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The Popularity of Gay Manga in Japan: What are ‘Bara’ and ‘Yaoi’ and Who Are Its Fans?

Japanese manga and anime depicting gay sex have a huge fanbase here and abroad. So what's it all about?

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Tokyo Game Show 2019: 5 Upcoming Game Releases to Watch out For

Our pick of the best games showcased this year.

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Top Things to Do in Aichi Prefecture: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

From temples to ninjas to robots, join the journey to the heart of Japan with GaijinPot in this video.

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Tweet of the Week #47: This Japanese Power Point Does Not Spark Joy

Marie Kondo would lose her mind! Learn how to use でしょう with this week's viral tweet.

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Pocket Wi-Fi in Japan: Two Discounted Options for Short and Long-Term Stays

Get access to free unlimited data or have your delivery fee waived with these special offers for GaijinPot readers.

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8 Side Jobs for Foreigners to Make Extra Money in Japan

As the gig economy model grows abroad, Japan’s government is now encouraging workers to take second jobs. Here’s our pick of the best side hustles for foreign workers.

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Sleep Steps Away From Dotonbori at The Lively Hotel in Osaka

Or just drink fancy cocktails at the rooftop bar till dawn. Who needs sleep anyway?

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Tokyo Game Show 2019: 5 Upcoming Game Releases to Watch out For

Our pick of the best games showcased this year.

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How to Apply to a Japanese University

A step-by-step guide for international students who want to apply to a Japanese university.

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Top Things to Do in Aichi Prefecture: A Guide to Traveling in Central Japan

From temples to ninjas to robots, join the journey to the heart of Japan with GaijinPot in this video.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 38

Hey, you're off today! What better time to check out this week's awesome pick of new jobs?

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Tweet of the Week #47: This Japanese Power Point Does Not Spark Joy

Marie Kondo would lose her mind! Learn how to use でしょう with this week's viral tweet.

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How Much Does an English Teacher Make in Japan in 2019?

JET? Dispatch? Eikaiwa? University? Knowing which organizations in the English teaching industry in Japan offer the best pay and benefits can help you make the right decision.

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Top Jobs in Japan You Can Apply to From Overseas – Week 37, 2019

Jobs in editing, event planning and real estate among our latest picks.

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How the October Consumption Tax Hike Will Affect You

Worried about the upcoming increase in consumption tax in Japan? Here's how it might impact your daily life.

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