Problem: You’ve just arrived in Japan and are standing in the supermarket weeping softly at the price of steak, or you’ve spent all Saturday wandering the blistering streets of Tokyo looking for shoes that will fit your prodigious, paddle-like feet.
Thomas Hjelms keeps this blog, which is devoted primarily to offering quick answers to questions that plague some foreign residents for years. Some of the suggestions here may seem fairly obvious, but it’s alarming how often the obvious can go unnoticed. From where to buy ingredients for Thai food to using your new keyboard to type Japanese characters, Thomas has your back. And best of all, he’s constantly looking for further questions or tips, so feel free to jump right in, here or from the sidebar.