April 19, 2019

(Podcast) Opening a Counseling Center in Japan on a Start-up Visa

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ49.mp3 This week Jonathan drops in to tell us all about the business he just started in Japan, how he decided that Japan was the place […]
April 14, 2019

(Podcast) Online Teaching w/ Jason from Digino.org

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ48.mp3 This week Jason from Digino drops in to explain another option for those wanting to get into teaching, those looking to make a few bucks, […]
April 5, 2019
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(Podcast) Opening a Japanese School – Tyson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ47.mp3 This week Tyson makes his second appearance to talk about his new venture, Japan Switch. After starting 7 English schools, Tyson has opened his first […]
March 29, 2019
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(Podcast) You have to be good to be lucky – Direct-Hire ALT Danny

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ46.mp3 This week I talk with Direct Hire Danny about how he landed his position, his teaching style that earned him a direct hire job, and […]
March 22, 2019

(Podcast) To TESOL or not to TESOL

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ45.mp3 This week I talk with David from TESOLJapan.com about how important the TESOL is in 2019, what it can do for your teaching career in […]
March 15, 2019

(Podcast) 30 Year In House Translator, Graeme

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ44.mp3 This week I talk with Graeme, a two-time passer of N1, 30 year translator, and all around driven dude. I wish I had half as […]
March 12, 2019

(Podcast) The NHK man is coming…

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ43.mp3 This week I explain what NHK and the “NHK man” really are and what your options are if and when they come knocking on your […]
March 3, 2019

Education Tourism – Travel and Boost Your Salary in Japan with a CELTA

You don’t have to go back home to get a CELTA qualification – you can do it while having an amazing time travelling in a beautiful […]
March 2, 2019

Smoking and Vaping to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics Venues

Smoking indoors and in public spaces has recently become more of an issue in Japan because of concerns like passive smoking. Leading up to the 2020 […]
March 1, 2019

(Podcast) Don’t Do What Employers Hate! – w/Peter

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ42.mp3 This week I talk with Peter from JobsinJapan about what he learned at the latest ETJ expo from employers in Japan, and we also talk […]
February 22, 2019

(Podcast) Fostering a Community – Amanda from the Tokyo Expat Network

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ41.mp3 This week I talk with Amanda, creator of the awesome Facebook Group Tokyo Expat Network, an awesome resource for foreigners living in Japan. We talk […]
February 15, 2019
Andy from Interac

(Podcast) Climbing the Ladder w/ Andy from Interac

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ40.mp3 This week I talk with Andy, a person that started as an ALT with Interac and has done much more through his many steps up […]
February 8, 2019

(Podcast) Making the Jump after JET w/ Somee and Takeshi from Rainmaker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ39.mp3 After I talked with the person that places this ad, I knew I had to learn more. After doing so, I knew she would be […]
February 1, 2019

The Zen Art of Class Management

My personal teaching philosophy is to put a strong focus on the development of a student’s self-awareness during the learning process. The reason this is useful […]
February 1, 2019

(Podcast) Working at a Sake Brewery

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ38.mp3 This week I talk to sake brewer Andrew, about how he got his job, what each day entails, and what its like to work for […]
January 25, 2019
Startup Lady Japan

(Podcast) Starting a Company w/ Startup Lady

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ37.mp3 Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Check out Startup Lady: StartupLady.org | Facebook | Twitter | Insta] [Follow the Show: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube] [Find a […]
January 18, 2019

(Podcast) Who Says You Can’t Go Home? – Rafael

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ36.mp3 Rafael stopped by this week to regale us with his tale of multiple jobs in Japan, both teaching and non-teaching, and eventually deciding Japan wasn’t […]
January 11, 2019

(Podcast) Voice Acting in Japan – Laura Moran

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ35.mp3 We start off 2019 with an interview with voice actress, actual actress, and all around creative-type Laura. We talk about how she got into the […]
January 9, 2019

Taking Japanese Lessons in Tokyo – Japan Switch

So you’ve decided that this year is the year you get your Japanese up to a decent level. Well done! You’re already ahead of most foreigners […]
December 21, 2018
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(Podcast) Job Hopping in Japan + Selling on Amazon Japan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ33.mp3 This week professional job hopper Mitch comes in to explain why (and how) he has jumped from non-teaching to non-teaching job while also making some […]
December 17, 2018

How To Make Next Year your Best Year in Japan

For many teachers and professionals living in Japan, December is a time for reflection on growth and choices in the past year. In fact, most full-time […]
December 14, 2018
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Working at My Gym – A Different Type of “School”

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ32.mp3 This week HR person Kyoko and Trainer Carlos come in to explain what it’s like to work at the unique “school”, that is known as […]
December 9, 2018

The ALT Checklist:  What you need to know before you accept an ALT Position

Out of the ways to come to Japan is to be an English teacher, with one of the largest categories being that of an ALT (Assistant […]
December 8, 2018

Bill Allowing More Foreign Workers in Japan Passes Japan Diet

The Diet passed a bill that will allow more foreign workers into Japan. With the ageing population and lack of labour force in a lot of […]