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Are Japanese banks foreigner friendly?

Has Japanese banking become more foreigner friendly? Jobs in Japan investigates.

4 Tips to Improve Demo Lesson Preparation

Getting ready for the dreaded demo lesson doesn’t have to be a nerve wracking experience. Follow these 4 simple tips to master the demo lesson and get the job!

How to make friends in Japan, even if you don’t speak Japanese

Is it difficult to make friends in Japan without speaking Japanese? It seems so, but it is actually not!

Dealing with noisy neighbors the Japanese way

Whether it’s dragging footsteps or loud music blasting at night, having noisy neighbors is never helpful in creating a happy living environment. If you’re facing this dilemma, we’ve got a few tips to handle the situation.

6 Unconventional Tips to Help You Nail That English Teaching Job Interview

Teaching English abroad is an incredible way to see the world, meet a wide range of people, as well as explore a career that changes the lives of others. However, the first step to embarking

What is Omakase dining?

Omakase is one of the best ways to indulge in decadently delicious Japanese cuisine.

20 Fun Things to do in Osaka

Known for food, a rough exterior and leopard print, Osaka is one of the most dynamic cities in Japan. From the classic Must-Do’s to insider exclusive spots, here are 20 fun things to do in Osaka.

8 Tips for starting at a Japanese school

Are you a new ALT in Japan? Learn the best ways to fit in and make a great first impression at your new school.

The responsibilities of being an English teacher in Japan

Teaching English in Japan requires much more than simply teaching grammar or vocabulary. Here we explain everything you need to know about being an English teacher in Japan.

What’s the proper etiquette when eating sushi?

Here we show you the etiquette to properly eat one of the most iconic Japanese dishes in the world: sushi.

Drinking with Coworkers in Japan: All About Nomikai

Drinking and sharing a meal with coworkers in Japan is an intrinsic part of Japanese work culture. Can a beer with the boss really help your career out, though?

A Glimpse Into the Holiday That Fosters Healthy Minds and Bodies

Catch a glimpse of the mini-Olympics held once a year in every municipality across Japan. And yes, the Sports Day looks very much like the anime versions, a day filled with cheer and competition. 

Dealing with Honne and Tatemae in Japan

Separating honne, one’s true feelings not revealed to others, and tatemae, the way of behaving and interacting with people in public, is a part of living in Japan. This can make it difficult to decipher what someone is really saying.

The Wide World of Katakana

Many learners think that katakana are all derived from English; however, katakana celebrate the multicultural early days of Japan.

Mastering the Dreaded Demo Lesson

The dreaded demo lesson can be a scary experience for anyone looking for an English teaching job in Japan. In this article learn how to make a good demo lesson that will help you land the job, and prove to yourself it’s really not that scary.

Common Questions All Foreigners Will Get Asked In Japan

When you start living in Japan as a foreigner, many Japanese are curious about your country of origin, its culture, and your life in Japan. As time goes by, you will notice certain patterns of

MOST COMMON QUESTIONS GAIJIN GET ASK IN JAPAN

When you start living in Japan as a foreigner, many Japanese are curious about your country of origin, its culture, and your life in Japan. As time goes by, you will notice certain patterns of

Life in Japan as a MEXT Scholarship student – what to expect

The MEXT scholarship is a great opportunity for foreign students, but you should know what’s coming. This article talks about a former recipient’s personal experience.

(Podcast) Dispatch Companies – What You Need to Know to be Successful!

This week I go over a great video that you all should check out about 3 hidden truths of dispatch English teaching companies. Go watch the video first, then listen to this for maximum satisfaction.

What You Need To Know To Find An English Teaching Job In Japan

Teaching English in Japan can be a rewarding experience, as well as a great way to get your life in Japan started. Every year literally hundreds of positions open all across Japan. Most jobs for

Bōnenkai: Understanding Japanese New Year’s Parties

As New Year’s approaches, so does the Japanese office custom of bonenkai. In this article, we take a look at what to expect in a Japanese New Year’s work party, as well as what the future of bonenkai will be.

6 Effective and Straightforward Tips to Avoiding Burnout When Working From Home

Working from home sounds great but it can lead to early burn out. Use these steps to stay productive even when working from home.

Rethinking the Idea That “Japanese People Can’t Speak English”

We’ve all heard the idea that “Japanese people can’t speak English”. Where does this idea come from? And is it true? 

Dealing With Loneliness in Japan

The chances are you will probably feel lonely in Japan. There’s an expectation when moving to a new country that the excitement of being there will carry you through; that opportunities and friendships with come

How To Get a Job Using Japanese

This article will be a start-to-finish guide on getting a job in Japan using your Japanese skills, from initial contemplation to the first few weeks in the office.  Japan in the last few years been

From JET to Link Japan Careers – Rhys

This week Rhys drops in to tell his tale of getting to Japan on the JET Program, jumping around with a few different positions, and then landing with Link Japan Careers Inc., the company responsible

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

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 all about why she started the group, the potential benefits

What do you need to know before you accept an ALT Job in Japan?

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 Language Teacher). For those not knowing much about the