Japan and News Links

Some general Japan and news links that may be of interest.

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Japan News Sites

The Japan Times

The New York Times – Japan

MDN Mainichi

The Asahi Shimbun / IHT

Asia Times – Japan

The Daily Yomiuri


Hyperdia – Train timetable information in Japan (searchable in English).

WikiTravel – A free and editable travel guide. Good for major destinations.

Explore the Heart of Japan – A good guide for the Japan Alps (Niigata & Nagano)

Jorudan – Train Route Finder (English)

Japan Bus Web – information on using the highway buses in Japan

JR East Japan

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

Travel Agents

etour.co.jp – discount air tickets etc.

No.1 Travel – discount air fares

A’cross Travel

IACE Travel

STA Travel – discount airfare, affiliated with the student travel service by the same name in the United States. Most discounts do not require student status.


Health and Support

AJET Peer Support Group (AJET PSG)

CLAIR Multi-lingual Living Guide for Foreigners

Earthquake Survival Manual (Niigata Prefecture)

Immigration Bureau of Japan

International Mental Health Professionals of Japan

Japanese National Police

Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency (JMDA)

Japan Meteorological Agency




Multilingual Medical Questionnaire put together by the Kanagawa International Foundation

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) (free anonymous telephone counseling)

JET photography on Flickr (more than 1200 photos and nearly 100 members)