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Renting in Japan (No Foreigners Allowed) 日本の賃貸事情(外国人受け入れ禁止)

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In Part 1 of “Renting in Japan,” Black Tokyo reports the latest statistics on foreigners residing in Japan, shares his apartment search experience, and presents why discrimination will remain a problem for foreigners residing in Japan. 「レンタル・イン・ジャパン」の第1部では、日本に住んでいる外国人の最新の統計に基づき、賃貸物件を借りるにあたり体験した差別を共有し、なぜ未だ日本には外国人差別が残っているのかを説明しています。

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Tokyo Cheapo’s Tokyo Interactive Rent Finder Map

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This will come in handy for those looking for somewhere to call home in Tokyo! “Created by Tokyo Cheapo friend and coder extraordinaire Fabian Dubois, this is an interactive map showing the average monthly rental price of all the districts in central Tokyo. Hover your mouse over a neighbourhood and adjust the room size slider…

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Renting in Japan

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Many unfamiliar with Japan may believe that the nation is full of things cute and cool. Although there are many things that I personally love about Japan, especially after almost 18-years residing and working in the country during my span of 33-years in various parts of Asia, there are a few things that bother me.…

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The Yakuza

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  [Via Journeyman TV] Child pornography, along with prostitution and drugs, allows the Yakuza – Japan’s 80,000 strong mafia – to rake in 50 billion dollars a year. We pry open a window on this deadly criminal network.  Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures Previous BT articles on the Yakuza. Be sure to check…

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Rental Fee Lawsuit in Japan

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Some not so good news for renters in Japan: The Supreme Court ruled Friday it is reasonable for landlords to seek renewal fees in renewing housing rental agreements with their tenants. In the ruling on three lawsuits, in which it was claimed the fees run counter to the consumer contracts law to protect consumers’ benefits, Yuki Furuta,…

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Rising to the Challenge

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In “Handling the big exodus out of Japan,” I found not only a very good interview but great insight on how one expat handled the media hype and the departure (a.k.a. mass exodus) of foreigners from Japan during the aftermath of the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami. [Via The Gaijin Pot] A few hours after the…

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