Japan is increasingly looking to hire skilled foreign workers across many job categories. With these six tips, you can set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry.
By Victoria Vlisides on January 30, 2018
The term “hafu” in Japan means being half-Japanese. With increasing diversity in Japan’s classrooms, the Hafu2Hafu project is a way to educate students (and ourselves) about cultural identity.
By Victoria Vlisides on January 26, 2018
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.
By Liam Carrigan on January 23, 2018
In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.
By Iain Maloney on January 19, 2018
With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.
By Joshua Meyer on January 16, 2018
Ringing in the new and tossing out the slightly old prompts an age-old question, one similar to Christmas trees in the West: when should you take your Shogatsu decorations down?
By Aonghas Crowe on January 11, 2018
Winter in rural areas of Japan can feel cold, isolating and gloomy — especially to new ALTs — but you’re not alone. Here are five ways to slam dunk the funk without going into hibernation
By Cara Lam on January 5, 2018
Check out these great Fukuoka restaurants in part two of our plant-based tour of Japan!
By Ashley Owen on January 3, 2018
What emojis like 🎍, 👹 and 🎏 actually mean, how to partake in Japanese holidays and celebrations using them, plus some go-to Japanese phrases to top it all off.
By Teni Wada on January 2, 2018
Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the new year with a Japanese charm from a temple or shrine to ward off evil, bring sexual health or wish for traffic safety, victory and more!
By Mimi Dietderich on December 30, 2017
While there are many different New Year’s traditions to follow in Japan, one of our personal favorites is “hatsuhinode,” or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.
By Hilary Keyes on December 29, 2017
Winter has finally come. The ways Japanese people deal with winter may leave you puzzled but while here — take advantage of the many inventions this country has to combat the cold.