Coronavirus

Re-entry Bans to Japan for Foreign Residents to Be Lifted from September
Culture

Japan’s Re-entry Bans for Foreign Residents to be Lifted in September

Finally.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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

The nationwide state of emergency has been lifted, but we're not back to normalcy just yet.

By 4 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

Learn

Tweet of the week #81: Japanese People Are Beyond Bored Staying Home

How many spices does Japanese shichimi really have? We're bored enough to find out.

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Live

How to Fill in Japan’s COVID-19 Stimulus Application

A step-by-step breakdown with English translations and tips for applying online.

By 10 min read

Learn

Japanese Vocabulary for Talking about the Coronavirus

From how to understand the news in Japanese to words for seeing a doctor.

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NSFW

Into the Mind of Shintaro Kago, One of Japan’s Most Infamous Erotic Manga Artists