Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nishimachi International School

Nishimachi International School is a non-profit, coeducational school in the heart of Tokyo. All classes are taught in English, with one daily Japanese language lesson. Students benefit from the school’s rigorous curriculum, close-knit community and interactions with the local culture. The school is located

St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital has been offering high quality healthcare to Japan’s international community since 1902. The hospital consists of more than 40 departments with an emergency center operating 24/7. Physicians are well experienced with patients of various nationalities, and

Eating Out

Japan may have a reputation for being an expensive country, but you will find that there is a wide range of options where it comes to restaurants and food stands, and eating well doesn’t have to cost a lot. Below

Kitahara International Hospital

Ambassador Dental Office Tokyo

Located across from the ANA Intercontinental Hotel, Ambassador Dental Office is run by Dr. Kojima, who has practiced in the US and licensed both there and here in Japan.

American Clinic Tokyo

American Clinic Tokyo is an American-style practice founded in 1954. Serving the English speaking community for 60 years. Located adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in Akasaka, Tokyo.

Azabudai United Dental Office Tokyo

UCLA dentist and NYU children’s dentist with 30 years’ experience serving the international community. High-tech facilities close to Tokyo American Club.

Dr. Kaku’s Office

Specialist In Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.

Eye Rose Clinic

Garden Clinic Hiroo

Garden Clinic Hiroo is a bilingual dermatologist’s office in Hiroo. Dr. Keong, a board-certified dermatologist, has over 20 years of specialist experience in the field. Allergy testing and childhood vaccinations are available. Lasers, Botox, IPL hair removal, skin rejuvenation treatments

Hiroo International Clinic

Poppins Active Learning International School

PALIS provides a vibrant preschool experience rooted in hands-on active learning, inspired by the esteemed British curriculum. The curriculum boasts authentic specialty programs in Ballet, Coding, and Piano, enhancing the overall development of young learners. In collaboration with Harvard University,

Inaba Dental Office

International Dental Clinic

ai International School

Japanese Food

Here are some common Japanese food descriptions that will help you dine in Japan with more ease. Sushi and Sashimi is raw fish served only with soy sauce and wasabi (Japanese horseradish). is raw fish, vegetables or other items served

Ayla International School

Jingumae E.N.T. Clinic

Kameda Kyobashi Clinic

Kamoshita Eye Clinic

Edo-Tokyo Museum Reopens

What is that looming structure, slightly reminiscent of a walker from the Star Wars saga, poised to beam down the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo hall)? Yes, it is the Edo-Tokyo Museum, which reopened to the public on March 28 after renovations.

Sightseeing References & Tour Agencies

With so many options to choose from, it may be difficult to know where to begin planning your trip to Japan. Here are some sightseeing references and tour agencies that can help and arrange the right travel experience for you.

Types of Shop

Department Stores Japan’s world class department stores carry a similar range of products to their Western counterparts. The top floors usually have a selection of international restaurants, while bustling food markets in the basement floors are filled with beautiful selections

Shopping Customs in Japan

Along with hotels and restaurants, shops in Japan pride themselves on their high standard of customer service. The shopping experience is generally a straightforward one, but there are a few customs and peculiarities you should be aware of in advance.

Shopping Districts

Tokyo and Yokohama have a number of districts where many shops specialise in a particular kind of item. Use this guide to find out where to shop based on what you’re looking for. Fashion and Brand Goods Tokyo is one

Live Music, Films and Karaoke

Karaoke While karaoke in the west is often seen as a chance to show off one’s singing abilities in a public atmosphere, in Japan it’s more about the love of singing. Whether you have a great voice or not, in

Learning Japanese

Various types of Japanese language lessons are offered to meet the needs of all kinds of people with varying lifestyles. Whether it’s daily conversation, business Japanese, classroom or private sessions, in the home or office, you can choose the format

Spectator Sports

Baseball Baseball fans will want the chance to see their favorite sport in Japan, which is home to Ichiro and other Japanese players who are well-known in the US. The website sells tickets online and is a good resource

Amusement Parks

Tokyo and its surroundings are home to more theme and amusement parks than one could ever, as a foreign visitor, imagine. Already the is divided into Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea, making it a very unique spectacle when

Zoos & Aquariums

Being an island nation, it can be expected that Japan has its fair share of world class aquariums. Both the Shinagawa Aquarium and the Yokohama Hakkejima Sea Paradise are great examples of just that. If you would rather like to


Japan has about 300 planetariums across the country, including the world’s largest planetarium dome (35m-diameter) in Nagoya, and a projector that projects the largest number of stars (140 million stars) in Tokyo. Progams are made focusing on various themes, from

Kids Attractions

The number of special theme parks in Japan aimed solely at kids is rather remarkable, giving you more than enough choices for a day out with your shorter family members. is based on the well-known children’s story of Thomas the

Parks & Gardens

In spite of what is said about Tokyo being a concrete jungle, there are some centrally located parks and gardens. Ueno Park, Shinjuku-Gyoen and Yoyogi Park are all famous for their cherry blossoms in spring, and they offer an urban

Registering a Personal Seal

Inkan (personal seal) is a seal stamp of an individual or an organization’s name that is used in place of a signature on documents in Japan. Hanko is the physical object pressed on the paper to create the seal. They are made of hard materials such as plastic, wood, or ivory, not rubber.

Museums & Galleries

Tokyo has a wide selection of museums and galleries. Department stores often host temporary exhibitions, which are convenient and economical. Tickets can be bought on site, but there are often long lines for the more popular exhibits. the

Japanese Manners

Japan is well-known for its atmosphere of politeness and respect. Japanese interpersonal manners revolve around elevating the status of others while humbling oneself. There is an entire subsection of the Japanese language, known as keigo (敬語, respectful language) which is

Christian Academy in Japan

Columbia International School

Global Indian International School, Tokyo


Gregg International School

India International School in Japan

International School of the Sacred Heart


Shinagawa International School

Shinagawa International School (SIS) is an IB PYP-accredited school offering preschool classes (ages 3 and 4), a kindergarten, a primary school (G1-5), middle school classes G6-G10, and Diploma Program G11(2024-2025 Academic Year), G12 (2025-2026 Academic Year). Shinagawa International School is

K. International School Tokyo


Musashi International School Tokyo


Lycée Français International de Tokyo


New International School of Japan


Seisen International School

St. Mary’s International School

St. Mary’s International School is a Catholic all-boys’ school which welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities. The school offers a challenging, college preparatory American/international curriculum which culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Boys are encouraged and supported to

UIA International School


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