Navigating the world of Japanese etiquette can be tricky without knowing some of the words that are associated with good and bad manners in Japan.
By Matthew Coslett on November 28, 2017
One of the cheapest ways to rent new digs in Japan is to look for “incident” apartments. Gaijinpot presents a guide to these pads and the benefits — or horrors — that await.
By Matthew Coslett on November 15, 2017
Lots of people want to study Japanese in Japan and many of them want to work here afterward. Is knowing the language really enough to find a job?
By Mike Kozlowski on October 19, 2017
Japanese has many words for fear. By learning them, learners can gain a greater understanding of what makes this nation tick.
By Matthew Coslett on October 16, 2017
This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear and disgust like a horror movie pro.
By Teni Wada on October 4, 2017
Mastering the use of こと and の can be a challenge for beginners and advanced students alike.
By Matthew Coslett on September 27, 2017
If you’re losing the war on bugs in your apartment, Gaijinpot provides you with the weapons to turn the tide in your next battle.
By Matthew Coslett on September 15, 2017
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.