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July 20, 2018

How To Fall In Love With Oita, Japan in 25 Photos

Tokyo seemed like a vapid beast after three days in Oita Prefecture.

July 19, 2018

5 English Novelizations of Popular Japanese Anime

No Netflix? No problem! Here are five superb novelizations of Japanese anime that you can purchase right now. Can’t get enough of Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)? Try reading the light novel for a fresh take on the anime that brought you to tears.

July 18, 2018

ALT Super Powers: From Unexpected to Awesome in the Japanese Classroom

When teaching in Japanese classrooms, inspiration for ways to help can sometimes come from the most unlikely sources — and don’t always involve your English lessons.

The Hakone Freepass offers some decent discounts.
July 17, 2018

12 Ways to Make the Most of the Hakone Freepass

Simple, stress-free and excellent value, you’ll save on more than just transport with the Hakone Freepass. Here’s how to get the most value out of it.

July 14, 2018

A Ship with Summer Inside: Experiencing the Tokyo Bay Night Cruise

Join this joyous matsuri on the sea.

July 13, 2018

Kills, Thrills, Love and Loss: New Titles from Japan Make Great Summer Reads

Intriguing titles and exclusive adventures all from Japan and all in your hands with this year’s GaijinPot summer reading list.

July 12, 2018

World Cup Words: Talking about Football in Japanese

Following Samurai Blue’s inspiring run in the World Cup and finals about to start, there has never been a better time to master some of the unique Japanese words associated with the tournament as it nears it’s exciting finish!

July 11, 2018

9 Onsen in Tohoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.

July 10, 2018

Using Down Time as a Language Teacher in Japan for Self-Improvement

What’s the point in having all that free time as an ALT if you can’t make good use of it?

July 9, 2018

The Japanese Summer as an ALT Without Air Conditioning at School

What it’s like working in these ungodly hot schools — explained in 10 gifs.

JLMI Workshops
July 9, 2018

Summer Workshops Offer Easy Japanese Learning Through Video Games, Anime and J-Pop

The Japanese Language and Media Institute is running a series of unique workshops for beginner learners to interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time.

July 6, 2018

Sake Cheat Sheet: Get Your Drink on with This Handy Guide to Nihonshu

An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.

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