One of the cheapest ways to rent new digs in Japan is to look for “incident” apartments. Gaijinpot presents a guide to these pads and the benefits — or horrors — that await.
By Matthew Coslett on November 15, 2017
Japanese has many words for fear. By learning them, learners can gain a greater understanding of what makes this nation tick.
By Matthew Coslett on October 16, 2017
Mastering the use of こと and の can be a challenge for beginners and advanced students alike.
By Matthew Coslett on September 27, 2017
If you’re losing the war on bugs in your apartment, Gaijinpot provides you with the weapons to turn the tide in your next battle.
By Matthew Coslett on September 15, 2017
Your first drinking party may seem intimidating, but it is also a great chance to have some fun with your Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on August 31, 2017
With LGBTQ issues becoming an increasingly important part of Japan’s modern identity, GaijinPot looks at some of the words associated with the community.
By Matthew Coslett on August 16, 2017
Email Japanese uses a lot of special verbs in unique and interesting ways. Gaijinpot investigates some of the unusual ones typically found in Japanese internet terms.
By Matthew Coslett on July 28, 2017
When you first arrive in Japan, some of the biggest challenges can be the simplest things — like doing laundry. Gaijinpot guides you all the way from starting your washing machine to its advanced features.
By Matthew Coslett on July 13, 2017
When knowing certain Japanese air travel terms may be the difference between catching or missing your flight, it’s worth spending some time to master airport vocabulary before your trip.
By Matthew Coslett on June 29, 2017
Talking about investing in Japanese can be intimidating however with salaries constantly fluctuating, long-term stayers will want to familiarize themselves with some of the words and concepts.
By Matthew Coslett on June 15, 2017
Rub dub you can finally relax in the tub with our handy guide to the high-tech water controller in your shower room.
By Matthew Coslett on May 27, 2017
Across rough seas and aboard decaying ships, the islands of Tomogashima are a unique — if challenging — visit.
By Matthew Coslett on May 17, 2017
That who we call “ko” would sound as sweet! A GaijinPot guide to recalling tricky Japanese names and learning some new kanji in the process.