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Mark Guthrie

Having settled in Japan after stints living in the US, Australia and Sweden, Mark whiles away his precious time on this Earth by writing about music, popular culture and pretty much anything else that is unlikely to win him the Pulitzer he so desperately craves. You can find Mark's debut novel If You're in Bangkok Bring an Apple on Amazon stores.

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Dining On The River In Kawadoko

A truly unique al fresco dining experience that dates back to the Edo period.

By 5 min read

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Caught Napping – Sleeping On The Job In Japan

Inemuri is the practice of ‘sleeping while present’ and has long been part of Japanese work culture.

By 4 min read

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6 Things To Know About Teaching Private Lessons

Taking on private English students is a good way to earn some extra income while in Japan but keep these 6 points in mind to make sure your lessons go smoothly.

By 4 min read

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6 Tips For Teaching English to Children in Japan

Teaching English to children requires a special type of teacher. Here are 6 facts that you should know about teaching kids.

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Teaching Business English In Japan

Teaching business English in Japan can be very lucrative but teachers should remember that it isn’t just about being genki and a winning smile. They mean business and so should you.

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Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Highway

Shimanami Kaido links Imabari in Shikoku with Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture and is a bicycle-friendly 70km route across six islands of outstanding natural beauty.

By 6 min read

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5 Tips for Starting at a New Japanese School

Cultural differences, language issues and the uncertainty of being in a new country can make starting at a new school overwhelming. Follow these five tips to make your first days a smooth one.

By 3 min read