Contributor

GaijinPot Partners

GaijinPot Partners offer sponsored articles about living and working in Japan. This service is available to select businesses and organizations that are looking to increase their exposure to the foreign community in Japan. For inquiries about becoming a Commercial Partner please click here.

Articles

Work

Introducing the Japan Employment Success Program

This unique program offers overseas participants assisted entry to Japan as a student, the chance to begin working part-time immediately, plus an introduction to a full-time job with visa sponsorship.

By 7 min read

Live

8 Perks You Didn’t Know Came with Your NTT Docomo Phone

Foreign customers have access to a whole heap of secret benefits — you just need to know where to look.

By 7 min read

Learn

Summer Workshops Offer Easy Japanese Learning Through Video Games, Anime and J-Pop

The Japanese Language and Media Institute is running a series of unique workshops for beginner learners to interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time.

By 5 min read

Live

These 5 Companies are Here to Help You Host the Best Summer BBQ in Japan

Whether you’re planning an international Fourth of July hoedown or a new ALTs meat-and-greet, these five businesses are here to make sure your barbecue is prime grade.

By 5 min read

Explore

Fall Off the Beaten Path: A Weekend Getaway to Sakunami Onsen

No one’s heard of this misty mountain retreat just west of Sendai — and that’s what makes it so special.

By 7 min read

Live

Win ¥1,000,000 to Help Grow Your Business in Japan

Tokyo Star Bank is giving foreign entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to connect with local investors and win a grand prize of ¥1,000,000 in a brand new contest.

By 3 min read

Work

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!

By 4 min read

Live

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.

By 13 min read

Live

JP Smart SIM: A clever way for foreigners to set up their phone in Japan

All you need is an unlocked phone, your passport and WiFi to make a contract through JP Smart SIM — a mobile service designed by and for foreign residents.

By 6 min read

Work

ALTs and Their Utility Belts: 3 Practical Tools for the Classroom

Things will go wrong in an English class, but if you plan ahead for possible hiccups you will rarely be caught by surprise!

By 5 min read

Learn

Make a Career of Translating your Favorite Japanese Manga, Movies, TV and more with JVTA

Ever dreamed of making a living in subtitle and voice over translations for Japanese manga, movies, TV shows and other visual media? This translation course, ideal for foreign students, makes that a possibility.

By 5 min read

Work

Assistant Language Teachers in Japan Should Rise Above the Acronym

While an ALT is a perfectly adequate assistant in the classroom, the SALT takes it one step further.

By 6 min read