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EXPATS

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 23, 2013
The PTA: a survival guide for foreign parents
PTA — the mere mention of the three initials is enough to elicit a scowl from many a Japanese mother. So how do foreign women cope in such an environment?
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Sep 23, 2013
Why are so many Nepalese in Japan taking their own lives?
Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Minister of Education Hakubun Shimomura and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Norihisa Tamura,
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 9, 2013
Tokyo: Have you ever had any trouble with immigration in Japan?
Tokyo residents share their stories about their dealings with Japan's Immigration Bureau on entry, exit and at visa-renewal time
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 2, 2013
Tin Man's throne: the rise and fall of a Roppongi royal
Gilbert Otaigbe is the current owner of Black Horse bar and nightclub in Roppongi. At the height of his success in the mid-2000s, he owned at least seven bars, clubs and restaurants.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Aug 26, 2013
Returnee livid after ugly treatment at TBC beauty salon in Tokyo
Returnee reader MQ has vowed to give TBC a wide berth after staff made her feel unwelcome and refused to help her enroll at the beauty empire's Yurakucho branch.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 19, 2013
The world's a stage, but you don't have to play along
On the night of April 18, three days after the Boston Marathon bombing, a side-drama to that story unfolded between three men as they criss-crossed the city, a performance staged partly in the theater of culture.
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Aug 19, 2013
‘Halfies’ and hapa the norm elsewhere
Hapa haole celebrated in Hawaii
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Aug 12, 2013
The perennial 'half, bi or double?' debate rolls on
Confounding 'half' stereotypes
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Aug 12, 2013
So you want to start a business in Japan?
Reader VS writes: "I am a Spanish national interested in getting information about how to start a business in Japan. What is the minimum required to invest for this purpose and how is this linked to obtaining a residence status? Any information — in English — or links where I could get this information...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Aug 12, 2013
Tokyo: If today was your last day on Earth, what on Earth would you do?
I would do as I always do — no real changes for me. I would stay home or go to work, to sleep — same as always, except perhaps for one thing: I always take one hour to get home after finishing work, but if it was my last day on Earth, I would take two.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Aug 5, 2013
Ol' blue eyes isn't back: Tsurunen's tale offers lessons in microcosm for DPJ
Spare a thought for Marutei Tsurunen, Japan's first European-born naturalized immigrant parliamentarian, who was voted out in last month's House of Councilors election.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 29, 2013
Tokyo: Now that Abe's coalition has a majority in both Diet chambers, what should he do?
I would like to buy a house in the future, so while housing loan taxes are low now, I would like to see Mr. Abe help those looking to buy houses by lowering these taxes even further. Also, I think that until the economy improves, the consumption tax should not be increased — for now.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 29, 2013
Prove you're Japanese: when being bicultural can be a burden
Japanese are Japanese and foreigners are foreigners, and never the twain shall meet? In many aspects of daily life in this country, there is one way for the Japanese and another for the rest of us. Like it or not, that's just how it is. At least foreigners know where we stand.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 29, 2013
There is more to my son than the fact he's a 'half'
For foreign residents, having a child in Japan can be a daunting prospect. Going to the hospital and trying to figure out what the doctor is saying in complex Japanese medical terms is just one of myriad trials.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 29, 2013
Kabukicho clinic chief hid ¥350 million, pays back taxes
The head of a clinic providing after-hours medical care in Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment district has been singled out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for fudging his income and concealing ¥350 million of it, sources revealed Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2013
Hague pact 'too late' for divorcee
For one Japanese mother long separated from her children after the failure of an international marriage, the Diet's expected ratification of an international treaty to help settle cross-border child custody disputes arouses mixed feelings.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jul 15, 2013
Trolls or media watchdogs?: Japan's foreign-born defenders
Have the foreign media got it in for Japan? Do they unduly focus on, and sensationalize, Fukushima radiation leaks, alleged racial intolerance and the self-aggrandizing policy pronouncements of the reborn Liberal Democratic Party?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jul 8, 2013
Police 'foreign crime wave' falsehoods fuel racism
These Community pages have reported many times on how the National Police Agency (NPA) has manufactured the illusion of a "foreign crime wave," depicting non-Japanese (NJ) as a threat to Japan's public safety (see "Upping the fear factor," Zeit Gist, Feb. 20, 2007; "Time to come clean on foreign crime,"...
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 6, 2013
Expats vote at embassies, consulates
Expatriate voters began visiting Japanese embassies and consulates around the world Friday to cast their ballots for the July 21 House of Councilors election.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Jun 25, 2013
Authors take polar-opposite tacks as they try to decipher Japanese women
It's an all-too-familiar story: On the romantic front, foreign ladies living in Japan have it bad while the guys do unbelievably well. For every woman who complains about Japanese men's aloofness and lack of communication skills, there is a man who boasts about all the local chicks he's had.

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