Looking to pick up a new title for your console? Before you spend your money, check out our top five recommended Japanese role-playing games.
By Limarc Ambalina on September 20, 2018
Combine your study time and your chill out time with these five shows that will entertain you and help improve your Japanese.
By Liam Carrigan on September 18, 2018
Whether you drink it hot, cold, bagged, powdered, loose leaf, in jeans or in a kimono — green tea is inextricably linked with Japanese culture. From “matcha” to “houjicha,” here’s our guide to enjoying the many different styles.
By Ashley Owen on July 26, 2018
Intriguing titles and exclusive adventures all from Japan and all in your hands with this year’s GaijinPot summer reading list.
By Ian Yates on July 13, 2018
This new hybrid drink released in Japan last week hints at the fact that we might be missing something in our lives, so we had to find out more.
By Victoria Vlisides on April 24, 2018
Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.
By Alex Rickert on April 24, 2018
Who, what, where and, most importantly, how to get your hands on these cute, crafty and sometimes weird pieces of Japanese pop culture.
By Mimi Dietderich on April 13, 2018
Gaijin across the board have strong opinions about the word “hafu,” but do they have enough perspective to comment so fervently about it?
By GaijinPot Blog on February 28, 2018
The term “hafu” in Japan means being half-Japanese. With increasing diversity in Japan’s classrooms, the Hafu2Hafu project is a way to educate students (and ourselves) about cultural identity.
By Victoria Vlisides on January 26, 2018
While there are many different New Year’s traditions to follow in Japan, one of our personal favorites is “hatsuhinode,” or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.
By Hilary Keyes on December 29, 2017
So, you’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and the two finally decided to make it official. Here’s a quick how-to for the paperwork and procedures needed to ensure love will indeed prevail in Japan.
By Liam Carrigan on December 21, 2017
It’s a culture festival, but in another very real way, it’s also the blood, sweat and tears of your students… It’s bunkasai!