It’s a question that many Westerners ask every year around this time, when the iconic red, white and green marketing…
By GaijinPot Blog on December 15, 2017
Trying to learn Japanese but getting stuck on the characters? Find out how kanji actually work with this breakdown of its components and their functions.
By John Renfroe on December 14, 2017
One of the truly beautiful of Japanese lies in its use of — and societal connection to — the written word.
By Liam Carrigan on December 13, 2017
Gaijinpot discovers that talking about religion is even more complicated than expected.
By Matthew Coslett on December 12, 2017
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By GaijinPot Blog on December 11, 2017
Enjoy genre-jumping with this popular author who has written across science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, children’s fiction, young adult, fantasy, crime, thriller and horror
By Iain Maloney on December 11, 2017
Every week we post our picks for upcoming events in Japan.
By Dan Grunebaum on December 11, 2017
Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a “Blade Runner”-inspired trip!
By Tanja Warwick on December 8, 2017
The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!
By Victoria Vlisides on December 7, 2017
Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on December 6, 2017
He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.
By Liam Carrigan on December 5, 2017
Venture to some decidedly “untouristy” spots in Japan with these recommendations for unique — and still affordable — overnight options.