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October 17, 2017

A Different Challenge: Teaching English to Japanese College Students

Flying solo. One writer details a positive experience navigating new freedoms and challenges in a college-level classroom and provides some quick tips to navigate the new terrain.

October 16, 2017

This Week in Japan Oct. 16-22, 2017

Every Monday we serve our top picks for this week’s events in Japan.

October 16, 2017

Cape Fear: Japanese Phrases for Fright

Japanese has many words for fear. By learning them, learners can gain a greater understanding of what makes this nation tick.

October 14, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: You Will Get Lost!

How to transcend this and other negative travel expectations when visiting Japan, plus more than 10 resources for first timers.

October 13, 2017

Invisible Gaijin: Postcards from a Non-Japanese Japanese Person Living in Japan

It’s a complex question to answer: As an American of Japanese decent, in America, I’m “Japanese,” but in Japan — who am I?

October 12, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro: Time Out of Mind

An overview of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels.

October 11, 2017

10 Places To Experience the Best of Autumn in Japan

Hikes that catch trees bursting into color and an enticing hot spring bath afterward. These 10 locations are perfect for an adventure, soak or just a change of scene from the city.

October 10, 2017

Losing Your Job In Japan: 7 Tips to Move on and Get a New Gig

As an English teacher in Japan, stable employment can be fragile. Here are seven ways to set up an action plan should the non-renewal of your contract loom on the horizon.

October 9, 2017

This Week in Japan Oct. 9-15, 2017

From avant-garde theater to EDM fests to ancient spectacle, there’s something for everyone across the archipelago.

October 6, 2017

Japan’s Tourism ‘Fails’ Make it a Perfect Travel Destination

The anti-tourist’s wet dream: Japan — and all its quirky charms — is waiting for you, despite the government’s befuddling missteps at promotion.

October 5, 2017

3 Edible Japanese Insects for Autumn

It’s autumn — the best time to eat insects! Join GaijinPot as we take a gastronomical tour of bugs in the traditional cuisine of Gifu and Nagano prefectures.

David Jaskiewicz
October 4, 2017

Beyond “Kowai”: 10 Japanese Words For When You’re Freaked Out

This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear and disgust like a horror movie pro.

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