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March 23, 2018

8 of the Coolest Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

Live the movies at these famous (and not so… )Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.

March 22, 2018

Good Morning! This School Ritual Could Be the Key to a Great Day

Schools in Japan have many customs but the first energetic greeting of students in morning can set the tone for your students — and you!

March 21, 2018

The Roots: Obscure Origins of Unusual Katakana

Learners may know of “wasei eigo” (English words coined in Japan), but there is another weird subcategory of katakana terms: those whose meaning has been utterly altered from the original form.

March 20, 2018

Getting a Mobile Phone in Japan: Your FAQs Answered

Welcome to our ultimate guide for foreign residents on setting up a mobile phone in Japan in partnership with Sakura Mobile.

March 19, 2018

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 12

You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

March 19, 2018

This Week In Japan: March 19-25

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

March 19, 2018

Stopping Suicide: Japan’s Darkest Demon

Don’t seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Help is at hand.

Great Japanese Writers: Fuminori Nakamura
March 16, 2018

Great Japanese Writers: Fuminori Nakamura

Fuminori Nakamura was born in Nagoya in 1977 but has made Tokyo his home and muse in the decades since….

March 15, 2018

Insider Travel Tips for Beginners Exploring Japan

Learn from this writer’s experiences — and “if-only-I-had-known” moments — so you can plan a more efficient and economical trip and still get out of your comfort zone.

Beyond kirei
March 14, 2018

Beyond ‘Kirei’: 5 Phrases to Help You Use Japanese Like a Boss this Spring

Time to head out and enjoy the annual bloom of flowers armed with a few new casual and slangy phrases to try with your friends.

Junior high school students solving English problems.
March 13, 2018

STEP up to Help Students Pass the Eiken English Proficiency Test

What is the Eiken test and why is it so important to your students?

March 12, 2018

This Disaster-Preparedness App Could Save Your Life

Pocket Shelter is a multilingual app that aims to take the worry out of disaster preparation in Japan, helping you ensure you’re as safe as possible if something does happen.

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