Coronavirus

Culture

The Coronavirus Situation in Japan

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Japan so far.

By 6 min read

Live

Persevering through COVID-19: What we Can Learn from Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Like the temporary nature of the cherry blossom season, this too shall pass.

By 5 min read

Work

The Coronavirus and English Teacher Recruiting in Japan for 2021: Your Questions Answered

Teachers will face a significantly different job market due to the coronavirus as recruitment season approaches in Japan. We try to answer some of your questions about the pandemic's impact on your new job hunt.

By 9 min read

Culture

Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

Tokyo and ten other prefectures have been put under a second state of emergency to cope with a surge in coronavirus cases.

By 6 min read

Culture

Couples Stuck in Quarantine Found it Helped Them Grow Closer According to Survey

Turns out being cooped up was a good thing for our readers in relationships. As for the singles, is your finger tired of swiping on Tinder yet?

By 7 min read

Explore

List of Canceled Events in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

The Yokohama Pikachu Outbreak and Aomori Nebuta Festival have been canceled for 2020 while the Edo River Fireworks have been postponed.

By 2 min read

Live

Japan’s Attempt to Ease Strict Entry Bans for Foreign Residents Too Little, Too Late

Foreign residents of Japan have been left stranded overseas for months as the country closed its borders over COVID-19.

By 5 min read

Work

GaijinPot Survey Shows 55% of Readers Prefer Working from Home vs. at the Office

Not having to commute to work is pretty awesome, but many readers struggle with staying motivated while at home.

By 6 min read

Live

How You Can Support Local Businesses in Japan During COVID-19

Do your part to help Japan's local economy all from your computer.

By 6 min read

Culture

Meet the Japanese Yokai That Will Save us From the Coronavirus

Here’s why Twitter is so into Amabie.

By 3 min read