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June 27, 2017

A Guide To Summer Barbecues In Kansai

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.

June 20, 2017

The Inside Track on Autumn ALT Job Recruitment

There are key differences to hiring ALTs for September compared to the hiring process for the beginning of the Japanese school year in April.

June 13, 2017

Breaking the Mold: Can You Teach English in Japan as a Non-Native Speaker?

I’m not a native speaker, but can I still teach English in Japan?

June 6, 2017

3 Tips to Slim Down and Get Fit in Japan this Summer

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.

May 30, 2017

6 Things to Do in Osaka This Summer

In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.

May 23, 2017

Beating the Bullies: Tackling ijime in Japan

The Japanese call it “ijime,” but you and I know it more commonly as “bullying.”

May 17, 2017

When Good English Classes Go Bad

Everyone has their favorite classes, and likewise everyone probably has those one or two classrooms that they dread stepping into each week.

Senpai Kohai System
May 10, 2017

Experiencing Japan’s Senpai-Kouhai System at Work

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.

Teaching in Japan
May 3, 2017

Applying to Teach in Japan from Overseas: A Basic Guide Part 2

Part 2 of our guide to landing that teaching job in Japan.

Applying to teach in Japan from overseas
April 25, 2017

Applying to Teach in Japan from Overseas: A Basic Guide

Thinking about coming to Japan to teach? This guide offers a basic overview of the application process along with useful resources for more info.

April 18, 2017

How to Survive on a Basic Teacher Salary in Japan

Tips for making that ¥250,000 go the distance from somebody who’s been there, spent that.

April 11, 2017

A Guide to Pensions for Foreign Residents in Japan

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.

April 4, 2017

Sick Pay in Japan: What You Need to Know

Ever heard of the Japanese government’s Injury and Sickness Allowance?

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