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Free Japanese OCR translation

Free Japanese OCR translation

If you have a Japanese document on paper there are plenty of services that will translate it for a price, but it is also possible to get a machine translation done for free. It might not give you a great translation, but it might be good enough for you to at least work out what the document is. There are two stages to translating a document in [...]

Installing Japanese WiFi router to share internet connection

Installing Japanese WiFi router to share internet connection

Who this is for You are in Japan, you already have a wired broadband internet connection, and you want to share that internet connection between multiple computers, either using network cables, or wirelessly. If you don’t already have a wired internet connection I can’t help you! How to find a router in Japan The technical details [...]

Working holiday visa for Japan – how to get one

Working holiday visa for Japan – how to get one

A working holiday visa for Japan will allow you to holiday in Japan for up to a year. You will be allowed to work to fund your holiday (for example by teaching English). But of course you don’t have to work if you already have enough money for your whole holiday. I’m applied from the UK so my advice is UK centric, but the scheme [...]

How to be a vegetarian in Japan

How to be a vegetarian in Japan

Out of all the places you can visit in the world, one of the hardest for being vegetarian must be Japan. In Japan you will find it hard to find restaurants where you can get vegetarian food, and you will find your options for vegetarian food in supermarkets more limited then they will be in most other countries. The Japanese vegetarian [...]

Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Takamatsu, Japan

Vegetarian friendly restaurants in Takamatsu, Japan

Takamatsu 高松 is a city in the Kagawa prefecture 香川県 of Shikoku Island (Japan’s 4th island). It is always hard to find vegetarian food in Japan, but it gets more difficult the more off the usual tourist trail you are. If you should find yourself in Takamatsu (高松) here are some restaurants where [...]

Japanese survival phrases and Japan survival information

Japanese survival phrases and Japan survival information

If you live in a Western country such as Britain, America or elsewhere in Europe then Japan will seem a very alien country when you first arrive. They language, writing, alphabets, foods and customs are so different to ours that Japan can be a big culture shock to the system. Japanese survival phrases If you look on the internet or in a book [...]

Takamatsu Japan, what to do there

Takamatsu Japan, what to do there

Takamatsu is not a city that many people think of when visiting Japan, but it is the city that I happened to find myself in for a year. It is in the Kagawa prefecture of Shikoku Island. Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands that make up Japan and is positioned south west of Osaka. Shikoku Island is most famous for its 88-temple [...]

iPhone apps for learning Japanese

iPhone apps for learning Japanese

There are many different ways you can learn a foreign language such as Japanese. There are classes, textbooks, CDs, applications for your PC or Mac, podcasts, language exchanges etc. Now you can learn Japanese on your iPhone and iPod Touch as well. I’ve tried many different iPhone Japanese learning apps and am going to review the five apps [...]

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