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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 16

There are multiple positions available in the mobile and video game industries in this week's top jobs in Japan plus many others.

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Break into a New Career with a Job in Japan’s Video Game Industry

Opportunities in the video game industry are available more than ever. However, the roles may be different from what most gamers would imagine. 

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 15

Positions available in this week's top jobs in Japan include services sales engineer, Bitcoin ATM staff, content strategist, gaming product manager, project coordinator and more!

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6 Ways To Find Furniture for Your Japanese Apartment

Need to furnish your new home in Japan? GaijinPot’s how-to guide has the best places to find quality and affordable furniture in Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 14

New in this week's top jobs in Japan are opportunities for an international school principal in Okinawa, a business growth specialist in Fukuoka and recruitment associates in Tokyo.

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Is Hanami Actually Fun?

With the sakura season underway, we have to ask: Is hanami all that enjoyable?

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 13

There are opportunities available in content marketing, construction site management, software engineering and English-speaking childcare plus much more in this week's top jobs in Japan.

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5 Things to Do in Japan This Spring (That Don’t Involve Hanami)

If you want to tone down the cherry blossom celebrations this year, here are five alternatives for spring activities in Japan.

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How Did Cherry Blossom Viewing Start in Japan?

We asked hanami revelers if they knew the origins of cherry blossom viewing.

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Jiko Bukken: Reasonable Rent and Apartment ‘Incidents’

One of the cheapest ways to rent new digs in Japan is to look for "incident" apartments, but what exactly is an "incident"?

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 12

If you have experience in project coordination or management, automotive or heavy machinery sales, corporate or legal English editing or advertising and marketing — there are opportunities available in all of these areas in this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Discover Tohoku with the New JR East Pass

Non-native residents of Japan can now travel through all of Tohoku and beyond, for a discounted price previously only available to inbound tourists.

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