website links listed below are either resources that we have found
useful, or have been recommended to us by our clients. We hope that you
will find them useful as well.
Please keep in mind
that we are not responsible for the content of any of the third party
sites. If you know of any similar resources that would be of interest
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Around - Trains, Subways, and
Around - Trains, Subways, Buses
Japanese Traffic Guide-
in English - just type in the station (train or subway) that you'll be
departing from, and your destination, then select your preferred
departure time. The site will search it's database and give you a
selection of route choices ranked based on shortest amount of elapsed
travel time, fewest connections, lowest fare, etc.
to the Japanese
Traffic Guide, but not quite as easy to use. Allows you to enter the
station names and estimated departure time, then returns a selection of
routes and fares.
Japan Railway information including tickets, access, rail passes, major
station layouts, and a pdf format English map of all the lines and
Japan Ministry of Foreign
Affairs English language website with detailed information on obtaining
your visa, plus a detailed FAQ section.
Gateway to all Japanese
information - includes links to numerous informational sites covering
different aspects of Japanese life, culture, economy, and business.
Japan Post Office English
language website - provides helpful information on postal codes, EMS
package tracking and tracing, delivery times, service hours, shipping
costs, and stamps.
Japan Postal Savings-
language website that explains all the Japan Postal Savings services
and ATMs, including how to deposit and withdraw, borrow money, remit
payments to others, receive salaries and pensions, and international
postal money orders.
Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution
Searchable online database that includes
hospitals, doctors, and
clinics in the Tokyo Metro area along with the languages their staff
Pharmacies with English speaking staff
Search criteria include location, closest
station, medical specialty, and language (English, Korean, Cantonese,
Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, German, French, or
Russian. The interface is very simple and easy to use.
Pharmacies in well known locations
around Tokyo that have employees that can communicate in English.
Area Medical Resources
list of English speaking doctors, dentists, pharmacies, and other
medical resources in the Tokyo Area. The list is maintained by the US
Embassy in Tokyo on their website, but you don't have to register or be
a US citizen to view it.
"Yoga Garden is a small, independent
yoga studio located in Motomachi, Yokohama. We offer yoga in a
supportive, fresh and friendly environment. Our classes are designed
OK! - a
unique directory that
features shops, restaurants, hotels and other services that have
English speaking staff and menus. There are also discount coupons,
special offers, and other promotions.
Food Page -
An excellent English language
site that covers over 1000 Tokyo and Yokohama restaurants, guides to
Japanese cuisine, recipes, and tours of Japanese markets.
restaurants and bars in the Kanto area. You can select restaurants by
location, local train/subway station, or type of cuisine.
Connected - Associations, Clubs, Organizations
Women's Association of Japan-
Founded in 1949, CWAJ is
dedicated to promoting higher education through international
cooperation. Membership is open to women of all nationalities with an
interest in education, cross-cultural opportunities, and friendship.
Association of Tokyo -
Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo was founded to promote and support
entrepreneurship in Japan. Since June of 2003,
EA-Tokyo has been holding monthly seminars featuring presentations by
top entrepreneurs in Japan.
Dagmusic provides foreign session singers
to the top Japanese
television commercial (TV-CM) music production houses in Tokyo.
Employment Service Center for Foreigners-
Service run by the Japanese
government to match up foreigners with available jobs. Website also
includes information on visas, unemployment benefits, health insurance,
and other job related issues.
Active bulletin board type website that
includes classified ads for
EFL, ESL, teaching, IT & technology, modeling, acting, and
Daily News - Interactive-
edition of the English
Mainichi Newspaper. Primarily the same content as the print edition,
plus color photos, videos, and some unique features like the regular
The Japan Times Online-
The online version of
Japan's most popular English language newspaper.
The Blue Parrot Bookshop
38,000 used English books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines await you at our
Takadanobaba and Akihabara shops. Open every day. Buy, sell, and trade.
of the best used English language bookstores in the Tokyo area. The
selection is great, and the staff is not only helpful, they're friendly
as well. English, Japanese, and Australian spoken.
more than 35,000
different new, used, and hard-to-find English titles in stock, Good Day Books is the largest
used English bookshop in Tokyo and in Japan.
- Teaching, Study and/or Translation
Association for Language Teaching-
Non profit organization
focused on improving language teaching and learning in Japan and
overseas. Has nearly 3,000 members in Japan plus members abroad. Holds
regular events, conferences, and publishes materials.
service that matches language teachers and students throughout Japan.
Allows teachers to register in the database for free, which is then
searched by prospective students.
Find A Teacher-
up teachers with students that want to study a foreign language.
Teacher registration is free. Students pay the Japanese website a small
fee to be introduced to a foreign teacher.
Teaching English in Japan -
teachers in Japan sign up and use the system free. Students pay a small
fee to be matched up with teachers. Many used by teachers looking for
private students, the website also has a small number of classified ads
for English teachers.
- Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators-
Tokyo based organization
for people involved in writing, translating, editing, teaching, and
research in Japan. Publishes a regular newsletter, holds monthly
meetings, and has an excellent collection of online articles relating
to writing and translating in Japan.
University of Technology Sydney Distance
Affordable distance learning Master of
Arts in English Language
Teaching program offered by the University of Technology Sydney.
in Japan - Comprehensive Guide-
Resources for students that
want to study in Japan. Includes information on scholarships,
admissions, visa requirements and a detailed FAQ.
Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center-
the Japan Student Services Organization, the Tokyo Japanese Language
Education Center focuses on students that what to improve their
Japanese language ability so that they can pursue studies at Japanese
universities or graduate schools.
Adventure and Entertainment
Performing Arts Network Japan-
by the Japan Foundation, the Performing Arts Network Japan
has become the focal point for English and Japanese language
information on all types of performing arts in Japan including theater,
butoh, music, and other performances.
water rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, snow boarding, kayaking -
day, weekend, and week long adventures. Fantastic if you want to escape
the crowded city for an exciting adventure in Japan.
resource for English language material on the best places to hike,
cycle, surf, golf, scuba dive? Also includes information on where to
buy outdoor camping and sports equipment, recommendations on
accommodations and onsens, transportation availability, and the like.
Macintosh User Group-
Apple Macintosh User Group
based in Tokyo with extensive support resources for foreigners.
Tokyo PC Users Group-
Japan's largest English
speaking computer club. Holds monthly meetings in Tokyo, swap meets,
special interest news groups, detailed online FAQ files, and an active
Linux Users Group-
Tokyo based club and
message board for Linux users. Holds regular monthly meetings. Website
includes extensive information on setting up Linux in a Japanese
Computer Pro Shop for Foreign Residents
offering overseas models with
international warranties and operating systems. Located in Ebisu and
websites that you might find interesting and useful-
Study Abroad Enquiry
Service - Hyperstudy.com - use our free college admissions,
Study Abroad, Language Schools, Internships and ESL enquiry service.
Get fast and direct responses from over 200 Universities, Language
Schools and Colleges.
Volunteer Guide in Tokyo
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