What’s the difference between “shukujitsu” and “saijitsu” — two types of Japanese holidays — and the surprising reason why we won’t have another extended Silver Week autumn vacation for nine years.
By Teni Wada on September 6, 2017
Living in Japan for a few years inevitably means you’ll learn to love things that might have otherwise easily annoyed you back home. Here’s what’s grown on me about Japanese culture’s multitude of quirks.
By Alex Sturmey on September 5, 2017
Are you running out of ideas for your ALT lessons? Or do you need a little break from the mundane teaching schedule? This is the perfect time to introduce your culture to your students.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on September 4, 2017
Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.
By Dan Grunebaum on September 4, 2017
Your first drinking party may seem intimidating, but it is also a great chance to have some fun with your Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on August 31, 2017
And it’s not just because of the free beer.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on August 31, 2017
About 25 percent of school students in Japan may have some form of dyslexia. Here some ways to tell if it could be affecting your English class students and some tips to help.
By Liam Carrigan on August 31, 2017
If you’re thinking about a move to Tokyo, here are some affordable neighborhoods to check out that often fly below the radar — meaning better choices for you!
By Lucy Dayman on August 30, 2017
The eskimos may apparently have 1,000 words for snow, but if you watch Japanese TV there seems to be only one (or two) words for “delicious.” Not for you anymore.
By Teni Wada on August 29, 2017
Every Monday we serve you our top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list yours, contact the editor of GaijinPot.
By Dan Grunebaum on August 28, 2017
Visiting (or living) in the land of sushi might seem like a vegan nightmare — but fear not, those on plant-based diets, we have some helpful advice for navigating the fish-filled culinary waters!
By Chiara Terzuolo on August 25, 2017
What mysteries await in the Japanese convenience store after hours? This is the tale of what happened when curiosity turned into a graveyard shift exploration of retail hallowed ground after missing the last train in Tokyo.