WIN a FREE Ham or Turkey Delivered in Japan for the Holidays!
WIN a FREE precooked Ham or Turkey and enjoy a traditional western-style meal at home
in Japan during this holiday season! ow.ly/rocX3
The H&R Group's Annual Ski Weekend in Hakuba
The H&R Group Nagoya invites you its annual weekend of skiing and snowboarding in Hakuba! Friday, January 17 to Sunday, January 19 2013 http://ow.ly/quQC0
Car insurance in Tokyo and throughout Japan
Lease Japan offers great customer service, in English, focused on saving you money on auto insurance in Japan. http://ow.ly/qloJJ
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum
See the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum near Tokyo bit.ly/1eCLIwE.
Get "Destination Hiroshima" our Free eBook
Get “Destination Hiroshima” our free eBook about Expat Life in Hiroshima, Japan.
(in PDF or iBook) Brought to you by the H&R Group! http://ow.ly/nYVrr
H&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo July 2013 - Click to Read!
The H&R Group Newsletter for Tokyo, July 2013 edition is out! Articles this month include
Bon Odori Dancing Festivals in Tokyo
Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo
Changes to Reporting of Overseas Assets to Japanese Tax Office
International Mothers Community in Yokohama (IMCY)
Typhoon Preparedness in Japan
MoneyTree - English IOS App for Banking in Japan
Transferring Money Home From Japan
Click here to read the full text of the articles- http://eepurl.com/CfwO9
H&R Consultants K.K. helps businesses relocation employees to Japan. See our LinkedIn Page
See H&R Consultants K.K. page on LinkedIn. We help businesses relocation employees to Japan. http://ow.ly/mGccJ
Need short term housing in Yokohama? See our Serviced Apartments!
Japan Residence offers serviced apartments in Yokohama with no complicated contracts, and no need to arrange furniture or set up utilities. All units include all the comforts of home with the services of a hotel. All you need is your suitcase! See our selection of affordable furnished serviced apartments near Tokyo. http://ow.ly/mC9Hq
Read the X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter for July 2013
The X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter is a service of H&R Consultants to the foreign, expat, and English speaking communities of Nagoya and the surrounding areas. The news, events, and information presented here are compiled from postings to JapanInfoSwap.com, and submissions from the communities served by this newsletter. If you have something you wish to share feel free to share it with us!
The X-Pat Files Nagoya Newsletter for July 2013 - eepurl.com/BIQTj
Join the next Meito Meet and Greet- Happy Hour! to mingle with other Nagoya based expat families.
Join us at the next Meito Meet and Greet "Happy Hour!" to mingle with other expat families. Getting to know your "neighbors" in Nagoya helps create a sense of belonging and shared identity, strengthens your connection and trust in the wider community and greatly contributes to a happier experience in Japan for you and your family. http://ow.ly/m8hUn
Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars
Kei Cars: Japan's Tiny (But Often High-Tech) Minicars http://ow.ly/lREgC
You don't need us to tell you that the Japanese car market is about as far-removed from the U.S. market as it's possible to get. Where big trucks still dominate in North America, vehicles that almost fit in the average truck's pickup bed make up almost half of all Japanese car sales.
Get Relo Japan's FREE eBook "Destination Nagoya."
Get Relo Japan's "Destination Nagoya." An insider's guide to living in Nagoya. Available in PDF, or iBook format for iPad http://ow.ly/k8Poh
The X-Pat Files Newsletter for April - Free WiFi in Japan!
The X-Pat Files Newsletter is provided to the expat communities of Tokyo by the H&R Group. April- Free WiFi in Japan http://ow.ly/k8BYD
Pictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Tokyo, Japan
Pictures of the 2013 Cherry Blossom Season in Japan http://ow.ly/jSwDN
Burglary in Japan: Secure your Home
Burglary in Japan: Secure your Home. A recent burglary in Nagoya prompts us to remind our clients and friends that crime happens; even in Japan! Here is how you can protect yourself. wp.me/p2Cp2y-7J
Areyou driving illegally in Japan? Rules regarding International Driver's Permits
Driving illegally in Japan? Help spread the word about driving on an International Driver's Permit and keep friends out of jail!... http://t.co/1w9NH3Lq
Meet Other Expat Families in Nagoya
Nagoya's Meito Meet and Greet is a relaxed meet up where expat families can meet other English speaking families. http://eepurl.com/qqf0H
Report from the Nagoya Auto Trend Show 2013
Car insurance in Japan
Steve Burson, of Relo Japan, answers some questions about car insurance in Japan http://ow.ly/i9XSM
Relocating to Japan? 5 Things You Need to Know!
Listen to our webinar on 5 Things You Need to Know about relocating to Japan http://ow.ly/i0MQZ.
The most dependable cars - Lexus No.1
Harrowing hour for driver as brakes fail at 200km/h
http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/harrowing-hour-for-driver-as-brakes-fail-at-200kmh-20130214-2eewf.html Where is the US Media now??.
Moving to Japan as a single foreign girl
Moving to Japan as a single foreign girl is quite safe, but there are some things you should be aware of. ow.ly/hht7N .
Japanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy?
Japanese New Years' Traditions - How many did you enjoy this time? http://ow.ly/gx23g .
Unlicensed drivers face heavier penalty in Japan
Driving on an expired international permit? This is you! - Unlicensed drivers face heavier penalty http://ow.ly/goDnK.
We are part of the H&R Group of companies; who is that?
Who is the H&R Group? Why do we say we are "More Than Relocation?" Because we are! http://ow.ly/gdqXL
Google Maps iPhone application released!
Google Maps iPhone application has been released and is available for free in the app store! http://ow.ly/g3O4I
Relo Japan honored in 2012 EMMAs; "Highly Commended"
The H&R Group congratulates Relo Japan for being honored by the 2012 Asia-Pacific EMMAs as "Highly Commended" in the "Destination Services Provider of the Year" category. Relo Japan specializes in helping company and people relocate to Japan. http://ow.ly/i/1eldN
Tokyo H&R Staff Win Awards from Mori Building
Photos of H&R Group'sFujiwara-san and Watanabe-san receiving an award from Mori Building in Tokyo! Great job guys! fb.me/1NCl76SUq
New Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration
Japan Info Swap » New Residency Management System for Japan - Immigration http://ow.ly/fow9g
Read about Fall Colors, Thanksgiving in Japan, and MORE!
The H&R Group Tokyo Newsletter is out! Stories on fall colors, all you can eat BK, Thanksgiving in Japan, and more! http://ow.ly/fkRpT
Want a free iPad 2? Rent your Tokyo apartment from Japan Home Search!
The iTomo is a brand new iPad 2 that contains all the information and tools you need to navigate your life in Tokyo! This Tokyo based Japan survival kit will help you get around, communicate, and even eat well in the most exciting city on earth; Tokyo!
To claim your iTomo all you have to do is rent one of these 273 available properties from us at JPY 500,000 or more per month within the 23 wards of Tokyo! It's that easy!
See properties from Japan Home Search that qualify for a free iPad "iTomo!" Tokyo Survival Kit http://ow.ly/f5j4T
Your Guide to Leasing a Car in Japan
Lease Japan puts you in the driver's seat with a large selection of new and used cars for lease or sale. English sales and service in Japan! See our Guide to car Leasing a car in Tokyo by clicking here - http://ow.ly/f137K
Read Nagoya's X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012
The X-Pat Files Newsletter for Nov. 2012 is Out - Orange picking, Fall color viewing, and Japanese Schools in Nagoya, - http://ow.ly/f11RF
Look up Train Routes in English in Tokyo and throughout Japan!
Whether new to Japan or not, the train system can be daunting. Especially in the big cities like Tokyo there are a stunning variety of lines that must be sorted through. If you are not on the ball you could end up utterly lost in the metropolis, sitting on a bench for hours! This article gives you two options for finding your way inside Tokyo, or anywhere in Japan, on the train. http://ow.ly/fDmU0
Are you Driving Illegally in Japan? Are you sure?
Help us spread the word about the rules for driving legally in Japan on an International Driver's Permit, and keep yourself and your friends out of jail! Read More
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan! We hope this free eBook will help you get the most out of your time in Japan, and that you will enjoy reading it! http://ow.ly/fDnHF
Downloading Illegally in Japan? Use a torrent; go to JAIL!?
Japan has started targeting illegal download piracy with much stricter penalties you should be aware of. Where before pirating media or software was illegal the penalties were civil; you could be sued. From this year... Read More
Japan Residence Announces our new Yokohama Serviced Apartments!
Japan Residence and Jarman International announce our new Yokohama serviced apartments!
We offer great locations, prices, and stylish apartments near Tokyo! Take a video tour by clicking here http://ow.ly/dkRHM.
See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan!
See rental properties in , ! We have properties from 100,000 yen and above; the best in Tokyo! ow.ly/dfpcI
Want a free iPad 2?!
Rent an apartment in Tokyo through Japan Home Search and get a free iPad 2 "iTomo" Tokyo survival kit! Click to find out how! http://ow.ly/d74aW
Looking for African food in Japan?
Looking for African food in Japan? The site is in JP, but you can get lots of ingredients and products here! http://ow.ly/d74ID
Japan ranks #1 among the World’s Kid-Friendly Nations!
Japan is number 1 among the World’s Top 10 Kid-Friendly Nations! I live here, I can vouch! ow.ly/cvHov
Relocation Management and Destination Services Company of the Year? Maybe!
Relo Japan has been been nominated for Relocation Management and Destination Services Company of the Year! http://ow.ly/ctZqg
The Toyota Prius is our most popular car!
The Toyota Prius is our most popular car! Lease prices from JPY 76,000 - month including insurance and maintenance ow.ly/crUoW
10 days in Tokyo with an Infant - A family's experiences
A family's experience bringing an infant to visit Japan. Find out what they did! http://ow.ly/cbySa
Coming to Japan
When coming to Japan pack light. You will be walking more than you expect, and it is too crowded for big suitcases. http://ow.ly/c9HVM
Car for lease - 2009 Land Rover Freelander 2SE
This 2009 Land Rover Freelander 2SE is available for lease or purchase now! Silver 4WD with extras! Lease Japan is offerring this from its Tokyo office, but we can arrange delivery throughout Japan. http://ow.ly/c83ls
2012 Mt Fuji Charity Climb Photos
Climbing Mt Fuji for charity! See pictures from this year's annual event. http://ow.ly/c6i97
2012 Mt Fuji Charity Climb - The Video!
2012 Mt. Fuji Charity Climb video. We had fun, thank you to everyone who came! http://ow.ly/c69Dr.
Want free admission to Tokyo Tower this weekend?
From July 5th to July 7th, wearing a YUKATA you'll get free admission to the observation deck of Tokyo Tower!.
Light, effcient cars dominate the market in Japan
light cars, called "K cars" in Japan, which have engines less than 660 cubic centimeters are EXTREMELY popular. http://ow.ly/bNx3v.
Typhoon Guchol is Approaching Nagoya...see details
Alert Regarding Typhoon #15 / Guchol From the H&R Group Nagoya - http://t.co/G3x26RHT
Introducing Steve Burson from the H&R Group
Steve Burson from the H&R Group: Relocation Specialists in Japan - Article in Japan Today's "Executive Impact" section http://ow.ly/bDV02
If you need a car in Japan you have several options.
Some things you need to know. If you need a car in Japan you have several options. Rent, lease, or buy... http://ow.ly/bDUmJ
Apartment for Rent in Shinjuku, Tokyo - Pets OK!
Apartment for Rent in Shinjuku, Tokyo - Pets OK! - La Tour Shinjuku - By Japan Home Search http://ow.ly/bASlL La Tour Shinjuku (Shinjuku Ku, Tokyo, 829/77, 365,000) Washer & Dryer, Pets Negotiable, Air-conditioned, Gym, Dishwasher, Oven, Elevator, Washlet, Heated Flooring..
Walking Guides Around Nagoya
Walking Guides Around Nagoya - Great article! http://ow.ly/bzrvv
Signup for the X-Pat Files Newsletter.
Signup for the X-Pat Files Newsletter. News, events, and Information about living in Japan. http://ow.ly/bznlQ
License Plates for Bikes in Tokyo Proposed
Bicycles in Tokyo may be required to display individual number plates like cars - Government proposal ow.ly/bujF7
Are you driving on an International License in Japan?
Are you sure you are doing so legally? What you need to know! http://ow.ly/bo8MM
The X-Pat Files Newsletter - June 2012 Edition
The X-Pat Files Newsletter - June 2012 Edition - Residency Law Changes, Tanabata, and Inter Drivers Licenses - http://eepurl.com/mjGHf
Relocating to Japan in 2012? Five things you need to know!
Relocating to Japan in 2012? Five things you need to know! Free Webinar on June 5th - eepurl.com/mjU2n
Climb Mount Fuji for Charity!
The H&R Group
is teaming up with HOPE International Development Agency Japan (HOPE-JP)
again this year to organize the climb of your life! http://ht.ly/bgq4y
Are you driving on an International License in Japan? You need to know...
An International License can be used for only 12 months after first entry into Japan... see attached PDF for more info. http://ow.ly/d/DAw.
As an expat in Japan, what would make your life better?
Our Friends at Japan Tourist asked us to pass this survey along. If you have a minute, it is really short! =) http://ht.ly/b7kSt
Washing Clothes in Cold Water - Welcome to Japan!
Washing Clothes in Cold Water - Welcome to Japan! A How-To-Guide for the less laundry proficient! http://ht.ly/b5MsI
Converting a Foreign License in Japan
Japan Info Swap Blog - Converting a Foreign License in Japan http://ht.ly/b3ZTA
Exploring Japan over the Rainy Season
Exploring Japan over the Rainy Season http://ht.ly/aXY95
Norikura Skyline - Enjoy a drive among the clouds
Norikura Skyline - Enjoy a drive among the clouds on the highest road in all of Japan! http://ht.ly/aLlSx
Amazing photo of tornado damage near Tokyo.
Amazing photo of tornado damage near Tokyo. One boy was killed in the storm. ht.ly/aJMeh
Next week is Golden Week in Japan. This is a favorite holiday here!
Golden Week is upon us once again Folks! Golden week is comprised of four separate holidays that fall within about a week of each other, giving lucky people who get all days off, plus a bonus day in the middle, ten days off. This is the longest holiday of the Japanese working year, and is very popular as a result of it! Golden Week consists of Shōwa Day on April 29, Constitution Memorial Day on May 3, Greenery Day on May 4, and Children’s Day on May 5. See the full article by clicking here.
Last nuke reactor operating in Japan prepares to go offline
Last nuke reactor operating in Japan prepares to go offline May 5 for inspection: Hokkaido Electric - http://ht.ly/awv9y
See this panoramic photo of Shinjyuku Gyoen Gardens, Tokyo
360° panoramic photo of Shinjyuku Gyoen Garden in Tokyo http://ow.ly/auWXC
Guide to buying a car in Japan
See Lease Japan's guide to buying a car in Japan! http://ow.ly/aoUFB
Uncertain future for Japan's "cat cafes."
Uncertain future for Japan's cat cafes - Some bad businesses ruin it for everyone. http://t.co/9hEO5r4c
Ear Cleaning in Japan: Pretty Different!
Ear Cleaning in Japan: The Horrible Truth of Mimikaki and Mimisouji - Full Article
Information about cars and driving in Japan
Cars in Japan - Information about cars and driving in Japan brought to you by Lease Japan ow.ly/aiwJA
The suicide forest of Japan
The suicide forest of Japan - This is a real place where people go to, well... interesting article, but beware the graphic images of victims. http://ow.ly/aaRi7
Tesla Motors has finally made it to Japan!
The vehicle's catch phrase is “Evolve”, and Tesla's Roadsters deliver on that promise. Tesla Motors makes the ultimate in Electric Vehicles (EV’s). Their new Roadster and Roadster Sport break the mold created by more conventional EV’s on the market with a sporty look you’d more likely expect from a Ferrari or Porsche than an EV. More.
Survey - What is the BEST part about living in Japan?
Survey - What is the BEST part about living in Japan? Let us know what you think; just for fun! http://ow.ly/9CqeK
The March edition of the The X-Pat Files Newsletter is out
The March edition of the The X-Pat Files Newsletter is out - White day, Immigration, and Yose Nabe - ow.ly/9rNGk
Frozen Pipes in Japan - Prevention and Thawing
Frozen Pipes in Japan - Prevention and Thawing http://ow.ly/9kxVi
3.11 Annizersary Event Invitaion
Hear Charles E. McJilton of 2nd Harvest JP explain his organization’s work and experiences providing aid to Tohoku. PDF http://ow.ly/9g7Ue
The February Nagoya! Newsletter is out!
The February Nagoya! Newsletter is out! - http://eepurl.com/jeL2H
The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers
The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers artbeat.ly/xUKVyy
Natto: The Slimy, Sticky, Smelly, Bad Tasting Food That Japan Loves
Natto: The Slimy, Sticky, Smelly, Bad Tasting Food That Japan Loves - What do you think about Natto? http://ow.ly/91Uan
Japanese Students' Retreat from English
A recent survey of third-year middle school students in Japan found most have an ambivalent and contradictory attitude toward English... http://ow.ly/8TjiV.
The X-Pat Files Newsletter
The X-Pat Files Newsletter -Events and Information about Nagoya and Japan - http://eepurl.com/iQSEP
Japan Home Search
Japan Home Search "As Seen On TV!" Our new TV commercial! What do you think? http://ow.ly/8iT6x
Tokyo Pregnancy Group: -Preparation for Childbirth couples yoga workshop.
Tokyo Pregnancy Group: February 26, 2012 -Preparation for Childbirth couples yoga workshop http://ow.ly/8CrPZ.
Camera placed on sushi conveyor belt in Japan captures customers as it goes around.
Camera placed on conveyor belt in captures customers as it goes around. Kind of hypnotic! ow.ly/8xgu0
Nagoya! Newsletter for January 2012. Next event is this Sunday, 1/22
Nagoya! Newsletter for January 2012. Next event is this Sunday, 1/22 - http://ow.ly/8vXdX
Giving Birth in Japan: My Experience Part 2, The Clinic Stay.
Giving Birth in : My Experience - Part 2, The Clinic Stay. ow.ly/8uxCz
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo! http://ow.ly/8rUeY
Giving Birth in Japan: My Experience - Part 1, Childbirth
Giving Birth in Japan: My Experience - Part 1, Childbirth ow.ly/8nNz3
Lease Japan "As Seen On TV!" Our new TV commercial! What do you think? http://ow.ly/8iSWh
Lease Japan "As Seen On TV!" See the new LJ TV commercial! Tell us what you think! http://ow.ly/8iSWh.
Toyota Aqua 40KM per liter!!
Have you heard about the Hybrid that runs 40KM per liter? Perhaps PriusC rings a bell. This car is called Aqua here in Japan. It’s a 1.5 liter Hybrid system 5 door and the size is larger than the VItz. Great for urban driving..
How to spend your New Year in Nagoya 2012
How to spend your New Year in Nagoya 2012 http://ow.ly/8a4K6
How to spend New Year’s Eve in Tokyo!
How to spend New Year’s Eve in Tokyo http://ow.ly/8a4w4
Winter Edition of Outdoor Japan is here!
Winter Edition of Outdoor Japan is here! Read it free online! http://ow.ly/8a4aJ
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo!
30 things to do this weekend in Tokyo! - http://ow.ly/83w14
American Actor in Tokyo nabbed for illegal u-turn and expired international License.
American Actor in Tokyo nabbed for illegal u-turn and expired international License. IDL can be used 1 year in #Japan. http://ow.ly/7Xwgu
25 things to do this weekend in TOKYO!
25 things to do this weekend in TOKYO! http://ow.ly/7TLDT
Famous TV show Top Gear on air in Japan
The famous British TV show Top Gear is on air every Saturday night from 11:30 to 12:30.
It also has Japanese subtitles.
Want to see expensive cars being pushed to the limit or see who wins if a hi-end car or a jet plane race.
See how three guys that love cars with a large budget use thier money. .
Home Survival Kits by Lease Japan - Preparation keeps families safe!
It is well know that Japan is an earthquake country. There is nothing we can do to fix that or prevent that, but what we can do is be prepared. Protecting your family is your number one priority during a disaster, and the best way to do that is to prepare in advance! These home survival kits are designed to help sustain you and your family during a crisis. Select the package that best suits your family’s needs! http://ow.ly/7PXmD
Christmas Tree Wishes in Fukushima Prefecture
Christmas tree wishes in Fukushima prefecture - Note what the kids ask for. Sad, really. ow.ly/7PRSY
Too HOT for Nagoya?!
Currently happening in Tokyo is the Motor Show. New line ups like the Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86 are cars that you won’t want to miss. Not only cars but also companions are also a good reason to go all the Motor Show.
From the 22nd to the 25th of December Nagoya Motor Show will start at Port Messe Nagoya. Why not go to the Motor Show and make your winter a hot one.
Japanese Cycling Laws
You may have heard about new bicycle laws in Japan. Japanese Cycling Laws are more like guidelines! http://ow.ly/7KKCI
New Alphard Hybrid
Toyota's high end mini van Alphard has announced that they will be releasing a Hybrid version on the 21st of December. This will be a come back as the Alphard Hybrid was once released back in 2008. This time with a mileage of 19km per liter. Get your car today with Lease Japan..
More CEOs are finding Japan a place for revenue growth!
Japan is a place for revenue growth, according to a recent NYSE report on CEO opinion. http://ow.ly/7GH7c
Mazda CX-5 Green Disel
Mazda taking another step forward. The Skyactive technology allows the car to drive longer with less amount of fuel. Mazda will be offering Green Diesel and Skyactive technology in the upcoming Mazda CX-5. Performance of 20km per liter. .
Make Nigiri Sushi Quickly in an Ice Cube Tray!
Make Nigiri Sushi Quickly in an Ice Cube Tray - Admitedly, non-traditional! http://ow.ly/7so0K
Can you get a Credit Card in Japan?
Can you get a Credit Card in Japan? Yes, You Can! ow.ly/7mdVX
Japan’s Emperor hospitalized
Japan’s Emperor hospitalized with signs of bronchitis http://ow.ly/7kOOR
The November X-Pat Files is out!
The November X-Pat Files is out! Great information on Nagoya and Japan in general ! Enjoy! http://ow.ly/7dTT9
New engine on the RVR
October 20th 2011 Mitsubishi has added new features to the RVR.
The new MIVEC engine and the new idling stop function has increased the mileage per liter up by 12% to 14%.
Mondo Books Reviews!
Mondo Books reviews Learning to Bow: A Year Inside the Heart of Japan by Bruce Feiler http://ow.ly/7apO1
From next Oct, NHK to drop licensing fee by 120 yen.
From next Oct, NHK to drop licensing fee by 120 yen a JP link - ow.ly/77XV7
Where to buy Antiques in Nagoya!
Where to buy Antiques in Nagoya! ow.ly/76EEx
Chocolate is rapidly becoming Japan's favourite flavour
Chocolate is rapidly becoming Japan"'"s favourite flavour - no more match? ow.ly/76xBL
Iwate brewery set to ship sake for first time since tsunami with help of rival
Iwate brewery set to ship sake for first time since tsunami with help of rival http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/national/news/20111014p2a00m0na005000c.html
New Delica D:3
The new 5 number mini van Mitsubishi Delica D:3 is now available. There are two types the 5 seater and a 7 seater is optional. Dual slide doors and 39 different seat arrangements possible with large luggage space. Not to mention the full flat seats makes camping in the car is an attractive feature for outdoor people.
No, Seriously: Japanese Company Invents Poop-Powered Motorcycle
No, Seriously: Japanese Company Invents Poop-Powered Motorcycle http://ow.ly/6QeAY
Article by first white geisha in Japan on Kimono
Only 8 percent of Japanese women know how to tie an obi on a kimono, though most own one or more! http://ow.ly/6P0mT
How to Prepare Sushi Rolls at home!
How to Prepare Sushi Rolls at home! http://ow.ly/6NR0y
Wasabi Smoke Alarm? Really?
Japanese developer of wasabi smoke alarm to receive Ig Noble prize! http://ow.ly/6JdFK
The Autumn issue of Oudoor Japan TRAVELER - Sneak Peak
The Autumn issue of Oudoor Japan TRAVELER hits the streets later this week, but here is a sneak peak! http://ow.ly/6FNIc
Top 10 Things to Do in Japan
Top 10 Things to Do in Japan! Article from National Geographic: http://ow.ly/6EEjp
How many have you done?.
Nishi-Honganji is the finest example of Momoyama-era architecture in Kyoto.
Near from Kyoto station, Nishi-Honganji is the finest example of Momoyama-era architecture in Kyoto. http://ow.ly/6EvJ3
Typoon Roke looks like it is going to pound Nagoya.
Typoon Roke looks like it is going to pound Nagoya. The rain is pretty bad now; in case you missed it. Prepare! http://ow.ly/6z6fJ
Toyota is taking the chance in changing the image of the Camry. The New Camry's body has a sharper look and have also made all models available in Hybrid. The price starts from 3 million yen up to 3.8 million yen with 3 grades to choose from. Will the Camry be able to hit the Japanese market like they succeed in the States?
Get your season pass to Ski Hakuba, Japan by October 31 and save money!
Get your season ski pass for Hakuba, Japan by October 31 and save! 60,000 yen >>> 48,000 yen! http://ow.ly/6uVnX
Kanazawa Castle Park - History and Illumination Schedule
Kanazawa Castle Park
- History and Illumination Schedule - Excellent Castle and Garden! http://ow.ly/6sIta
25 things to do in Tokyo this weekend.
Just for fun; Tibet, Xinjiang vital to keep China chicken-shaped
Just for fun; Tibet, Xinjiang vital to keep China chicken-shaped: WikiLeaks http://ow.ly/6pvoL
Just in Honda has stopped orders on the CR-V and the Freed. Press release will be in October and the orders will also start at this time. The race is on with the Toyota Prius Alpha. Even though Toyota was the first to announce a Hybrid car on a wagon type car. However Toyota is taking orders but the delivery is sometime next year.
The roomer is the Freed will be more stylish than the current model.
Fine Dining and Wine in Tokyo for Charity!
16th Annual Connoisseurs’ Evening - Fine Dining and Wine in Tokyo for Charity http://ow.ly/6ozyH
Prius Sports Car??
The G sports series has tuned up the Noah and the Voxy! This is the first time a production hybrid car has been relesaed in a sports model. The G Sports Series Should be available by the end of this month! .
Renting an Apartment in Japan; a basic primer
Renting an Apartment in Japan; a primer- http://ow.ly/6lnan
Update on Typhoon Talas - Coming at Japan
Update on Typhoon Talas - It is coming to Japan soon! http://ow.ly/6ipww
FREE eBooks on life in Japan!
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan http://ow.ly/67dJh
Car Auction Yard Tour in Nagoya this September.
Car Auction Yard Tour in Nagoya this September. Interested in seeing how car auctions work? Join us! http://ow.ly/6hl66
Japan's new PM is Yoshihiko Noda.
Japan's new PM is Yoshihiko Noda, beating Kaieda in runoff 215 to 177..
Disaster Prevention Week in Japan
Making Gyudon at home!
Making Gyudon at home! http://ow.ly/6dlJb
Learn how to make Okonomiyaki in Toyota City
Learn how to make Okonomiyaki in Toyota City 9-29 http://ow.ly/6dlAk
Japanese Drinking Games. The Osama Game
Japanese Drinking Games. The Osama Game - http://ow.ly/6a872
Mount Gozaisho - Nagoya Day Trip
Free eBooks about Living in Japan!
See the H&R Group's FREE eBooks on life in Japan http://ow.ly/5STR3
New technology could provide big boost to end Fukushima N-plant crisis
New technology could provide big boost to end Fukushima N-plant crisis http://ow.ly/679Lo
Honda CR-V order stop till September
The Honda CR-V will have a minor model change and have stopped current car orders. Order start in September and the car delivery is planned to be end of the year or early next year..
Hidden cameras take amazing pictures of animals roaming Earth's remote jungles...
Hidden cameras take amazing pictures of animals roaming Earth's remote jungles http://ow.ly/669jl
Changes to child benefit laws in Japan
Changes to child benefit laws in Japan - Child allowance to continue into 2012. Free money! http://ow.ly/66aba
Come clean for the kids - Tohoku and the Disaster in Japan.
SMAP AID: In aid of what? - Interesting convroversy - what percent donation is enough?
SMAP AID: In aid of what? - ISMAP AID: In aid of what? - Interesting convroversy - what percent donation is enough? http://ow.ly/6591N
Browse Lease furniture in Japan from Lease Japan!
Browse Lease furniture available in Japan from Lease Japan! http://bit.ly/inYKkM .
Repatriating? How to manage overwhelm during the expat transfer season.
Repatriating? How to manage overwhelm during the expat transfer season.. http://ow.ly/61kK9
Find something NEW. Find something FUN. Find something HAPPY to share.
Find something NEW. Find something FUN. Find something HAPPY to share. Off the Mat Party 2011 http://ow.ly/60uz1
C is for Culture shock.
ABC of an expat woman’s life: C is for Culture shock http://ht.ly/60oXw
Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City near Nagoya
Kiso Three Rivers Park in Ichinomiya City near http://ht.ly/5ZsGI
Hitsumabushi in Tokyo (BBQ Eel!)
Got a feel for the eel? We've been on a Tokyo unagi hunt... http://ht.ly/5Xuzv
How Japanese reporters get their scoops
In light of the UK phone tapping scandal, no1shimbun looks at how Japanese reporters get their scoops http://ht.ly/5XpNL
Is the New Demio the Best Buy?
The new Sky Active G technology allows the new Demio to drive like a hybrid vehicle. 30km per liter. However a good car is not just the fuel performance. How the car drives, how it turns on curves, how the car stops, looks, and if it’s a fun car.
The people that has driven the new Demio say that it’s not only the good mileage but also allows the driver to enjoy the ride..
Expat Spouse - Challenges of Moving Abroad
Expat Spouse - Challenges of Moving Abroad http://ht.ly/5VKWs
DPJ bends on child allowances; revised program excludes higher income families
DPJ bends on child allowances; revised program excludes higher income families http://ht.ly/5VKTy
Expat Women - Helping Expatriate Women Living Overseas
Expat Women - Helping Expatriate Women Living Overseas http://ht.ly/5VI0H
20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend!
20 things to do in Tokyo this weekend! http://ht.ly/5UT8S
Island Beat: Ai Futaki goes deep (Free diving in Japan!)
Island Beat: Ai Futaki goes deep (Free diving in Japan!) http://ht.ly/5US3c
6 Top Tips for Surviving Life as an Expat Trailing Spouse
6 Top Tips for Surviving Life as a Trailing Spouse. http://ht.ly/5UMHV
Internet Shopping in Japan - In English! Where to get what you need online.
Internet Shopping in Japan - In English! Where to get what you need online. http://ht.ly/5TRMb
Non-fashion Photo: Tiny cute cars driving on the street in Shibuya, Tokyo
Tiny cute cars driving on the street in Shibuya promoting Waku Waku Mail http://ow.ly/5SRSR
Japan Home Search Recommends Jamacian Restuarant Allawi In Ebisu
Not only does Japan Home Search, part of the H&R Group, find you great houses, but we have found you the very best of Jamacian food in Ebisu; http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130302/13010778/
Riding Escalators in Japan
Always stand to one side on escalators to allow fast walkers by. In Tokyo, stand to the left side of the escalator, in Osaka, the right..
See rental apartments and real estate in Nagoya, Japan
See rental apartments and real estate in Nagoya, Japan http://ht.ly/5RPpO
August 2011 X-Pat Files Newsletter - Events and Information about Nagoya, Japan brought to you by the H&R Group
August 2011 X-Pat Files Newsletter - Events and Information about Nagoya, Japan brought to you by the H&R Group http://ht.ly/5RKsz
Higashiyama Night Zoo Opens in August!
August (5-7 and 12-14), Higashiyama Zoo will be open until 8:30. Highly recommended for families!. http://ht.ly/5RKfe
For two six nights in early August (5-7 and 12-14), Higashiyama Zoo will be open until 8:30, past the usual closing time of around 5pm. Highly recommended for families and anyone else who has ever wondered what a zoo looks like at night..
Former Yankee's player Hideki Irabu found dead at 42
Former Yankee's player Hideki Irabu found dead at 42
Relatively cheap Thai lunch in Ebisu, Tokyo.
Thai to try: relatively cheap Thai lunch in Ebisu. Give it a go http://ht.ly/5Q8ol
Nissan Leaf Race test out
New era of circuit driving. Nismo and the Nissan Leaf tested the Leaf Nismo RC.
The EV cars has a sharp start dash, compared to engine cars. Similar to a start dash you can do on Mario Cart. The car does 0-100km/h in 6.85 seconds. EV cars has a faster recovery after exiting corners.
Racing EV cars has the opportunity for a new horizon and a new way to watch racing. After all these cars have no exhaust pipe.
Nagoya Foreign Business Community Newsletter - JIS Blog
Nagoya Foreign Business Community Newsletter http://ht.ly/5OiCt
Using laptop or electrical devices from overseas in Japan
Your laptop computers or electrical items may need a transformer (Japan is 100volts), and wall socket adapter for Japan. http://ht.ly/5Oezw
Looking to sell your car? We buy cars!
Do you have a car that you wish to get rid of only if you knew where to sell it? Contact us and if you let us know the date and time. We will come to your home and will value your car. For free.
Just send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Myths vs Facts: Misconceptions About Americans Living abroad
Myths vs Facts: Misconceptions About Americans Living http://ht.ly/5NiJY
See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan
See rental properties in Tokyo, Japan http://ht.ly/5Nis3
Rental procedures for properties in Japan
Rental procedures for properties in Japan http://ow.ly/5MhpP
"Want Happiness? Don’t Buy More Stuff...
"Want Happiness? Don’t Buy More Stuff — Go on Vacation" Doing brings more happiness than owning. TIME.com http://ow.ly/5MgY8
One of the "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World." Ask Masako Ono:
What does it takes to be one of the "100 Most Respected Japanese People in the World"? Ask Masako Ono: http://ow.ly/5KBZK
International Driver's License's may be used for only one year in Japan.
International Driver's License's may be used for only one year in Japan. Foreign icense conversion info --> http://ow.ly/5JDAa
Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Do your kids test your nerves when going on long drives? Wish there was a solution to keep the kids busy while driving?
Kids Toyota has the solution. A digital driving program uses the GPS that links the actual driving to the smart phone game.
Nagoya Current Affairs Discussion Group
Nagoya Current Affairs Discussion Group - July 24th 2011 http://ow.ly/5IM5G
Toyota Will Sell Electric RAV4 To Consumers
Toyota Will Sell Electric RAV4 To Consumers http://ow.ly/5IKY2
Toyota Motor Corp. says its coming 2012 RAV4 EV “will definitely be sold to the general public.” The car maker said it made the announcement in response to a number of news stories that said the battery-powered compact SUV would be available only to fleet customers and car-sharing services..
Area guide to Hiroo, Tokyo
Area guide to Hiroo, a cosmopolitan area in the heart of Tokyo's Minato ward. http://ow.ly/5IKfj
Moving to Japan? Be prepared for Japanese squat toilets
Moving to Japan? Be prepared for your first Japanese squat toilet experience ! http://ow.ly/5IGeb
Mini car sharing in Tokyo
BMW and Times 24 are collaborating to create a fun car life with low cost to bring back the popularity of cars among the young generation in Tokyo. Times 24 offers the space to keep the cars in 40 places across Tokyo. BMW offers Mini for clients to car share. .
For US citizens in Japan, a new emergency message concerning Typhoon Ma-on
For US citizens in Japan, a new emergency message concerning Typhoon Ma-on: http://ow.ly/5HPso
Where to Find Safe Food in Japan
Where to Find Safe Food in Japan | Japan | www.japaninc.com http://ow.ly/5HN1v
limited color Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z the hybrid sports car is offering a new limited color. Are you the person that like to attract attention. Enjoy people crossing the road checking out the car you’re driving. This car and this color will be the car for you..
Is Our Food (in Japan) Really Radiation Safe?
Is Our Food (in Japan) Really Radiation Safe? From Terrie's Take http://ow.ly/5HMPw
Need a Serviced Apartment in Nagoya?
Great apartments in great locations make Japan Residence the smart choice for your furnished apartment. Serviced apartments in Nagoya.
Area guide toTokyo's Roppongi.
Area guide toTokyo, Japan's Roppongi. http://ow.ly/5HHJ3
Overseas Credit Cards
Bring a credit card you confirmed can be used overseas when relocating to Japan-for setting up your cell phone, satellite TV, etc..
Relocating to jpan
Bring YEN or US Dollars to last a month when relocating to Japan. To cover expenses and Murphy's Law. See an estimate of the cost of living in Japan here- http://ow.ly/5Eanu
Nagoya Oktoberfest with the H&R Group!
Nagoya Oktoberfest with the H&R Group! July 23, 18:00 http://ow.ly/5DaLS
Relocating an Employee to Japan?
Relocating an employee to Japan? See Japan Relocation FAQs on Relojapan's homepage. http://ow.ly/5D5SE
Enjoy the best in Australian cuisine prepared by one of Australia’s top chefs.
Enjoy the best in Australian cuisine in the elegant Hilton Nagoya, prepared by one of Australia’s top chefs. Fri, July 22 http://ow.ly/5D4GW
October Fest in Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo
October Fest in Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo from July 21st, to July 25th Hooray for German BEER!! http://ow.ly/5D5gr
Our first 2011 report of social events for our clients in Japan.
Our first 2011 report of social events for our clients in Japan. We hope you can join us; you are always welcome! http://ow.ly/5C9mM
Do not ship food items when relocating to Japan!
Do not ship food items when relocating to Japan. It will delay your shipping being cleared through customs in Japan, and may cost you money!.
See our Squidoo Lens about relocating to Japan!
See our Squidoo Lens about relocating to Japan! You have questions; we have answers! We make Japan easy! http://ow.ly/5C7IC
Nagoya October Fest - in July!
October Fest in July! In Nagoya near the TV Tower in Sakae! http://ow.ly/5B5Mb
Remote Area Relocations in Japan
ReloJapan also offers relocation services to remote locations outside Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka http://ow.ly/5B4WK
7 Signs That You're Truly An Expat
7 Signs That You're Truly An Expat (one of these does not apply to Japan!) - http://ow.ly/5zx1e
24 Hour Japan Help Line!!
Our 24-Hour Japan Help Line provides subscribers immediate access to a bilingual consultant, day or night. http://ow.ly/5zrOm
Car Navigation systems
We had a call yesterday regarding to the types of navigation systems in Japan. The map is in Japanese, the address search is in Japanese, or half way through the search it turns in to Japanese. There is no complete English formatted navigation system in Japan. Some high end cars provide English navigation systems but you are left with a half English navi or a Japanese navigation system.
When a client leases a car through us we fully explain on how to use the navigation system before we hand the car over to the client. If your wanting to drive but not sure how to get a car or use the right navi. Come visit us. We will give you continuing support though out your lease period..
Honda Fit Shuttle
After waiting for 6 months for the car to be ready last week I had a chance to see what the Honda Fit Shuttle looked like. The design was good and it had more space for luggage in the back then the old Fit.
The popular grade are the hybrids, but as they are more expensive the normal, Fit Shuttles are also available. The waiting list for the cars are getting shorter, but it still takes 3 to 4 months for the car to be ready. Lease Japan can offer you a lease program for the client to drive a rent a car until the actual car is ready. If you are interested in leasing a Fit, please send us an inquiry!
Bring everything you need for a month!
Do not ship anything you will need during the first month of your relocation to Japan; customs delays may prevent delivery..
How NOT to get a Japanese Driver's License
How NOT to get a Japanese Driver's License: Call Japan Drivers License instead! http://ow.ly/5xwJr
ReloJapan's 24 Hour Japan Helpline!
ReloJapan’s 24-Hour Help Line is a separate service that provides subscribers with immediate access to a bilingual consultant, any time, day or night. ReloJapan
Free maintenace for lease furniture
offers free maintenance not only on leased cars but also on furniture leases
. (Maintenance is free in most cases.).
Opening a Japanese Bank Account
ReloJapan can assist with opening your Japanese bank account www.relojapan.com
Top 5 selling cars
Top 5 selling cars in May.
1. Honda Fit
2. Toyota Vitz
3. Toyota Prius
4. Nissan Selena
5. Honda Freed.
1L 30km New Demio
Mazda has announced that the Demio will have a minor change. There will be a new grade added called 13-SKYACTIV. SKYACTIVE technology will allow the engine to run more on less fuel. Making this new model the most fuel efficient gas car. Able to run 30KM per liter. Also will have the i-stop technology allowing the engine to stop when necessary..
Preschools and Kindergartens in Nagoya, Japan
Preschools and Kindergartens in Nagoya Relojapan
Renting an Apartment in Japan
Article on Japan Info Swap about renting an apartment in Japan - informative! Renting an Apartment in Japan
Glassless 3D TV
Toshiba REGZA GL1
series is the world's first TV that you can enjoy the 3D experiance without glasses..
Furniture function new on homepage
For those of you that have leased funiture from us in the past and for those that haven't. We have added a new function on our Lease Japan home page. A full catalogue that is easy to see. Open to anyone in the Tokai Area. Please vist Furniture Lease
Today is HOT in Japan!
Current temperature in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka are 29, 30, and 31 respectively. For Americans, this translates to, well, hot. About 85 degrees. Remember to conserve energy by keeping your air conditioner at 28!.
How hard is finding an apartment in Japan that accepts pets? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp
How hard is finding an apartment in Japan that accepts pets? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp for your answer.
Japanese Language Schools in Nagoya
Japanese Language Schools in Nagoya http://www.relojapan.com
Do you need a visa to rent property in Japan?
Does a transferee need a valid visa to rent property in Japan? http://www.relojapan.com/faq.asp No! .
What is Home Finding?
Home Finding: prescreening of properties from multiple agents so transferees see only properties that match their needs. http://www.relojapan.com.
Looks like rain in Japan for the next week!
Weather report for Japan looks like rain for at least a week, possibly 10 days. We hope everyone got some laundry done last week! .
Look-See program: information on expat life Japan
Look-See program: detailed information on expat life in Tokyo or Nagoya for potential transferee. http://www.relojapan.com/reloservice.asp .
Volunteer Opportunity in Tohoku
Get Your Hands Dirty: Earthquake Volunteer Opportunity in Tohoku http://bit.ly/ljFBfL.
Need a Relocation Cost Esitmate for Japan?
Japan ranks amongst the most expensive countries to live in the world. Japan relocation cost survey http://www.relojapan.com/livingcost.asp.
Driving in Japan without a license?
If Ishikawa Ryo contacted Japan Driver's License, he wouldn`t be in this mess: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20110610p2a00m0na012000c.html.
Popular Expat Areas in Tokyo and Nagoya
Information on popular expat areas in Japan – Tokyo, Nagoya www.relojapan.com
Expressway 1000 yen Discount Program will End in J
From Sunday, June 19th the “ETC EXPRESSWAY 1,000 YEN DISCOUNT” will be discontinued, and the toll fees will return to normal (more expensive!) starting at 12:00am on Monday, June 20th. Get your travel in while you can!
Japan Mulls Doubling Sales Tax by 2015
The Government wants to raise the sales tax to cover the ever increasing costs of the welfare state, aging population, and Tohoku reconstruction. .
Tropical Depression Songda (#2)
Typhoon #2 has largely petered out, and Nagoya is feeling only a little wind now. Tokyo should feel little effect from what has now become a tropical depression. Stay dry!
Raining in Japan Today!
Hope everyone stays dry and comfortable out there. Good day to be in the office!.