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The 10 Best Things to Do in Akihabara

Planning a trip to Akihabara, Tokyo? Here are our picks for the best 10 things to do in Japan’s otaku and pop-culture capital.

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5 More Games for Learning Japanese

Try these games to supplement (or take a breather from) your textbooks.

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Get in The Game: 5 Japan Locations You Can Visit in Videogames

From Pokemon and Iwate to Yakuza and Yokohama, here are videogames with Japanese locales that look like the real place.

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Break into a New Career with a Job in Japan’s Video Game Industry

Opportunities in the video game industry are available more than ever. However, the roles may be different from what most gamers would imagine. 

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Culture

What Ghost of Tsushima Gets Right and Wrong About Japan’s Past

Does Ghost of Tsushima strike the balance between playability and authenticity? We think it does. Here's why.

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Culture

Just How Much of the Yakuza Series is a Replica of Japan? A lot.

Discover the real-life places in Osaka and Tokyo that inspired Sega’s Yakuza video game series.

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5 YouTube Gaming Channels To Help You Study Japanese

Japanese Let’s Plays are a sweet cheat to level up your language skills.

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya on November 22, 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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Study Anime, Video Games and Digital Media at a Japanese University: Digital Hollywood University Tokyo

Digital Hollywood University claims to turn your hobbies into a pathway to a career in the industry. GaijinPot went to the open campus to find out more.

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Culture

Tokyo Game Show 2019: 5 Upcoming Game Releases to Watch out For

Our pick of the best games showcased this year.

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Jobs in Japanese Gaming: Life of a Video Games Journalist

Don’t be a “wanker” and other advice from the chief editor of IGN Japan on what it takes to write about games for a living.

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Jobs in Japanese Gaming: Life of a Video Games Agent

Ben Judd talks Capcom, the importance of localization, and how to build a career in gaming in Japan.

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