Welcome to our ultimate guide for foreign residents on setting up a mobile phone in Japan in partnership with Sakura Mobile.
By GaijinPot Partners on March 20, 2018
Don’t seek a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Help is at hand.
By Liam Carrigan on March 19, 2018
Pocket Shelter is a multilingual app that aims to take the worry out of disaster preparation in Japan, helping you ensure you’re as safe as possible if something does happen.
By Alex Sturmey on March 12, 2018
While bitcoin faces suspicion and turmoil across the globe, Japan has embraced the digital cash in a way only it could — with extreme passion and an idol group.
By Alex Sturmey on March 9, 2018
All you need is an unlocked phone, your passport and WiFi to make a contract through JP Smart SIM — a mobile service designed by and for foreign residents.
By GaijinPot Partners on March 8, 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
Tips on finding bandmates, places to practice, spots to play live and more for anyone who wants to play music in Japan.
By Julia Mascetti on February 23, 2018
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
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
Over the years in Japan, I have discovered a range of both folk and modern remedies here to keep colds in check.