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.
By Liam Carrigan on August 22, 2017
It’s not always Miller time, so here is a selection of some non-alcopops to enjoy at parties, barbecues and other get-togethers in Japan this summer.
By Liam Carrigan on August 15, 2017
If you like Japanese tradition with a touch of fire — and fireworks — visit these local gems.
By Liam Carrigan on August 8, 2017
In summer, ALTs working for a dispatch company often get about six weeks off work, whether you asked for it or not.
By Liam Carrigan on July 26, 2017
Japanese mobile service is notoriously convoluted — here’s what to do if you plan to bring a phone over from home and sort yourself out with a new one while you’re here.
By Liam Carrigan on July 18, 2017
From killers to just creepers, here are five bugs you might encounter this summer in Japan — and ways to avoid inviting them into your home.
By Liam Carrigan on July 11, 2017
From finding the best restaurants and directions to getting early earthquake warnings, these mobile apps can help make life in Japan that much easier.
By Liam Carrigan on July 4, 2017
From cozy to all-inclusive, here are the three types of barbecues you’ll have in Japan. Plus four spots in Kansai to partake in them.
By Liam Carrigan on June 27, 2017
There are key differences to hiring ALTs for September compared to the hiring process for the beginning of the Japanese school year in April.
By Liam Carrigan on June 20, 2017
I’m not a native speaker, but can I still teach English in Japan?