There’s something about the uniquely Japanese way in which Christmas is celebrated here that always brings a smile to my face. Illuminations are no different.
By Liam Carrigan on November 21, 2017
What kind of English teacher are you at the core and what school grade matches your style?
By Liam Carrigan on November 14, 2017
It’s a culture festival, but in another very real way, it’s also the blood, sweat and tears of your students… It’s bunkasai!
By Liam Carrigan on November 1, 2017
Here are five spooktastic spots for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.
By Liam Carrigan on October 27, 2017
When it comes to unsettling, chilling and often gruesome films, nothing quite matches the visceral nature of Japanese horror.
By Liam Carrigan on October 24, 2017
Flying solo. One writer details a positive experience navigating new freedoms and challenges in a college-level classroom and provides some quick tips to navigate the new terrain.
By Liam Carrigan on October 17, 2017
As an English teacher in Japan, stable employment can be fragile. Here are seven ways to set up an action plan should the non-renewal of your contract loom on the horizon.
By Liam Carrigan on October 10, 2017
Many foreigners working in Japan live with depression, but few get real help. Here are some tips and resources for handling it.
By Liam Carrigan on October 3, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, ALTs have a voice. They just need to use it… strategically.
By Liam Carrigan on September 27, 2017
Mom and Dad are finally visiting — and you just became their travel agent. Here are some things to consider for family members with mobility and health issues.
By Liam Carrigan on September 12, 2017
Attempting to replace the contents of your lost wallet can be an all-day journey. Here is exactly what — and what not — to do if forced to navigate the process of replacing all your important cards.
By Liam Carrigan on September 8, 2017
About 25 percent of school students in Japan may have some form of dyslexia. Here some ways to tell if it could be affecting your English class students and some tips to help.
By Liam Carrigan on August 31, 2017
Students sometimes enjoy trying to embarrass ALTs (or just have some fun) with awkward, uncomfortable and often personal questions. Here are few ways to deal with them.