BabyJ's Guide for Foreigners Living in Japan

Information on life in Japan, Japanese society and culture 外国人の日本生活ガイド&日本の社会・文化

Assistance Service for Life In Japan and Translation Service 外国人対応・通訳・翻訳サービス

My name is BabyJ Lewis. I live in Tokyo Metropolitan area and provide interpretation and translation, and counseling services to foreigners in Japan.To make the service easy to use, service fee is set simple and reasonable, comparing to th…

Experience Japan and Share Your Experiences to Earn an Extra Income and/or a Gift Card!

Hello, this is BabyJ. With the implementation of the Japanese Government's new policy to accept more foreign workers in Japan, some unique services targeting foreigners have started. One of such services is "YOLO JAPAN", a brand-new recrui…

Information on a New Resident Status "Specified Skilled Worker" to Work in Japan

Hello, this is BabyJ. In my previous article, I introduced the Japanese Government's new immigration policy to accept 350,000 more foreign workers in Japan. I also introduced the new resident status, "Specified Skilled Worker (特定技能), "…

Japan Has Opened Its Doors to More Foreign Workers : New Government Policy

Hello, this is BabyJ. Due to declining number of marriages and childbirths, the Japanese society continues to be aging. Consequently, the number of working age Japanese population is declining. It is estimated to decrease to be only about …

Middle-aged Recluses has numbered 613,000 in Japan

Hello, again. This is BabyJ. Japan's Cabinet Office has just announced the results of their research on middle-aged recluses. They've estimated that the recluses aged between 40-64 years of age have numbered 613,000. The number was beyond …

To Be Different Is a Bad Thing?

Hello, again. This is BabyJ. In my 1st post, I explained that I was married to an American for several years. My only son is bi-racial with half Japanese and half African American. He has a dreadlocks-like hair and light dark skin. When he…

Hina Dolls and Marriage

Hello, again. This is BabyJ. March 3rd was “Hinamatsuri”, Doll’s Festival, or “Girl’s Day,” the day to celebrate healthy growth of a female child and pray for her happiness. “Hinamatsuri,” is also called, “Momo-no-sekku,” the season of pea…

“Jibun ni gohoubi” Giving a Gift to Yourself

Hello, again. This is BabyJ. The other day, I wrote about Japan’s practice of giving chocolate on Valentine's Day. According to a news article I read recently, a majority of women bought chocolate for themselves and spent 4,200 yen on aver…