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July 5, 2016

Climbing Mt. Fuji: What to Expect

Peak climbing season for Mt. Fuji is July and August. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect on your first climb.

April 21, 2015

Choosing Your Teaching Style

As you’re frantically job hunting for that “perfect” teaching position, take some of these environments into consideration.

April 3, 2015

Finding Your Place as an English Teacher

When searching for a jobs, remember to think about your strengths before choosing an age group to work with.

March 21, 2015

How to Make Yakiniku at Home

Yakiniku is easy, oishii, and is a great party meal where your guests can enjoy cooking at the table.

February 24, 2015

Overcome Pronunciation Hurdles with Your Japanese Students

The more you understand your student, the better you can educate them; and pronunciation is no exception.

February 18, 2015

Beautiful Otaru: A Trip to Remember in Hokkaido

A delightful trip to the small small harbor city of Otaru.

February 7, 2015

The Yokosuka Burger: An American Tradition

When you’re living as a foreigner in Japan, you try to assimilate to the culture as much as possible, especially…

January 29, 2015

My Experience Taking the JLPT Overseas

When I first heard of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) being offered outside of Japan, I was ecstatic. Finally,…

January 6, 2015

6 Tips for Your First Private Language Lesson

What to Expect at Your First Coffee Shop English Lesson in Japan

December 21, 2014

Meeting the Emperor of Japan at His Imperial Palace

Visiting the Emperor’s residence on his birthday is a fun Japanese cultural and historical experience.

December 13, 2014

40 Years of Hello Kitty: 4 Signs She’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

It’s a Hello Kitty world and we just live in it.

December 9, 2014

The World’s Tallest Tower: Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a fun experience any time of year. Make it a goal to take in this incredible sightseeing opportunity during your stay in Japan.

December 7, 2014

1944 and 2014: A Look at Japan’s Then and Now

A lot has changed in the last 70 years between Japan and America. What does the next 70 years hold for the two countries?

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