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laughing
July 5, 2015

Why Japanese women often cover their mouth while laughing?

Have you ever wondered why Japanese women cover their mouth with their hand when they laugh or even smile?

remakes
July 4, 2015

Video Games: The Age of the Remake

Is it time for the video game industry to follow the movie industry and start pumping out remakes?

canal-city-1
July 3, 2015

Fukuoka’s Canal City: A Truly Local Shopping Experience

Canal City Hakata is a large shopping and entertainment complex in Fukuoka and is a must see on your visit to the city.

gion-festival
July 2, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Gion Matsuri

The Gion Matsuri is a living symbol of Kyoto’s rich history and culture and is a must see festival in July.

karaoke
July 2, 2015

The Top 10 Kommandments of Karaoke

Thou shall obey the 10 Karaoke Kommandments to ensure everyone has a good time.

golden-temple
July 1, 2015

The Return: Reliving my first trip to Kyoto

My trip down memory lane, into some of Kyoto’s finest sites was a great day trip away from Osaka.

Cheering crowd at a concert
June 30, 2015

Disrupting Japan: Building a Global Company

Starting a business is fraught with mistakes. Learn how to turn those mistakes into a global company.

tennoji
June 29, 2015

No Guide Book: A Culinary Adventure in Osaka’s Tennoji Neighborhood

A couple of hidden food gems in the gritty tennoji neighborhood.

interview-in-japan
June 29, 2015

The Correct Etiquette To Start Your Japanese Job Interview

Master these steps to make a good impression on a potential employer even before the interview has begun.

Event6
June 29, 2015

This Week in Tokyo June 29 – July 5, 2015

Every week we post our picks of upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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June 28, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Hakata Gion Yamakasa

The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival is held from July 1 to 15 at the Kushida Jinja Shrine, a Shinto shrine that is said to have been founded in 757 AD.

disable-japan
June 27, 2015

Just Japan Podcast: Disabled in Japan

In this episode of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea talks to Michael Gillan Peckitt about his experiences living in Japan as a disabled person.

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