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Win a Trip to Japan Video Entries

More highlights from our Win a Trip to Japan contest which ends in three days. The lucky winner gets to travel to four different destinations in Japan with the new JAL Explorer Pass, sharing their adventures with GaijinPot along the way.

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Win a Trip to Japan Video Entries

People from all over the world have submitted video entries for our Win a Trip to Japan contest in partnership with Japan Airlines and the JAL Explorer Pass. Check out some of the highlights.

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Journey to Japan 6: Making Friends & Socialising

Having the right people around you can have a significant impact on your experiences, so how can a new arrival go about making friends in Japan?

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Win A Trip to Japan Video Entries: Gene Williams

New Yorker Gene Williams is a video game hero in this video entry for our Win a trip to Japan contest in partnership with Japan Airlines.

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Journey to Japan 5: One Leg Over the Language Barrier…

Trying to study the native language of your new home can be tough, particularly if you are working as an English teacher. But, with an open mind and a little motivation, you can actually find learning and practice opportunities all around you.

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Visit Ise with Willer Express Bus Service

Willer Express are offering a direct, overnight bus route from Tokyo to the historical city of Ise in Mie Prefecture.

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Journey to Japan 2: Those Difficult First Few Weeks

After arriving in Japan to begin my much-anticipated working holiday, I wonder if perhaps I've made a big mistake.

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Journey to Japan 1: The First Big Decision

A personal account of applying for the Japanese working holiday visa from the UK.

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Halloween in Japan: What’s Different? What’s not?

The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.

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¥1000 Bus Service from Narita to Tokyo

Cheap, fast and convenient; the Access Narita is a brand new bus service that makes getting to and from the airport easier than ever

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What do Japanese Apartment Layout Terms Mean?

Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments? Read on for GaijinPot’s guide to Japanese apartment terms and finding your dream LDK away from home.

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