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April 20, 2017

Why You Should Fly a Drone this Golden Week (and How To Do It)

Going somewhere this Golden Week? Here’s why you should think about taking a drone with you and what to do with it when you’re there.

April 19, 2017

LGBTQ in Japan: Finding Community and Getting Out There

It’s actually very easy to get out there in a country where, for several reasons, you may choose not to be entirely “out.”

April 18, 2017

How to Survive on a Basic Teacher Salary in Japan

Tips for making that ¥250,000 go the distance from somebody who’s been there, spent that.

April 17, 2017

This Week in Japan April 17-23, 2017

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

April 17, 2017

How To Pronounce Japanese Like A Native

Use these techniques to help you sound more like a native when speaking Japanese.

April 16, 2017

6 Wacky Homes in Japan

Searching for a new apartment, this writer stumbled upon a whole different set of options.

April 14, 2017

WeBase: The Hostel Retreat That’s Making Us All Want to Holiday in Kamakura

[Video] Have you heard the news? There’s a new hostel in town. And it’s absolutely baller.

April 13, 2017

5 Tips to Make a Good Impression at your First ALT Interview

Nail your first ALT interview before you even walk into the meeting room.

April 12, 2017

Working as a Recruiter in Japan

A human resources consultant gives us the lowdown on working as a headhunter in Japan

April 11, 2017

A Guide to Pensions for Foreign Residents in Japan

To say that Japan’s pension system is complicated is a bit like saying that the sun is rather warm. We’ve broken it down for those of you planning to stay here long term.

April 10, 2017

Japanese Settings, International Themes: 14 Recommended Novels Set in Japan

Japan has long been a place of fascination and inspiration for writers from around the world. Here are 14 favorites.

April 10, 2017

This Week in Japan April 10-17, 2017

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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