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7-Bank Brings Financial Convenience to the Conbini

Japan is unquestionably home to an overwhelming number of convenience stores, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to know 99% of them have ATMs inside them. The four largest chains operate their own finance subsidiaries to help facilitate those…

How to Get a Phone Number in Japan

Usually the minute you land in another country, you can head over to the nearest mobile phone kiosk or even convenience store in the airport and score a prepaid SIM to pop in your phone that will give you a…

Soldiering on at The Battlefields of Nagakute

Visit the grounds of one of Japan’s most historic battles. When considering Japanese history, most people will think of two key places: Kyoto and Tokyo. The former was for long the country’s capital, is steeped in tradition, and was home…

Getting Potty About Pottery in Seto

Today Aichi is thought of as the industrial hub of Japan, with many of the nation’s top manufacturing companies based here. But did you know that this reputation goes back quite some time? To the early 13th century in fact……

Traffic Congestion Monitoring Sites for Japan

If you are traveling around Japan you may find these sites interesting.  Using these sites you can see areas of congestion on expressways in real time, in English! global.c-nexco.co.jp/en/jam en-www.drivetraffic.jp/smp/realtime_map.html Image courtesy of Jimi Okelana ———————————————————- Traffic Congestion Monitoring Sites for…