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  1. Life in Japan - How to Get Permanent Residencehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10171-life-in-japan-how-to-get-permanent-residence

    A permanent resident visa (aka "PR") is the Mr. Miagi black belt of visas in Japan. Why? Well, I'll tell you why: * Almost all work visas in Japan require some kind of sponsor, usually a company or a spouse. The problem here is that if something...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  2. Japan's Donation Tax Program Delivers Fancy Almost-Free Giftshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10341-japan-s-donation-tax-program-delivers-fancy-almost-free-gifts

    actually a program like this, but Japan’s relatively new gift/tax or “Furusato Nouzei” program promises a unique way for residents to pay a portion of their taxes. What is the gift/tax program? The gift/tax program was started in 2008 as a way to boost...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  3. How to Get a Credit Card in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10096-how-to-get-a-credit-card-in-japan

    pantone cards in my face. But since the "Lehman Shock," those days of freely granting credit to non-permanent residents was over. It was fun while it lasted. Apply for a card associated with a bill you already pay. Dejected and depressed, I traversed...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  4. Sumida Hospital's Clinical Trials Program Seeks Participants in Tokyohttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10219-sumida-hospital-s-clinical-trials-program-seeks-participants-in-tokyo

    Several years ago I enrolled in Sumida Hospital's clinical trials program, participating in one of their paid clinical trials. Despite the commitment, I found it a rewarding experience both in monetary value and blog-worthiness. I described the...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  5. I Moved To Japan To Get Out Of Jury Dutyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10085-i-moved-to-japan-to-get-out-of-jury-duty

    were mailed to both my old address in North Hollywood as well as my parents' address in West LA. I was no longer a USA resident, no longer registered to vote in California, nor filed state taxes anymore, but still they called me to jury duty. These guys...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  6. Why Linux is Coolhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10147-why-linux-is-cool

    Although my capacity at my previous IT job was essentially limited to the Wintel world, I sat next to and befriended the resident Unix engineer. "This guy REALLY knows what he's doing," I thought as he edited .conf files, adjusted swap partitions, and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
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  7. Mobile Phones in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10168-mobile-phones-in-japan

    don't. Still others can't because the government made it illegal. If you're from one of those countries, you're awesome. Residents If you're going to reside in Japan, you're in a totally different boat because you have the requisite resident card and...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  8. Life in Japan - How to Save Moneyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10209-life-in-japan-how-to-save-money

    imported treasures you're in love with are likely to chip away at your nest egg. Immersing and blending in with the resident culture will prove easier on your wallet. Don't Buy Beer Commensurate with the above is the sin of beer. Ahhhhh, beer. How I...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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