This autumn, against a natural canvas of soaring mountains and rugged shorelines, Ibaraki prefecture is playing host to an international art festival that is equally dynamic as it is diverse.
By Jessica Sayuri Boissy on September 30, 2016
As a language teacher, how do you deal with students who are too nervous to take part in your class? Here’s 5 steps to help you.
By Liam Carrigan on September 29, 2016
The struggles of learning Japanese in the countryside are real. Here’s what you need to do to survive and thrive.
By Alex Sturmey on September 28, 2016
Visiting Osaka? Take yourself out to the ballgame with a baseball match at Osaka Dome.
By GaijinPot Blog on September 27, 2016
Every Monday we post our picks for upcoming events in and around Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.
By Leslie Lee III on September 26, 2016
Police stations in Japan serve a vast array of roles but there are some key words and phrases that will help you when dealing with the police in Japan.
By Matthew Coslett on September 26, 2016
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.
By Rebecca Quin on September 24, 2016
Here’s one guaranteed way to improve your resumé for that dream job in Japan.
By James Winovich on September 23, 2016
Looking to discover more Japanese music? This guide covers some of the core sounds to come out of Japan over the past 50 years.
By Romano Brandi on September 21, 2016
Previously marooned in rural Ibaraki, one ALT shares his experience and tips for surviving the Japanese inaka. First up: Dealing with foreigner celebrity status.
By Alex Sturmey on September 21, 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.
By Leslie Lee III on September 19, 2016
For a naturally scenic and historic tour outside of Tokyo, take a quick shinkansen trip to Miyagi Prefecture.