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5 Truly Scary Japanese Horror Anime to Set the Mood for Halloween

Are you a horror junkie or looking for something scary to watch this Halloween season? Here are five Japanese anime series guaranteed to send a chill down your spine.

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English Teacher Assessments: A Guide to Getting Your Contract Renewed

Every year, most English teachers in Japan face an uncertain time. Will they or won't they keep their job for another year? Today, we look at how to limit that uncertainty.

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 40

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Top 5 Showcases of New Games at TGS 2018

Didn’t make it to last weekend’s Tokyo Game Show? Don’t worry, GaijinPot has you covered with the five best showcases at this year’s big event!

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Learn

Kooky Kanji: The Surprising Origin Stories of Some Famous Characters

Kanji is fascinating when it's used in strange or unusual ways. GaijinPot looks at how the history of kanji may be even more interesting than you thought.

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Learn

Of Rice and Men: Questions You Never Thought to Ask about Harvesting Japan’s Meal Staple

One writer went around pestering people to find out exactly how much rice could be harvested from a field that measured one tatami mat in size. Here's what he found.

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Work

Games on the Go: Quick and Easy Activities to Use in Your English Classroom

Despite your best laid plans, sometimes you just need to improvise in your English lessons. For those times, here’s some inspiration.

By 7 min read

Work

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 39

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Meet Beni, the Dog Who Probably Speaks Better Japanese Than You

This is further evidence that all shiba inus are precious.

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Culture

Akira Kurosawa: 5 Essential Movies from Japan’s Greatest Filmmaker

You know his name and might be aware of his pervasive influence but how many of the maestro’s movies have you seen?

By 9 min read

Culture

Life is Just a Final Fantasy: 5 Japanese RPG Series Every Gamer Should Try

Looking to pick up a new title for your console? Before you spend your money, check out our top five recommended Japanese role-playing games.

By 8 min read

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Binge-worthy Travel: 7 ‘Terrace House’ Locations You Can Visit in Japan

It’s a piece of cake to literally walk into locations from Netflix and Fuji TV’s reality show “Terrace House.”

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