As summer begins to start, multiple festivals start to emerge in Japan. Summer wouldn’t be complete without the grand and colorful festivals in the land of the rising sun, otherwise known as Matsuri. In northern part of Japan particularly in the region called Tohoku, three major festivals are amongst the most well-known and popular that attracts many spectators across the country and even from foreigners. These festivals are “Aomori Nebuta Festival”, “Akita Kanto Festival”, and “Sendai Tanabata Festival.”
If you are a foreigner planning to make a move or just got landed in Japan for work. Well, great this could helpful guide for you to understand taxes (Zeikin). The Japanese tax system is composed of national and local taxes.
Filipinos working abroad or overseas, either newly hired or Balik-Manggagawa are required to secure Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) which serves as a form of exit pass after visiting the Philippines and before going back to their place of work. Additionally, OEC exempts you from paying travel tax and airport terminal fee.
Tokyo is an expensive city. In fact, it has a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world. Everywhere you go you will inevitably going to spend some money. But don’t worry, there are proven ways to enjoy the Tokyo metropolis without costing you a single yen. Here are 10 things that you can do in Tokyo for free.
1. Experience walking on world famous Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Crossing at Night
Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing and is the busiest intersection in Japan (and probably in the world). Everywhere you turn your gaze around you’ll see sea of people crossing the iconic intersection. The intersection is also a popular location for movies and media taking place in Tokyo.