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Ink and Onsen: How to Enjoy Hot Springs If You Have Tattoos

A guide to experiencing Japan's hot springs - even when you're inked.

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Happy New Year From GaijinPot

A brief look back at what happened in 2019 and what we're excited for in 2020.

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The True Story of Why People in Japan Eat KFC at Christmas

Last year, KFC Japan earned a record-breaking ¥6.9 billion from December 21 to 25. So what's the deal with "Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!"?

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Five Japanese Gag Gift Ideas for Christmas 2019

This nation was made for white elephant parties.

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7 Geeky Gifts for the Otaku in Your Life

Get your geek on with these present picks!

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Does Living in Japan Change the Way We Speak English?

Since moving abroad, you may have changed more than your residence status.

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Nengajo: How to Send a Japanese New Year Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2020!

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Smartphones in Japan: How To Buy, Unlock and Change Plans

Japanese mobile service is notoriously convoluted. Here's what to do if you plan to bring a phone over from home or sort yourself out with a new one while you're here.

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5 Unique Things I Found While Thrifting in Japan

Horror movie collectibles, anime figurines and more.

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8 Halloween Treats You Can Get at the Convenience Store in Japan

Save the tricks and give us all the spooky fall-flavored treats.

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Halloween in Japan: What’s Different?

The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.

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Japan’s Toxic Drinking Culture No One Talks About

Japan has a problem but is too addicted to admit it.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Kinbaku, the Erotic Art of Japanese Rope Bondage