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July 14, 2018

A Ship with Summer Inside: Experiencing the Tokyo Bay Night Cruise

Join this joyous matsuri on the sea.

July 13, 2018

Kills, Thrills, Love and Loss: New Titles from Japan Make Great Summer Reads

Intriguing titles and exclusive adventures all from Japan and all in your hands with this year’s GaijinPot summer reading list.

July 12, 2018

World Cup Words: Talking about Football in Japanese

Following Samurai Blue’s inspiring run in the World Cup and finals about to start, there has never been a better time to master some of the unique Japanese words associated with the tournament as it nears it’s exciting finish!

July 11, 2018

9 Onsen in Tohoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.

July 10, 2018

Using Down Time as a Language Teacher in Japan for Self-Improvement

What’s the point in having all that free time as an ALT if you can’t make good use of it?

July 9, 2018

The Japanese Summer as an ALT Without Air Conditioning at School

What it’s like working in this ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.

JLMI Workshops
July 9, 2018

Summer Workshops Offer Easy Japanese Learning Through Video Games, Anime and J-Pop

The Japanese Language and Media Institute is running a series of unique workshops for beginner learners to interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time.

July 6, 2018

Sake Cheat Sheet: Get Your Drink on with This Handy Guide to Nihonshu

An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.

July 5, 2018

Slices of Japanese Life that Keep me Coming Back for More

The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.

July 4, 2018

Bringing the Concept of ‘Real Life’ English into the Classroom

As an assistant language teacher, sometimes it’s who you are here rather than where you come from that matters most to your students

July 3, 2018

5 YouTube Channels to Help You Learn Japanese

Not just the domain of millennials searching for music and cat videos, YouTube can also be a good teacher in Japan — even for language study.

Whole Meat Japan
July 2, 2018

These 5 Companies are Here to Help You Host the Best Summer BBQ in Japan

Whether you’re planning an international Fourth of July hoedown or a new ALTs meat-and-greet, these five businesses are here to make sure your barbecue is prime grade.

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