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Finding Work in Japan: How to Improve Your Resume
September 23, 2016

Finding Work in Japan: The One Secret to Improving Your Resumé

Here’s one guaranteed way to improve your resumé for that dream job in Japan.

5 Amazing Japanese Albums You've Never Heard Of
September 21, 2016

5 Amazing Japanese Albums You’ve Never Heard Of

Looking to discover more Japanese music? This guide covers some of the core sounds to come out of Japan over the past 50 years.

Surviving the Inaka in Japan
September 21, 2016

Surviving the Inaka: Foreigner Celebrity Status

Previously marooned in rural Ibaraki, one ALT shares his experience and tips for surviving the Japanese inaka. First up: Dealing with foreigner celebrity status.

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September 19, 2016

This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 19 – 25, 2016

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

Entsuin Temple
September 16, 2016

Whirlwind Tour: Getting Out of Tokyo and into Miyagi

For a naturally scenic and historic tour outside of Tokyo, take a quick shinkansen trip to Miyagi Prefecture.

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September 16, 2016

Kobe: City of Stories

Kobe has more to offer travelers than you think, and the city’s PR ambassadors are great source of information — with plenty of stories to share.

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September 13, 2016

Looking for Love: 4 Ways People Break Up in Japan

Breaking up is hard to do — but what happens in a country where people do anything and everything to avoid confrontation?

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September 12, 2016

This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 12 – 18, 2016

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

Exercise in Japan
September 12, 2016

How to take an exercise class in Japan

Taking an exercise class in Japan can turn up some surprisingly challenging words. GaijinPot presents a guide to getting the most out of your classes and your language studies.

An Introduction to Kabuki
September 9, 2016

An Introduction to: Kabuki

Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku, Rakugo, Ukiyo-e and the Tale of Genji – maybe you’ve heard of these but have no clue what they are? Our new “Introduction to” series breaks down the best of Japan’s traditional arts and culture, and shows how you can experience it for yourself.

Jobs in Japan. Tips for getting your email application read.
September 8, 2016

Email Cover Letters: Tips For Getting Your Application Read

Applying for a job in Japan by email? Here’s how to make sure that your application gets read.

How to make a bento (lead)
September 7, 2016

How to Make A Lunch Bento

Making a bento is one of the best ways to keep lunch healthy and fun, especially if you’ve got kids. Fiona shares her tips and favorite recipes for bringing a bit of Japan to your midday meal.

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