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September 27, 2017

5 Ways To Set — and Keep — Boundaries as an ALT

Contrary to popular belief, ALTs have a voice. They just need to use it… strategically.

September 15, 2017

Need a Change? Over 10 Different Job Types for Foreigners in Japan

There are a hundred different reasons that people come to the land of the rising sun, but once you fall in love, you’re going to need to find a job.

August 3, 2017

Story Hunter: Universal Messages Drawn without Words

A new “silent” manga contest is looking for the next great talent — and an editor to guide them.

June 8, 2017

5 Major Pros of Working in Japan

Working in Japan, especially at a local company, can be tough but there is always a silver lining!

May 26, 2017

Wheels Down: Arriving as an ALT in Japan for the First Time

Before you arrive and after you get off the plane, mind these key points to ensure a smooth transition to your new career.

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.

May 15, 2017

The Next Steps: After a Successful ALT Interview

You did research, nailed the interview and the company has offered you a job — congratulations! What happens next?

5 Keigo Phrases to Make Your Point Politely
May 4, 2017

5 Keigo Phrases to Make Your Point Politely at Work

Mastering these Japanese honorifics can allow you to finesse your way around tricky business situations.

April 28, 2017

6 Things Recruiters Look for During an ALT job interview

It’s not all about your resume in an interview, this is your chance to demonstrate other qualities a piece of paper can’t show.

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 13, 2017

5 Tips to Make a Good Impression at your First ALT Interview

Nail your first ALT interview before you even walk into the meeting room.

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