Healthcheck

Here is something very funny, practical and interesting of Japan Every year, you must complete a health check that your employer will fund up to 100% (some companies even request twice a year). For foreigners, there are some clinic who provide Chinese or English speaking doctors and you need to pay a premium for the […]

Contemporary Architecture

A Saturday breakfast at Midtown before the heat makes it impossible, we are going for 6 to 8 weeks of intense heat, forget about the terraces!! I love architecture and Japan is a paradise, lots of traditional buildings sit next to futuristic ones, a pleasure, keep your chin up and look around!! Here is another […]

Japanese Alps

The prefectures of Nagano, Toyama and the region of Gifu compose most of the Japanese Alps, it is a fantastic and unique region, among my favourites. only 2h30 shinkansen from Tokyo and you are in Toyama where you can enjoy great seafood and go hiking, highly recommended It is a rich region for landscapes, nothing […]

Lobata in Kobe

Lobata is a grill where you sit around and the chef cooks for you and serves direct from the grill to you it is usually great fresh food, mainly vegetables and fish/seafood, at a good price and a friendly casual atmosphere, good value for money but be prepared to stink!!

Ageing population is a global risk

The press after the G20 economy held in Fukuoka this week recognises the impact of ageing population   Did you know that in Japan, from 40 of age, you start paying a tax to prepare for the elderly care, that goes from your salary How will we prepare with homes, care, hospitals, services, food delivery, […]