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April 24, 2018

Is It Coffee or Tea? What You Need to Know About Japan’s New ‘Tea Coffee’ Drink

This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.

April 24, 2018

LGBT in Japan: Yes, It Gets Better!

Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.

April 20, 2018

Level Up: The Top 5 Mobile Games in Japan

It’s never a dull moment living in Japan — and if it ever seems that way, then here are five popular smartphone games many Japanese play to help pass the time.

April 19, 2018

5 Soft Skills ALTs Acquire that Are Resume Builders

Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.

April 18, 2018

Beyond Takai and Yasui: Japanese Vocab to Watch Out for While Shopping

These 10 Japanese words and phrases can help you bargain for some good deals or talk about the finer things in life.

April 17, 2018

A New Challenge: Changes to Elementary School English in Japan for 2020

With the Olympics drawing closer, the government is finally getting serious about English in elementary schools.

April 14, 2018

20 Images that Prove Cherry Blossoms in Japan Make Life Worth Living

Sakura & animal selfies and scenery straight out of a storybook… Here are just a few of our favorite posts so far from the ongoing 2018 GaijinPot Cherry Blossom Contest.

April 13, 2018

Gachapon: Japan’s Irresistible Capsule Toys You Never Knew You Needed

Who, what, where and, most importantly, how to get your hands on these cute, crafty and sometimes weird pieces of Japanese pop culture.

April 12, 2018

April Fools: How to Talk About Big or Little Lies in Japanese

Since April is the month of fibs and mistruths, Gaijinpot presents some vocabulary to discuss them.

Sakunami Onsen
April 11, 2018

Fall Off the Beaten Path: A Weekend Getaway to Sakunami Onsen

No one’s heard of this misty mountain retreat just west of Sendai — and that’s what makes it so special.

Tokyo Star Bank
April 10, 2018

Win ¥1,000,000 to Help Grow Your Business in Japan

Tokyo Star Bank is giving foreign entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to connect with local investors and win a grand prize of ¥1,000,000 in a brand new contest.

April 9, 2018

Great Japanese Writers: Ryu Murakami

From enfant terrible of the Japanese literary scene to master of its dark arts, Ryu Murakami’s sinister world and black humor have been delighting readers for more than four decades.

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