Former ALT/Eikaiwa teacher turned Preschool Administrative Officer/President of the Tokyo Association of International Preschools Alex drops in to walk us through his path from anthropology to teaching to administrating whole working towards a long term goal the whole way.
This week, former JET CIR Reina drops to update us on what’s been going on with her since her first appearance almost a year ago, and how she managed to land her new gig as a International Sales Rep in a Hobby Company.
This week we welcome in Charles from the NPO Second Harvest, Japan’s first food bank. Charles started in the military, lived homeless in Japan for more than a year, and now is the CEO of his own company. Quite the story.
This week Utsav, former English teacher turned Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner, explains how if you have the Japanese (and some money saved) opening a successful small business in Japan is definitely possible.
This week Vickie, Director of the not-for-profit Mental Health Organization Tell Japan. We get into exactly how TELL helps people, how VIckie got her position, and go over some issues Japan still has to deal with in terms of mental health.
This week University Teacher Ben from Retire Japan drops in to share his wealth of knowledge about the very important, but rarely talked about topic of preparing for retirement while in Japan. Enjoooy.
This week Philip from the dispatch company Wing drops in to take us through his path from teacher in Taiwan to HR manager in Tokyo. We also learn about the Tokyo Global Gateway in Odaiba, Tokyo which will open soon.
This week Brian from Link Japan Careers drops in to walk up through his epic path through Japan, which even includes sitting in on the meeting where Interac decided to give the whole ALT thing a try… Enjoy
Simon from Modern English drops in this week to share his tale of going from Eikaiwa Teacher to CEO of a Eikaiwa Franchise Company (and a lot more). Interesting tips if you were considering starting your own school.
Adam from Housing Japan drops in this week to tell the tale of his journey from the Eikaiwa Teaching World to the Real Estate World in Tokyo. Some good insights on learning Japanese and finding accommodation. Enjoy the show.
For foreigners living in Japan, starting your own language school has to be the most common business considered, attempted and, in varying degrees, failed at. While the market for another English school seems to be saturated, there are many opportunities for hard-working, entrepreneurial minded foreigners in Japan.