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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 30, 2016

How to Make Chirashizushi

Serve up the one type of sushi Japanese families typically make at home. Perfect for the New Year celebrations!

December 18, 2016

Nengajo: How to send a Japanese New Years Postcard


Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2017!

December 7, 2016

How to Make a Christmas Matcha Log

Matcha and strawberries turn this roll cake into a festive fusion dessert for a very merry Japanese Christmas.

November 17, 2016

How to Make Japanese Spaghetti with Meatballs

Try this Japanese take on the classic Italian-American dish for a comforting winter meal.

November 16, 2016

Cutting the Contract: A Guide to Setting Up a SIM-Free Phone in Japan

Getting your monthly phone bill to as low as ¥2,000 is now an actual possibility in Japan — just be sure to read the fine print.

November 9, 2016

How to Make Nikujaga (Meat and Potato Stew)

With winter coming faster than expected, nothing beats good ol’ meat and potatoes. Try this easy recipe for the Japanese version, known as nikujaga.

October 30, 2016

How to Make Japanese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Make use of that leftover pumpkin with this super simple roasted pumpkin seeds recipe.

October 29, 2016

Praised and Reused: A Guide to Buying New and Used Instruments in Japan

The best places to buy musical instruments in Japan. Rock on.

How to Make Kaki Fruit Tart
October 3, 2016

How to Make Kaki Fruit Tart

Make the most of fall fruit with this simple persimmon and white chocolate cream tart recipe. We’re drooling.

September 7, 2016

How to Make A Lunch Bento

Making a bento is one of the best ways to keep lunch healthy and fun, especially if you’ve got kids. Fiona shares her tips and favorite recipes for bringing a bit of Japan to your midday meal.

Ten Essential Items to Live in Japan
August 26, 2016

10 More Essential Items To Start Living In Japan

We published our first list of essential items to start living in Japan back in 2014. We’re back for round two with reader’s stories, plus tips from the GaijinPot team.

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