Everyone has their favorite classes, and likewise everyone probably has those one or two classrooms that they dread stepping into each week.
By Liam Carrigan on May 17, 2017
What are some of the ways that the Japanese system of “sempai and kohai” manifests itself during working life in Japan? One ALT shares his experience.
By Liam Carrigan on May 10, 2017
Part 2 of our guide to landing that teaching job in Japan.
By Liam Carrigan on May 3, 2017
Thinking about coming to Japan to teach? This guide offers a basic overview of the application process along with useful resources for more info.
By Liam Carrigan on April 25, 2017
Tips for making that ¥250,000 go the distance from somebody who’s been there, spent that.
By Liam Carrigan on April 18, 2017
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.