Is it difficult to make friends in Japan without speaking Japanese? It seems so, but it is actually not!
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Working from home sounds great but it can lead to early burn out. Use these steps to stay productive even when working from home.
We’ve all heard the idea that “Japanese people can’t speak English”. Where does this idea come from? And is it true?
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
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