately from Amazon.  If you have your recommendations, please …

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