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April 27, 2016

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.

April 20, 2016

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?

Win A Trip to Japan
April 19, 2016

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.

April 4, 2016

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.

February 19, 2016

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.

February 3, 2016

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.

January 27, 2016

Journey to Japan 1: The First Big Decision

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

October 31, 2015

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

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

October 16, 2015

Sponsored Video: Experience the World like a Local with Airbnb

You may think most of the reach and listings of Airbnb, the online marketplace for vacation rentals, is confined to…

July 28, 2015

¥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

April 14, 2015

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.

October 31, 2014

This Halloween, Horror has No Face

Can a video game kill?

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