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April 7, 2017

The Awkward Art of Saying Goodbye in Japan

In the unspoken world of Japanese etiquette, even saying goodbye requires a little bit of time and finesse.

April 6, 2017

The Saudi King and I: What Happened When Salman met Shinzo

Now that’s what you call an entrance.

April 5, 2017

Yosakoi: Why It’s My Favorite Japanese Festival

The many reasons why this exuberant and boundary-breaking Japanese festival tops my personal ranking.

April 4, 2017

Sick Pay in Japan: What You Need to Know

Ever heard of the Japanese government’s Injury and Sickness Allowance?

April 3, 2017

This Week in Japan Apr. 3-9, 2017

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017
April 1, 2017

A One-Day Itinerary to the Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017

Want to see the shibazakura this spring? Try this one-day itinerary featuring a spectacular flower festival, a brand-new onsen resort and dinner on a traveling restaurant.

March 31, 2017

25 Things to Do in Osaka

There’s plenty to do in the kitchen of Japan but we’ve narrowed it down to the best 25 – ‘cos we’re nice like that.

Hanamiyama Fukushima
March 31, 2017

A Guide to Cherry Blossom Viewing at Hanamiyama Park

The story behind one of Japan’s favorite cherry blossom spots and the best way to see it for yourself.

March 30, 2017

Take a tour inside this brand-new luxury serviced residence

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a luxury serviced residence in one of the world’s biggest – and richest – cities?

March 29, 2017

The Only Gaijin In the Village: Chapter One

In a new short story series, writer Iain Maloney shares his experiences as the only foreigner in a Gifu village full of elderly people.

March 28, 2017

A Quick Guide To Taxes in Japan

As the old cliché goes, the only certain things in life are death and taxes.

March 27, 2017

This Week in Japan Mar. 27-Apr. 2, 2017

Every Monday we serve top picks for this week’s events in Japan. To list your event, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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