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.
By Fiona Uyema on September 7, 2016
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.
By GaijinPot Blog on August 26, 2016
If you’d like to study in Japan, you’ll need to secure a student visa. Here’s what to do.
By GaijinPot Blog on August 25, 2016
Yakisoba is one of the easiest festival foods to make at home outside of Japan. Try this quick recipe for a taste of Japanese matsuri, wherever you are in the world.
By Fiona Uyema on August 24, 2016
The food you get at festivals in Japan is downright amazing so why not recreate your favorites at home? Try this easy recipe for a much-loved matsuri classic: okonomiyaki.
By Fiona Uyema on August 10, 2016
Leaving Japan, you’ll have to deal with just as many bureaucratic procedures as when you first arrived. Here’s a comprehensive checklist for the most stress-free sayonara possible.
By Joyce Wan on August 1, 2016
Learn how to make staple Japanese dishes at home with our new “How to Make” series. First up: salmon teriyaki and miso soup.
By Fiona Uyema on July 22, 2016
Nobody likes paying your electric bill but with this handy guide at least you will know what you are paying.
By Lynda Deaver on July 11, 2016
Maybe all-night sessions in front of the console aren’t so bad after all.
By Liam Carrigan on June 27, 2016
Watching movies in Japan can be pricey but if you plan in advance, you can find good deals on discount tickets.
By Lisa Hong on June 12, 2016
For the foreign community having a good Internet connection is a necessity. Unfortunately Internet in Japan comes with a lot of unwanted extras.
By Matthew Coslett on June 8, 2016
When you hear the name “7-Eleven,” what immediately comes to mind? Around-the-clock convenience that lies right around the corner? Superb…