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?
By Liam Carrigan on June 13, 2017
As the temperatures rise and the air conditioning falls, this season presents plenty of inspiration to get in shape — here’s how to tackle it naturally.
By Liam Carrigan on June 6, 2017
In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.
By Liam Carrigan on May 30, 2017
The Japanese call it “ijime,” but you and I know it more commonly as “bullying.”
By Liam Carrigan on May 23, 2017
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.