What qualifications do you need to teach English in Japan?
This is probably the most common question I get.
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
Years ago I did some career quiz and saved this screenshot. I’m not saying that teaching English abroad is a career, because I don’t believe that it is. At the … Continue reading
In Japan, one of the weird things I often notice and appreciate is the background music, or BGM. It creates never ending entertainment or frustration. There is of course, background … Continue reading
I had some frequent flyer miles with United Airlines, not a ton, but some that were going to expire with no activity soon. I researched a bit about where we … Continue reading
Motenai! Don’t let that bike go to waste! I am not fond of driving. This includes in the US and in Japan (even if I have only driven in left … Continue reading
Two years ago, I returned to Japan as an ALT, but that didn’t last long. I finished up the school year on a short contract, then I decided not to … Continue reading
In our city, Kurume, but out in the rural area, there’s a festival we meant to go to last year. One of my students lives in that neighborhood and invited … Continue reading
Before making the choice to move to Japan, there are some things you might want to be aware of first. One. People speak Japanese in Japan. Get used to Japanese or … Continue reading
My reasons for preferring hostels are: cost, kitchen, and built in community. If you just need a safe place to sleep and don’t plan to spend much time there during … Continue reading