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Mar 14, 2023Now Reports
Residency for Tax vs Immigration Purposes
March 15… It's the deadline for filing for income tax adjustment and paying your income tax in Japan. Tax season may be a difficult time for sole business proprietors as they need ...
Mar 14, 2023Now Reports
Japanese Law – Visa Application & Startup Support
Masayo Boston is a certified legal professional specializing in administrative procedures (gyoseishoshi 行政書士) in Fukuoka. Her focus is on helping foreigners...
Mar 3, 2023Now Reports
Fukuoka Nanohana Guide 2023
Just like sakura, nanohana, otherwise known as field mustard, signals the start of spring in Fukuoka! Depending on the location, nanohana season runs from February to April in Fuku...
Feb 28, 2023Now Reports
A New Landmark that Carries on the History of Daimyo
Fukuoka is set to get a new landmark this spring with the opening of Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City. Prior to its full opening in April, the central plaza opened to the public on Janua...
Feb 24, 2023Now Reports
Fukuoka Cherry Blossom / Sakura Guide 2023
The blossoming of sakura (cherry blossoms) is an occasion for celebration all over Japan. Between late March and early April, families, friends and colleagues come together for oha...
Feb 10, 2023Now Reports
Fukuoka Hina Matsuri Guide 2023
Every year, families across Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, otherwise known as Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day. This traditional festival, which takes place on Mar. 3, is an occasion to pra...
Feb 9, 2023Now Reports
Moving Out of a Rented Apartment – What You Need To Know
Makoto Ayukawa, a guitarist and pioneer of mentai rock (rock music from Hakata in the 70s), passed away on January 29. Someone recommended that I should listen to “借家のブルース” from th...
Jan 30, 2023Now Reports
Rakusuien: A Tranquil Japanese Garden in the Heart of the City
About a 10-minute walk from Hakata Station you will find Rakusuien, a Japanese garden with a serene atmosphere. This is originally where the Hakata merchant Shimozawa Zenemon Chika...
Jan 24, 2023Now Reports
Fukuoka Plum Blossom Guide 2023
The plum blossoms begin to bloom in Fukuoka around "risshun," which marks the arrival of spring on the calendar. The plum blossoms, red, white, and pink, are small, lovely, and fra...
Jan 12, 2023Now Reports
Leaving Japan – A Checklist
Happy New Year! It is a new year, and some of you may be preparing for a new beginning. Some of you may be leaving Japan to live in another country for various reasons. I will outl...