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January 23, 2017

This Week in Tokyo for Jan 23-29, 2017

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

A train guard watching a train pass.
January 23, 2017

Hardworking Sensationalism: How International Media Misrepresents Japan

Don’t believe the hype — Japan deserves better.

A row of players playing pachinko. Are casinos in Japan an unnecessary gamble?
January 22, 2017

Are Casinos in Japan an Unnecessary Gamble?

One writer and Osaka resident shares his opinion on the recent legalization of casinos in Japan.

5 Unique Ways to Get Fit in Japan
January 20, 2017

5 Unique Ways to Get Fit in Japan

And experience the culture while you’re doing it.

January 19, 2017

Osaka’s Ebessan Festival and its Beautiful Daughters

Our writer gets a behind-the-scenes look at the beautiful “Lucky Daughters” of the popular Ebessan festival in Osaka.

Casinos in Japan
January 18, 2017

High Stakes for Japan: The New Casino Bill Explained

The government recently approved a bill to legalize casinos in Japan after years of debate. Here’s a brief lowdown of what you need to know.

Exploring Hokkaido with Japan Airlines
January 17, 2017

Travel Tales from Hokkaido: Exploring the “Wild West” of Japan

Follow one writer’s adventures to unknown corners of this wild island with the Japan Explorer Pass. Part One: Dog sledding, pork bowls, horse-racing and outdoor drinking.

January 17, 2017

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions in Japanese

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Gaijinpot presents a guide to making them… in Japanese.

January 16, 2017

This Week in Tokyo for Jan 16-22, 2017

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

4 Women’s Rights Organizations You Can Support in Japan
January 16, 2017

4 Women’s Rights Organizations You Can Support in Japan

Contrary to popular belief, feminism in Japan is alive, and there are ways that foreigners can contribute to it. Here are four organizations to get you started.

January 13, 2017

A Guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

Headed to Japan’s most popular winter festival this year? Or thinking to book a last-minute trip? Here’s a guide for what you need to know before you go.

January 12, 2017

Ask James: How Can I Play A Bigger Role in the Classroom?

What to do when you feel like a useless decoration in your team-teaching classes.

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