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.
Following Samurai Blue’s inspiring run in the World Cup and finals about to start, there has never been a better time to master some of the unique Japanese words associated with the tournament as it nears it’s exciting finish!
GaijinPot presents a guide to quoting what others have said — because you can't always be the definitive source.
GaijinPot investigates two common types of visas for teachers in Japan that cause the most confusion.
GaijinPot offers advice for moving from the ない (not) to the ず (not doing) suffix — and helps you ti answer trick test questions in the process.
At first the words for the internet can seem somewhat easy after all — a lot of them are English. However, once you try and get online, the words become increasingly difficult. GaijinPot investigates.
With the JLPT exams just around the corner, GaijinPot takes a look at some of the weird compounds using basic kanji that examiners can’t resist slipping into their tests.
Gaijinpot presents a guide to the first ten sentences for beginner language learners that will make the scaffolding to all your later studies.
Since April is the month of fibs and mistruths, Gaijinpot presents some vocabulary to discuss them.
Here are some details about the information on your Japanese bank card to help you have a better online shopping experience.
Learners may know of "wasei eigo" (English words coined in Japan), but there is another weird subcategory of katakana terms: those whose meaning has been utterly altered from the original form.
If a partner "has you wrapped around their little finger," it may not be such a bad thing. When it comes to love in Japanese, this a sign of destiny!
While the feeling of love and romance is something that is impossible to describe, Japanese has a lot of words that try to capture its essence.