What Life Was Like Among Samurai and Shoguns: Japan, AD 1000-1700 by Time-Life BooksThis beautifully illustrated volume (one of a world-history series from Time-Life books) tells the story of a grand empresss unstoppable ambition to determine who would rule her nation, as well as other compelling tales of the men and women of medieval Japan. It focuses upon the daily lives of emperors and artisans, samurai and poets, and courtesans and monks in the capitals of Kyoto and Edo, in the countryside, in various castle towns and military fortifications, and in action on the battlefield. The distinctive and colorful scroll paintings bring Japans people, places, and events vividly to life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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There comes a time in every Japan lover's life when they find themselves considering the inevitable: Should I live in Japan? After that comes an even more inevitable question: Is Japan really that great? It's something that's crossed my mind before and has even become a reality for many of my good friends from college. To help anyone else who has been thinking about packing up and moving to the Land of the Rising Sun, I've put together this helpful list. I talked to some of my friends currently living in Japan to get their opinions, put it together with what I learned from being in Japan for 10 weeks, and compiled it all into this post.
Everyday the Japanese are packed together like sardines on subways and in kitchen-size yakatori bars and sushi restaurants. A dozen lap swimmers may squeeze into single lane at a swimming pool. Bicycles and pedestrians fight for space on crowded sidewalks, which are especially packed on rainy days and sunny days, when umbrellas are out in force. Businessmen spend the night in coffin-sized sleeping capsules. People entertain outside their homes because there is no room to entertain guests inside their homes.
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For expats living in Japan, the daily hustle and bustle may be overwhelming. But living in Japan is also exciting, considering the vibrant metropolises and breathtaking countryside. InterNations GO! We help you manage expat life in Japan! Certain aspects of living in Japan will probably be familiar to many expatriates before they even get there.
It inspired a train of thought about why I could never live in Japan. Before I published this post, I ran the ideas below by some expat friends. I wanted them to tell me I was off my rocker, and to give me a different perspective. But how on earth did you figure all this out in just a month?! I understand that Tokyo is not an accurate representation of Japan as a whole, and it may or may not be the best place to live in Japan.
Tokyo , the capital and the heart of Japan , is ranked as the 11th most expensive city for expatriates. Is Tokyo an excellent place to live as an expat? In this Expat Interview , Lena, an expat who is living in Tokyo, shares about her life in Tokyo from the cost of living in Tokyo, moving to Tokyo, being foreigners in Japan, and more! This article is not only useful for people who are interested in Japan and living in Japan in general but also an excellent read for whom who plan to visit Japan. Tokyo is located on the main island Honshu and has more than 13 million people living in the greater Tokyo area.