Following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that recently hit Kansai, the floods and landslide in western Japan and the current nationwide heatwave, it’s time to look at some words for these terrifying natural occurrences.
By Matthew Coslett on July 28, 2018
Following Samurai Blue’s inspiring run in the World Cup and finals about to start, there has never been a better time to master some of the unique Japanese words associated with the tournament as it nears it’s exciting finish!
By Matthew Coslett on July 12, 2018
The Japanese Language and Media Institute is running a series of unique workshops for beginner learners to interact with Japanese pop culture and learn simple Japanese at the same time.
By GaijinPot Partners on July 9, 2018
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.
By Elina Davydova on July 3, 2018
Studying Japanese has an automatic end goal: speaking to a real human being. And it all starts with studying kana.
By Victoria Mason on June 28, 2018
GaijinPot presents a guide to quoting what others have said — because you can’t always be the definitive source.
By Matthew Coslett on June 27, 2018
GaijinPot offers advice for moving from the ない (not) to the ず (not doing) suffix — and helps you ti answer trick test questions in the process.
By Matthew Coslett on June 14, 2018
Looking to liven up your time spent studying Japanese? Step up your game with these, well, games.
By Victoria Mason on June 1, 2018
At first the words for the internet can seem somewhat easy after all — a lot of them are English. However, once you try and get online, the words become increasingly difficult. GaijinPot investigates.
By Matthew Coslett on May 30, 2018
With the JLPT exams just around the corner, GaijinPot takes a look at some of the weird compounds using basic kanji that examiners can’t resist slipping into their tests.
By Matthew Coslett on May 21, 2018
If you’re learning, picking a mobile application that will let you study anytime, anywhere can accelerate your progress. Here are six of our favorites to keep in your pocket.
By Victoria Mason on May 17, 2018
As convenient and vibrant as Japan’s major urban centers are, one expat explains why a change to a more rural area did him a world of good.