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June 21, 2017

Introducing You: 6 Tips to Make Your First ALT Lesson Pop

Get your classes interested in their new English teacher on the first day to overcome nervousness and create a fresh spark for the term.

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Nihonbashi
June 13, 2017

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Nihonbashi

In Japan, all roads lead to Nihonbashi — so what to do when you get there? Here are eight unconventional ideas to get you started.

June 7, 2017

Training Day: Use Orientation to Learn New Skills for the Job Ahead

Before heading to a classroom, you’ll get some coaching on being an ALT in Japan — use the time develop good habits and show your adaptability.

Akihabara at night
June 5, 2017

24 Hours in Akihabara

Make the most of a day in Tokyo’s “Electric Town” with this whirlwind itinerary of geeky shrines, electronics shopping, arcades, maid cafés and extreme ramen.

Takamine Onsen
May 29, 2017

Bathing Above the Clouds at Takamine Onsen

This picturesque ryokan in the mountains of Nagano looks like something from a fantasy travel magazine. Good news: It’s real and the owner wants you to come and discover it.

May 26, 2017

Wheels Down: Arriving as an ALT in Japan for the First Time

Before you arrive and after you get off the plane, mind these key points to ensure a smooth transition to your new career.

Grids Hotel + Hostel
May 19, 2017

Grids Hotel and Hostel: Defy Labels at this Cool New Travel Hub

Backpacker youth hostel? Budget hotel? International guesthouse? At Grids Hotel and Hostel, you can experience it all in an authentic new way. Watch the video here.

May 15, 2017

The Next Steps: After a Successful ALT Interview

You did research, nailed the interview and the company has offered you a job — congratulations! What happens next?

May 1, 2017

11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Saitama

Expect the unexpected with gorgeous scenery, immaculately-preserved history and wonderfully quirky attractions (including Finnish hippopotamuses).

6 Things Recruiters Look For in an ALT Interview
April 28, 2017

6 Things Recruiters Look for During an ALT job interview

It’s not all about your resume in an interview, this is your chance to demonstrate other qualities a piece of paper can’t show.

April 14, 2017

WeBase: The Hostel Retreat That’s Making Us All Want to Holiday in Kamakura

[Video] Have you heard the news? There’s a new hostel in town. And it’s absolutely baller.

April 13, 2017

5 Tips to Make a Good Impression at your First ALT Interview

Nail your first ALT interview before you even walk into the meeting room.

Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017
April 1, 2017

A One-Day Itinerary to the Chichibu Shibazakura Festival 2017

Want to see the shibazakura this spring? Try this one-day itinerary featuring a spectacular flower festival, a brand-new onsen resort and dinner on a traveling restaurant.

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