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December 8, 2017

5 ‘Blade Runner’ Inspired Experiences in Japan

Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a “Blade Runner”-inspired trip!

December 7, 2017

We Asked Readers to Describe Japan in Just 2 words

The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!

December 6, 2017

How to Navigate Lessons with a Special Needs Class

Teaching any type of English class in Japan can have its challenges, but special needs students offer unique, one-on-one situations to help you grow as a teacher — and a person.

December 5, 2017

Namahage: Japan’s Baby-Scaring, Woman-Stealing Holiday Tradition

He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.

December 4, 2017

Top 5 Crazy Hotels for Budget Travelers

Venture to some decidedly “untouristy” spots in Japan with these recommendations for unique — and still affordable — overnight options.

December 4, 2017

2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 49

Check back each week as we look through the database of jobs in Japan that have been posted to GaijinPot…

December 4, 2017

This Week in Japan Dec. 4-10, 2017

Every week we post our picks for upcoming events in Japan.

December 3, 2017

Looking for Luxury? Indulge Yourself at Prince Hotel Resorts

Wherever you are in Japan a Prince hotel awaits. Check out these three properties for your next weekend getaway.

December 1, 2017

How to See (And Taste!) the Best of Japan’s Tohoku Region

The Cuisine Press has developed a series of unique tours that allow overseas tourists to sample Japan’s food culture while enjoying the beauty and charm of Tohoku’s farming and fishing villages.

November 30, 2017

Queer Dating in Japan: Dos and Don’ts

Inter-cultural dating is already challenging, let alone when you include all the difficulties of LGBT life. Read on for tips on dating and communicating with your LGBT Japanese partner.

November 29, 2017

Taking the Scenic Route: Osaka to Tokyo by Local Train

A couple of hours a day on the train, with time off to take in some of the best sights Japan has to offer along the route.

November 28, 2017

Ain’t Misbehavin’: Japanese Terms for Rudeness (and Worse)

Navigating the world of Japanese etiquette can be tricky without knowing some of the words that are associated with good and bad manners in Japan.

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