Living in Japan: Eating with Chopsticks #2 – Non-Alien Registration

Today after lunch, a department staff kindly took me to the Hayama Town Hall to register myself as a resident. The building was familiar; I remembered seeing its image when googling about the town. There, I was comforted by the system and people's efficiency. Registering as a new long-term resident is convenient. Let me explain … Continue reading Living in Japan: Eating with Chopsticks #2 – Non-Alien Registration

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Living in Japan: Eating with Chopsticks

A few months ago I got an offer to work at an international research-based NGO based in Hayama, Japan. Yesterday night, I landed safely at Tokyo Narita airport, took a 2,5 hours regular train ride to Zushi (the nearest town from Hayama), and officially started my new adventure in the sushi homeland. A dinner was … Continue reading Living in Japan: Eating with Chopsticks

Australia Harus Menyelamatkan Great Barrier Reef, Sekarang

Australia dituntut keberhasilannya menyelamatkan Great Barrier Reef yang terancam kerusakan berat akibat pengerukan, limbah industri, dan rencana pembangunan pelabuhan. Kampanye berbagai lembaga dunia, termasuk WWF yang berhasil menarik dukungan lebih dari 500.000 orang di seluruh dunia, mendukung dikeluarkannya keputusan UNESCO World Heritage Committee yang menuntut keberhasilan program Pemerintah Australia dalam menyelamatkan kawasan sistem koral terbesar … Continue reading Australia Harus Menyelamatkan Great Barrier Reef, Sekarang