Comparing Japanese Apartment Complex Types As an expat moving to or living in Tokyo, there are choices to be made when choosing your living space. As for apartment complex types, you can live in either an "apartment" (called 'apa-to' / アパート) or "mansion" (called 'manshon' /...

When moving to Japan as a family, or starting a family in Japan, one of your biggest concerns will be your child's education. We gathered responses from 50 expat families and compiled this list of the most highly recommended international schools for children living in...

There are people who adore tatami and wouldn’t live without it, but there are just as many who avoid it at all costs. When searching for a home in Japan, knowing whether tatami is suitable for yourself and your lifestyle is an important factor in...

So you’ve found the perfect Tokyo rental and you’re ready to apply, only to find out your initial payment is four or even five times the price of the monthly rent! If you’re not prepared for the upfront cost of renting an apartment in Japan, expect to...