I spent a little bit more than two years (from January 2, 2018 to January 11, 2020) living as a student and part-timer in Japan, in the city of Tokyo. My experience is narrated, chronologically, in the Inside Japan – Living Tokyo! articles.
I came back to Europe at the beginning of 2020 due to my Student Visa expiration. I found a new job in Tokyo from there very soon, but I was stranded in Switzerland due to the worldwide Covid crisis and travel bans. I finally got back to Tokyo on October 31, 2020, beginning a new chapter of my life in Japan!
I decided that the era of Living Tokyo! was over, leaving space to a broader Inside Japan one, with the aim to narrate the Land of the Rising Sun in a more general and/or conceptual way (e.g., cultural aspects, survival kits, and so on) while Inside Japan – Virtual Tours! will remain dedicated to travel tips.
“Inside Japan” articles (English/Italian):
- Inside Japan – Tiny Japanese Apartments! (2/10/2020)
- Inside Japan – Facing Crises the Japanese Way (4/3/2020)
- Inside Japan – Why JLPT and BJT Tests Are Important in Japan (5/11/2020)
- Inside Japan – The Secret Pros of Wearing Face Masks (5/23/2020)
- Inside Japan – Certificates of Eligibility, Visas, and Current Situation (8/23/2020)
- Inside Japan – Elly Can Go Back! All You Need to Know About the Japan Travel Ban (9/25/2020)
- Inside Japan – Historic Places Closing for Good, Not Only in Tokyo (10/5/2020)
- Inside Japan – Back to Tokyo: Working Visa and Other Procedures (10/26/2020)
- Inside Japan – Back to Tokyo: PCR Tests, Flights, and Quarantine (11/4/2020)
- Inside Japan – Setting Up Your Japanese Life as a Student or Employee (11/12/2020)
- Inside Japan – Moving to a New Apartment in Tokyo, Part I (1/31/2021)
- Inside Japan – Moving to a New Apartment in Tokyo, Part II (2/7/2021)
- Inside Japan – Ume, Earthquakes, and Next Media Interviews (2/16/2021)
- Inside Japan – Searching for a Job in Tokyo and Japan as a Foreigner (5/19/2021)
- Inside Japan – Exit and Return to Japan as a Resident During COVID-19 (9/10/2021)
Inside Japan Cover from 2020: