With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s something to add to the romantic confusion: the two different kanji for love.
By Matthew Coslett on February 13, 2017
Sapporo might be the big daddy of Japan’s snow festivals but there are plenty of other events across the country that give it a run for its frozen money. Check out these recommendations and get planning!
By Sophie Skillett on February 10, 2017
How do you go from washing up on a boat to brainstorming in Steve Jobs’ garage to working with MoMA and Virgin? We sat down with designer Keisuke Unosawa to find out.
By Rebecca Quin on February 10, 2017
I tried Google Translate’s updated feature and may have uncovered a Japanese conspiracy in the process.
By Alex Sturmey on February 9, 2017
Throw off that kotatsu blanket (go on, you can do it) and head outside to explore these Tokyo’s winter-warming street food hot spots.
By Elsa Messi on February 7, 2017
Living in Tokyo and eager to explore new parts of the city? Join this free tour to discover highlights of what to see, do and eat in Kichijoji.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on February 7, 2017
Sometimes there is pressure to drink to excess and let off steam at Japanese office parties. What do you do if you don’t drink — and don’t want to jeopardize your standing at work?
By James Winovich on February 6, 2017
Every Monday we post our picks for upcoming events in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.
By Leslie Lee III on February 6, 2017
What happens in the hot spring stays in the hot spring. But here’s what we know.
By Alex Sturmey on February 4, 2017
Headed to the Sapporo Snow Festival next week? Here’s a teaser of what to expect and what you shouldn’t miss.
By Kyle Von Lanken on February 3, 2017
Japan’s countrywide network of highway buses offers a cheap alternative to train and air travel, with some surprising perks.
By Liam Carrigan on February 2, 2017
Do you know your Shinto shrine from your Buddhist temple? Why is the five yen coin the luckiest? And what should you do if you get a bad fortune?