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March 24, 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Drones in Japan

What’s the deal with flying drones in Japan? Find out the basics with expert Misha Yurchenko who runs a drone rental service in Tokyo.

March 23, 2017

Is Hanami in Japan Actually All That Fun?

With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?

March 22, 2017

How to Ask for Time Off in Japanese

It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases to help you secure that much-needed holiday.

March 21, 2017

Why Can’t Japanese Teachers of English…Speak English?

Many Japanese teachers of English lack an ability to speak the language they are hoping to foster in their students. So what might be some of the reasons?

March 21, 2017

Live Action Ninja Show at Flamingo the Arusha in Osaka

The throwing stars come out at night — along with “Kill Bill”-style sword battles, geisha performances and traditionally prepared Japanese food — at this Osaka dinner theater.

March 20, 2017

This Week in Japan Mar. 20-26, 2017

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

March 18, 2017

4 Reasons to Download Travel Japan Wi-Fi

No need to login or register to connect, the Travel Japan Wi-Fi app automatically hooks you up with instant Wi-Fi across Japan, as well as travel recommendations, tips, discounts and your own virtual scrapbook.

March 17, 2017

Ancient Crafts: Explore the Art of Silk in Tochigi Prefecture

Learn all about the ancient art of yuki tsumugi in a beautiful rural corner of Japan.

March 16, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shinjuku

The busiest of the 23 wards in Tokyo’s sprawling metropolis, Shinjuku City has countless surprises vying for your attention — many of them hiding in plain sight.

March 16, 2017

Where Super-Thin is Still In: Attitudes to Body Image in Japan

What do Japanese women and men consider the ideal body? And how do they go about getting it?

March 15, 2017

How to Deal with Being the Foreign Chick in a Japanese Office

From eternal genki-ness to getting hit on by your clients, navigating the Japanese workplace can be a treacherous maze of outdated expectations for foreign women.

March 14, 2017

How I Tackle Issues of Race and Identity in the Classroom

One ALT shares his experience of tackling the “gaikoku” topic with his students.

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