This year, our most popular articles cover pretty much everything we believe the GaijinPot beast to be: all the info you need to navigate a successful life in Japan.
By Victoria Vlisides on December 20, 2017
A free “Star Wars” exhibition opens this week in Tokyo to celebrate the saga’s latest episode while the franchise’s actors and directors open up about their personal connections to Japanese culture.
By Joshua Meyer on December 19, 2017
It’s a question that many Westerners ask every year around this time, when the iconic red, white and green marketing…
By GaijinPot Blog on December 15, 2017
One of the truly beautiful of Japanese lies in its use of — and societal connection to — the written word.
By Liam Carrigan on December 13, 2017
Just as the original 1982 movie borrowed heavily from the futuristic sights and sounds of a Tokyo noir, visitors to Japan today can cruise the industrial landscapes of Yokohama or slurp noodles in the narrow alleyways and neon lights of Shinjuku — Japan has all the spots required for a “Blade Runner”-inspired trip!
By Tanja Warwick on December 8, 2017
The responses were hilarious, thoughtful, weird and a little angsty. Vote for your favorite!
By Victoria Vlisides on December 7, 2017
He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.
By Liam Carrigan on December 5, 2017
The Cuisine Press has developed a series of unique tours that allow overseas tourists to sample Japan’s food culture while enjoying the beauty and charm of Tohoku’s farming and fishing villages.
By GaijinPot Partners on December 1, 2017
Inter-cultural dating is already challenging, let alone when you include all the difficulties of LGBT life. Read on for tips on dating and communicating with your LGBT Japanese partner.
By Alex Rickert on November 30, 2017
Looking to do some budget traveling in Japan for Christmas and the New Year? Plan a winter holiday in Japan that won’t deplete your bank this winter season.
By Robert Kodama on November 24, 2017
From Tokyo to Okinawa (sorry Hokkaido!), vegan food festivals are popping up all over Japan.
By Chiara Terzuolo on November 23, 2017
Ten of Japan’s 16 national holidays are directly related to the Emperor — with one more on the way.