Minh An Nguyen
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  • Davis, CA
  • United States
  • 2013
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Your study abroad program/location (e.g. UC Davis Summer Abroad, Spain "Spanish Art")?
Tokyo Japan
I graduated (or will graduate) in (year):
International Relations

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Japan & Wifi

I think i mentioned this in every single one of my posts just because I definitely want to make sure that it is known that Japan doesn't have wifi !! However, there are some few places that does offer wifi such as your school campus :D However, at ICU it was made mainly for iphone rather than android so in the end I couldn't really get internet on my phone. It worked on my friends' phones though so I guess it just depends. I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 at the time just fyi. The main reason as to…


Posted on May 18, 2013 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

Getting a cellphone in Japan

Phone Companies

From the perspective of an international student, the top 3 phone companies in Japan are Docomo, Softbank and Au. I have heard that before all 3 companies offered prepaid phone but apparently many criminals used it for illegal transaction ( I don't know how ) so as of now only Softbank offer the prepaid plan.  You must have your gaijin or resident card aka green looking card you received at the airport  in order to purchase the phone. …


Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:49pm

Conquering the JR

Getting Direction:

I must admit that the moment I landed in Japan I had a friend that helped me figured out which train to take and how to get home. If you will be traveling a lot, I am certain that you will be able to figure out the map pretty quickly but if not have no fears, Google Map is an amazing tool to have. However, this might be very surprising for some of you who are reading this but many of us ( including myself) assumed that Japan would have wifi…


Posted on May 16, 2013 at 12:41am

Suica & Pasmo, the magic cards that will take you everywhere in Tokyo

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html ( Suica - watermelon -green)

http://www.pasmo.co.jp/en/ ( Pasmo - pink )

http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/types/index.html Additional Info on the cards & tickets 

If you are visiting Japan a few years ago there might have been some differences between these two…


Posted on May 15, 2013 at 11:30pm

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