What is it about Japan that makes some of us want to settle down and others head for the hills?
By Liam Carrigan on February 20, 2018
Some of the questions future ALTs were expected to answer range from the unconventional to the downright bizarre!
By Liam Carrigan on February 13, 2018
Over the years in Japan, I have discovered a range of both folk and modern remedies here to keep colds in check.
By Liam Carrigan on February 6, 2018
There is a continual debate over what locations in Japan offer English teachers the best earnings versus savings potential so we break down some facts and figures to come up with our No. 1 choice.
By Liam Carrigan on January 23, 2018
It’s that time again for English teachers in Japan: meeting with new companies, schools and boards of education to secure a new contract. These five tips can help.
By Liam Carrigan on January 17, 2018
So, you’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and the two finally decided to make it official. Here’s a quick how-to for the paperwork and procedures needed to ensure love will indeed prevail in Japan.
By Liam Carrigan on December 21, 2017
One of the truly beautiful of Japanese lies in its use of — and societal connection to — the written word.
By Liam Carrigan on December 13, 2017
He and his fellow oni (demons) visit the homes of children across the city every New Year’s Eve, warning children of the dangers of behaving badly or disobeying their parents.
By Liam Carrigan on December 5, 2017
A couple of hours a day on the train, with time off to take in some of the best sights Japan has to offer along the route.
By Liam Carrigan on November 29, 2017
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.