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August 27, 2017

Sapporo Childcare Guide 2017==さっぽろ子育てガイド2017
English version DL from here (PDF)

March 29, 2017

Rikyu is a noodle restaurant in Shinsapporo. I went to Rikyu a few months ago after coming back from Tokyo because there is a transition at Shinsapporo station from New Chitose airport. I was looking forward to visiting this restaurant because it serves tantanmen noodl...

March 15, 2017

Until last time, I’ve introduced the voices of foreign students in the view of study and culture. Then, I will introduce the voices about life. Some voices overlap the previous ones which were mentioned in the view of culture.

A student was so impressed because Sapporo...

February 28, 2017

As it costs much to live and study abroad, many international students work part-time jobs. According to a statics, 70% of international students work for part time jobs in Japan. Of course, the main purpose is to earn money, but precious experiences can also be gained...

February 24, 2017

“Soudesune” is quite useful words. Generally, it is translated as “Let me see” in English, but it sounds more polite and sincere. During a conversation, if you are thinking what you speak next, you may say “uh” or ”er”. These don’t sound nice. Thus, instead of them, “l...

February 23, 2017

In general, words used for academic are slightly different from these of daily life. Japanese is not its exception. There are some useful Japanese phrases for living in Japan. It is better for international students in Japan to know them.

“Suimasen” is one of the most s...

February 17, 2017

If an international student feels sick but it is not serious enough to go to a doctor, one of the solutions is to take an OTC drug. OTC drug which stands for an Over-the-counter drug is a drug sold without a prescription. It can be bought at many shops such as drug sto...

February 16, 2017

We argued about Japanese medical system in the previous article. This medical system is the universal healthcare system based on the national health insurances. All Japanese have to join this national health insurance.

International students who will stay in Japan for m...

February 15, 2017

Although many of international students may be young and healthy, they still should prepare for sickness. It is better to know about Japanese fundamental medical system at least. While the system may be relatively reliable, international students had better keep their...

February 8, 2017

During studying in Japan, you may want to drive a car occasionally. For example, if you have a trip in Hokkaido, it is quite convenient and comfortable to drive all over the region. There are three ways to get permissions to drive. Firstly, you can drive by having a Ja...

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