Good news: It is possible to work in Japan without a degree. But how should you go about it?
By James Winovich on February 20, 2017
Sometimes there is pressure to drink to excess and let off steam at Japanese office parties. What do you do if you don’t drink — and don’t want to jeopardize your standing at work?
By James Winovich on February 6, 2017
What to do when you feel like a useless decoration in your team-teaching classes.
By James Winovich on January 12, 2017
The pros and cons of practicing Japanese with colleagues if you work at a language school in Japan.
By James Winovich on December 26, 2016
Despite what you might think, you don’t have to teach English in Japan.
By James Winovich on November 29, 2016
Pets are for life, not just for クリスマス.
By James Winovich on November 12, 2016
Your resumé shouldn’t get you the job, it should get you the interview — that’s where you get yourself the job!
By James Winovich on November 8, 2016
I bet you think this resume is all about you. Heads up: It’s not.
By James Winovich on October 11, 2016
Here’s one guaranteed way to improve your resumé for that dream job in Japan.
By James Winovich on September 23, 2016
Everyone wants to work in Japan, bro.
By James Winovich on September 5, 2016
While it feels like a JET’s job is to teach English and to teach English alone, that isn’t always the case.
By James Winovich on February 25, 2016
What is it with foreigners who get on Japanese TV?
By James Winovich on January 2, 2016
The Look is what occasionally falls over a service worker’s face when they notice they are about to be forced to deal with you, a foreigner in Japan.