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How to be Successful in your Job Search in Japan!

Jobs in Japan may include: Administrative/Clerical positions, Business and Sales, Engineering and Technology, Teaching English, or labor works such as working in a factory, pretty much the same types of jobs available in your own country. Finding employment in Japan can be easy or hard for some. The following list might be a common-sense no-brainer…

4 Words Not to Mix Up in Japan!

Ahh, new languages. The fun. The excitement. The horror of miscommunication. Here are a few English and Japanese words you don’t want to use in the wrong situations. Some of these mistakes could accidentally turn some innocent conversations into more ‘adult’ situations, so watch out! jp.fotolia.com/ 1. Chin It sounds innocent, sure enough. Until you…

Teaching Japanese Students: The Best and Worst Parts

When I was studying for my teaching qualification, the instructor gave examples of how different students need to be taught in different ways. For example, a class of typically quiet and timid Japanese learners would need cajoling in a way very different from the way that boisterous, talkative Latin American learners would need a bit…

What it really is like being an English teacher in Japan

Being a foreigner in Japan, who doesn’t speak fluent Japanese, there aren’t that many options available in terms of job hunting. The easiest route for many, is becoming an English language teacher. A large proportion of Japanese people really want to improve their English skills, so there is always a demand! There are many different…

Babysitting Trend in Japan: International Babysitters

Babysitting has always been a major issue in Japan. It is not easy for parents to find somebody to take care of their children. Working women, even those who want to continue working, have no other means but to quit their job once they give birth. In some cases, day care centers are available in…