In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.
By Iain Maloney on February 21, 2018
What is it about Japan that makes some of us want to settle down and others head for the hills?
By Liam Carrigan on February 20, 2018
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 February 19, 2018
This social apartment turned social hotel lends guests smartphones, runs events with local creatives and has an Instagram feed to live for.
By GaijinPot Partners on February 17, 2018
When people think about Japanese science fiction, thoughts tend to swing towards manga, anime and live action movies. Gundam, Atom…
By Iain Maloney on February 16, 2018
Planning a trip to Kobe? Don’t miss these three vegan-friendly restaurants.
By Ashley Owen on February 15, 2018
Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.
By Alex Rickert on February 14, 2018
Some of the questions future ALTs were expected to answer range from the unconventional to the downright bizarre!
By Liam Carrigan on February 13, 2018
Every week we post our picks for upcoming events in Japan. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.
By Dan Grunebaum on February 12, 2018
With those icky germs and nasty flu raging across Japan, you’d think it would be easy to get a kid to wash his hands. Guess again.
By Aonghas Crowe on February 10, 2018
The forest itself is lost in a global media loop de-emphasizing its natural beauty in favor of tragedy. The first step to save the forest is reclaiming its name: It’s called the “Sea of Trees” not the “suicide forest.”
By Joshua Meyer on February 9, 2018
While the feeling of love and romance is something that is impossible to describe, Japanese has a lot of words that try to capture its essence.