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January 11, 2017

Japanese Body Language: 7 Key Gestures to Learn

Combat confusion by learning to speak the unspoken language of Japan.

January 10, 2017

Teaching in Japan: A Guide to English Speech Contests

English speech contests are one area where ALTs can really make a difference.

January 9, 2017

This Week in Tokyo for Jan 9-15, 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.

January 6, 2017

Top 5 Must-See Places in Japan for 2017

Dream of visiting Japan? There’s no time like the present!

January 5, 2017

Veganized in Sapporo: Tips for Vegans in Rural Japan

There’s no need to compromise your ethics or your experience as a vegan in rural Japan.

January 2, 2017

This Week in Tokyo for Jan 2-8, 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.

January 1, 2017

Hatsuyume: The First Dream of the Year in Japan

I dreamed a dream of eggplants gone by. Happy New Year everyone!

December 30, 2016

How to Make Chirashizushi

Serve up the one type of sushi Japanese families typically make at home. Perfect for the New Year celebrations!

December 30, 2016

How to Do Hatsumode in Tokyo

A guide to experiencing the first Shinto shrine visit of the year.

December 29, 2016

This New Year’s Eve in Tokyo Dec. 31, 2016

Before every New Year’s Eve, we post our choices for where to ring in the new year in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

December 29, 2016

5 Things to Do in Nagano City (That Aren’t Winter Sports)

What to do in Nagano if you don’t want to careen down hills at high speeds.

December 28, 2016

Women in Japanese Government: 3 Rising Politicians to Know

Who run the world? Girls. Will they be running Japan? Maybe.

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