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June 27, 2017

A Guide To Summer Barbecues In Kansai

From cozy to all-inclusive, here are the three types of barbecues you’ll have in Japan. Plus four spots in Kansai to partake in them.

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June 26, 2017

This Week in Japan, June 26-July 2

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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June 23, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: War and Peace

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

June 22, 2017

Summer Music Festival Frenzy 2017

Japan’s summer music festival season is back, bringing headliners like LCD Soundsystem and the Foo Fighters to mountains and stadiums across the nation.

June 21, 2017

Introducing You: 6 Tips to Make Your First ALT Lesson Pop

Get your classes interested in their new English teacher on the first day to overcome nervousness and create a fresh spark for the term.

June 20, 2017

The Inside Track on Autumn ALT Job Recruitment

There are key differences to hiring ALTs for September compared to the hiring process for the beginning of the Japanese school year in April.

June 19, 2017

This Week in Japan, June 19-25

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

June 16, 2017

The Top 5 Konbini Countdown: Part 2

Where do you stand in the FamilyMart vs. 7-Eleven debate? There’s a new #1 in our top 5 konbini for 2017

June 15, 2017

Inside Job: Talking about The Intricacies of Investing in Japanese

Talking about investing in Japanese can be intimidating however with salaries constantly fluctuating, long-term stayers will want to familiarize themselves with some of the words and concepts.

June 14, 2017

Birds of Paradise: What Happened When Abe Met Duterte

As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.

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June 14, 2017

Study While you Travel in Japan this Summer

Spend your summer vacation in Japan studying? It’s more exciting than you think. These schools are still accepting students for the coming summer now — check it out!

June 13, 2017

Breaking the Mold: Can You Teach English in Japan as a Non-Native Speaker?

I’m not a native speaker, but can I still teach English in Japan?

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