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Is it your dream to teach English in Japan?

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Who the heck are you anyway?

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Am I Qualified to Teach English in Japan?

What qualifications do you need to teach English in Japan?

This is probably the most common question I get.

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Whale Meat in Japan

You may have seen, heard about, or even eaten whale meat in Japan. I have not eaten it, and am sort of on the fence about it, as it’s unique … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Earn a Living as a Freelancer

Can you earn a living as a freelancer? These are five tips to remember if that’s your goal. Of course some people freelance for extra spending cash & keep their … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Benefits of a Good Decision Tree

All this work to get freelance work is exhausting. I think people don’t realize that they have a choice. It might be a matter of making bills, but once you’re … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Outings (10)

Fireworks! PS: This is blog post number 100!

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Pros & Cons of Being a Freelancer

This is specifically about being a freelance English teacher in Japan. It’s already going to end up a multi-part article. As always, if you have any questions on the topic … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings (9)

I know some of you can’t read Japanese at all… if you want me to translate future outings written in Japanese, please just comment & I’ll do so. I’m not … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings (8)

PS: I spelled something wrong, it should be たべほうだい。Do you like kushikatsu? I have no idea what that is in English… random deep fried things on sticks. I think it … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stationery Dork Alert

I’m a huge stationery dork I think it started at the Sanrio stores that became popular around the same time I was born. I was sort of obsessed with cute … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings 7

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Photos & Photo Booths in Japan

You might not be used to providing a recent photo with your resume. In Japan that’s standard. In addition to applying for work, each time we renew a visa or … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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