Guidance and Information to help ease your life in Japan.
Yamato-region of Minami Uonuma City and Niigata Information
- Map of Local area in color! Here is where you live and what is in our little town. Here is another
Things to do in Urasa – created for area ALTs, and provided here with permissions
- Map of Urasa region designed by the OSS.
- Map of Muikamachi , provided by the OSS is here for you.
- Map of Koide
- Map in English of Niigata Prefecture showing major roads and cities/towns
- Google Map of things near campus
- Minamiuonuma City Homepage
The Local Hospital – an online Guided Tour
- Niigata Travel guides in English – created for area ALTs, and provided here with permissions
- Niigata Prefecture Homepage
- Weather Forecast for Niigata, Japan
- Sunrise and Sunset times for Tokyo
Tokyo and other Japan Cities: Travel and Hotels and Restaurants
- Tokyo Information Net
- japan-guide.com: FULL of information on Japan, life here, working, education, dictionaries, shopping.
- infomapJAPAN: Travel destinations, advice, tips, travel blogs, hotel support, etc.
Health Issues support
Homestays and General Information
- Niigata International Association coordinates homestays for students in Niigata Prefecture. Application forms in the OSS
- Japanfile.com: Online shopping, media guides, business and finance links,. Foreign goods online shopping, hard to find items in our area, Japan search engines, Also help with job hunting, travel questions in and around Japan, and much much more.
Postal & Delivery Information
- Postal Information – rates, options, services and more (all in English)
- Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Kuroneko Yamato Takkyubin)
- Sagawa Express (Sagawa Kyubin)
- Nippon Express (Nittsu)
- Japanese-English dictionary ONLINE and FREE! More languages but good
- Currency conversions assistance
- Japan FAQs “Know before you go”
- Places to stay in Tokyo. See the Career Homepages in the “After the Search” Section for more lists, but here is the most affordable weekly/monthly mansion we have found so far. Leopalace21