In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.
By Iain Maloney on January 19, 2018
If you’ve got your sights set on climbing Mt. Fuji but aren’t sure where to start, check out these six stunning peaks that even beginners can conquer.
By Ashley Owen on January 18, 2018
It’s that time again for English teachers in Japan: meeting with new companies, schools and boards of education to secure a new contract. These five tips can help.
By Liam Carrigan on January 17, 2018
With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.
By Joshua Meyer on January 16, 2018
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By GaijinPot Blog on January 15, 2018
Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot. This week: food fests, modern art, music and dance top the agenda.
By Dan Grunebaum on January 15, 2018
Ringing in the new and tossing out the slightly old prompts an age-old question, one similar to Christmas trees in the West: when should you take your Shogatsu decorations down?
By Aonghas Crowe on January 11, 2018
This series tends to look back at Japanese literature that is already available in translation but seeing as this is…
By Iain Maloney on January 10, 2018
Since Buddhism played an important role in creating Japanese culture, GaijinPot presents a primer on some of the ways that its influence has also changed the language itself.
By Matthew Coslett on January 10, 2018
Every week we post our picks for upcoming events in Japan. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editors at GaijinPot.
By Dan Grunebaum on January 8, 2018
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By GaijinPot Blog on January 8, 2018
Winter in rural areas of Japan can feel cold, isolating and gloomy — especially to new ALTs — but you’re not alone. Here are five ways to slam dunk the funk without going into hibernation