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Living in Japan

  • Witness. Disaster in Japan (2011) - must watch video
  • on 4/21/2011
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  • The days after the Great East Japan Earthquake (東日本大震災)
  • on 4/20/2011
  • This article was written by our nihonkairali member Biju Paul. Please read the article at http://www.thoppil.org/japaneq.htm


  • A guide to Japanese Universities and Colleges
  • on 12/22/2010
  • Ready to expand your horizons and study in Japan?

    Here's your resource for locating the educational institutions
    and curriculum best suited to you and your future career goals.


  • Living in Japan and Indian IT scenario
  • on 4/4/2006
  • Jyabora, a Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Ken based NPO which focuses on Japanese language training recently conducted (1st of April, 2006) a session focusing on Indians living in and around the area. Krishnamoorthy Raman and Prasanth Pooyath, both mallu's based in Hamamatsu did a presentation in Japanese on "Living in Japan" and "Indian IT scenario".

  • Helping new arrivals from India find their feet
  • on 1/15/2006
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  • Cleaning Supplies Vocabulary
  • on 2/24/2005
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  • Basic Rules for Disposing Recyclable Materials
  • on 2/17/2005
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  • Useful Phone Numbers in Japan
  • on 2/14/2005
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  • National Pension System in Japan
  • on 1/24/2005
  • If you are a non-Japanese between the ages of 20 and 59, and the holder of an Alien Registration Card, you are supposed to be covered by the National Pension


  • The Mother and Child Health Handbook
  • on 1/10/2005
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  • Giving birth, having a baby in Japan
  • on 12/15/2004
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  • Tips for newcomers
  • on 12/13/2004
  • Moving to Japan and establishing a life here isn't easy. Even Japanese people returning from abroad struggle to readjust. If you are coming with an organization or to work in a specific company, then communicate carefully in advance. How will you get from the airport to your first destination? Will someone meet you? If you don't speak Japanese or already know the transportation system, have someone meet you or provide very detailed instructions. Once you have your feet on the ground, know how and when you will get your Alien Registration Card and arrange for National Health Insurance (if needed). Unless your housing is being provided, you will almost certainly need urgent help in this area. Get all the help that you can, because you'll need it. People who help you may have to invest significant time and money. They'll understand this better than you, but they may have a hard time saying "no." Consider the strength of your relationship before you through yourself in someone's arms.