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Introduction It’s of no surprise that shopping has gotten more expensive – a weakened Yen combined with a pandemic-battered economy have pushed prices sky-high; resulting in people having to sacrifice more of their hard-earned wages for expenses such as groceries. In Japan, grocery shopping can get quite …

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Introduction Paperwork is an inevitability in Japan, more so when you’re signing a lease to an apartment or house. The process of securing a rental property begins with submitting an application form, either in-person at a realtor’s office or online like Village House offers on their company’s …

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Japan has so many world-class ski resorts dotted all around the country. It receives some of the largest amounts of snowfall and has some of the longest ski seasons each year. There’s no surprise that it is one of the best places for snow sports, with tourists traveling …

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Aside from the money that goes into renting homes, one of the main reasons people choose to buy a home rather than rent one is so they can make it truly feel like their own home. Making a rental apartment feel like a home is one of …

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Introduction Every culture will have adapted its kitchen appliances, utensils, china, and crockery in order to cater to their staple diet and Japan is no different. Taking into consideration the ingredients used, method of cooking, and type of meals prepared in Japan, one will find when a …

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