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November 8, 2017

What’s the perfect ALT-to-JTE teaching ratio?

An ideal English lesson should have a 50:50 teaching ratio with the JTE and ALT — but here’s how it should go for those non-ideal times.

November 7, 2017

The 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is conveniently located with three locations.

November 2, 2017

Huber: Transforming Your Japan Travel Experience

This game-changing startup connects tourists to locals eager to guide foreigners around Japan with customized tours.

Hotel Uno Ueno downstairs
October 30, 2017

4 Things this Hybrid Hostel-Hotel in Tokyo Gets Exactly Right

Hotel Uno Ueno is the latest in Tokyo’s hybrid accommodations that combine the affordability and sociability of a hostel with the upgraded design and amenities of a hotel.

Tokyo Racecourse Heading
October 19, 2017

A Day at the Races: How to Watch Horse Racing in Tokyo

Looking for something a little bit different to do in Tokyo? Watching horse racing is one of the country’s most popular pastimes — find out why with a fun-filled day at the Tokyo Racecourse.

October 18, 2017

Cool in the Classroom: How to Work Better With Japanese Teachers

There is nobody better to prepare the teachers than you. The perfect ALT will be proactive but tread lightly.

October 3, 2017

Building Bridges: Connecting with Japanese Students In and Out of the Classroom

Taking the time to talk with students or pay attention to their interests outside of the classroom can go a long way to building better relationships with your charges.

September 28, 2017

5 Ways You Can Prolong Your Summer at this Kick-Ass Okinawa Hotel

Let staff guide you through the best of what Okinawa has to offer at Estinate Hotel, where it’s sun, sea and spontaneity all year round.

Spartan Race Japan
September 20, 2017

6 Things to Know About the Spartan Race Japan

The second Spartan Race to be held in Japan is happening in October and there are still spots available. Are you up for it?

September 19, 2017

To Be a Better ALT, Start Bonding with other Teachers

Don’t underestimate the power of relationship building when it comes to strengthening your bonds — and thus the quality of your classes — with your Japanese teachers of English.

Docomo Wifi for Visitors
September 9, 2017

10 Best Photos Submitted So Far For Our Wi-Fi Giveaway

GaijinPot is collaborating with Japan’s leading Wi-Fi provider to offer free individual internet access to tourists in a month-long Instagram contest! Here are some of the best entries so far.

September 4, 2017

Celebrate the Differences: Use Events as Extra Lesson Material

Are you running out of ideas for your ALT lessons? Or do you need a little break from the mundane teaching schedule? This is the perfect time to introduce your culture to your students.

Millennials Kyoto
August 31, 2017

This Hi-Tech Pod Hotel in Kyoto Is Changing the Way We Work

And it’s not just because of the free beer.

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