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.
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.
Why are eggs so cheap in Japan? What is causing the price surge? Is bird flu really at fault?
GaijinPot goes down the rabbit hole and looks at five ways the bunny appears in Japanese culture.
While you may think that all luck is the same, many different types of luck are available in Japan.
Simple ways to reduce travel costs using cards and points schemes.
GaijinPot looks at some of the biggest events in Japan that have disappeared.
Looking at the unique ideas Japanese people use for Christmas reveals a lot about the differences between Japanese Christmas and its Western equivalent.
With Japan finally opening up, Gaijinpot explains what this means for visitors.
Halloween in Japan doesn't have to be scary. We delve into the world of Japanese monsters to look for kid-friendly, uniquely Japanese thrills and activities for parents and teachers.
The harvest season in Japan is associated with a mixture of horrific and helpful yokai spirits.
While it may seem that the summer price increases are a temporary thing, they are actually part of a larger pattern