What qualifications do you need to teach English in Japan?
This is probably the most common question I get.
Is my part time ALT job direct hire? No, but it’s way better than working for a big dispatch company. First, what is Direct Hire? I wrote about that a … Continue reading
Illustration by Kaoru from an old book with a story about room mates, Mr. Daikon & Mr. Gobou Time to sit and enjoy my coffee without feeling rushed is so … Continue reading
It’s too bad I’m no good at planning ahead and chose the hottest summer ever to stay in Japan. It’s summer vacation, no corporate lessons or ALT lessons, just a … Continue reading
*Not totally random. I guess I wanted to explain our situation a little more to help everyone understand why I don’t work full time and other things you might not … Continue reading
Sometimes you just need a break you know. Publishing a new article every week was a self-imposed standard, and I wasn’t having fun anymore, so I took a break. I’ll … Continue reading
While living in Japan as a foreigner, there are little things you can do to earn some kind of credit at least, doing a type of side hustle online. You’ll … Continue reading
You may have heard of Kondo Marie, as she’s quite famous for her decluttering method in Japan. I even saw her on the Ellen Show while watching clips on youtube. … Continue reading
In spring of 2011, 5th and 6th grade elementary school students in Japan began studying “Foreign Language Activities” or English conversation lessons. Starting in April of this year, third and … Continue reading
My first year in Japan I didn’t even get a library card for some reason. I’m a huge library fan and usually that’s a priority when I move somewhere new. … Continue reading