To say that Japan’s pension system is complicated is a bit like saying that the sun is rather warm. We’ve broken it down for those of you planning to stay here long term.
By Liam Carrigan on April 11, 2017
Ever heard of the Japanese government’s Injury and Sickness Allowance?
By Liam Carrigan on April 4, 2017
As the old cliché goes, the only certain things in life are death and taxes.
By Liam Carrigan on March 28, 2017
Many Japanese English instructors lack an ability to speak the language they are hoping to teach their students. What might be some of the reasons?
By Liam Carrigan on March 21, 2017
One ALT shares his experience of tackling the “gaikoku” topic with his students.
By Liam Carrigan on March 14, 2017
How can ALTs make the best possible impression in their first classes of the new academic year?
By Liam Carrigan on March 7, 2017
At times adorable, at other times terrifying, these larger than life characters have ingratiated themselves into almost every facet of Japanese public life.
By Liam Carrigan on February 28, 2017
How do the new requirements for permanent residency in Japan affect foreign residents?
By Liam Carrigan on February 21, 2017
In Osaka? Here’s where you can take your better half tonight.
By Liam Carrigan on February 14, 2017
Japan’s countrywide network of highway buses offers a cheap alternative to train and air travel, with some surprising perks.
By Liam Carrigan on February 2, 2017
The level of English in Japan ranks significantly lower than surrounding countries. One ALT shares his thoughts on ways to raise standards.
By Liam Carrigan on January 29, 2017
We all have our own New Year’s resolutions: some easily obtainable, some pretty lofty and others just downright ridiculous. Improving your Japanese ability shouldn’t be the latter. Here’s how to keep your resolve.