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A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Mailing List Recommendations for People in Tsukuba

There are a number of good mailing lists in Japan. Some of these lists are mainly for discussion, others for buying and selling things, and others for asking for help. It can be hard to find out about these lists, as many of them do not have websites, so I thought I would compile a list of some of the ones I know about.

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FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN TSUKUBA

International Women’s Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/intlwomen
Information from and for women in Tsukuba

Tsukuba Area International Residents Association (TAIRA)
http://eve.bk.tsukuba.ac.jp
Information, sales, events — with over 800 members, this is THE email list to belong to in Tsukuba.

Tsukuba Insight Forum (TIF)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tsukuba_insight
Discussions and information about Tsukuba on a smaller scale than TAIRA.

Tsukuba International Students
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tsukubastudent/
Information for university students in Tsukuba

Tsukuba Walking and Mountaineering Club (TWMC)
http://eve.bk.tsukuba.ac.jp/twmc
Learn about TWMC and its activities.

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FOR WOMEN IN JAPAN

Married in Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarriedinJapan/
For women who are married or in a relationship with a Japanese man

Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese
http://www.afwj.org/index.html
This website is also for women married to Japanese men. It is somewhat similar to MIJ but it has more events and there is an annual membership fee.

Digital Eve Japan
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/de-japan/
IT issues for women

International Women in Communications
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iwicjapan
Discussion and information for women who work in communications.

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MONEY, BUYING AND SELLING USED ITEMS

Freecycle Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecyclejapan
Give things away for free. Ask for something for free. Perfect for sayonara sales where you don’t really care about getting 1000 yen for your toaster. Buyer generally pays for shipping (COD).

Frugal Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/frugaljapan
Learn how to live frugally in the world’s most expensive country.

Tell and Sell Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TellandSellJapan
Buy and sell things within Japan. Perfect for sayonara sales. Buyer
generally pays for shipping (COD).

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BUSINESS, POLITICS

Community in Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/communityinjapan
Discussion group about the rights of foreign people in Japan. Debates can get quite heated on various topics, but people are generally well-behaved. You can learn about new laws and legal cases involving foreign people in Japan.

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PETS

Angels with Fur
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AngelsWithFur
Discussion group about having pets in Japan.



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