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Tofugu

Tofugu started out as a college course project in 2008. It was rooted as a Japanese language blog for English speakers. Over the years Tofugu began to find its niche and evolved into a full-time business.

Today there are two facets of Tofugu: the blog and the company.

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Most people are familiar with our wonky Japanese language and culture blog, which is what you are seeing at this very moment.

How do I exchange money? What's the best conversion rate?

There are many options to exchange money in and out of Japan. Better rates can usually be found upon arriving in a destination country when traveling. Airport rates can also usually be worse than exchanges one your pass through immigration, but this can depend upon the country and situation.

Feel free to include your personal experience with any countries you've travelled in!

How do I read the board in the teachers' office??

Here are some examples of how schedule changes are often written! For more details and a comprehensive glossary, take a look at the attached Word doc.

Some examples of how schedule changes are written:
10月11日(火) October 11 (Tuesday)
金の授業 Friday’s classes

10月11日 (火) October 11 (Tuesday)
45分ⅹ6P+30分 Six 45-minute periods, plus one 30-minute period

10月11日 (火) October 11 (Tuesday)
45分ⅹ6P 45-minute periods.
6P 「金1」 6th period is changed to Friday’s 1st period

Switching a Foreign Driver's License to a Japanese License

Instructions: Switching a foreign driver’s license to a Japanese driver’s license

A driver’s license issued by a foreign administrative office can be switched to a Japanese license (hereinafter referred to as “Gaimen Kirikae”) by applying to the Driver’s License Center. To apply for Gaimen Kirikae, applicants must fulfill the following two conditions:

How do I fare adjust when my teiki only covers part of the trip?

  1. Find the Fare Adjustment Machine near the gates. It should be yellow and say 乗り越し精算.
  2. If needed, press the "English" button to change languages.
  3. Insert your commuter pass in the upper left ticket slot. (Do this with any small ticket, magnetic ticket, or IC card.)
  4. The screen will indicate how much money you owe. ("~~円不足です")
  5. Insert bills and coins in the appropriate slots. BTW you can stack multiple bills!
  6. (If charging funds to an IC card, the screen will ask you if you need a receipt.

Photoshop Quick Start Guide

Attached  is a  Quick start up guide on how to Open a file in PS, set it up to work with, and save the file after the image is edited.

There is also a brief breakdown of recommended Adobe programs.

This document also contains helpful links to free tutorials and websites that can help you become the PS master you have always wanted to be.

Finally there is a guide on how to download and install custom Actions to your Photoshop program that will enable you to edit your images with a simple click of the mouse.