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 […]
December 7, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Remaking Englipedia.com and Passing JLPT N1 but still an ALT?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ31.mp3 This week I talk with Jake about the death and rebirth of Englipedia (now ALTopedia), why he is still an ALT after passing JLPT N1, […]
November 30, 2018
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The Inside Japan Podcast – Thoughts from a Hiring Manager

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ30.mp3 This week Peter from JobsinJapan.com drops in to give us a taste of what he shares at the seminars he does all over Japan for […]
November 27, 2018

Sponsor Your Own Visa For Japan

If you want to get the benefit of doing part-time work at multiple schools, when visa renewal rolls around you might want to self-sponsor your visa. […]
November 23, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Starting a Unique Business in Japan w/Hee Gun

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ29.mp3 This week entrepreneur Hee Gun drops in to share his unique story of creating the unique space known as Nishiogi Place. Listen, learn, and be […]
November 21, 2018

Should You Be Saving Your Money as an English Teacher in Japan?

There are more and more expat workers, (including English teachers) staying long-term in Japan for both career and life choices. With most people working here, the […]
November 18, 2018

School for Sale in Osaka!

We’ve found a school for sale, so if you’re looking to get into business for yourself, you can skip the first two rungs on the ladder […]
November 16, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Getting a University Teaching Position w/University Teacher James

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ28.mp3   This week University Teacher James drops in to help me clear my inbox out of questions all about being a University Teacher in Japan. […]
November 9, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Kani from Code Chrysalis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ27.mp3 Kani saw an opportunity to start a coding boot camp in Japan and he made it happen with Code Chrysalis. He quit his stable job […]
November 4, 2018

How To Become a Direct Hire ALT

How to become a direct hire ALT?  The competition is fierce yet there is no reason why you shouldn’t give it a shot. Using this guide […]
November 2, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Job Hunting Advice from Charlie from Live Work Play Japan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ26.mp3 Charlie has helped many people get jobs in Japan, and accordingly he knows a thing or two about a thing or two about finding work […]
October 26, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Zach from Pivotal Labs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ25.mp3 Zach knew he wanted to work in Japan, but he did not take the first I’ll teach English and then I’ll work towards the job […]
October 24, 2018

Japan’s Winter is Coming – Here’s How to Survive

If you want to work in Japan, that means you have to live in Japan, which means you’re going to have to live through the winter. […]
October 19, 2018
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The Inside Japan Podcast – HR Manager Melissa from MY English School

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ24.mp3 Melissa from MY English School drops in this week to talk about her jump from a large chain Eikaiwa to a smaller school, making the […]
October 12, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Eikaiwa Teacher to Interac to Opening a School – Tyson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ23.mp3 Tyson drops in this week to talk about working hard (while being a manager at Interac in particular), why passing N1 doesn’t guarantee you anything, […]
October 6, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: JET Program Coordinator Kiah

http://traffic.libsyn.com/altinsider/IJ22.mp3 An episode 2 years in the making, this week JET Program Coordinator Kiah drops by to share as much as she possibly can about the […]
October 3, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Alex from the Tokyo Association of International Preschools

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.
September 25, 2018

Maximising Health in Tokyo Without Decimating Your Yen

Japan is home to all the ingredients necessary to concoct a healthy lifestyle, but living for the health-conscious can quickly and easily empty your wallet. Nowhere […]
September 13, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – From JET CIR to International Sales Rep of a Hobby Company – Reina

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.