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May 7, 2018

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 19

You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

April 30, 2018

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 18

You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

April 19, 2018

5 Soft Skills ALTs Acquire that Are Resume Builders

Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.

Tokyo Star Bank
April 10, 2018

Win ¥1,000,000 to Help Grow Your Business in Japan

Tokyo Star Bank is giving foreign entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to connect with local investors and win a grand prize of ¥1,000,000 in a brand new contest.

February 27, 2018

The Art of the Deal: 4 Strategies for Getting Better Teacher Contracts

There are ways to piece together a superior deal for yourself than what’s on offer when discussing salary and benefits with schools or hiring boards — under certain circumstances.

February 13, 2018

Awkward English Teacher Interviews in Japan

Some of the questions future ALTs were expected to answer range from the unconventional to the downright bizarre!

Shibuya Crossing
January 23, 2018

Location Situation: Can an English Teacher Afford to Live in Tokyo?

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.

January 17, 2018

The Smartest Answer Isn’t Always the Best One: 5 Tips for ALT Interviews

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.

December 20, 2017

GaijinPot’s Top 12 Articles for 2017

This year, our most popular articles cover pretty much everything we believe the GaijinPot beast to be: all the info you need to navigate a successful life in Japan.

November 1, 2017

What’s Up with School Culture Festivals in Japan?

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!

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.

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