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  • What is up with gym prices here?

    Gyms are incredibly expensive here in Tokyo and some places actually try asking for upwards of 8000 yen a month while also weirdly limiting the times or frequency you can visit the…

  • Best way to use JAL miles that isn’t flying?

    We have a shittonne of points. Over 50,000. However they will expire sometime next year and we don't have any time to fly anywhere before then. I know they can be used…

  • US citizen working remotely for a US corporation

    I would like to learn about the finances of a US citizen living in Japan (with PR) but working remotely for a US corporation. I assume that such a situation would require…

  • Japan Post Yucho Direct Hidden Requirement

    After nearly a decade of good service, my local Japan Post stopped doing international transfers. This placed me in a bind so I signed up for their online service based on the…

  • Campsite Recommendations Across Japan

    Hey guys! I'm hoping to get some good recommendations for campsites and camping across Japan for this coming spring onward. Although we're based in Kita-Kanto and usually drive since we've got two…