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July 20, 2018

How To Fall In Love With Oita, Japan in 25 Photos

Tokyo seemed like a vapid beast after three days in Oita Prefecture.

July 9, 2018

The Japanese Summer as an ALT Without Air Conditioning at School

What it’s like working in these ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.

April 24, 2018

Is It Coffee or Tea? What You Need to Know About Japan’s New ‘Tea Coffee’ Drink

This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.

March 26, 2018

36 Hours in Tottori

How does this tiny prefecture with a population of less than 600,000 make you feel so connected to a culture that isn’t your own? Hope you’re up for the answer and 36 hours of discovery in Tottori.

Jobs in Japan. Tips for getting your email application read.
January 30, 2018

6 Tips To Start the Post-ALT Job Hunt in Japan

Japan is increasingly looking to hire skilled foreign workers across many job categories. With these six tips, you can set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry.

January 26, 2018

Japan’s Schools Are In Total Denial Over Diversity

The term “hafu” in Japan means being half-Japanese. With increasing diversity in Japan’s classrooms, the Hafu2Hafu project is a way to educate students (and ourselves) about cultural identity.

January 25, 2018

Travel Inspiration for Japan’s 8 Holiday Weekends in 2018

The year 2018 has plenty of opportunity for weekend getaways in Japan. Here’s where and when to go!

December 28, 2017

GaijinPot’s Top 10 Japan Destinations in 2017

A few surprises and some old favorites in 2017’s most-read travel articles.

December 20, 2017

GaijinPot’s Top 12 Articles for 2017

This year, our most popular articles cover pretty much everything we believe the GaijinPot beast to be: all the info you need to navigate a successful life in Japan.

December 7, 2017

We Asked Readers to Describe Japan in Just 2 words

The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!

October 27, 2017

Ditch the Train! See Japan in a Camper Van

This is what happens when you rent a camper in Japan and unexpectedly drive up a mountain.

October 14, 2017

Japan Wanderlust: You Will Get Lost!

How to transcend this and other negative travel expectations when visiting Japan, plus more than 10 resources for first timers.

October 6, 2017

Japan’s Tourism ‘Fails’ Make it a Perfect Travel Destination

The anti-tourist’s wet dream: Japan — and all its quirky charms — is waiting for you, despite the government’s befuddling missteps at promotion.

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