No Netflix? No problem! Here are five superb novelizations of Japanese anime that you can purchase right now. Can’t get enough of Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)? Try reading the light novel for a fresh take on the anime that brought you to tears.
By Limarc Ambalina on July 19, 2018
When teaching in Japanese classrooms, inspiration for ways to help can sometimes come from the most unlikely sources — and don’t always involve your English lessons.
By Liam Carrigan on July 18, 2018
Simple, stress-free and excellent value, you’ll save on more than just transport with the Hakone Freepass. Here’s how to get the most value out of it.
By Christy Anne Jones on July 17, 2018
Join this joyous matsuri on the sea.
By Jes Kalled on July 14, 2018
Intriguing titles and exclusive adventures all from Japan and all in your hands with this year’s GaijinPot summer reading list.
By Ian Yates on July 13, 2018
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!
By Matthew Coslett on July 12, 2018
Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.
By Natsuko Mazany on July 11, 2018
What’s the point in having all that free time as an ALT if you can’t make good use of it?
By Liam Carrigan on July 10, 2018
What it’s like working in these ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.
By Victoria Vlisides on July 9, 2018
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.
By GaijinPot Partners on July 9, 2018
An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.
By Ashley Owen on July 6, 2018
The joy of everyday discoveries and bonding with locals over food, glorious food.