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September 30, 2016

KENPOKU Art 2016: Why You Need to See This Incredible Art Festival in Ibaraki

This autumn, against a natural canvas of soaring mountains and rugged shorelines, Ibaraki prefecture is playing host to an international art festival that is equally dynamic as it is diverse.

5 Steps to Handle Nervous Students in Class
September 29, 2016

Teaching in Japan: 5 Steps to Handle Nervous Students

As a language teacher, how do you deal with students who are too nervous to take part in your class? Here’s 5 steps to help you.

Surviving the Inaka: Learning the language
September 28, 2016

Surviving the Inaka: Learning Japanese

The struggles of learning Japanese in the countryside are real. Here’s what you need to do to survive and thrive.

Baseball at the Osaka Dome
September 27, 2016

How to Watch Baseball at the Osaka Dome

Visiting Osaka? Take yourself out to the ballgame with a baseball match at Osaka Dome.

Event7
September 26, 2016

This Week in Tokyo for Sep. 26 – Oct. 2, 2016

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

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September 26, 2016

Useful Japanese for Talking to the Police

Police stations in Japan serve a vast array of roles but there are some key words and phrases that will help you when dealing with the police in Japan.

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September 24, 2016

Cooking Up A Cure with Fiona Uyema

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.

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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