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March 2, 2014

Hinamatsuri: The pinkest day of the year

March 3rd is a special day for girls in Japan as they celebrate Hinamatsuri, also known at the Doll’s Festival. This is a day to pray for young girl’s growth and happiness.

February 23, 2014

GPod 14: 42 Japanese Language Learning Hacks

We continue our Japanese Language Series with Olly Richards, a polyglot who speaks seven languages. Olly joins the GPod to talk about his list of 42 Insane Japanese Language Learning Hacks!

February 21, 2014

How to get from Haneda Airport to Tokyo

Since Haneda Airport opened an international terminal in 2010, more international passengers are arriving and departing from this airport. It is Japan’s busiest airport and with its close proximity to Tokyo it is growing as an important gateway to Japan.

February 17, 2014

GPod 13: Intercultural Dating

In this show we talk to Lorie and Sho about the challenges and rewards of being an intercultural couple. From punctuality to cleanliness we take a look at the extra challenge that cultural differences bring to a relationship.

February 13, 2014

How to get from Narita Airport to Tokyo

While Narita Airport is not as close to Tokyo as many people would like, there are a number of different options to get to the city that are suitable for a range of budgets.

Choose the best one for you and enjoy your stay in Japan!

February 10, 2014

GPod 12: How To Rent An Apartment In Tokyo

One of the first major challenges that many foreigners face when moving to Japan is renting an apartment. To help us understand this process we are joined by Adam German from Real Estate Japan, who is going to guide us through the necessary steps of securing your new home in Japan.

February 8, 2014

Tokyo Snowpocalypse 2014!

The Great Tokyo Snowpocalypse of 2014 has hit the city. Snarling traffic, cancelling flights and sprouting snowmen!

February 5, 2014

Chill Out at the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring over two hundred ice sculptures, great food and a ton of activities for the family the Sapporo Snow Festival is a fantastic way to enjoy a day in the winter.

Cost of Living in Japan
February 3, 2014

GPod 11: The Cost of Living in Japan

Tokyo is known as one of the most expensive cities to live in but how much does it actually cost to live here?

From rent, to taxes, transportation, food and more, we show you how living in Tokyo is not as expensive as you think.

January 27, 2014

GPod 10: Getting a University Job in Japan

Getting a university job in Japan is a goal for many teachers but the path to a university position is not always clear. On this episode of the GPod, Anthony talks to two professors about their experience with working in Japan.

January 22, 2014

Starting An English Language School In Japan

Dean Rogers, CEO of Dean Morgan Academy talks about the challenges and rewards of starting an English language school in Japan.

January 19, 2014

GPod 9: Mastering Japanese the Fun Way

We are pleased to start our new Japanese Language Series on the GPod. Our first guest is John Fotheringham, author of Mastering Japanese: How to Learn Nihongo the Fun Way.

January 19, 2014

Skiing & Snowboarding in Niseko

Japan is a country known for its rich culture and historic travel locations, but it is also rapidly growing as a top ski and snowboard destination.

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