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Ryutaro Nonomura: The Japanese Crying Politician

What caused Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura to suddenly lose it at his press conference on misappropriation of funds?

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Team Up With HandsOn Tokyo

Volunteering with HandsOn Tokyo is a fun, easy, and a great way to give back to Tokyo in a direct and meaningful way.

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What’s That Neighborhood Music? The 5pm Chime

Ever wonder what that 5:00pm song is that is played in many Japanese cities?

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Why Can’t Japanese People Speak English?

Despite many years of study, many Japanese students struggle with basic communication in English.

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Design Festa Gakuten Student Art Exhibition

The Design Festa Gakuten Student Art Festival is open to any student currently enrolled in an educational institution, whether in Japan or abroad.

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Chill Out at the Sapporo Snow Festival

Featuring over two hundred ice sculptures, great food and a ton of activities for the family the Sapporo Snow Festival is a fantastic way to enjoy a day in the winter.

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Starting An English Language School In Japan

Dean Rogers, CEO of Dean Morgan Academy talks about the challenges and rewards of starting an English language school in Japan.

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Skiing & Snowboarding in Niseko

Japan is a country known for its rich culture and historic travel locations, but it is also rapidly growing as a top ski and snowboard destination.

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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

The GaijinPot TV crew head down to Yokohama to check out the Ramen Museum and to get our fill of this ubiquitous noodle dish.

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Inside Sakura House

Finding an apartment in Tokyo can be a challenge for anyone new to Japan. We take a look at one of the best known foreigner friendly property management companies in Japan.

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7 Bank International Money Transfer

If you work in Japan trying to send money back to your home country can be a challenging experience. We take a look at the 7 Bank International Money Transfer service.

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Works Japan Job Guidance Seminar

For students looking to enter the Japanese job market the rules and requirements to landing a job interview can be overwhelming.

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