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The worst part of shopping online or anticipating a package is the wait time. You try to pick the fastest delivery option only to forget the delivery date soon after. As a result, you arrive home with a missed delivery notice placed neatly in your mailbox (ご不在連絡票).
Thankfully, the Japanese postal system is more than efficient and with a few quick steps, you’ll be able to have your package redelivered in no time.
Online application for redelivery
The easiest way to have your package redelivered is to use the QR code attached to the notice. Afterward, it’s a matter of clicking on the request a redelivery button on your phone (再配達さいはいたつのお申もうし込こみ), filling in the next box with your postal code (郵便番号), tracking number (追跡番号) which usually has 11 to 13 digits or notice number (お知しらせ番号) which is anywhere between six to eight digits. When you’ve finished click on the next page button (次へ進む).
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No matter how much time you spend pouring over articles and blog posts, or preparing for each and every tiny detail you can imagine, arriving in Japan is a chaotic and unpredictable whirlwind. You can make the proper preparations and set yourself up for success by making sure you have enough of your specific medical supplies to last you for a few months, but to find the right doctor in Japan is a process, and it’s best to leave yourself plenty of time to get it right.
Find a doctor in Japan, before you need one
When I arrived in Tokyo during a particularly humid and heavy August in 2018, my first concern after touching down in Narita international, getting my hands on some water, and keeping my insulin cool in a fridge was finding a doctor. Sadly this need came up much sooner than I had anticipated. My body, raised in and used to a mild West Coast Canadian climate, became violently ill less than 48 hours after starting my new life in Japan’s harshly hot climate.
I was escorted to an international clinic in Setagaya where I was told it was stress-related and given medication for my vomiting. Actually, I was hit with severe dehydration aggravating pre-existing conditions.
Unfortunately, I can’t really recommend this clinic unless it’s an emergency since they slapped me with a surprise ¥25,000 yen fee for my initial consultation—which was not covered under my National Health Insurance… This is not normal in my experience, but the staff was completely fluent in …continue reading
Today’s YT Live lesson topic was “All About Particles ~Live lesson version~”.
In this lesson, I introduced several Japanese particles for the beginners.
First of all, what are the particles?
は： Topic Marker
– pronounces “wa” but written “ha: は”
を： Object Marker
– pronounces “o” but written “wo: を”
が (1)： “but”
が(2)： Subject marker
– For certain phrases, ”ga” is used.
Catching a taxi in a city like Tokyo can be intimidating… But fear no more! We gathered some easy Japanese for taxis, keep reading to become a pro, and drive through the city without breaking a sweat.
Getting in your taxi
Let’s start with the obvious: when you hop in a taxi you tell the driver where you would like to go. Luckily, this is very easy Japanese to memorize as it is using one of the simplest structures of the language.
Simply add the name of the place you want to go at the beginning of this structure.
If you have trouble passing on the message, use a memo to show the taxi driver where you would like to go. As hotels or places with Western names are pronounced slightly differently in Japanese, it could cause useless confusion. Alternatively, if you prepared your address with a map, a business card or wrote it in Japanese, you can point with your finger and say:
Getting off your taxi
It’s here, you can see it, your destination! In order not to miss it, you can tell the taxi driver:
But don’t forget to pay…
Before getting off your taxi, check the meter next to the driver—he or she will tell you as soon as you stop—to confirm your fare. Here are some useful sentences related to payment:
Easy Japanese for Taxis: Savvy Tips