Category: japan

Japan Cant Legally KIDNAP KIDS anymore

We had an important Supreme Court ruling come down earlier this month, where an international custody dispute between two Japanese divorcees living in different countries resulted in the custodial parent overseas being awarded custody of the child, as per the Hague Convention on International Child Abductions. (See Japan Times article excerpt below.)     […]

Japan to Hire 800,000 Indian IT Professionals

The demand for IT professionals in Japan is likely to swell to 800,000 professionals by 2030, said Shigeki Maeda, executive vice president, Japan External Trade Organisation. By Little India Desk | March 9, 2018 Japan will be hiring 200,000 information technology (IT) professionals from India to support its rapidly expanding IT infrastructure, Shigeki Maeda, executive vice president at […]

Is Japan really racist?

TOKYO Much ink has been spilled about the supposed homogeneity of Japan and the dangerous idea of racial purity that goes along with it. Some expats have made entire careers writing — or ranting — about the problems of discrimination in Japan.  So how racist is Japan, really? Here’s my take — admittedly only one […]

Standing up for Expat Rights benefits everyone

Heated rhetoric against Americans and Africans in China has been on the rise in recent months, along with threats of mass deportations. Many advocates worry that anti-expat sentiment will lead to legislation and policies that will hurt expat communities, rip families apart, and strip away the dignity and rights of valuable members of Chinese society. […]


SEOUL – The organizer of the Asian Winter Games in Japan next month has said a book denying the 1937 Nanking Massacre will be withdrawn from guest rooms at a hotel to be used as one of the athletes’ dormitories, according to South Korea’s national sports organization. The announcement Wednesday came after the South Korean Sport […]

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WeChat Hotel Deals: CHINESE ONLY 艺龙的特价不给老外

I was traveling to ZhuZhou to get my marriage visa,
I decided to try WeChat's Hotel Booking,


I booked it , arrived at and checked

I was on a late night shopping Taobao binge, attempting to buy some delicious cereal from T-mall,
I added them to my cart, went to checkout, clicked

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