Your Guide to Survive in Japan!
The X-Pat Files Community E-Newsletter provides a forum for the spread of information useful for English speakers living in Japan and is provided via information posted monthly on the Japan Info Swap Blog at www.JapanInfoSwap.com.
The X-Pat Files has mainly focused on the Aichi/Chubu region of Japan, but we are expanding the content to include other areas of Japan and need your help in accomplishing this goal. Although you can use the newsletter and Japan Info Swap just as an informational resource, the Japan Info Swap team encourages you to send in information you would like to share and help us increase the area we serve and the value to the reader. If you have some information you feel might be of benefit to the Expat community, please send as much information as you can to ContactUs@JapanInfoSwap.com. The newsletter will only be as good as the contributions made to it, so please send in ideas and materials!
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New Year's celebrations in Japan equal that of Christmas in the West. Being a foreigner, you can enjoy the luxury of both to the fullest.
Was 2009 a bad year? Then you get the DEMONS out and the LUCK in with the Setsubun Tradition!
Have a look at this vast database of English publications in Japan, and a bit more!
Hoping to load up on the FUKU (luck) during Setsubun? Then here are a few places to get out the bad and get in the good.
Part 1, of a 3 part mini series on outdoor sporting in Japan brought to you by Outdoor Japan Magazine, is here for your viewing pleasure!.....
If you're studying Japanese, then you'll want an electronic dictionary. But so many to choose from! Here is our writer's pick Canon Wordtank G70.
Do you need an INKAN or need to know what one is? Read this post for more information on the what and how of the Japanese Inakn.
Let's go blog-surfin' now. Everybody's learning how. Come on a blog-surfin' safari with me!