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.
September 8, 2018

NEW Japanese Government Rules That Could Allow You To Do ANY Work

The Japanese government is scared – they have a massive labour shortage already beginning to show and they haven’t been adapting fast enough. But now they […]
September 6, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – From JET to Recruiter in Tokyo – Cara

This week we welcome back Cara, 2-time guest that is ready to start her new life as a corporate recruiter after a 2-year stint on the JET Program.
August 28, 2018

Appearing professional in Japan: Beards and Tattoos

You may have heard that Japan isn’t the most accepting place for people with tattoos and beards. What is considered fashionable and pretty common in western […]
August 23, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Charles from Second Harvest

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.
August 18, 2018

Staying Focused and Motivated During Your Teaching Downtime

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your settling into your new teaching job. The honeymoon excitement of learning the ropes and consolidating the schedule details is drawing to a […]
August 16, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Sam from Military Auto Source

This week I welcome in Sam, who is a proud Marine turned ALT turned Construction Worker turned Musician turned Car Salesman turned Body Builder with a very interested path through Japan.
August 9, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – English Teacher turned Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner

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.
August 2, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Vickie from the Mental Health Support Organization TELL Japan

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.
August 1, 2018

Making English-Speaking Friends in Japan (The Easy Way!)

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or someone that is living overseas for the very first time, there is always one thing that hits home the hardest […]
July 25, 2018

The Challenges of Living in Japan Fall Somewhere in the Range Between Pokémon and Godzilla

Some situations, such as choosing the color of your bank debit card (coconut white, or autumn orange?) can seem impossible to resolve. Others, such as making […]