Questions about life in Japan answered by those who live it
This year I have a hankering for a good sparkling apple cider, like Martinelli's, which I usually had around the holidays with my family stateside. I've seen their apple juice at Kaldi Coffee Farm, and it might be sold at Costco, but is there something similar from Japan? I keep seeing grape or melon champagne style sodas for kids to drink around the new year or Christmas, but not apple. Any suggestions / brand names of locally made sparkling apple cider are appreciated!
on Dec 11
So, I really want to invest in a good quality coffee maker. Until now I've used a french press, but my husband does instant coffee because it is the quickest thing to a cup of coffee. All of the coffee makers I've seen at K's denki and such are flimsy plasticy and feel like they will fall apart in 5 mins, but still cost ichi man. I'm afraid to purchase one online and have the same feeling. Anyone have a brand recommendation on amazon? I'm looking for one with a programmable timer for my mendokusagari husband.
on Nov 30
Do any of you fellow expats know of a similar spray to Lysol in the US (spray disinfectant) that you can get here in Japan? Our daughter is coming down with a bug, it seems, and we're doing our best to keep germs at bay as much as we can. Would love some input if you have any suggestions!
on Nov 5
Does anyone know of good double stroller brands in Japan that aren't massive, but will still accommodate a 3 or 4 year old? I've been getting by so far by using our single stroller with my eldest, and then carrying my 6 month old in a baby carrier - but he's getting heavy! Sometimes I'd just like the option to have both of them in a stroller, but I don't want something too bulky, either! Any advice would be much appreciated!
on Oct 9
Hello fellow gaijins! Has anyone experienced applying for a Japanese credit card? I applied last weekend for a jcb card and it was an onsite application. I received a phone call from them after 4 days verifying my information. Could this be a good sign that I might get approved for the card? To this date, it has been 4 days since they called and it's silence so far.
on Sep 13
A lot of my friends in Japan finally came to the country after having wanted to come here for so long. After living here for a short time though, most of them soon go back home. Just wondering why that might be. Thoughts? Do you find that after living overseas for a long time, things become more difficult?
on Sep 12
Any suggestion how to get from Fukuoma to Nagasaki ? We are going to Japan in July with my adult son. And we start in Tokyo, than Kyoto, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. I believe there is some good way to use Shinkanzen. Any help with HELP
on Sep 10