Searching for a new apartment, this writer stumbled upon a whole different set of options.
By Alex Sturmey on April 16, 2017
To say that Japan’s pension system is complicated is a bit like saying that the sun is rather warm. We’ve broken it down for those of you planning to stay here long term.
By Liam Carrigan on April 11, 2017
In the unspoken world of Japanese etiquette, even saying goodbye requires a little bit of time and finesse.
By Loren Hinton on April 7, 2017
Ever heard of the Japanese government’s Injury and Sickness Allowance?
By Liam Carrigan on April 4, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a luxury serviced residence in one of the world’s biggest – and richest – cities?
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on March 30, 2017
In a new short story series, writer Iain Maloney shares his experiences as the only foreigner in a Gifu village full of elderly people.
By Iain Maloney on March 29, 2017
As the old cliché goes, the only certain things in life are death and taxes.
By Liam Carrigan on March 28, 2017
With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?
By Alex Sturmey on March 23, 2017
Many Japanese English instructors lack an ability to speak the language they are hoping to teach their students. What might be some of the reasons?
By Liam Carrigan on March 21, 2017
The throwing stars come out at night — along with “Kill Bill”-style sword battles, geisha performances and traditionally prepared Japanese food — at this Osaka dinner theater.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on March 21, 2017
No need to login or register to connect, the Travel Japan Wi-Fi app automatically hooks you up with instant Wi-Fi across Japan, as well as travel recommendations, tips, discounts and your own virtual scrapbook.
By GaijinPot Commercial Partners on March 18, 2017
The busiest of the 23 wards in Tokyo’s sprawling metropolis, Shinjuku City has countless surprises vying for your attention — many of them hiding in plain sight.