more parks

Park I took Kai and Eita and my Wife to a park. We created the video below and pick this was taken in the park in Tsunashima near Yokohama. It was nice and warm again and we had a lot of fun. Me with Kai Hiroko with Ted

Japan ghost stories

Japanese Ghost Stories Bancho Sarayashiki (The Story of Okiku) Okiku works as a maid at the home of the samurai Tessan Aoyama. One day while cleaning a collection of ten precious ceramic plates–a family treasure–she accidentally breaks one of them. The outraged Aoyama kills her and throws the corpse into …

Park in our area

Park Day I took Kai to the park the other day it was 23c that is very warm for this time of year considering this week it is meant to snow. The park is called kishine koen it is about 20 mins from my house by car. it has a …

Me being silly as kojima

a guide to travel in Japan

OK now you know some Japanese and a little bit of a background to the history. I guess I should suggest a few things to do and planning a trip to Japan. OK so you have planned your trip or decided to come to Japan, you maybe asking yourself when …

Basic Japanese

Here is a guide to basic Japanese, Everyday things you might want to know to get by on your visit to Japan. Yes = Hai No = iie OK = Oke goodbye = sayonara Hello = Konnichiwa Oh the ohone = moshi moshi good morning = ohayo gozaimasu good evening …

ID Card

Tokyo Living Guide Immigration and Registration Procedures All foreigners living in Japan are obliged to register as foreign residents when they enter Japan. All foreign employees should complete their Foreign Resident Registration at their local ward or municipal office, at the Foreign Resident Registration Desk, and receive a registration card. …

finding your way in japan

Getting Settled A few pointers that may help in choosing a new home in Japan: Set a budget Before looking for a new home, consider how much you are willing to spend for your monthly rent. Housing in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, is very expensive. Decide on a location It …

Postoffice and ATMs

All you need to know about ATM`S in Japan: Many of Japans ATM`s do not except overseas credit or debit cards However, there are exceptions you will find you can use the post office ATMs there are around 20,000 Post office ATMs. That work from around 9:00am till 6:00pm. You …

History of Japan

Early Japan The Origins of Japan’s earliest inhabitants is obscure. there was certainly emigration that occurred via the land bridges that once connected Japan with Siberia and Korea. but it is also thought that seafaring migrants from Polynesia may have landed on Kyushu and Okinawa. it is likely that the …