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Shitamachi Museum

Taito-ku, Tokyo

Learn about Tokyo of times gone by



on Dec 1

Tokyo National Museum

Taito-ku, Tokyo

Fascinating museum, check the limited-time thematic exhibitions



on Dec 1


3 Answers

Christmas popcorn tin

does anyone know where I could possibly buy the tri-flavored popcorn tins I used to get as a kid? I know walmart has them available even still but only around christmas time. Seeing as I can't just stop in at walmart, would anyone know where I might find them. I don't even know where to look online.


on Oct 25

4 Answers

Working Visa Question

If I have a work visa for 5 years and switch to a part-time position, can I keep my visa? I know renewal might be difficult, but I have a few years until then so I was curious.


on Aug 13

10 Answers

Tuning into or out of the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony?

I think the government wants us to stay in and watch the opening of the Olympics on TV over these two rearranged national holidays. Are you going to be watching? What's your mood regarding the games at the moment? No judgement, just curious. I'm not sure I was ever that invested in the games but thinking about what it was supposed to have been and what it looks to have become kind of makes me want to tune out but I think I'll be watching the opening ceremony at least.


on Jul 21

8 Answers

Eiken... where to start!?

Hi! What level should the average 6th and 5th grade child aim for in their first Eiken test? My son (6th grade) and daughter (5th) want to take it, so whatever the "norm" is I was thinking they could try one level up as they are "hafu" kids. They are certainly not fluent in English, but they are definitely way ahead of their peers. Any experience / advice welcome. Thank you. Photo just for colour!! Additional information - the first test is free in our town and the kids get forms at school to bring home, hence they want to do it!


on Jun 26


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