Flying solo. One writer details a positive experience navigating new freedoms and challenges in a college-level classroom and provides some quick tips to navigate the new terrain.
By Liam Carrigan on October 17, 2017
Every Monday we serve our top picks for this week’s events in Japan.
By Dan Grunebaum on October 16, 2017
Japanese has many words for fear. By learning them, learners can gain a greater understanding of what makes this nation tick.
By Matthew Coslett on October 16, 2017
How to transcend this and other negative travel expectations when visiting Japan, plus more than 10 resources for first timers.
By Victoria Vlisides on October 14, 2017
It’s a complex question to answer: As an American of Japanese decent, in America, I’m “Japanese,” but in Japan — who am I?
By Kristy Ishii on October 13, 2017
An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.
By Iain Maloney on October 12, 2017
Hikes that catch trees bursting into color and an enticing hot spring bath afterward. These 10 locations are perfect for an adventure, soak or just a change of scene from the city.
By Teni Wada on October 11, 2017
As an English teacher in Japan, stable employment can be fragile. Here are seven ways to set up an action plan should the non-renewal of your contract loom on the horizon.
By Liam Carrigan on October 10, 2017
From avant-garde theater to EDM fests to ancient spectacle, there’s something for everyone across the archipelago.
By Dan Grunebaum on October 9, 2017
The anti-tourist’s wet dream: Japan — and all its quirky charms — is waiting for you, despite the government’s befuddling missteps at promotion.
By Victoria Vlisides on October 6, 2017
It’s autumn — the best time to eat insects! Join GaijinPot as we take a gastronomical tour of bugs in the traditional cuisine of Gifu and Nagano prefectures.
By Joost Van Itterbeeck on October 5, 2017
This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear and disgust like a horror movie pro.