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kobe
January 27, 2015

Just Japan Podcast: Kobe Earthquake (20 Years Later)

Kevin takes a look back at the Great Hanshin Earthquake and how it affected the city he has called home for his entire time in Japan.

geisha
January 26, 2015

Misplaced Stereotypes Can Ruin Your Trip To Japan

You probably won’t find a weird vending machine or professional geisha, roaming the streets of Tokyo.

chess
January 26, 2015

Double Consciousness

Double consciousness creates an element of conflict within us, as we struggle to reconcile our identity as a foreigner and as someone living in Japan.

arashi
January 25, 2015

Secret Confessions: How I Spent $1000 To See Arashi

Arashi tickets are notoriously hard to get, unless you’re willing to spend a lot of money.

tatami-room
January 25, 2015

6 Ways To Find Furniture For Your Japanese Apartment

Need to furnish your new home in Japan? GaijinPot’s how-to guide has the best places to find quality and affordable furniture in Japan.

snowfall
January 24, 2015

Snowfall in Japan

Some common sense tips for dealing with the snowfall in Japan.

bluefinch
January 24, 2015

Uso Darou?

Usokae, the bullfinch exchange ritual of Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, is held from 8:30 a.m. on January 24 ~ 25.

maid
January 23, 2015

5 Alternative Akihabara Maid Cafes

Check out these 5 alternative maid cafes and be a master of your domain.

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January 23, 2015

A Slice of Healthy Homemade Banana Bread

Satisfy your sweet cravings with healthy homemade banana bread

humidifier
January 22, 2015

Battling Moisture and Mold During Japan Winters

Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.

osaka
January 22, 2015

Going “Walkabout” In Osaka: Part 1

Take a break and go on a walkabout around Osaka.

mcdonalds
January 21, 2015

Just Japan Podcast: Fast Food in Japan

How does Japanese fast food stack up against Western style fast food?

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