Recent Posts

love in Japanese
February 13, 2017

Why does Japanese have two kanji for “love”?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s something to add to the romantic confusion: the two different kanji for love.

January 30, 2017

Useful Japanese for Getting a Haircut

Learning useful Japanese vocabulary is a small price toupee to get the haircut you want.

January 26, 2017

Tips for Taking your Japanese to the Next Level

We all have our own New Year’s resolutions: some easily obtainable, some pretty lofty and others just downright ridiculous. Improving your Japanese ability shouldn’t be the latter. Here’s how to keep your resolve.

January 17, 2017

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions in Japanese

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Gaijinpot presents a guide to making them… in Japanese.

Japanese body language 7 key gestures
January 11, 2017

Japanese Body Language: 7 Key Gestures to Learn

Combat confusion by learning to speak the unspoken language of Japan.

December 19, 2016

How to Talk About Politics in Japanese

Talking about politics can be tricky in Japanese. Here’s a guide to the recent election in America and some of the words it brought up.

December 12, 2016

A Guide to Japanese Christmas Words

The language of Christmas in Japan reveals some interesting insights into how the season is seen, celebrated and sold here.

December 12, 2016

Seigan Japanese Language School

Much like the prefecture it is based in, Seigan Language School in south Osaka is a school that offers everything that a student could want.

December 9, 2016

ARC Academy Japanese Language School

Start your new life in Japan with ARC Academy.

December 6, 2016

Kyoshin Language Academy

Kyoshin is a great place to gain a deeper insight into not just the language but also the unique combination of old and new that makes Japan such a fascinating country.

November 28, 2016

5 Weirdest Names for Japanese Food

Would you like extra soy sauce with your dancing zombie octopus?

Study Japanese
November 14, 2016

7 Ways to Say You Dislike Something in Japanese

Japanese and English have similar ways to say that you dislike something — as well as some fascinating differences.

See More