website links listed below are either resources that we have found
useful, or have been recommended to us by our clients. We hope that you
will find them useful as well.
Please keep in mind
Rent is not responsible for the content of any of the third party
sites. If you know of any similar resources that would be of interest
to foreigners living in Japan, if any of the links are non-functional,
or if you are a webmaster interested in exchanging links, please let us
know by writing to the Tokyo
in English - just type in the station (train or subway) that you'll be
departing from, and your destination, then select your preferred
departure time. The site will search it's database and give you a
selection of route choices ranked based on shortest amount of elapsed
travel time, fewest connections, lowest fare, etc.
language website that explains all the Japan Postal Savings services
and ATMs, including how to deposit and withdraw, borrow money, remit
payments to others, receive salaries and pensions, and international
postal money orders.
Searchable online database that includes hospitals, doctors, and
clinics in the Tokyo Metro area along with the languages their staff
Search criteria include location, closest
station, medical specialty, and language (English, Korean, Cantonese,
Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, German, French, or
Russian. The interface is very simple and easy to use.
list of English speaking doctors, dentists, pharmacies, and other
medical resources in the Tokyo Area. The list is maintained by the US
Embassy in Tokyo on their website, but you don't have to register or be
a US citizen to view it.
"Yoga Garden is a small, independent
yoga studio located in Motomachi, Yokohama. We offer yoga in a
supportive, fresh and friendly environment. Our classes are designed
Hanza Trading is the first Japanese company to be
founded by an Estonian! We are a trading company that imports quality
foods/drinks from Baltic countries to Japan. We provide quality goods
that have been fostered in Estonia's rich nature.
ENGLISH OK! - a
unique directory that
features shops, restaurants, hotels and other services that have
English speaking staff and menus. There are also discount coupons,
special offers, and other promotions.
Founded in 1949, CWAJ is
dedicated to promoting higher education through international
cooperation. Membership is open to women of all nationalities with an
interest in education, cross-cultural opportunities, and friendship.
Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo was founded to promote and support
entrepreneurship in Japan. Since June of 2003,
EA-Tokyo has been holding monthly seminars featuring presentations by
top entrepreneurs in Japan.
Active bulletin board type website that includes classified ads for
EFL, ESL, teaching, IT & technology, modeling, acting, and
News, Books, Magazines
Daily News - Interactive-
edition of the English
Mainichi Newspaper. Primarily the same content as the print edition,
plus color photos, videos, and some unique features like the regular
The Blue Parrot Bookshop
38,000 used English books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines await you at our
Takadanobaba and Akihabara shops. Open every day. Buy, sell, and trade.
of the best used English language bookstores in the Tokyo area. The
selection is great, and the staff is not only helpful, they're friendly
as well. English, Japanese, and Australian spoken.
more than 35,000
different new, used, and hard-to-find English titles in stock, Good Day Books is the largest
used English bookshop in Tokyo and in Japan.
Non profit organization
focused on improving language teaching and learning in Japan and
overseas. Has nearly 3,000 members in Japan plus members abroad. Holds
regular events, conferences, and publishes materials.
Teaching English in Japan -
teachers in Japan sign up and use the system free. Students pay a small
fee to be matched up with teachers. Many used by teachers looking for
private students, the website also has a small number of classified ads
for English teachers.
Tokyo based organization
for people involved in writing, translating, editing, teaching, and
research in Japan. Publishes a regular newsletter, holds monthly
meetings, and has an excellent collection of online articles relating
to writing and translating in Japan.
the Japan Student Services Organization, the Tokyo Japanese Language
Education Center focuses on students that what to improve their
Japanese language ability so that they can pursue studies at Japanese
universities or graduate schools.
by the Japan Foundation, the Performing Arts Network Japan
has become the focal point for English and Japanese language
information on all types of performing arts in Japan including theater,
butoh, music, and other performances.
resource for English language material on the best places to hike,
cycle, surf, golf, scuba dive? Also includes information on where to
buy outdoor camping and sports equipment, recommendations on
accommodations and onsens, transportation availability, and the like.
Computer Pro Shop for Foreign Residents offering overseas models with
international warranties and operating systems. Located in Ebisu and
websites that you might find interesting and useful-
Study Abroad Enquiry
Service - Hyperstudy.com - use our free college admissions,
Study Abroad, Language Schools, Internships and ESL enquiry service.
Get fast and direct responses from over 200 Universities, Language
Schools and Colleges.