Is there Best Buy in Japan?

Question: Is there Best Buy in Japan? Answer: No, there is no Best Buy stores in Japan.  There are several major Japanese electronic retailers that have mega stores that are many times bigger than Best Buy.  Imagine a Best Buy store with 9 floors! Big Japanese electronic retailers include: Yamada […]

Is there Starbucks in Japan?

Question: Is there Starbucks in Japan? Answer: Yes, Starbucks has over 1,000 coffee shops in Japan.  Although most of the Starbucks are concentrated in major cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.  In Tokyo, there can be 4-5 Starbucks in a few minutes walking distance. In Starbucks Japan, you can ordered […]

Does AT&T Phones work in Japan?

Question: Does AT&T Phones work in Japan. Answer: Yes, AT&T phones work in Japan.  If you have international roaming, the phone will work.  If you want a local SIM card, the phone must be unlock to insert local SIM card from Japanese carriers.  The biggest problem in getting a local SIM […]

Does T-Mobile Phones work in Japan?

Question: Does T-Mobile Phones work in Japan. Answer: Yes, T-mobile phones work in Japan.  If you have international roaming, the phone will work.  If you want a local SIM card, the phone must be unlock to insert local SIM card from Japanese carriers.  The biggest problem in getting a local […]

When is Golden week?

Question: When is Golden week Holiday? Answer: Golden week is one of the biggest holidays in Japan as it lumps 4 holidays into one big holiday.  Golden week is usually celebrating at the end of April to the first week of May. Golden Week Holiday: May 29 – Showa Day […]

When is Obon?

Question: When is Obon Japan Holiday? Answer:  Obon is usually celebrated from August 13 to August 15.  Although Obon is not an official Japanese holiday a lot of Japanese companies are closed during this time. Obon, or Bon Festival, is the Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s […]