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Hotel Graphy Nezu lead photo
February 17, 2018

5 Reasons Why Hotel Graphy Nezu is the Coolest Hotel in Tokyo

This social apartment turned social hotel lends guests smartphones, runs events with local creatives and has an Instagram feed to live for.

February 16, 2018

Discovery: 5 Japanese Science Fiction Authors

When people think about Japanese science fiction, thoughts tend to swing towards manga, anime and live action movies. Gundam, Atom…

February 15, 2018

Vegan in Japan: 3 Veg-Friendly Eateries in Kobe

Planning a trip to Kobe? Don’t miss these three vegan-friendly restaurants.

February 14, 2018

Be a Teacher and an Ally in your English Classes in Japan

Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.

February 13, 2018

Awkward English Teacher Interviews in Japan

Some of the questions future ALTs were expected to answer range from the unconventional to the downright bizarre!

February 12, 2018

This Week In Japan, Feb. 12-Feb. 18, 2018

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

February 10, 2018

Fukuoka Flu Season: An Ounce of Prevention

With those icky germs and nasty flu raging across Japan, you’d think it would be easy to get a kid to wash his hands. Guess again.

February 9, 2018

Beyond Death and Pain: The Truth About Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’

The forest itself is lost in a global media loop de-emphasizing its natural beauty in favor of tragedy. The first step to save the forest is reclaiming its name: It’s called the “Sea of Trees” not the “suicide forest.”

Love
February 8, 2018

What’s in a Name? Love By Any Other Word is Still as Sweet

While the feeling of love and romance is something that is impossible to describe, Japanese has a lot of words that try to capture its essence.

February 7, 2018

4 Struggles of an ALT in Japan and How to Overcome Them

As an ALT you must be adaptable. You are a guest within a school and you’re there to help.

February 6, 2018

Cold Comforts: From OTC Japanese Drugs to Home Remedies for Flu Season

Over the years in Japan, I have discovered a range of both folk and modern remedies here to keep colds in check.

February 5, 2018

This Week In Japan, Feb.5-Feb.11, 2018

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

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