LWIF EP122: Why Foreigners Have Difficulty Renting in Japan

In a recent survey by the Japanese Ministry of Justice, it was found that 4 out of 10 foreign residents in Japan have been refused tenancy because they were a foreigner. In this video, we explore why it’s so hard for foreigners to rent in Japan. Special Thanks! David Chart https://www.patreon.com/mimusubi/ Erica Kyde & Eric https://www.youtube.com/user/kepsux John Daub https://www.youtube.com/user/ONLYinJAPANWAORYU Kanagawa Housing Support Center for Foreigners http://sumasen.com/ (they have very helpful renting in Japan guides you can download) Taka from Tokyo Best Realtors http://www.tokyobestapartment.com/ Sources: Japan Ministry of Justice Foreign Residents Survey 2016 http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001249011.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/31/japan-racism-survey-reveals-one-in-three-foreigners-experience-discrimination http://www.davidchart.com/2016/11/02/experiences-of-racism-in-japan/ http://www.davidchart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/kawasaki-interviews-on-discrimination.pdf http://www.davidchart.com/2015/05/27/racism-in-japan/ http://www.davidchart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Discrimination-in-Kawasaki.pdf https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/25/national/japan-approves-steps-help-make-life-easier-foreign-workers/#.XFd951wzZPa Leopalace 21…

LWIF EP118: Pros and Cons of Life Outside Tokyo | Rural Japan

I usually tell stories about what life is like in Tokyo, because that’s where our family lives. But today we head out to Matsuyama in the prefecture of Ehime to find out what life in non-Tokyo, the countryside of Japan, is like. Special thanks to Sherry for showing me around Matsuyama/Ehime. Check out her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/SherryBerryinEhimeENG Sources http://cornerstonemag.net/urbanization-city-growth/ http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/ https://population.un.org/wup/Country-Profiles/ https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/08/japan-rural-decline/537375/ https://www.mof.go.jp/english/pri/publication/pp_review/fy2017/ppr14_01_06.pdf https://www.tofugu.com/japan/japanese-countryside-emptying/ https://apjjf.org/2017/06/Matanle.html https://scholarship.depauw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1049&context=studentresearch Matsuyama – By Reggaeman – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10946362

LWIF EP117: Where to Stay in Japan | Hotel, Ryokan, Capsule, AirBNB, Guest House, Hostel…

Let’s go and see what all the different accommodations in Japan are like, from capsule hotels to ryokans to AirBNBs. Extra Information: Love hotel re-branding Love hotel can book in advance, multiple people, families Ryokan explanation More ryokan explanation Multi-lingual ryokan guide How to use onsen guide Why foreigners must show and have their passport photocopied in Japan Love hotel room selection photo What are accommodations like where you’re from?

LWIF X EP39: Japan Travel | Q+A v7

Answering questions about traveling around Japan, from unusual things to do to what hot springs are nice. This Q+A is brought to you by supporters on Patreon. To guarantee your question gets answered, go to https://www.patreon.com/lifewhereimfrom.

LWIF EP116: Driving in Japan | A Somewhat Comprehensive Guide

If you’re like most visitors, you’ll probably enjoy Japan’s trains. They’re awesome! But there’s something special about traveling Japan by car, which I’ll attempt to show you in this video. In case you watch and think I ripped off some ideas from Only in Japan https://youtu.be/C5gRAMFdO_Y and Micaela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_Fy_iLP7I, you wouldn’t be wrong. Thanks for the inspiration! Special thanks to Bobby from Q2 Japan for helping me film this one https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z2oLjy_GABBfNCPukALxw What’s driving like where you’re from? Extra info: International Driving Permit – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Bay_Aqua-Line Umihotaru (Sea Firefly) Service Area – https://www.umihotaru.com/en/#about International Driving Permit – パブリック・ドメイン,…