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The Mask Behind the Mask Culture in Japan

Japan's love affair with wearing the germ mask gives this author mixed feelings.

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Vote in Your Home Country if You Live in Japan

Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!

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Earning Extra Income for English Teachers in Japan

How can English teachers make some extra money and what types of jobs are available?

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Managing the Cost of Healthcare in Japan

Make sure your next trip to the hospital doesn’t leave your wallet feeling sick, too.

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The Write Stuff: English Literacy Skills for Elementary Students in Japan

Reading and writing ability is often overlooked in the ALT's classroom. Here’s how to change that.

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Understanding Japanese Unemployment Insurance

Something everyone working in Japan should know about but hope they never have to use.

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Pay It Forward: Finish the Japanese School Year with Motivated Students

Give your final lessons of the year extra spark and keep kids eager to better their English.

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Decision Time 2: Direct Hire ALT or JET Programme

The JET Programme has its pros and cons but how does it compare to a regular ALT teaching job?

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8 Ways for English Teachers to Save a Bad Class

Even the best instructors can have a class that just doesn’t work. Get things back on track with these tips.

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Resume Gets You the Interview in Japan

Stand out from the other job applicants with this practical advice for crafting your CV.

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6 Things to Know Before Teaching Company English Classes

No kids in the classroom means no problems, right? Wrong!

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Decision Time: ALT or Eikaiwa Instructor

When it comes to teaching in Japan, where would you rather be — at an eikaiwa or in a school classroom?

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