GaijinPot is an online community for foreigners living in Japan, providing information on everything you need to know about enjoying life here, from finding a job and accommodation to having fun.

  • Japan’s Top Boss
    April 26th, 2010By Category: Teaching in Japan
    The news of GEOS closing has thrown Japanese management into the news recently, especially in the foreign community.  On a slightly brighter note, the Sanno Institute of Management in Japan surveyed this year’s new graduates about their “Ideal Boss,” and what they l ... » Continue Reading
    • 1,775
    • 6
    The Story of Geos
    April 26th, 2010By Category: Teaching in Japan
    We've taken a look at GEOS and the news late last week of its bankruptcy filing.  Here is what we know so far. GEOS filed for bankruptcy due to an inability to continue to manage its debts.  It seems as if the company  has been unable to let go of a large number of ... » Continue Reading
  • Geos wants to halt bankruptcy proceedings
    April 23rd, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    This article was originally posted on JapanToday.  You can find advice and help on what to do if you are seeking English teaching positions in the GaijinPot Japan Blogs. The founder and president of Geos Corp said Thursday he will ask the Tokyo District Court to ... » Continue Reading
  • List of Geos Schools due to close
    April 22nd, 2010By Category: Teaching in Japan
        This is a list of GEOS school locations that will close as part of the companies bankruptcy. This list is available on the GEOS website in Japanese along with a list of schools that will stay open for the foreseeable future.   Get advice on wh ... » Continue Reading
    • 656
    • 9
    Help for Geos Staff
    April 21st, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    In anticipation of the uncertain news involving Geos we hope to keep readers and job hunters updated through the GaijinPot Blogs. For all those looking to quickly find new employment we recommend checking through the positions on GaijinPot.  Access our Japan Jobs p ... » Continue Reading
  • English school operator Geos files for bankruptcy
    April 21st, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    The following was originally posted in JapanToday.  We have just updated the list of schools due to close here. Major language school operator Geos Corp, mired in debts of 7.5 billion yen, has commenced bankruptcy proceedings with the Tokyo District Court, which or ... » Continue Reading
  • The GaijinPot Meetup – It’s tonight!
    April 16th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Date: April 22, 2010 – 7:30pm Time: 19:30~ Location: Hobgoblin, Roppongi (See map) It's tonight!  GaijinPot and the Hobgoblin have teamed up to throw a big party at the Hobgoblin Pub in Roppongi.  Hobgoblin is kindly providing the first keg of beer free and the ... » Continue Reading
  • Japanese Public Sleeping
    April 14th, 2010By Category: Travel
    Tokyo Alpha Blogger Shibuya246 recently took a peak at public sleeping on Japanese public transport – something everyone quickly gets familiar with. Japanese train travelers often find themselves with a 30 minute or longer train ride where they can either read ... » Continue Reading
  • Next GaijinPot Meetup Thursday 4/22 @ Hobgoblin Roppongi
    April 9th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Dear all, The GaijinPot team is heading back to the excellent Hobgoblin Pub in Roppongi for our next GaijinPot Meetup. Come raise a pint with us and swap stories with fellow strangers in a strange land – Hobgoblin is providing free beer for the first keg and happy h ... » Continue Reading
  • Jessica Michibata
    April 9th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Jessica Michibata (道端ジェシカ) holding her new book “Jessic's Secret” during a launch at Shibuya Libro on Thursday. The book is a series of her fashion essays that have appeared in the magazine Gamourous since 2007. The book includes her own “life philosophy,” ... » Continue Reading