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Trump Tower
December 1, 2016

When Trump Met Abe: What Might They Have Talked About?

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at that meeting.

Asian business man wearing party hat
November 30, 2016

Bonenkai: The Office Night Out

As the holiday season approaches, we offer a little guide to the year-end staff parties.

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November 30, 2016

Outdoor Adventures in Hakone with Kim Dao

YouTuber and blogger Kim Dao takes us on a two-day outdoor adventure to Hakone, just west of Tokyo, to experience some of the awesome activities it has to offer.

Businessman confused about two direction.
November 29, 2016

Finding Work in Japan: If You Don’t Want to Teach English, Don’t

Despite what you might think, you don’t have to teach English in Japan.

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November 28, 2016

This Week in Tokyo for Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2016

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

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November 28, 2016

5 Weirdest Names for Japanese Food

Would you like extra soy sauce with your dancing zombie octopus?

An abandoned school on Gunkanjima island.
November 25, 2016

Urban Exploration in Japan: What is Haikyo?

Have you ever wanted to explore a ghost town? Perhaps crawl through forgotten wartime tunnels? Piece together puzzling secrets of the past? Welcome to the secret world of haikyo.

ask-sara
November 24, 2016

Ask Sara: Is Tinder in Japan Just for Hooking Up?

I’m a single girl looking to date seriously in Japan. Everybody keeps recommending Tinder, but isn’t it just for casual hookups?

Japanese students: lesson ideas
November 23, 2016

4 No-Prep Filler Games for Your English Classes

Got time to fill in your English class? Here’s a list of quick games that require zero prep or resources.

screen shot of Netflix application
November 21, 2016

On Demand TV in Japan: Why Netflix is the Way to Go

“Wanna Hulu and chill?” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

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November 21, 2016

This Week in Tokyo for Nov. 21 – 27, 2016

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

ask-sara
November 19, 2016

Ask Sara: How Can I Find Lasting Love?

I recently returned home to the US after an exchange in Japan. I’d love to find a Japanese girlfriend here but I’m quite a shy guy. How can I find my Ms Right?

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