Wasp hunting in central Japan is not your average hobby, but locals here love it. Check out our crash course in wasp hunting and an introduction to the Nov. 3 edible wasp festival!
By Joost Van Itterbeeck on October 31, 2017
Here are five spooktastic spots for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.
By Liam Carrigan on October 27, 2017
Now that the election vans have stopped blaring candidate’s names, the ballots have been cast and the results are in — what can Japan expect from a resurgent Shinzo Abe and his cronies?
By Alex Sturmey on October 25, 2017
In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.
By Iain Maloney on October 20, 2017
Ready or not, it’s ballot time again in Japan.
By Aonghas Crowe on October 20, 2017
It’s a complex question to answer: As an American of Japanese decent, in America, I’m “Japanese,” but in Japan — who am I?
By Kristy Ishii on October 13, 2017
It’s autumn — the best time to eat insects! Join GaijinPot as we take a gastronomical tour of bugs in the traditional cuisine of Gifu and Nagano prefectures.
By Joost Van Itterbeeck on October 5, 2017
Many foreigners working in Japan live with depression, but few get real help. Here are some tips and resources for handling it.
By Liam Carrigan on October 3, 2017
Somewhere in northern Japan, someone is cooking this fruit and making it taste fantastic. That person, though, is not me.
By Victoria Vlisides on September 29, 2017
The latest chapter! “Women can be stupid, too — don’t get me wrong. I’m an equal opportunities misanthropist — it’s just that men: we do it so well. At full force.”
By Iain Maloney on September 22, 2017
There are a hundred different reasons that people come to the land of the rising sun, but once you fall in love, you’re going to need to find a job.
By Alex Sturmey on September 15, 2017
If you’ve ever seen a Japanese horror movie, you know that closets in Japan are no place for the living — let alone us queer folk. Here are some ways to avoid and escape the closet, no matter what you’re doing in Japan.