2024/02/27 15:15


Chinese Korean living in Japan

This time, we interviewed Ms. Moon who issues free paper for “Chinese Korean living in Japan” who takes an important role with using their skills in Chinese, Korean and Japanese in Japanese society.
What made you start your career as an editor of the free paper for the Chinese Korean in Japan?

Right after the magazine, “Mujige (rainbow)” which was for the Chinese Korean in Japan, was issued, I offered myself to the magazine company as an applicant for its part time.

At that time, although I was working at this different company, I went to the office to help with design and edit on holidays.

However, sadly, after a half year, they decided to stop its publication. It was so regrettable for me that I finally decided to quit the company and became the publisher and has kept issuing since them. Thanks to everyone who has supported the magazine, it achieved its 2 year and 4 month anniversary. At present, we got our own readers and began to be recognized as media of information supplier for the Chinese Korean in Japan society.

There are 30 kinds of Korean free paper even only in Tokyo, but “Mujige” is the only magazine for “the Chinese Korean in Japan”.

-How many Chinese Korean people are living in Japan?

The number of Korean who has come to Japan since 1980’s reached 50000 and they live mainly as preschool student, foreign student, IT technician, employer.

Although a big percentage of foreigners come to Japan either as a preschool student or an overseas student, many of them get a job at Japanese company after graduate.

-I heard Chinese Korean people tend to stay in Japan to get employed. But isn’t it hard for them to get a full time job?

I think they have a balanced sense and adaptability to new environment since they have their own background as minority which differs from Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” way of thinking. It is impossible to exercise their 3 language skill until they adjust to others.
They always keep the thought in mind, so they are likely to be accepted by Japanese companies.

--What do you want to do in future? ?

Now, there are some associations/groups of the Chinese Korean in Japan. They hold activities for the purpose of building friendship, exchange events of Business association, Job forums, and events such as Sports day regularly.
So what I am thinking is that we could be a part of media for the development of Korean while volunteering.
For future, I would love to issue Multilanguage magazine with Chinese, Korean and Japanese with taking an advantage of multi-culture of the Chinese Korean.
I want to do my best with the belief that it should be us, Chinese Korean people that is to be a bridge for the mutual exchange and understanding among “close but far neighbors”; China, Japan and Korea.

The profile of  Ms Moon

After arriving Japan in the spring of 1999, she learned graphic design at art school and worked at Japanese company after her graduation.
Now, she issues free paper for Chinese Korean in Japan.
She says she is happiest in her life, working on the publication with her favorite languages and doing a job that she wants.
Free magazine for Chinese Korean in Japan; Mujige (rainbow)
URL: http://www.mujige-jp.net/home/

Multicultural Delivery Chinese Woman 

This is the story about a Chinese woman which you might have heard about before.
The Chinese woman I met was crazy about warming body.
This is the story about a Chinese woman which you might have heard about before.

The Chinese woman I met was crazy about warming body.

Although her delivery was in the middle of summer, she never took a shower after that, and she even used the electronic blanket when in bed. Delivery is such a hard task enough to sweat a lot. In Japan, people usually take a shower from the next day of the delivery. For that reason, I was thinking that the lady was such a lazy and dirty person. One day, I talked to the lady and said, “Would you like to take a shower? It will make you feel good.” However, she went like this; “No way!” with an astonished face.

According to her, in her area in China, it is prohibited to take a bath within a month after a delivery since it is believed that it will make your strength weaken, and make your death earlier. Then I asked; “What about…shampoo only?” Because her hair was so coarse that it was getting bound!!!!! 

“Shampoo!? No, no. I would if there is Shinsui (sacred water).” 

“Shinsui? Shinsui?(launch) …Oh! God’s water, Shinsui! Where is it?” 



Although the conversation between the lady and me was like a comic dialogue, but this conversation without any kind of prejudice led me to the understanding of her sense of value, and also other countries’ way of thinking and custom of delivery. This lady didn’t take a shower at all but we figured out that we could use bubble shampoo which needs no water. That is; her cultural needs and our nursing finally met well enough to be negotiated.

However, it is not the case that the cultural custom we got to know can be common among all Chinese. How to take delivery differs depending on which area they are from although they are from the same country, China. But more than that, beyond nationality or race, every human has their own individuality. The other Chinese lady I met at the different occasion, though she was prohibited to take a shower by her mom really strictly, she said “I can’t stand this. I will do it stealthy so please keep it secret.”

Cultures and Customs are passed on to the next generation as traditions, but their contexts and interpretation would vary in every generation.

Also, cultures might have a different feature depending on who inherit it.

Thus, culture would be different up to a person. In nursing world, we made it our biggest goal to supply care that suits patients’ needs, that is we think individuality as the most important factor. Individual care- this must be the care offered in consideration for each person’s culture. Nursing is such a foresighted job lol.

You can download this multilingual pamphlet from RASC’s website. If you know any foreign expectant mother, let her know about this!


The editorial department of Senseup will be reporting Ms. Fujiwara’s activities in multicultural nursing regularly. Don’t miss them!

Popular among Overseas Students

I went to “Karaton” right close to Okubo station, where you can have popular menu such as fresh pork and Okinawa food.

almost all the menu is between 90yen to 380yen.
The menu I had right away was popular pork liver. (“Buta reba-teki”)

Fat pork liver roasted with salt and sesame oil was surprisingly more plain than beef and delicious. Morning fished Pork is truly worth it…with the strong expectation, I opened the menu and got astonished at the price.

No to mention liver, (“reba-teki”) almost all the menu is between 90yen to 380yen.

The most popular menu; “Spicy Miso liver Iron in Pot” (“Karamiso Horumon Tetsu Nabe”) is just a bit more expensive but still 480yen for one person

But there is hardly any place to eat Nabe for 480yen! And its Miso has a good lasting taste with the liver and vegetables melt in it.

The most impressive one among cheap and delicious menu was Rafutee. (Pork boiled with Okinasa Sake, Awamori)

It takes time to cook although the seasoning is so simple. You can feel the delicate taste that will melt in your mouth like water. It has tender sweetness of soy sauce and black sugar. It is natural that the store manager, Yu Kitayama who has been in this world for 40 years, has perfect confidence in his food and said, “There should be no place where you can have this taste with only 380yen!”

Also, although they are mainly offering roasts and boiled food, the store keeps its cleanliness well and an international student from China working there welcomes you with quick service and smile.
The store got full in no time like the other day, and the regular customer next to me  showed his fulfilled smile and said, “Because of my work, I’ve been around the world and ate a lot but this store is the best!”

When I looked around, I could see not only students but elegant middle-aged men, nodding with beer, having a lot of fun. And I believed this store has 3 attractions which are, taste, price and atmosphere well enough for adults to go regularly.

I heard there is also special sake which is not on menu, so feel free to ask cheerful staff.

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Aizuya Inn: Hostel/Asakusa/Tokyo/Japan

~ Cheap and Clean! A budget hotel with a homey
atmosphere! Service in English Available!~

A new type of accommodation in Asakusa where communications in Japanese, English,
and French take place!
A 10-min walk from
Minamisenju Station.
The shared area where everyone can have fun
The clean Japanese-style twin room
The friendly owner speaks fluent English!
Access Map from the
■■A hostel where foreigners wholove the
owner gather together■■

Convenient access to major Tokyo tourist spots, business
districts, Tokyo, Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Ginza, Roppongi,
Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Yokohama. Aizuya Inn offers
comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices!

With the functionality (convenience) that is most suitable for
sightseeing and business trips and the reasonable price,
Aizuya Inn is your best choice! All our staff welcomes you
with a warm smile!

2-17-2Kiyokawa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan 〒111-0022

● A 10-min walk from Minamisenju Station
(Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, JR Joban Line, and
Tsukuba Express)
●You may also take the to-ei bus (for Minamisenju)
from Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit, Akihabara, and Asakusa
● From the Minamisenju Subway Station,
exit through the South Exit.
Follow the Edo-dori (Yoshino-dori) and walk southwards.
After crossing the Namidabashi intersection,
turn left when you hit the corner where there is a bar
called Arrow.
You should then be able to find Aizuya Inn's sign.

※When making an inquiry, please indicate that you heard
about us through Senseup as it will be smoother.



● 3 tatami-mat……¥3,200/night(tax included)
● 4.5 tatami-mat…¥4,700/night(tax included)

● 4.5 tatami-mat…¥5,900/night(¥2,950×2; tax included)
● 6 tatami-mat…¥7,000/night(¥3,500×2; tax included)

● 6 tatami-mat…¥8,400/night(¥2,800×3; tax included)

Business Hours

■ Check-in…………15:00~24:00
(We can keep your luggage if you arrive early.)
■ Check-out………10:00
(We can keep your luggage until your departure time.)
■ Curfew………………24:30
(We make arrangements if you inform us ahead of time)
(We reply e-mails between 9:00~22:00)

●Reservation and Inquiry over the phone ……03-6276-6308
(Hours: 7:30~22:00)
● Inquiry via e-mail
● Online Reservation

the Cleanest rag collector company

We offer you free visit and free estimate before the collection of unnecessary goods and bulky refuse, recycle, buying, moving, ordering relics so that you need no worries.
covering the adjacented area toTokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka and Hyogo
Free dial: 0120-44-1885(Ready, and GO!)
We, AKA speedy rangers on TV,
will offer you this great service that will surely satisfy you!
Feel free to call us anytime!
Just stay home and relax your time
without doing anything
We make a call on you after your phone call!

1. It will begine with your call.
Let our operator know your need.
Send us the details on "Estimate form" on web.
In case there is no time/date preference,
we will give you a call in 24h.
2. Our professional stuff will make a call on you in a clean uniform.
we will hear your requests/ troubles.
Our staff will take care of all the estimates that would be needed.
There is also an advice about daily cleaning from professionals!

3.Free estimate
We will proceed with a charge.
When it's worth buying, we do purchase with cash.

4.Speedy work
We collect/purchase on the day we visit.
You will have 2 members of staff, so
don’t worry about moving big furniture, or bulky refuse out from as it is.
You have nothing to do!
Let us know if you have a preference for a moving-out day.

5.After a collection
We will send you a report of collection
When it's needed, we have "Manifest" to give you,too!

6. What if…?
We guarantee damages while at work.
Trustful damage guarantee
When you don’t have cash,
we also accept credit cards for your payment.

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2-6-10 Minami cho Kichijyoji Musashino-shi Tokyo-to
3/6/2002(founded in 2002)
Tel: 0120-44-1885

International Free Papar 10


“Welcome leasing”

For the first in Japan, the seminar of “Welcome leasing”, which is introduced in many
languages, was held on the 7th of September.
Do you have any idea how hard
it is for foreigners to find a room?

The international exchange committee established the site where you can search for real estate agents which foreigners can use or get information about real estate in their languages. This can lead the serious problems of foreigners finding a room to be solved gradually.

People’s interest in the theme was so great that more than ten people who were in charge of media from all over the world joined on the day of the seminar.

Although more than 2million foreigners are living in Japan, the fact that they have trouble finding a place to live is not well known.
Our government has launched “Visit Japan Campaign” and promoting it in order to establish the nationwide sightseeing business and also, the groups in the real estate industry also started making a serious action.

The activity of International exchange committee from Nikkankyo has been more activated since 5years ago. They have made a guidebook for a foreigners housing research and housing promotion. They used it at those housing promotion seminars for real estate agents all over Japan.

Also, both in 2003 and 2004, they held a real estate seminar at Nankai University in China and it got a huge response. Thanks to the committee’s steady efforts, real estate agents, who get down working on foreigners problems, and companies, which offer services that could be help to solve those problems, have been increased.
We, Sense up editorial department, would like to keep reporting their hard work with our “YOKOSOJAPAN” spirit.

Suzuki Law Office

We can help with immigration procedures and various applications.
We provide free
We help companies and
We help foreigners with
immigration procedures.
We assist applications for permanent residence.
Specialists in the area of
law will assist you with
the various application.
Fee estimate and
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Please don't hesitate to contact us.
A specialist in immigration procedures will assist
foreigners with procedures regarding VISA status, permanent residency, naturalization and
international marriage.

ZIP 112-0012
1001 2-40-13Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo
Close to Hongo San-chome Station on Tokyo Metro
Marunouchi Line or Oedo Line

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Application for certificate of eligibility
Application for extension of period of stay
Application for change of status of residence
Application for permission to engage in non-permitted activities
Certificate of authorized employment
Application for re-entry permit
Application for permanent residence
Application for naturalization

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Company set-up
Electronic certificate of incorporation
NPO set-up

Inheritance ・ Will and Testament
Assistance in preparing or writing a will and testament
Investigation of legal heirs
Investigation of inheritance property
Writing an agreement to the partition of inheritance property
Execution of the will / Inheritance procedures


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■■■Join us for a Japanese-Chinese exchange experience■■■
JO-JU NET is going to have an Offline meeting!
We, JO-JU NET offer you this event named “第二個星期六會“ which gives you an opportunity to exchange with Japanese and Chinese on the second Saturday every month. Anyone who studies Chinese, or is interested in Chinese or who has ever joined Chinese study meeting, come to join our meeting and get to know many Chinese people!!! Of course, anyone who is from China is also welcome! Usually, Chinese and Japanese form 50% for each. Since it is held in a different place each time, you can also enjoy having fun in a new place!

Our past events
1st (April): Dinner Party at a Chinese restaurant
2nd (May): went to Ueno zoo to see the Pandas
3rd (June): Bowling party
4th (July) :Unlimited dining at a Yakiniku place
5th (August): Pool party at Toshimaen

JO-JU NET is meant to be our hope which is “Chinese in Japan become successful in Japan”.As for the system of SNS site, mail, diary, BBS are available in 3 languages (Japanese, Chinese and English) and also communities are ready.
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