Working in Japan

ALTInsider Podcast – Interview with Scott who started his own school

James speaks with Charlie who runs Live Work Play Japan. It is good when two people that know the Japan teaching and job scene well give advice on how to get by better in Japan, make more money, enjoy yourself more, how he quit his job(s), etc. Lots of solid good job tips. Enjoy.

James speaks with Scott, a long-term resident of Japan that has recently started his own English school. Lots to learn from his path through the country, which started 2 weeks before the bankruptcy of the very company that brought him to Japan, NOVA!  Enjoy.


Peter Lackner is the Managing Partner at and has had management-level positions at major job boards in Japan including:, GaijinPot, CareerEngine and currently the managing partner at

Running a job board gives Peter the opportunity to speak with employers and job seekers every day and find out why some are successful and others are not. Speaking to both employers and job seekers has given Peter the ability to be able to see both sides of the hiring process. This is why exists - to help job seekers find the jobs they want and employers to find the candidates they need.

Peter is active in the ETJ (English Teachers in Japan organization), a member of JALT’s School Owners SIG and currently on the Executive Board of the Tokyo Association of International Preschools.

You can often find Peter speaking to groups on how to get a new or better job, and to employers on how to avoid making a bad hire.

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