After his 6 month stay got extended to 6 years, Matthew decided just to stay. As well as writing about his beloved Kansai, he spends hours in the middle of nowhere looking for wildlife and searching for the parts of the city most people ignore.
As anime writers get more creative, they often depart from the original versions of the traditional creatures and create their own spin.
Explore the pros and cons of enrolling in a language school versus self-study methods for mastering Japanese, and discover which approach best suits your learning style.
Exploring sacred places in Japan for ghost, demons and tricksters.
You just moved into you new apartment—do you have everything you need? Here is a list over what you might need, from oven filters to mold killers and more.
Visit the decisive battles of the Warring States Period at the sites of its major battles.
Foraging can be a new and rewarding way to experience (and taste) Japan’s wilderness. Here are some of the best places to try it.
It can seem like a dream to move from renting to owning your own property, however, there are a number of pitfalls awaiting the unwary.
Why is a temple full of pentagrams near the Kyoto Imperial Palace? GaijinPot shares one of Japan’s most secret symbols.
Young Japanese people have mastered reducing complicated Japanese phrases to a couple of Roman letters. From KY to DQN, let's look at some of these online code words.
The Japanese have a lot of different words for holidays, GaijinPot investigates some of the most common.
Achoo! Hay fever season is back with a vengeance. Get rid of your sniffles with this seasonal vocabulary.
Families are being paid to leave Tokyo for the Japanese countryside, but there may be several catches.