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.
By Matthew Coslett on May 16, 2017
Let’s give a 8888 for this guide to Japanese numbers wordplay. 4649 onegaishimasu!
By Matthew Coslett on April 26, 2017
Use these techniques to help you sound more like a native when speaking Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on April 17, 2017
It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases to help you secure that much-needed holiday.
By Matthew Coslett on March 22, 2017
Useful Japanese for negotiating a discount in different situations from shopping to signing an apartment contract.
By Matthew Coslett on March 10, 2017
Note to self: The poo emoji is not a bad thing.
By Matthew Coslett on February 20, 2017
With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s something to add to the romantic confusion: the two different kanji for love.
By Matthew Coslett on February 13, 2017
Learning useful Japanese vocabulary is a small price toupee to get the haircut you want.
By Matthew Coslett on January 30, 2017
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Gaijinpot presents a guide to making them… in Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on January 17, 2017
I dreamed a dream of eggplants gone by. Happy New Year everyone!
By Matthew Coslett on January 1, 2017
Talking about politics can be tricky in Japanese. Here’s a guide to the recent election in America and some of the words it brought up.