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Tweet of the Week #79: Golden Week 2020 Downgraded to Gaman Week

The gold has completely faded from Japan's week-long vacation. Guess we'll just stay home and sleep.

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GaijinPot Staff Coronavirus Quarantine Playlist

From J-pop to Heavy Metal, here are some tunes to fill the social distancing void.

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Japanese Convenience Stores Launch Plastic Guards, Queuing Spots to Fight COVID-19

Social distancing is (very) slowly starting to catch on in Japan.

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Yes, Foreigners are Eligible for Japan’s ¥100,000 COVID-19 Stimulus Package

From how to receive the money to whether you can claim stimulus payments from your home country, here’s what you need to know.

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Complete your Post Graduate Studies in Japan at Kyoto’s Doshisha University

Make your dreams of continuing your education in Japan a reality with this Global MBA program.

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How to Get a Driver’s License in Japan Without Speaking Japanese

Tips on the process and English-speaking driving schools.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using Your Japanese Washing Machine

Is that detergent or fabric softener…? How do I use this freaking Japanese washing machine?

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Persevering through COVID-19: What we Can Learn from Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using the ATM in Japan

Bank better have my money.

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What are ALTs’ Rights During the Coronavirus School Closures in Japan?

Assistant Language Teachers are still entitled to a percentage of their pay if their schools are closed during the shutdown.

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A Comprehensive List of Closed Tourist Attractions in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

Many attractions have re-opened, while it's still undetermined when the Studio Ghibli Museum will reopen.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone