July 24, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – University Teacher Ben – Saving for Retirement in Japan

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.
July 18, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Dispatch Company HR and Training Manager Philip

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.
July 13, 2018

Your Friend in Tokyo

When I moved to Tokyo I was all alone. I had head east to seek my fortune. No connections, no guide, no idea what I was […]
July 10, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Job Fair Common Mistakes

This week, we would like to share observations of mistakes we see job seekers making at Job Fairs leaving employers shaking their heads...and you without a second interview.
July 5, 2018
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Putting The Spark Back in Your English Classroom

It’s the end of the weekend, and once again you have a whole working week ahead of you. Maybe you’re wondering how Monday comes around so […]
June 30, 2018
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How To Win Your Way in Japanese Corporate Culture

If you thought that landing a job in a Japanese company was already hard enough, well… brace yourself! Understanding the intricacies of the Japanese corporate culture […]
June 27, 2018

Tools for Success in Japan

In the 1960’s, the richest man in the world, J. Paul Getty, wrote a book called ‘The Golden Age’, and in it he talked about the […]
June 25, 2018

Teaching Outside The Classroom – School Trips

“How do I keep an eye on ten children at a time?” “I struggle to navigate through trains on my own – let alone with kids!” […]
June 22, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast – Brian from Link Japan Careers Inc.

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
June 18, 2018

Getting Hired: Apply from Home or Go to Japan First?

So, you’re itching to get your career started in Japan, but you’re having trouble deciding between two options: Option 1 – Get hired while in your […]
June 14, 2018

Teaching Babies – How To Make It Fun and Rewarding

Teaching babies can be stressful, rewarding, terrifying and exciting all at the same time. It’s also something that you are likely to encounter if you come […]
June 11, 2018

Why English teachers in Japan feel like frauds and what to do about it

An issue that is difficult to pinpoint within the English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching profession is about teachers who have joined the ranks without […]
June 7, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: From Interac to Tech – Jordan

This week Jordan drops in to regale us with his tale of making the jump from Interac Teacher to his position in the Tech field.
June 6, 2018

An MBA in Japan could launch your career

Globally the most popular area of post-high school study is business, whether for certificates, diplomas, undergraduate degrees or MBA and other post-graduate studies. Business studies, and […]
May 29, 2018

Kids School for Sale

Here’s an opportunity to own a school that already has everything sorted, from the location to some students to start you off! And while you’re at […]
May 28, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Simon from Modern English – Eikaiwa Teacher to Eikaiwa CEO

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.
May 26, 2018

Moving from ALT to University Teacher in Japan

When I left Japan in 2010 after two years of being on the JET Programme, I never thought that five years later I’d be back working […]
May 21, 2018

The Inside Japan Podcast: Adam from Housing Japan – Eikaiwa to Real Estate

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.
May 18, 2018

An MBA that can help you finish your BA too!

A blended-learning MBA Program in Tokyo/Kansai Next Starting Dates: August 9 and Oct. 10, 2018 Length of the Program: 12, 18 or 24 months (your pace). […]
May 16, 2018
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Starting Your Own School – Introduction

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.
April 7, 2018

When JET Rejects You

The Agony and the Ecstasy of the JET Hopeful  You spent weeks putting together your application. You spent longer than that tracking down the perfect references, […]
April 3, 2018

Adapting to a Difficult School

Working as an English teacher in Japan can be an incredibly rewarding job, but sometimes your Japanese school can be really hard work. All English teachers […]
March 29, 2018

ALTInsider Podcast – Life in Japan/Learning Japanese Apps You’ll Actually Use

This week James, the ALT Insider, polled people on social media and the discord about the apps they actually use to make their life in Japan/learning Japanese more awesome. This podcast goes through the most popular answers along with what we use here. Enjoy
March 22, 2018

Contract Limbo and How to Deal with it

The period from January through March can be stressful time for foreign workers in Japan who are on annual contracts that don’t automatically renew. Many BOEs […]