Since Buddhism played an important role in creating Japanese culture, GaijinPot presents a primer on some of the ways that its influence has also changed the language itself.
By Matthew Coslett on January 10, 2018
With the season of giving upon us, GaijinPot presents a guide to the different words for delivering presents.
By Matthew Coslett on December 22, 2017
Gaijinpot discovers that talking about religion is even more complicated than expected.
By Matthew Coslett on December 12, 2017
Navigating the world of Japanese etiquette can be tricky without knowing some of the words that are associated with good and bad manners in Japan.
By Matthew Coslett on November 28, 2017
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.