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August 16, 2017

The Rainbow Bridge

With LGBTQ issues becoming an increasingly important part of Japan’s modern identity, GaijinPot looks at some of the words associated with the community.

August 16, 2017

5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Smartphone in Japan

Hello, can you hear me? I’m in Japan dreaming about who I could be — if I had the most stress-free phone plan in all the land. Adele lyrics aside, here are some of the best plans for foreigners looking for quick, easy and relatively cheap data services.

August 15, 2017

Teetotal Tipples: 7 No-Alcohol Drinks in Japan

It’s not always Miller time, so here is a selection of some non-alcopops to enjoy at parties, barbecues and other get-togethers in Japan this summer.

August 14, 2017

This Week in Japan Aug. 14-20, 2017

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

August 11, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: 5 Freaking Incredible Mountains to Hike

Aug. 11, is a holiday for the sole purpose of giving you time to cozy up to Japan’s mountains. Check out these non-Fuji mountainous destinations that are worth a climb at any time of the year.

August 10, 2017

The Pure Land: 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside Tokyo

In Japan, the city of Tokyo seems to get all the attention as a setting in novels, but there are rich veins of fiction to mine if you’re interested in stories set outside the megalopolis.

August 9, 2017

4 Places to Find Classic Video Games in Japan

Ready player one: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

August 8, 2017

Late-Summer Kansai Festivals with Local Flavor

If you like Japanese tradition with a touch of fire — and fireworks — visit these local gems.

August 7, 2017

This Week in Japan Aug 7-13, 2017

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

August 4, 2017

Stand and Deliver: 6 Tips for Creating ALT Lesson Plans

Generally, ALT lessons follow a certain structure, so learning the basic lesson plan should make your life easier when preparing for classes — in advance or on-the-fly.

August 3, 2017

Story Hunter: Universal Messages Drawn without Words

A new “silent” manga contest is looking for the next great talent — and an editor to guide them.

August 2, 2017

5 Things in Japan I’ll Never Get Used To

From how certain foods are consumed to the way people sneeze — there are certain quirks of Japanese people that still perplex me to this day.

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