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July 11, 2018

9 Onsen in Tohoku Where Men and Women Can Bathe Together

Take a trip to the Tohoku region, down a road less traveled, where the most beautiful mixed baths wait to be discovered.

July 10, 2018

Using Down Time as a Language Teacher in Japan for Self-Improvement

What’s the point in having all that free time as an ALT if you can’t make good use of it?

July 6, 2018

Sake Cheat Sheet: Get Your Drink on with This Handy Guide to Nihonshu

An introductory guide to Japan’s national tipple.

July 3, 2018

5 YouTube Channels to Help You Learn Japanese

Not just the domain of millennials searching for music and cat videos, YouTube can also be a good teacher in Japan — even for language study.

June 29, 2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain Through His Travels in Japan

Retrace the beloved travel show host’s steps through Osaka, Hokkaido, Tokyo and Okinawa.

June 22, 2018

Japan Summer Music Festival Guide: Oh No, Let’s Go!

Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic and the whole shebang offer up your choice of rock, pop, jazz, EDM and more in the great outdoors.

June 20, 2018

After the Quake: Two Years on, Kumamoto Stands Strong

Kumamoto’s beauty has been forever altered by the 2016 earthquake. Nevertheless, follow the locals’ unwavering strength and help the prefecture by making it a destination on your next trip to Kyushu.

June 19, 2018

Visa Basics: Instructor Versus Specialist in Humanities and International Services

GaijinPot investigates two common types of visas for teachers in Japan that cause the most confusion.

June 15, 2018

6 Spots to Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

A brand new observation deck is just one of the options for scoping out the world-famous intersection from above.

June 13, 2018

Beat the Heat: 5 Cool Destinations to Escape to from Tokyo this Summer

Get out of the city, explore Japan and refresh yourself — but start planning now.

Himeji Castle
June 8, 2018

5 Cool James Bond Movie Locations You Can Visit in Japan

If 007 only lives twice and you only live once, then you better add these travel spots to your bucket list.

June 5, 2018

Hopes and Dreams: Japan at the World Cup 2018

As Japan’s Samurai Blue head to the FIFA World Cup once again, here’s how you, your school and your community can use its teaching moments and be a part of the action.

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