Scotland-born Liam has lived in Asia since 2006. He has spent more than 6 years in Japan, and currently works in Osaka as a writer and English teacher.
This April, many Assistant Language Teachers will have a very different contract. Here are the pros and cons.
Japanese mobile service is notoriously convoluted. Here's what to do if you plan to bring a phone over from home or sort yourself out with a new one while you're here.
Traumatic events can have a lasting impact on your students. What can you do in the classroom to help?
Five spooktastic places for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.
In Japan, sick leave is not a statutory right but that doesn't mean you can't take it.
Movies, pizza, bullet trains and mobile phones seem more expensive in Japan than elsewhere. Here's how you can save.
Maybe you play games instead of studying Japanese. What if you could do both at the same time?
Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!
How can English teachers make some extra money and what types of jobs are available?
Make sure your next trip to the hospital doesn’t leave your wallet feeling sick, too.
Day trips, overnight stays or something longer, here are three “Platinum” Week options.
Reading and writing ability is often overlooked in the ALT's classroom. Here’s how to change that.