What’s the difference between “shukujitsu” and “saijitsu” — two types of Japanese holidays — and the surprising reason why we won’t have another extended Silver Week autumn vacation for nine years.
By Teni Wada on September 6, 2017
Your first drinking party may seem intimidating, but it is also a great chance to have some fun with your Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on August 31, 2017
The eskimos may apparently have 1,000 words for snow, but if you watch Japanese TV there seems to be only one (or two) words for “delicious.” Not for you anymore.
By Teni Wada on August 29, 2017
With LGBTQ issues becoming an increasingly important part of Japan’s modern identity, GaijinPot looks at some of the words associated with the community.
By Matthew Coslett on August 16, 2017
Welcome to the ultimate guide to living and surviving in Japan as a foreigner: What the FAQ. First up, we’re answering your questions about studying here.
By Tiffany Liao on July 28, 2017
Email Japanese uses a lot of special verbs in unique and interesting ways. Gaijinpot investigates some of the unusual ones typically found in Japanese internet terms.
By Matthew Coslett on July 28, 2017
The Eskimos may have fifty words for “snow,” but did you know there are a whopping 1,190 rain-related words and phrases in the Japanese language?
By Aonghas Crowe on July 22, 2017
When you first arrive in Japan, some of the biggest challenges can be the simplest things — like doing laundry. Gaijinpot guides you all the way from starting your washing machine to its advanced features.
By Matthew Coslett on July 13, 2017
When knowing certain Japanese air travel terms may be the difference between catching or missing your flight, it’s worth spending some time to master airport vocabulary before your trip.
By Matthew Coslett on June 29, 2017
Talking about investing in Japanese can be intimidating however with salaries constantly fluctuating, long-term stayers will want to familiarize themselves with some of the words and concepts.
By Matthew Coslett on June 15, 2017
Spend your summer vacation in Japan studying? It’s more exciting than you think. These schools are still accepting students for the coming summer now — check it out!
By GaijinPot Blog on June 14, 2017
Rub dub you can finally relax in the tub with our handy guide to the high-tech water controller in your shower room.