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.
By Matthew Coslett on May 27, 2017
That who we call “ko” would sound as sweet! A GaijinPot guide to recalling tricky Japanese names and learning some new kanji in the process.
By Matthew Coslett on May 16, 2017
Let’s give a 8888 for this guide to Japanese numbers wordplay. 4649 onegaishimasu!
By Matthew Coslett on April 26, 2017
Use these techniques to help you sound more like a native when speaking Japanese.
By Matthew Coslett on April 17, 2017
It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases to help you secure that much-needed holiday.