When moving to a different country or planning to have your Japanese child attend a school on base, most accepting schools ask you to submit a transcript and/or other documents from the previous school. And in many cases, such documents …

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Hi, I am David Higgins, a legal translator in Okinawa, Japan and I am going to clearly explain how to get married in Japan for those who are New Zealand Passport Holders First off, let’s clarify that getting legally married …

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In Japan, bullying is serious stuff. It’s much worse than in North America. Entire classes gang together on one student. The recent death of student in Otsu has had the Newspapers, Schools and Board of Educations in a frenzy. The …

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Lately the Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands has been in the newspaper headlines. Japan and China are battling it out for the natural resources that lay beneath them. The islands didn’t mean much until 1968 when a private company discovered a …

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