What emojis like 🎍, 👹 and 🎏 actually mean, how to partake in Japanese holidays and celebrations using them, plus some go-to Japanese phrases to top it all off.
By Teni Wada on January 2, 2018
With the season of giving upon us, GaijinPot presents a guide to the different words for delivering presents.
By Matthew Coslett on December 22, 2017
Trying to learn Japanese but getting stuck on the characters? Find out how kanji actually work with this breakdown of its components and their functions.
By John Renfroe on December 14, 2017
Gaijinpot discovers that talking about religion is even more complicated than expected.
By Matthew Coslett on December 12, 2017
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.