Travel, Teach, Live in Japan

Video of an American English Teacher in Japan: How I survived the quake -- The Owl
Click on CNN link below. Look for the video on the CNN page called "How I survived the quake" and click on it.

Where to go skiing in Japan -- Travel Expert
Japan, one of the most impressive countries in the world offers an excellent opportunity for ski enthusiasts to enjoy the cold and feel the adrenalin from November until the early month of May. Find ...

Most Expensive Japanese Hotels -- Travel Expert
Tokyo, Japan’s capital and one of the greatest megalopolis in the entire Asia, covers some of the most alluring and eye-catching hotels for tourists to come and experience. Whether you’re on a ...

Crazy shopping in Tokyo -- Travel Expert
Tokyo is one Japan’s largest and most surreal metropolis with multiple stores, boutiques and cafés to take advantage of. Travelers from all corners of the world come to Tokyo for the exciting ...

Visit Osaka's Best Attractions -- Travel Expert
Osaka is one of Japan’s largest cities. Therefore, it features great places to visit for every tourist interested in Asian culture and civilization. Osaka is a cosmopolitan city; modern, noisy and ...

Compelling Tokyo Attractions -- Travel Expert
Tokyo is one of the world’s most stunning metropolitan areas in the world. Entitled with gorgeous buildings, plenty of people and numerous attractions, a visit to Tokyo is certainly a must, at ...

Most Amazing Castles in Japan -- Travel Expert
Even a country like Japan which is rich in tradition and history will have a list that allows national treasures to rise to the top. Japan is well known throughout the world for its castles. Amongst ...

The Lively Japanese Nozawa-Onsen Fire Festival -- Travel Expert
We were living in Suzaka at the time of the fire festival, which takes place in mid-winter (mid-January) in the small ski-resort town of Nozawa-Onsen. This peaceful place is surrounded by rice ...

Best Japanese Festivals -- Travel Expert
For a Westerner to start gaining an understanding as to what makes Japan tick, a good place to start is with a study of Japanese festivals and holidays. As with any country, watching people celebrate ...

Enjoy a Japanese Adventure -- Travel Expert
Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, thanks, largely, to the wealth of things to see and do in the country. For budget travelers and backpackers from the West, Japan has ...

Find out more about Japanese culture -- Travel Expert
Japan, with its distinctive and oriental culture that makes it a unique place in this world, an unparalleled history, upcoming cities, innovative technology and of course with rich seafood that sets ...

Probation Period for Work Visa -- TokyoTESOL
I'm sorry if this question was answered on another forum, but nothing came up on my searches across many websites and forums, so here it goes- It seems that the only schools to sponsor work visas ...

Re: An English School Owner`s Experience in Japan Link -- Smithparody
I owned a Smith's school for 4 years. I know the truth. I know the scam. Here are some of my favorite quotes directly from the Smith's website referring to Mark's made up methodology ...

Japanese Theaters Cut Ticket Prices -- tomo
19/01/2011 Toho Cinemas, the largest theater chain in Japan, has come up with a rather revolutionary solution to the problem of declining attendance in movie theaters charge less money for tickets. ...

Travel Costs For Japan - Estimates For 7 Types Of Japan Travel Costs -- Marie-Claire Smith
Planning a trip to Japan? You have probably already started thinking about the types of things you will do once you arrive. You no doubt also have an approximate idea of how long you will stay in ...

Japan Sites To See - 5 Cities and Attractions -- Marie-Claire Smith
There are many reasons why people choose to visit Japan. You may be planning a trip to this East Asian country with the goal of doing business there. Or, you may have harbored a longtime fascination ...

Japan Travel Information - 5 Attractions In Japan That You Must See -- Marie-Claire Smith
There are few places in the world that hold as much mystique for Westerners as does Japan. Even with all of the attention that Japan has garnered on the world stage over the past few decades due to ...

Japanese: Why You Should Ditch Romaji and Learn Hiragana and Katakana -- Nicole Daisy Mcguire
A lot of new learners of the Japanese language seem to rely too heavily on Romaji (or even the English alphabet) to get by when they are mastering or learning Japanese. This is mostly because ...

Beginning Eras of Anime (Japanese Animation) -- Craig Lodge
Anime, or Japanese Animation, had its start in the beginning of the 20th century. Anime is Japan's competitor against the high-budget Hollywood in America; Anime allowed Japan to create films ...

Cheap Flights to Tokyo! -- Lindsy Hill
Stunning landscapes, matchless panoramas and hospitable inhabitants, this is how "The land of the rising sun" welcomes one and all. What better way to start your Journey of Japan than by its capital ...

Attractions of Yamashita Park in Yokohama -- Michael Smallet
Yokohama City is located 30 kilometers south of Tokyo. Due to proximity to the capital and convenient access to the sea, this city became the first port to open its waters to foreign ships in 1859. ...

How to Learn Japanese Vocabulary Faster and Easier With Mnemonics -- Kuri Kinton
For a speaker of English, or any other European language for that matter, Japanese is so far-removed, some consider it an impossible language to learn. It is not impossible; I can vouch for that, but ...

Express Yourself in Japanese - Three Common Japanese Expressions -- Karen Kelsky
You're traveling to Japan and worried about how you'll communicate? You don't need to be fluent in Japanese to have a smooth, enjoyable and stress-free visit to Japan. There are a handful ...

A Beauty of Japan -- Harris Raza
Every country has some major destinations and important places on which the country's economy depends and the city plays a vital part in the financial and economic growth of the state. These all ...

The Capital City of Japan -- Harris Raza
There are many places in Japan which are widely popular among all the visitors, travelers or tourists and some of its cities are very beautifully constructed and represents a very glorious and ...

Kanji - 5 Tips to Those Learning Japanese -- Natalia Veselova
I've started to study Japanese a year and a half ago, and, of course, I've encountered numerous problems. There's one thing that I can tell for sure: Japanese language is not hard. It is ...

How to get Japanese high school students under control -- gt
I would suggest contacting their parents. Japanese culture deals alot about shame and respect. I bet they will straighten up if you threaten failue because those high schoolers also need a good start ...

What Are Japan's Main Tourist Attractions And Activities? -- Farazila Abu
Tokyo Japan’s modern-city capital lacks the refined aesthetic Kyoto, or the tranquility of Nara, but comes up trumps with contemporary icons, like the forest of skyscrapers that dominates the ...

Japan Here I Come -- Paul Schembri
“Final boarding call for Delta flight DL5127” I yawn and stretch, lifting myself off the ground and picking up my bag. I had found a nice little corner by the pay phones where I could lay down ...

Japanese Pronouns And Japanese Adjectives -- Brad john
When you start learning Japanese you first have to learn and thoroughly memorize the script i.e. hiragana, katakana etc. Next comes one of the most important parts which is the Japanese grammar. ...

Learn Japanese Podcast -- Brad john
Japanese language is the national language spoken in Japan. This language is spoken by more than 130 million people not only in Japan but in places like Taiwan, Philippines, parts of China, Korea and ...

Tips For Living in Japan -- James Larkin Smith
When staying in Japan there are many things you can do to make your life there more enjoyable. Here are some things I do and use to deal with the strange weather patterns. First let's talk about ...

What I need to teach in/near Tokyo -- Matt Bedford
Hi everyone! I'm looking to move to Japan early next year and the goal is to teach english there for a year or so. I'm looking to be near Tokyo as my Girlfriend will be studying there at the ...
Re: What I need to teach in/near Tokyo -- abe
a bachelor degree.

Learn Japanese - Japanese That's "Easy to Do" -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Some things in life are easy, and some are hard. It might be easy to cook a simple meal but really hard to get up early in the morning. Imagine trying to speak English without ...

Learn Japanese - Journey to Japan Part 1 -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese effortlessly! You know that you attract more bees with honey. That is, you'll get what you want by being polite to people. Just think about the last time you flew on an airplane. ...

How to Speak Japanese - Video -- WatchMojo
How to Speak Japanese

traveling to Japan carrying prescription and non-prescription medications -- tips
Persons traveling to Japan carrying prescription and non-prescription medications should consult the Japanese Embassy, or a Japanese Consulate, in the United States before leaving the U.S. to confirm ...

access to antidepressants in Japan - for an English teacher (legally) -- tips
As long as you have a prescription for the medication, you would have no problem having access to the medication. I know how hard it is to come off anti-depressants, but it's nothing to worry ...

Importing or Bringing Medication into Japan for Personal Use -- tips
Please see this link from the US Embassy in Japan: http://tokyo.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-medimport.html

in Japan without prescription -- tips
Your alternatives are to import your own (you are allowed a three month supply in each shipment) or go to a doctor and get a prescription. If you are eligible for national health insurance it will ...

How do I get American prescription drugs while in Japan -- tips
See a doctor and have him write you a prescription. Most doctors know good English. Medical journals are written mainly in English so they have a pretty good knowledge of the language. If that ...

Can I take my prescription to Japan -- tips
I don't think there is any problem. It's better that you bring documents from your doctor so that you can show it when the officials require explanation.

Japan Travel Destination - Kamakura -- Josh Shulman
Located to the southeast of Tokyo, Kamakura is on the itinerary of almost all tourists. Once upon a time it was the political capital of the country. Later its glory as a capital was lost to another ...

Japan Travel Destination - Yokohama -- Josh Shulman
Yokohama, a city that sits in Tokyo Bay, is often overlooked when traveling in Japan. I admit, it is not that exciting and culturally rich as other travel destinations, but it still has unique ...

Shopping For a Creative Life -- Josh Shulman
Shopping is an integral part of your travels in Japan. If it isn't in your itinerary, it should be. Harajuku is fantastic for an extreme wardrobe makeover, Okachimachi is one giant flea market ...

Japan Travel Destination - Kobe -- Josh Shulman
Situated in the mid of Honshu, the main island of Japan, Kobe is the capital city of the Hyogo prefecture, and is accessible easily by air, sea and land. It is approximately a three hour ride from ...

The Modern Geisha -- Josh Shulman
A Japanese "geisha" is someone who is professionally trained to entertain guests at social events like dinners. Geishas go through rigorous schooling and are branded at the utmost high level of class ...

The Eternal Battle - Shabu-Shabu Vs Yakiniku -- Josh Shulman
Popularly known as the 'Land of Rising Sun', Japan is a vibrant country that offers infinite options for eager holidaymakers and adventurous travelers. As I have always claimed, the most ...

Japan Travel Destination - Miyajima -- Josh Shulman
Miyajima is a small island in Japan, situated at a short ferry ride from Hiroshima. It is just like the place you would imagine in your thoughts as the perfect vacation destination. It is one of the ...

A Visitors Guide To Tokyo Japan -- Thomas Smith
Tokyo, Japan is an exciting travel destination. Head to the city where the East meets the West but do some planning before you take off. First of all, travel to Tokyo can be expensive so be sure to ...

Guide in Tokyo (free - I need to practice my English) -- hide
Hi thanks for reading. I am Japanese who had lived in the UK for a year. I can speak English a bit but there is no opportunity to speak recently. so I would like to use my English skill for visitor ...

JET Program - Experience Japan and Earn an Income -- Kevin R Burns
JET Program - Experience Japan and Earn an Income By Kevin R Burns The JET Program is an ideal way for young people to get to know Japan, whilst earning an income at the same time. But, what exactly ...

Teaching English in Japan - 7 Frequently Asked Questions -- Kevin R Burns
Teaching English in Japan - 7 Frequently Asked Questions By Kevin R Burns Does the idea of teaching English in Japan appeal to you? Although there's plenty of work available, you'll need to ...

Queer Yet Educative Facts About Japan -- tours4fun.com
Excited about your trip to the “Land of Rising Sun”? Here are some interesting facts about Japan that will heighten your anticipation levels of unraveling the unique culture of this beautiful ...

Let's Go to Japan -- Jim Ada
Considered as the land of the rising sun, Japan is found in the east of Asia. It is an archipelago that is comprised of four large islands namely Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. This country ...

Teaching In Japan with arthitis -- tony narloch
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can advise me: I want to teach abroad, preferably in Japan. I have osteoarthitis in my left ankle, and despite it, i walk with a (very) slight limp, for 2 hours a day min, ...

Measuring Distance in Japan - The Metric Way -- Susan Slobac
Those planning to travel, for business or pleasure will do well to learn the system of length conversion known as the metric system. In fact, a knowledge of metric length conversion will serve you ...

Okinawa Japan: Enjoy A Serene Vacation -- Howard Brule
Okinawa, which means 'rope in the open sea', is found in Japan. The term seems to refer to how the 60 island chain that makes up the prefecture of Okinawa appears. Okinawa Japan is often ...

Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan -- Silviu-Florin Salomia
The cherry trees blossom between January and June, depending on every region in Japan, but the most festivals take place between March and Mai. In this time, there are many festivals in different ...

Major Attractions in Tokyo -- Julia E. Brown
The Tokyo Metropolis is a melting pot of high street Asian fashion and culture. Bizarre or elegant, Tokyoites never fail to surprise the world with innovation in fashion and design. People of various ...

Tokyo Drift - Feel and Experience Japan -- Julia E. Brown
In spite of modernization, Tokyo blends the spice of the urban vibes with the sweetness of traditional ambiance of their culture. In the following Tokyo attractions, both modern and ancient collide ...

Tokyo Before and Now -- Julia E. Brown
Behind all the bizarre yet innovative pop culture was a sophisticated era that became the key in Tokyo's development. It was all thanks to Tokugawa Ieyasu that the Tokyo, then called the City of ...

Japanese Comedy -- Melanie Maloy
Japanese comedy has a long and illustrious history which I find to be a fascinating subject to explore. And, as you may expect, the country has spawned many different "categories" of comedy over the ...

5 Important Tips For Making Japanese Friends -- Josh Conner
1. Don't Be Aggressive - Japanese are inherently "shy" when it comes to foreigners. Japanese society is very rigid and follows strict social traditions based on honor, pride, and respect. Trying ...

Things to Remember For Your Trip to Japan -- Tia T Jones
Japan is a country with a rich, endearing history full of culture, tranquility and excitement all at the same time. Most of us who take a trip to Japan soon realize upon touching down that Japan is a ...

Japan Celebrates Constitution Memorial Day -- Noel Moitre
Japan's Constitution Memorial Day: May 3, 2010 Constitution Memorial Day is a public holiday in Japan. Japan commemorates the coming into effect of its new 1947 constitution. Japan's ...

4 Reasons to Learn Hiragana First -- Emily Kato
If you are learning Japanese, then you will soon come across the three writing systems, hiragana, katakana and kanji. Japanese is written by using a combination of these three writings systems, with ...

Things You Must Do While Living in Japan -- Alyssa Davis
Japan is a fascinating and beautiful country. If you are visiting or living there for any length of time, you should take advantage of everything the country has to offer. There are many sights and ...

Japan & her Standardized Test Based Education System -- Kevin Burns
Japan & her Standardized Test Based Education System For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or the local elementary school. For ...

Five Common English Mistakes Made by Japanese Speakers -- Chris Kennard
I spent many years working as an English teacher in Japan, and during that time I taught many hundreds of students. After a while, I began to notice that different students would often make the same ...

Learn Hiragana - 3 Tips to Learn Hiragana Fast -- Emily Kato
If you are learning Japanese, you may think it is impossible to learn how to read the language. After all there are three writing systems to learn, hiragana, katakana and kanji. Although it is no ...

Getting Around Tokyo - The Easiest and Cheapest Way -- Honor Dargan
General Tips The most convenient way to get around Tokyo is, without a doubt, the train system. It rarely fails, trains run on average every 6 minutes, and all major areas have numerous access ...

10 Tips For Business Success in Tokyo and Avoiding Cross Cultural Faux Pas -- Honor Dargan
Pre-Departure Preparation If you know you will be traveling to Tokyo with the objective of doing business, take the time to think ahead and prepare yourself as much as possible. Find out about the ...

Tips for Capturing Japanese Decorative Style -- Veronica Smith
Japanese decorating has a simplistic look and style that promotes a restful and peaceful feeling. Unlike many Western styles of decorating, Japanese decorating places a focus on the essentials, ...

Japanese Bathroom Designs – Simplistic and Beautiful -- Jessica Ackerman
When designing a bathroom based on Japanese design, it helps to keep in mind that the bath tends to be a centerpiece in a Japanese home. Japanese culture has always had an emphasis on the relaxing ...

chemistry teacher -- Donna Marie Liong
Hello Does anyone know where to apply as a CHemistry teacher in Japan? or any school in Japan needing a Chemistry teacher? Thanks! God Bless!!

Shoji Screen – More Than Just a Room Divider -- Jessica Ackerman
Western civilization has borrowed many different elements from the Japanese culture and adopted them as their own. The Shoji screen is a prime example of one of these elements. These screens can work ...

Japanese Kitchen Designs in Wood, Metal and More -- Alyssa Davis
Japanese Kitchen Designs in Wood, Metal and More When one thinks of traditional Japanese kitchen designs, there's usually a focus on making the kitchen simple and functional, designed around the ...

Japanese Bathroom Designs – Simplistic and Beautiful -- Alyssa Davis
When designing a bathroom based on Japanese design, it helps to keep in mind that the bath tends to be a centerpiece in a Japanese home. Japanese culture has always had an emphasis on the relaxing ...

Kanji - 5 Tips to Those Learning Japanese -- Natalia Veselova
I've started to study Japanese a year and a half ago, and, of course, I've encountered numerous problems. There's one thing that I can tell for sure: Japanese language is not hard. It is ...

Japanese Business Phrases - Simple Phrases to Help You Do Business in Japan -- Emily Kato
In order to succeed doing business in Japan, its not only good to know conversational Japanese phrases but also some good Japanese business phrases when it comes to the actual business meeting. These ...

Japanese Phrases - Romantic Phrases to Express Your Feelings With Ease in Japanese -- Emily Kato
One of the main purposes of language is to express feelings. Although the Japanese language is considered to be one of the toughest and the most difficult languages, and you may think you would not ...

Top Japanese Travelling Phrases - Learn These Phrases to Find Your Way in Japan -- Emily Kato
Before visiting Japan, you must know some useful Japanese traveling phrases in order to get the maximum out of your trip. These must-know Japanese traveling phrases will help you in finding your way ...

Simple Japanese Phrases - Everyday Phrases to Get Started Learning Japanese -- Emily Kato
Learning Japanese for the beginner can be a little overwhelming and a bit of a chore. Even when learning to speak Japanese, it should not be a chore or a complicated matter. And it's not a ...

Trip to Japan -- Jack Yang
When traveling internationally, it is essential to plan ahead. Your first mission should be to obtain the necessary paperwork to enter another country. This requires a valid passport. U.S. citizens ...

Tokyo: Where to Eat -- Paul Scottyn
Tokyo is a major metropolis and the capital city of Japan. Although not known to be a cheap place to visit, backpackers on a budget can take advantage of the many Tokyo hostels to help keep costs ...

Four Mistakes to Avoid in Teaching English Communication in Japan -- Tom Aaron
Teaching is a learning process for both students and teachers. While teachers may make the most progress in the first years of their career, the learning should never stop. The learning stopping is a ...

japanese-basic.pdf -- kr
Japanese basic

Learn Japanese in Japan in Three Economical Ways -- Kris Risonar
Learning a new language is not easy. Unless you possess the gift to speak different languages, living in a foreign country can be very difficult. For instance, you may want to use the public bathroom ...

Japanese Diet Fads -- Tom Aaron
Japan whole-heartedly throws itself into fads from hula hoops to banana diets. As Japan continues to move from post World War II and postwar hunger toward greater and greater problems with metabolic ...

Culture Lessons - Handshaking and the American Family -- Tom Aaron
Many native English speakers leave America and other countries to teach English abroad. We have primarily taught Japanese students, but we have also taught some students from Europe, Latin America, ...

Expatriate Life in Japan - Tips How to Make it Better -- Tom Aaron
Living in Japan can be a wondrous experience. We would like to present our top six tips so you can get the most out of your expatriate experience in Japan: 1. Learn the language Prioritize learning ...

English School for Sale in Japan -- Jason
How would you like to have your very own established profitable English school? Do you want to make more than 55,000 US dollars a year.....in your very first year! Well, you can! And you can have the ...

10 Top Budget Travel Tips For Tokyo and Japan -- Honor Dargan
Tokyo on a Budget You're coming to Tokyo but you don't want to spend an excessive amount of money. Follow these tips to help you keep within your budget and have a great vacation! Trains - ...

Learn Japanese - Very Important Japanese: Yo, Ne, and No -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese effortlessly! You know by now that some of a language's most important words have only a few letters. In English, a few examples are "no," "or," and "yes." Japanese is no ...

Tokyo For Free -- Honor Dargan
Parks and Gardens Tokyo has some great parks where you can take a break from the city and enjoy life at a slower pace. If there are any national holidays or festivals during the time of your visit, ...

Useful Tips for Traveling in Japan -- Dee Barizo
Traveling to Japan can both be an exciting and frightening experience. It is a wonderful and thrilling experience because Japan is one of the most unique countries in the world and the large array of ...

Traveling to Japan - Do You Need a Japan Visa? -- Honor Dargan
Planning Ahead Do you need a Japan visa? If you're planning to travel on vacation anywhere in the world, you should always check out the visa and other requirements that your country of ...
Re: Traveling to Japan - Do You Need a Japan Visa? -- Alma
Citizens of some countries can enter Japan for short-term stays without a visa, for purposes of sightseeing Tokyo and even for business trips. All visitors coming for a Tokyo vacation must have a ...

English Teaching Jobs in Japan – What Does Status of Residence Means and How you Can Acquire It? -- Ron Edwards
If you are looking for English teaching jobs in Japan than before you apply for some job you should have a document called “status of residence”. This document actually means that you have passed ...

Traveling To Japan For The First Time -- Jenna Sawin
Looking for a place to go to? Why not tour Japan and explore this amazing country? Tourists have frequented this country because it is a place extensive of stunning sceneries and tourist spots. ...

Are You Ready For a Visit to Japan? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! You're almost ready to go sightseeing in Japan! There are just a few additional important concepts for you to master and then you'll be ready to go! You may need to ask ...

How Not to Take the Wrong Train in Japan! -- Peter Galante
The last thing you want is to get lost in Japan. You'll probably be using public transportation. And, you'll certainly need to ask for directions. It's important that you understand where ...

Kimono Fashion Evolution -- Alton J Trevino
Many Japanese wore Kimonos in Ancient Japan. Kimono styles have changed with the times as with any fashion but the modern Kimono still bears a striking resemblance to those of ancient Japan. The ...

A Guide To Japanese Customs -- Isabella Olsen
Do you want to go on an electronics shopping spree while eating all the sushi you've always dreamed of? If so, a trip to Japan is in order. Before you pack your bags, though, make sure you take ...

Learn Japanese - Speaking Fluent Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! By now, you've seen just how exciting Japanese onomatopoeia can be. It's time for you to go one step further. If you'd like to talk about people who talk too much ...

Japanese Phrases -- Nicholas Kemp
One of the great and convenient aspects of the Japanese language is the kimarimoku - set Japanese phrases or set expressions. If you have been studying Japanese for sometime you probably know some of ...
Re: Japanese Phrases -- Karla Hartzell
is there a phrase between students and teachers that goes something like " beating the student with kindness? Have you learned to interpret this phrase?

The Art to Japanese Conversation -- Nicholas Kemp
Silence is sometimes considered golden. In Japan, silence is communication. Speech is often considered unnecessary and sometimes even seems to obstruct harmonious interpersonal relationships. ...

Japanese Words and Phrases -- Nicholas Kemp
Everyone knows some Japanese. You probably have heard or know the meanings of these Japanese words; kamikaze, geisha, kimono, karaoke, samurai and so on. Many Japanese words and phrases have deep ...

Learn Japanese With Seven Effective and Fun Methods -- Nicholas Kemp
Japanese is considered by most people to be a very difficult language to learn. Learning Japanese isn't easy, but it isn't that difficult to learn if you use different study methods and ...

Japan - The Land of the Rising Sun -- Sebastian Harley
Many of us aren't completely clear on what Japan has to offer us as a tourist. It is a land where the past meets up with the future. Deep in heritage and culture but on the absolute cutting edge ...

Japan - Understanding the Land -- Sebastian Harley
Japan is a country that is comprised of over 3,000 islands. It is a modern day juxtaposition of things that seem to be a contradiction in everything we know. This, then, can be both one of its ...

Learn Japanese - Speaking Fluent Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! By now, you've seen just how exciting Japanese onomatopoeia can be. It's time for you to go one step further. If you'd like to talk about people who talk too much ...

Learn Japanese - My Sincerest Apologies -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! There are times when you need to apologize. It's hard enough to say you're sorry, but not knowing whether to do it in formal or informal Japanese can make a tough ...

Learn This Japanese Before It's Too Late! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese! You ask business representatives a lot of questions. But, I'll bet that one you ask all the time is, "What are your hours?" In Japan, you'll find yourself needing to ask this ...

One Word You Can't Speak Japanese Without! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! You know by now that to speak Japanese correctly, you have to know the conjugations of the te form front and back. Whether you want to say, "May I take a picture?" or "You ...

I'm Sick! Here's How to Get Help at the Hospital in Japan! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! Formal introductions might not be fun, but they are a fact of life. Depending on who you're talking to, the way you present yourself can be drastically different. One of the ...

Formal and Informal Japanese - Do You Know the Difference? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese fast! To come across the right way, you need to know when and how to use formal and informal Japanese. Whether you're talking to a new acquaintance, a friend, an elder, and so on, ...

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese -- Chris Chardon
One aspect of Japanese that confuses beginning students is the plethora of verb pairs. They seem to be everywhere, but unlike English, where you generally either have one word that works for both ...

Getting Started With Japanese Onomatopoeia! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! You might not be familiar with the word "onomatopoeia," but it describes a type of word you probably use all the time. Do you say things such as, "bang," "smack," or "woof?" If ...

The Most Critical Japanese Questions -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! When visiting Japan, you might have some difficulty getting around. The sights and sounds of the city may be confusing and not at all what you're used to. That's why ...

How to Speak Japanese in Minutes -- Matthew L Carter
In this article I am not going to hammer you with "the best way to learn Japanese is this or that" etc... there are lots of great ways to learn Japanese and I am sure you will find one that suites ...

Learning To Speak Japanese In Japan Guide -- John J Thompson
If your learning to speak Japanese in japan then you have a chance to learn from the best right? Thats possible, but whats more important to learning Japanese is how you learn it. In the end of this ...

Japanese Self-Introductions - Make a Great First Impression -- Peter Galante
As you know, you only get one chance to make a great first impression. When you're in Japan, you'll need to quickly and confidently tell people who you are, where you're from, and what ...

Spending New Year's in Japan! -- Peter Galante
One of the most important celebrations in many cultures happens on New Year's. Just think about all the fun things we do in America, from the countdown to the New Year's kiss. Japan has all ...

You Can Be in a Japanese Grand Prix! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Are you trying to stay abreast of Japanese current events? If you are, here's one you'll love. It's called the New Word and Buzzword-of-the-Year Grand Prix. What ...

The Right Way to Sightsee in Japan -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! When you visit Japan, you'll most certainly do a whole lot of sightseeing. It will be great fun, but there are a few things you need to know first. For example, you'll ...

An Uncommon Method To Learn Japanese -- japanesereview.com
When faced with the daunting task of trying to learn a language perceived to be as difficult as Japanese, many learners are afraid to "take the plunge," so to speak. However, in addition to standard ...

In Japan Teaching Is Profession Is Pleasurable -- Wade Robins
In Japan, necessitate for English-speaking citizens has in recent times risen to marathon magnitude. With this increase in claim, finding a job teaching English in Israel is easier than ever for ...

How to Learn Japanese - The Two Fastest Methods -- John Cruz
If you want to know how to learn Japanese fast then you need to know two vital rules. There are many ways you can learn the Japanese language, but most methods are slow. To get the most results from ...
Re: How to Learn Japanese - The Two Fastest Methods -- Nick Kemp
Apart from learning the basics and putting in lots of quality study time I recommend these two methods 1. Immerse yourself in anything Japanese. Learn as much as you can about the culture and social ...

Teach English in Japan: the Grand Adventure -- Tom Aaron
In late 1980s Japan and into the 1990s, some English teachers were earning $50.00 to $100.00 an hour while the basic minimum salary for English teachers was 250,000 yen per month. The government ...

Festive Japan -- Richard Greaves
With its ancient traditions and unique culture, Japan is blessed with many refined and beautiful festivals and ceremonies. Many of these mark the changing of seasons and natural phenomena such as the ...

Unique Japan -- Richard Greaves
Japan is one the world's most enigmatic countries. Still rooted in an ancient tradition that makes life into a series of rituals, it is nonetheless one of the most dynamic and modern nations in ...

Kakigori is a Cup of Ice Flake You Can Eat in Japan -- Sakura Kyoto
Snow cone eating is the easiest way to become cool within ten minutes in hot summer days, and it is also true in Kyoto, Japan. In Kyoto, as you know, we have very hot and humidified weather in summer ...

Taking a Look at the Government of Japan -- Mike Selvon
If you are not familiar with the government of Japan, then the thought of having a ceremonial figurehead that is the great symbol, may seem a little different. This is the role that the Japanese ...

Is it Hard to Adapt to Living in Japan? -- Mike Selvon
The idea of moving to Japan for school or for work has become extremely popular in recent times. The country offers many great opportunities for people who are not native to the country. The thrill ...

Next Stop in Japan - Yours! -- Peter Galante
Public transportation is big in Japan. You'll probably need to catch a bus at some point. So, you will want to ask questions such as, "is this bus bound for Tokyo?" You'll probably also need ...

Taking a Tour at Central Japan -- Tomoko Asai
Japan is a wonderful country where tourists and travelers do not hesitate to visit. Central Japan has majestic northern ranges and because of the expanded expressway system, the Nagoya residents do ...

Getting Japan Information and More -- Tomoko Asai
Many people go to Japan to have a great time but before that, they get a lot of Japan information first. Why? Japan is place full of remarkable cities and huge shopping places that is why getting ...

Going Out for Japan Sightseeing -- Tomoko Asai
Japan is a country that is surrounded by temples and shrines. However, it has also a modern feel to it. With the wonderful sights in Nagoya and the ski resorts in Nagano, your Japan sightseeing would ...

First Impressions On My First Trip To Japan -- Stuart Cheese
One of the perks of being the UK Director of Operations for a travel company is… you get to travel a lot. A recent destination One World Tours decided to add was Japan and I was thrilled to get to ...

Surviving One Day On Vending Machines (in Japan) -- David John Martin
Japan is home of the 'vending machine' so what better place to conduct an experiment to find out if you can survive one day using only vending machines. The experiment involved living from ...

Do You Know Where You're Going in Japan? -- Peter Galante
Let's say you're in Japan and want to take a bus to Tokyo station. Do you know what to ask? What about if you're planning a tour of Japan? Will you be able to ask where the tour is going ...

Colds in Japan -- Tom Aaron
Some Americans in Japan don't go to the doctor's if they have a cold. Japanese eyes grow as they remark on this to other Japanese and ask other Americans why not. My reply, which is you need ...

Where to Get a Drink in Japan -- Peter Galante
You might not believe how hard it can be to get an inexpensive beer in Japan. But, Miki is here to tell us all about it. Better yet, she gives us some tips about how to get around the problem! In ...

Discover The Easy Life in Japanese -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese rapidly! Your Japanese sounds great, but Ill bet there's still a lot you'd like to learn. It's here in this great article! Here's just one example of what you'll be ...

Important Information About Allergies in Japan! -- Peter Galante
Are you allergic to anything? Some people get mild cases of hay fever. Other people are deathly allergic to things such as peanuts. Do you know how to talk about your allergies in Japanese? Can you ...

Japanese You Can Do Without? -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese easily! Your Japanese is coming along great, so keep up the good work. You're ready to tell your friends, "I've been learning Japanese rapidly online without missing a single ...

Finding Your Way in Japan -- Peter Galante
"Does this bus go to Nagano Station?" Sounds like a pretty common question, huh? You might just need to ask something similar to get around in Japan. You will also need to understand how to talk ...

Important Periods in the History of Japan -- Nancy Eben and Gagan Makin
The history of Japan is greatly supported by the archaeological evidences indicating the people started living on this island in upper Paleolithic period. It's divided into several periods, which ...

Top Five Travel Tips in Japan -- Dino Ng
Japan has always been a nice to go country, with their superb service which is well known in the world and the never-ending scenic spots found in the country. In addition, if you are a hot spring ...

How To Speak Japanese Politely in Japan -- Takanori Tomita
If you are visiting to Japan for business, and try to speak in Japanese, you need to be careful. Being polite is very important in Japan, especially for business. In Japanese, using the ...

Learn How To Count Numbers In Japanese Language -- Takanori Tomita
Counting numbers in Japanese language is quite easy, because they are logically made from combination of the Japanese numbers 1 - 10. All you have to remember is how to count, 1 - 10 100, 1000, and ...

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F.Y.I. Tokyo/Japan: Visas -- tokyocooney
Some more info on Visas in Japan. As I said in the video, Visas are a very complicated matter and the rules are rather vague and handled case by case. Hopefully the web links below will help you out. ...

Tokyo, Japan - The History of Tokyo -- Harry Preston
In feudal times, the current prefecture of Tokyo was part of the province of Musashi, and more specifically. After the defeat of those facing Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1590, it allowed the nine provinces ...

Work in Tokyo Japan, do I need a working visa? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm a full-time college student and i'm planning to work over the summer. What do I need to do? I would like to work in Tokyo Japan just for this summer, maybe as entertainer because I heard ...

Are there some good Japanese learning materials for English speaking toddlers? -- answers.yahoo.com
You know, there are a bunch of DVDs and CDs for kids who want to learn English. Are there something like that: Japanese learning materials for English speaking toddlers?

I would like to teach English in Japan but why is it so difficult for an Asian to get an ESL job in Japan -- answers.yahoo.com
I am an Asian but I received an English medium education since young, went to top schools in my country and graduated with a BA. My English is of native level, with General Cambridge ...

Can I marry my japanese fiance and stay in japan with her -- answers.yahoo.com
Well i have been with my fiance for sometime now,she would come to USA often and see me,recently i asked her to marry me.She said yes,but only if i live in japan.Is this possible for me to stay in ...

Travel Japan and Enjoy It -- Tomoko Asai
Looking for a place to go to? Why not travel Japan and explore this amazing country? Tourists have frequented this country because it is a place full of beautiful sceneries and tourist spots. ...

Learning About Japanese History -- Tomoko Asai
One of the most interesting topics in world history is the Japanese history. as we all know, Japan has experienced years of isolation from the outside world but it did not prevent Japan from rising. ...

Knowing the Rich Japanese Culture -- Tomoko Asai
The Japanese culture has developed over the years. From the ancient and classical Japan, to the birth of the samurais, and now a modern Japanese culture came to exist. Of course, many neighboring ...

You Will Love Skiing Japan -- Bradley J Davis
When people talk about skiing deep powder snow, they have a tendency to think of Alaska, Canada or the U.S. In recent years this chain of thought has been transformed into thinking of Japan, to be ...

Autumn in Japan! -- Peter Galante
In this article inspired by Miki's blog, learn about the autumn tradition in Japan called Tsukimi, or "moon viewing." Discover the Japanese version of the man in the moon and some ways that the ...

What You Need to Know About the Seasons in Japan -- Peter Galante
How about this weather? Don't you find that many casual conversations turn to the weather? What if you want to say in Japanese, "It's warm for autumn, isn't it?" Can you name the months ...

Article 3 – Start Your Japanese Training Here -- Sparksy
Let’s start with something very simple, like saying hello. If you’re answering a phone and saying hello in Japanese, you’d say moshimoshi. Simple enough? And when you end your conversation, ...

Do Teachers Unions do more harm than good in Japan? -- Kevin Burns
As a young man and being rather left wing, I scoffed at the suggestion that unions were not all good. My father pointed out how they can try to intimidate employees to get their way. Being young and ...

Learn Japanese Culture - Japanese Superstitions 1 - Fact Or Fiction? -- Peter Galante
Japanese Superstitions: Fact or Fiction? Every culture has interesting superstitions. For example, what do you do when you spill salt? What about if you accidentally break a mirror? People do an ...
Re: Learn Japanese Culture - Japanese Superstitions 1 - Fact Or Fiction? -- Corina Tapia
Hello I am a student from Oregon in the United States and in our World Studies Class we have to do a culture interview so if you are interested please email me back. thank you

Please Don't Do This in Japanese! -- Peter Galante
Learn Japanese the easy way! Your Japanese is coming along nicely. But, there is still much to learn. Do you know how to ask someone politely not to do something? For example, can you say, "Please ...

Who Are You Being Compared to in Japan? -- Peter Galante
You already know how to ask which of two things someone prefers. That's great, but do you know how to express your own opinions? You will need to make affirmative comparisons such as "my new job ...

Japanese Roommate Rivalry Part 2 - What the Heck Were You Thinking? -- Peter Galante
Yasu and Momo are at it again. This time, their hilarious bickering teaches you the Okayama dialect for incredibly common sentences. This is the article for you if you've ever said, "this ...

Japanese Roommate Rivalry Part 1 - Give Me a Break! -- Peter Galante
Yasu and Momo, everybody's favorite bickering roommates, are going strong. But, it's not all idle chat. They'll teach you how to say some incredibly versatile conversational phrases using ...

Japanese You'll Have a Hard Time Believing! -- Peter Galante
Being in doubt isn't fun, but it's a fact of life. You are ready to learn to express doubt in Japanese. And, there are some popular phrases that you'll only get from this article! Say ...

Passive Voice Part 1 - Learn to Speak Polite Japanese -- Peter Galante
Without even realizing it, you speak in the passive voice all the time. Instead of saying, "My mother yelled at me," you might say, "I was yelled at by my mother." The passive voice is even more ...

Discover Important Tips on How to Relocate to Japan -- Benny Horowitz
When you relocate to Japan, you can apply for an International Driving Permit. You are required to have a valid driver's license from your home country. They're valid for one year or until ...

Discover 6 Important Tips on How to Relocate to Japan -- Benny Horowitz
Japan, located in eastern Asia, has a large population of 127 million plus people. Modern cities like Tokyo support a majority of the population and offers everything you could wish for in one ...

I Want to Learn How to Speak Japanese Online - Is it Too Difficult? -- Richard A Cox
So, you want to learn Japanese? Well, you've come to the right place. No, you're not going to learn it from an article, but you will get some insights as to how you can do this, not only for ...

Japan Tourist Attractions & Must See Places in Japan -- Gokhan Ozbal
Identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun", Japan is a country which is comprised of islands . As a travel destination, it offers a fascinating time for the visitors. A wide range of attractions, ...

Japan And The Intensity Of Its Language -- Jo
Japan is an island nation situated in the Pacific Ocean, and lies east of the Sea of Japan, North Korea, South Korea, The People’s Republic of China and Russia. The country stretches from the Sea ...

Thee Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan -- Howard Meguro
Spring brings forth the crisp air, emerging greenery and Cherry Blossoms in Japan. Cherry Blossoms, "Sakura" is the national flower of Japan and is held in reverence throughout Japan. A large number ...
Re: Thee Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Japan -- cunning linguist
I can see how important the Cherry Blossom viewing is in Japan. It was a significant scene in the film "Geisha".

The Elegance of the Japanese Alphabet -- John Hubert
The Japanese Alphabet is an elegant system of writing that consists of two main scripts known as the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. It's these two writing scripts that comprise the some 100 ...

Midnight in Tokyo - The City of Never Ending Excitements -- Oca Ong
Some say that Tokyo is perhaps among the world's least appealing cities by day; on the other hand, when one sees Tokyo at night, the praises seem to be endless. The dullness fades away, and the ...

How to Learn the Japanese Alphabet -- John Hubert
The Japanese alphabet consists of two main scripts, collectively known as the 'kana'. These are the hiragana and katakana scripts. Mastery of these two syllabaries is essential for anyone who ...

Tips on Teaching English in Japan -- J Finnis
The key to successful English teaching in Japan is remembering most Japanese learners have already had 6 years plus of English lessons at school. They are not looking for more of the same. Here's ...

Teach English in Japan - Where to Find Jobs -- Kevin Ramsey
There are a few ways to obtain a job teaching English in Japan, however most ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers find employment in one of the ...

Intriguing Japan Holiday -- Harish S Kohli
JAPAN IS A PUZZLE Japan cut itself off from the rest of the world for two hundred years between 1641 and the 1853, and during that time the only foreigners allowed to remain were a handful of traders ...

Yokoso Japan -- Mahendrasingh Singh
Japan the 'Land of the Rising Sun' comprises of a cluster of over 3,000 islands. Apart from many a large islands like Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku and volcanoes like Mount Fuji, Japan ...

How to Learn Japanese Online Through the Kana -- John Hubert
Knowing how to learn Japanese online is no easy task. There are a myriad of online courses out there that claim to be the best, but just how effective are they all? Obviously unless if you've ...

History and Clothing in Ancient Japan -- Christopher Schwebius
Japanese history includes alternating periods of isolation and revolutionary influences from the rest of the world. As early as the Jomon period from about 14000BC to 300 BC, Japan had a ...
Re: History and Clothing in Ancient Japan -- Paul
really interested in learning more about history of ancient japanese clothing ( and clothing of other ancient cultures too ). Anybody got any good links ? Here's what I have and want to flesh it ...

I'm Dressed to Thrill Because I'm Traveling to Japan -- Neil Simon
Travelers like me know that April is the time to see the cherry blossom in Tokyo, the largest city in Asia. I see Tokyo as the most western face of the east. The buildings are tall and modern western ...

Introduction to Teaching English in Japan -- J Finnis
Would you like the chance to spend some time in Japan but feel turned off by whistle-stop package tourist trips? If so, teaching English may be the answer. There is no better way to get to know a ...

Finding English Teaching Work in Japan -- J Finnis
Chain schools There aren't many stations you can exit without seeing the huge neon signs of the large English school chains lighting up the night sky. These are often referred to as the McDonalds ...

The Best Places to Ski in Japan -- Adam Claydon-Platt
When most people think of Skiing Japan, they think of Niseko. Niseko, which is located in Japan's northern-most island of Hokkaido, has recently become "the" place for foreigners to come to ski ...

Try Ski Jobs in Japan For a Totally New Experience! -- Adam Claydon-Platt
There are many places in the world to do Ski Jobs. Some of the most famous places include Canada, the Alps in Europe, New Zealand, and more recently, Japan. Each has it's own strengths and ...

The Fastest and Best Way to Learn Japanese -- Adam Claydon-Platt
Everybody says Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn... I really don't know why though, because it's actually one of the easiest! I think the two major hurdles people are talking ...

Resort Jobs in Japan - Much More Fun Than English Teaching -- Adam Claydon-Platt
Are you interested in going to Japan? Until recently, if you wanted to work in Japan, your options were limited to English Teaching, or bar work. But now, thanks to the huge ski tourism boom Japan is ...

Teach In Japan As A Way To Travel To Japan For Free -- Craig M Desorcy
Japan is a wonderful place to experience but just traveling to Japan for a week or two will not even scratch the surface of what Japan truly has to offer. To really get the full experience Japan has ...

Re: private tutors -- Eric Roth
Good question. I would also be curious to find out about that website - especially if it was in both English and Japanese.

English Teaching in Japan -- Mistina Thomson
"Welcome to the land of the rising sun. This is a country that is known for friendliness and also its prowess in technology. We have all heard of Toyota's and Nissan's prowess in the global ...

Everyone Needs To Learn English In Japan -- Mistina Thomson
"There were days when your intellect as a Japanese would be measured in terms of how well you knew the different dialects of the Japanese language. All that is slowly changing nowadays. What I hear ...
Re: Everyone Needs To Learn English In Japan -- Eric Roth
Thank you for sharing your insights and capturing the changing language needs of Japanese students and adults. I currently teach ESL and writing at an elite private university in California, but ...

Japanese words -- ray
OHAYOU GOZAIMASU-Good Morning KONNICHIWA-Good Afternoon KONBANWA-Good Evening OYASUMI NASAI-Good Night MATA NE-See you soon O GENKI DESU KA?-How are you? TAKE CARE-ki o tsukete ne TABUN SUKI KAMO-I ...

How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- John J Thompson
How to say hello in Japanese largely depends upon when you say it. This is very much like different greetings and salutations used in English at different times of day or night. There are set rules ...
Re: How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- jess
BLAH BLAH MOSHI MOSHI
Re: How to Say Hello in Japanese The Simple Way -- Brittany
Actually, only one word in japanese Konnichiwa moshi moshi is when you answer phone you say 'moshi moshi'

English Teaching in Japan -- Keanna
Is it possible to get an English teaching related job in Japan without a Bachelor's Degree? I am extremely interested in Japan and it's ever deepening culture. I would love to find a job that ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- paulafromtwoson
Keanna, Hi, I don't know how long ago your question was posted, but I thought I'd go ahead try to answer your question. My husband and I are in a similar situation as you--we're both very ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- Greg
Do you know how degrees are verified through immigration? I have the original and transcripts. I also have the schools address and phone number. I'm asking because sometimes I run across ads that ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- christine Mueller
yeah its possible. i had no experience whatsoever and knew no japanese and worked at a place called Peppy Kids Club. the best place by the way, i'd love to go back. if u applly, apply for full ...
Re: English Teaching in Japan -- Jon
It's possible if a school is willing to illegally employ you under the table but, in general, no.

Tokyo Haircut -- Chris
What the hell was the point of this video? Christ I want the last 5 minutes of my life back.

Tokyo at night -- Bobak
View of Shinjuku at night, Tokyo (taken from top of the New York Bar on the top of the Park Hyatt, the same bar from Lost in Translation) - If you have any questions (about the photo), please email ...

Tokyo street -- Bobak
Shibuya St. Tokyo - If you have any questions (about the photo), please email me at BobakUSC [at] yahoo [dot] com

Japanese Garden Pano, Cowra -- John O'Neill
Taken by John O'Neill

Narita Airport The Airport That Could've But Didn't? -- Fred Tittle
I don't know why but I expected more from Narita Airport outside Tokyo. I had such a good time in Japan when I was here in July as they have so many fun things to play with like the self service ...

A Poor Madman In Tokyo! -- Fred Tittle
Its on the bucket list but not at the top, when they said they needed to make an extra stop, you twisted their arm and managed to schedule a long layover between LA, Honolulu and Bangkok, so the ...

Top Ten Things to Do in Japan -- Jonathan Williams
Japan is one of the countries that have the best of both worlds. It's advanced in terms of technology, and yet, it has been able to retain its greatest heritage - its culture. Indeed, Japan has ...

Holidays and Everyday Life in Japan -- Jay Tillotson
Few countries could be more different to our way of life than Japan. The distinctive language, interesting food and instantly recognizable décor gives westerners on holiday to Japan an experience ...

The Cost Of Living In Japan -- Jim Sherard
Japan, and especially it's capital city of Tokyo, have been notoriously famous throughout the years as being among the world's most expensive places to live. Those who have experienced a ten ...

The Magic Of Kyoto -- Jim Sherard
Japan. The name evokes images of cherry blossoms and temples, of Samurai and Kimono clad Geisha. The contemporary Japan of today is a diverse conglomeration of history and tradition merging with a ...

Roppongi: Tokyo's Premier Night Spot -- Jim Sherard
If you're looking for a night out on the town the famous entertainment hub of Tokyo known as Roppongi is a must see. Though the origin of the name is unknown, the word Roppongi literally means ...

Sports In Japan -- Jim Sherard
Watching and participating in various sports are popular activities in Japan enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. The origin of sports in Japan dates back to the twelfth century, when ...

The Coffee Shops Of Japan -- Jim Sherard
With Japan rated as the third largest coffee consumer in the world, it comes as no surprise that coffee shops (kissatens) abound, with Tokyo alone home to over ten thousand. Shops come in all sizes ...

Tokyo Reflections -- Jim Sherard
The setting sun cast a shimmering hue of gold across the cerulean sea as I made my way past the outcropping of rock that dotted the pristine shoreline. I was making good time, though thoughts of why ...

Teaching English In Japan: What To Expect -- Jim Sherard
The economic boom that swept Japan in the 1980's brought with it not only a period of wealth and prosperity, but also a sudden surge in a desire to study English. Fueled in part by Japan's ...
Re: Teaching English In Japan: What To Expect -- Mukund
Hello Mr. Jim, Thanks for giving very detail information about Teaching in Japan. Now, there is lot of development in Online sites too. Apart from academic teaching, there is a large group who are ...

The Bicycle In Japan -- Jim Sherard
One of the first things that foreigners arriving in Japan are often surprised by are the vast number of bicycles that can be seen careening through the city streets and sidewalks. Almost everyone, ...

Hokkaido: Japan's Last Frontier -- Jim Sherard
Known for it's vast open spaces and breathtaking vistas, Japan's second largest island of Hokkaido offers visitors the ideal place to escape the confinements of life in the city and reconnect ...

Japanese Karaoke -- Jim Sherard
Pass any number of local clubs or bars on any given night in Japan, and you will no doubt hear the off key refrain of people participating in one of the countries all time favorite activities: ...

The Japanese Kimono -- Jim Sherard
The word kimono literally translates to “something worn” and has been considered the national attire of Japan since its inception in the fifth century. The earliest kimono were influenced through ...

Geisha: Flowers Of The Willow World -- Jim Sherard
Often referred to as the “flowers of the willow world” Geisha are an enduring symbol of Japan whose inherent beauty, grace, charm, and artistic talent have been admired for centuries. The word ...

The Climate Of Japan -- Jim Sherard
Japan has four distinct seasons and enjoys a relatively mild and temperate climate, with the exception of Hokkaido to the north, and the subtropical area of Okinawa to the south. Each season has its ...

Religion In Japan -- Jim Sherard
Religion in Japan more than a specific set of beliefs or doctrines practiced on a daily basis, is a blend of traditions that stem from the early teachings of Shintoism and Buddhism, and which most ...

Music Made in Japan -- Frankie Goh
Between the third and fifth centuries C.E., Buddhist missionary priests came to Japan to spread their views. The chants and background music associated with their religion gradually merged with the ...

Dating in Japan -- Jim Sherard
Meeting members of the opposite sex in Japan is usually not a complicated process, as more often than not the nature of the job, whether it be a businessman or English instructor, will bring you into ...

The History of Japan -- Jim Sherard
A land richly steeped in history and culture, legend attributes the creation of Japan to the sun goddess Amaterasu, whose claim to the throne by her grandson Emperor Jimmu in 660 B.C, was a ...

Teaching English in Japan - What to Expect -- Jim Sherard
The economic boom that swept Japan in the 1980's brought with it not only a period of wealth and prosperity, but also a sudden surge in a desire to study English. Fueled in part by Japan's ...

Dating in Japan -- Jim Sherard
Meeting members of the opposite sex in Japan is usually not a complicated process, as more often than not the nature of the job, whether it be a businessman or English instructor, will bring you into ...

Why Study The Japanese Language? -- Dean Forster
You may ask yourself why start learning Japanese, a language which at the first sight appears very hard, almost impossible to learn. However this is not true, as the Japanese language is not very ...

Japan passes measure to fingerprint foreigners -- canuck
CBC News Japan's cabinet has given final approval to a plan to fingerprint and photograph all adult foreigners entering the country, six years after the country dropped a similar requirement ...

The Hardworking Japanese -- Frankie Goh
PEOPLE the world over know that the Japanese work hard. In many cases, this is all people know about them. Generally, the Japanese have not revealed to the world what they are really like. There is, ...

Wishborn Global Communications -- Matt
I just wanted to warn future teachers about this after getting out of a terrible situation with these people and I also wanted to see if this was a familiar story. First, Wishborn extends an offer of ...

Living costs in Tokyo -- James
I've been planning to go to Japan for quite some time. I have studied Japanese for 1 year so I can get to conversational level. I read everything up to 500 kanji. I speak basic conversational ...

How To Learn Japanese Words Fast -- David John
So, you want to know how to learn Japanese words fast? Well, first you need to know the common ways people learn Japanese successfully. There are two main methods that are used generally. I call one ...

How To Learn The Japanese Language -- Now -- David John
Most people think that Japanese is a hard language to learn. Most people think that you need to slog away, hour upon hour, in front of a pile of text books to become fluent in Japanese. In reality it ...

Fun Ways To Learn Japanese-- Top 2 Sizzling Methods -- David John
You've heard it before, Japanese is a difficult language to learn. I'm not going to dispute that, but there are ways to make learning Japanese fun and fast. Here are the top 2 fun ways to ...

HOW DO I WORK AND LIVE IN JAPAN? -- SHODEINDE OLATUNDE KOFO
MY NAME IS AS SHOWN ABOVE, I AM INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC ABOVE,THUS COULD YOU PLEASE FURNISH ME DETAILS ANNALYSIS ON HOW TO MIGRATE TO JAPAN FROM MALAYSIA. EXPECTING YOUR REPLY SOONEST. THANK YOU.

An American Teaching English In Japan II -- Jim Muckle
On Sunday’s I escaped for the day and rode my scooter high into the hills behind Tokuyama. There the noises of the city disappeared, and the bamboo forests tempered the heat. I stopped and watched ...

An American Teaching English In Japan -- Jim Muckle
The town to which I was traveling, Tokuyama, was a couple hundred miles south of Tokyo. But because of my late arrival, I wouldn’t be able to leave Tokyo until the following morning. I boarded a ...

Looking for English Jobs in Japan -- Bei Maniago
The English language is spoken all throughout the world, whether it be over the Internet or when people are communicating personally with each other. This is due to the reality that this dialect is ...
Re: Looking for English Jobs in Japan -- george
i.,m 39 year old male. canaidan, live in usa , want to try to work in japan, esl, give me some ideas please about the salary and timing. george kauffman 786 319 3626

Having Fun as an English Teacher in Japan -- Bei Maniago
Teaching English in Japan is fast becoming a huge industry. It is a prerequisite in major Japanese high schools and universities to have the English taught as their second language. As the Japanese ...

Finding the Right ESL Jobs In Japan -- Bei Maniago
All throughout the globe, English is seen as among the dominating languages. It is spoken over the Internet; and it is used within the global market. Furthermore, the popular culture of the West is ...

What English Teacher Jobs are Available in Japan? -- Ron V Edwards
English teachers in Japan can take advantage of the demand for English teacher jobs. There are many websites now that feature English teacher jobs in Japan because of this. Why demand is high Demand ...

Resort Work In Japan - Much More Fun Than English Teaching -- Adam Claydon-Platt
Are you interested in going to Japan? Until recently, if you wanted to work in Japan, your options were limited to English Teaching, or bar work. But now, thanks to the huge ski tourism boom Japan is ...

4,000 Foreign teachers jobless after Japan school goes -- sensei
TOKYO (Reuters) - Thousands of foreign teachers have been made jobless and face expulsion from Japan after the country's biggest chain of English language schools folded and sought protection ...

Living opportunities in Japan besides teaching English -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to live in Japan for a period of several months and I know there are many opportunities available with jobs teaching English, but I would like to know if there are any other types of ...

Teaching ESL in Japan- am I too old -- answers.yahoo.com
Has anyone met an older person teaching English in Japan? I have heard that some employers can work you really hard. I have a lot of experience teaching art. I would love to go to Japan and teach, ...

After Teaching in Japan...How has this experience helped you in your career -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to know how useful this experience is in terms of developing a "real" career after you have finished teaching in Japan.

I would like to live and work in Japan teaching English. Is it possible to do this for the rest of my life? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am an American, but I do not want to stay in the U.S. I love Japan and everything about it....the people, the food, the culture, the technology, etc. I want to live and work in Japan, but I do not ...

Re: Global English School, Matsusaka, Japan -- [deleted]
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Hints And Tips For Learning Japanese -- Alex Quail
There are many ways to help your brain to memorize things. Learning a language can be a daunting task at first, but using some of these memory techniques, you will soon be learning hundreds of ...

How to Read and Speak Japanese (Part A) - 3 Key Concepts for Beginners -- Jed Jones
Japanese is spoken by 125 million people worldwide, making it the 9th most-spoken language in the world in terms of native speaker population. It is also associated with one of the most powerful ...

Essential Kanji is the Essential Japanese Kanji Dictionary -- Philip Rozek
P.G. O’Neill’s Essential Kanji is in my opinion the best Japanese kanji dictionary you can buy. It’s had rave reviews since 1973, and there are good reasons why my copy of it is dirty and ...

Pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test - 5 Tips -- Jed Jones
The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or JLPT, is administered only once per year and is taken by about 380,000 (1995 figures) non-native speakers of Japanese each year worldwide. The test is ...

The Top 10 Most Butchered Japanese Words In English -- Philip Rozek
Below, you’ll see my list of the top-ten most mispronounced Japanese words in English. The only reason people who mess up these words don’t get laughed and pointed at is that so many people ...

Top 4 Tips to Learn to Speak Japanese Fast -- David McGimpsey
If you're interested in learning to speak Japanese, you may be interested in a technique known as pictorial learning. Using pictures, you can train your brain to work at a heightened level. ...

How Not Using Japanese Pronouns Makes Your Japanese Better -- Philip Rozek
Japanese pronouns are just plain confusing. There are polite pronouns, rude pronouns, and everything in between. The toughest thing of all, though, is that a good Japanese speaker should use as few ...

Is it easy to find a job in japan? I don't know the japanese language but I want to live there.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I've been interested in the japanese culture for a long time, their anime in particular. I really want to get a job in japan and go to school there, learn the japanese language and eventually ...
Re: Is it easy to find a job in japan? I don't know the japanese language but I want to live there.? -- Malkavian
First of all, he wouldn't ask for a job in Japan, if there's a job in US. For instance, in my country it's HARD to even find a job. To even get a job, you need to have 3 things. 1: work ...

Stay or go?/ Japan v. US? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'd love some impartial advice. Please help me to see beyond these choices. The situation: I live and work in Japan. Have only been here for 18 months. My contract is per year and I must soon ...
Re: Stay or go?/ Japan v. US? -- Karl
I stayed in Japan for five years and finally left because there seemed to be no long-term career prospects. I am a teacher here in the US, and thought I'd be going back regularly. As it turns ...
Re: Stay or go?/ Japan v. US? -- Lee
if you resign the contract and u want to go home later u could find someone to take over the remainder of the contract

Can you actually hope to find employment in Japan with shaky language skills? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am considering to take on corporate design contracts in Japan as a product- and transportation designer in a few years' time, and I still need to learn the language. Has anybody here had any ...

Eye to eye contract in Japan means what? -- answers.yahoo.com
Eye to eye contract in Japan..

Can anyone translate these English words into Japanese -- answers.yahoo.com
Can anyone translate these English words into Japanese? I'm looking for a funky name for my National Diploma restaurant. I need these to be accurate as my life will depend on it if they are not! ...

Do You Really Want to Live in Feudal Japan - The Hazards of Life in the Sengoku Jidai -- James A Kelley
As a serious martial artist, I spend my time around people who devote huge chunks of their lives to the martial arts. Many of these people have dove right into the deep and life-changing journey that ...

A Visitors' Cultural Guide to Japan -- Orson Johnson
Your ‘land of rising sun,’ Nihon or Nippon or Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of ...

Discount Japan Airfare Even You Can Afford -- David Faulkner
We all search for the best deals no matter what it is we are searching for. Traveling is not different and when we are looking to travel to or from Japan, we want to have the best deals possible. The ...

What Kinds Of Accommodation Arrangements Are Available In Japan? -- Miyouri Inagaki
Many famous hotel chains provide the finest first class and deluxe hotel living. English speaking staff and gourmet restaurants are all part of the package. And most major hotels would provide ...

I need a combination of 2 english words translated to japanese pronunciation -- answers.yahoo.com
I need these words as Japanese - heres the words Arcane-Moon i want them to be translated into japanese similar to how in bleach Ichigo Kurosaki's swords name is Zangetsu which translated to the ...

Teach English in Japan alone? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm 23, single and would love to go to Japan! My best friend went for a year through the Nova Group with her fiance' to teach English and loved it! But I have noone to go with if i do it ! ...

Bad points about big English schools in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Know good/bad points about working at a big Eikaiwa school such as Geos, Nova, Aeon, ECC, etc in Japan. Bad points I've heard: Nova--Share a place with a room mate. No prep time, just teach and ...

Teaching English as a second language to adults in Japan, Is this a good career move? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am planning to move to Japan in four years with my Japanese wife, we think a career in teaching english would enable us to live comfortably and the demand for english teachers will increase. How do ...

Is there any pre-paid subway/train card in Japan using credit card? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to study Japanese in Japan for 3 months. I have to pay for tutition fee. If they don't accept credit card, then I have to pay them in cash. If I can't open a bank account in Japan then ...

Why can my japanese wife divorce me if im not from japan!? -- answers.yahoo.com
My wife ask me for a divorce two weeks ago!And my answer to her was no! But then she say to me! that if I did not divorce her she will run out on me!And then i cant get my VISA to stay in japan and ...

Japanese symbols? -- answers.yahoo.com
Does any one know where I can find pictures of Japanese symbols

What is the moral of the story "the honorable urashima taro?"? -- answers.yahoo.com
its a japanese legend that i have heard but the moral puzzles me. i am currently living in japan where i heard the legend at a local bar. i'm very enthused by japanese culture and i'd like to ...

Learn Japanese Fast -- David McGimpsey
Many language students struggle with rote memorization. The brain is not designed to memorize long lists of vocabulary, alphabets, and numbers individually. Learning languages is easier when you use ...

Japan Travel: 3 Fun Things To Do Anywhere In Japan -- James Chance
If you are planning a trip to Japan, I'm sure most of you will probably visit a famous temple, visit an old castle and perhaps a famous museum or two. However, visiting these places alone will ...

Christmas in Japan - A Unique & Different Celebration of Christmas! -- Bernadette Dimitrov
Christmas is not celebrated like it is in the west. Christmas is seen more as a commercial event particularly embraced and encouraged by merchants. In Japan Christmas is mainly about gift giving and ...

My friend will help to buy me a digital camera in Japan. Please give some advice.? -- answers.yahoo.com
My expense is 800 USD, a little more or less. I've not decided yet on brand name, maybe Canon or Nikon. I just want to take daily-life photos with high quality, especially at night and some ...

Can I get into japan with a criminal record (bad checks 6 years ago) 5 days during spring break. Got passport. -- answers.yahoo.com
I had bad checks around 6 years ago. I didn't go to jail or anything, but got arrested and paid some fines and what not. I know it is on my record. I applied for a passport and got on no problem. ...

Japan Skiing - Prince Naebo Resort -- Anyone stayed there? -- answers.yahoo.com
I will be there the weekend of January 26 - 28. Can anyone comment on the place, especially the skiing, the hotel, and the night life for singles? Anyone else going to be there then?

Traveling to Japan, a few questions -- answers.yahoo.com
In mid March my brother and I will be traveling to Kyoto, Japan, and we are thinking about staying in a "traditional" styled hotel, with flat beds(anyone know if these beds are comfortable?), seat ...

How much money should I expect to spend on my trip to Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I plan to be there for about a week and a half, in Osaka area. I dont really want to do too much of the tourists things, just do a little shoping, some dining, and check out the night life. I hear ...

Night life in tokyo...age limits?? -- answers.yahoo.com
some im going to Japan in November and i will be 19. I no the age of majority is 20 there but does this mean we cannot drink at all?? wat about clubs can we get into clubs in japan?? i dont care ...
Re: Night life in tokyo...age limits?? -- Baza
At most(all?) clubs at bars in Japan there are - No bouncers, No ID checks - No problems.

Traveling to Japan.Best places for night life in Tokyo. Hip hop dancing, salsa dancing, international music et -- answers.yahoo.com
Going to Japan in June and wanted to enjoy night life with young people. hip hop, trance, salsa, disco, etc. Any place recommended on Tokyo to check out. P.S. how is the weather in Japan during June. ...

A serious question about a working visa in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I plan to finish University and apply for a working visa in Japan. However, my girlfriend and I were planning on going together, but as it turns out, she'll only be able to get into College. ...

Question about tourist Visa to Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi there, I am a permanent resident of the US and this year, my class is taking a trip to Japan. I am currently in my senior year of HS and I would really like to go. But, seeing how I am not a US ...

Extended Tourist Visa in Japan for American? How many times? How do I persuade the immigration office? -- answers.yahoo.com
Extended Tourist Visa in Japan..

Japan visa? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am an American citizen that is going over to Japan end of August. I would like to live there with my boyfriend who is in US Navy so he would be supporting me financially. I would like to stay there ...

Can anyone recommend a Japanese Language School in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I like to go to Japan to learn the language. If you have been, please let me know which school is the best.

I want to go to Japan one day and maybe live there, What are the best steps to acheiving this goal? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am 19 years old almost 20- I've had a sincere interest in Japan and its culture for some time now. The art amazes me most and I was hoping to go visit Japan one day. I never had the chance to ...

Where is the best place to meet youth in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Two of my friends and I are going to Japan next year and we would like to meet some people of similair age just for kicks. All I've been able to come up with is Youth Hostels and the Shibuya ...

i was wondering if anyone knows the average salary of teachers working in international schools in Japan -- answers.yahoo.com
i was wondering if anyone knows..

How do high schools in Japan work? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm wondering how a 15 year old's school in Japan would be like. I've looked online for this stuff, but it's hard to find. If anyone could help, it'll be appreciated. Stuff I want ...

How culturally diverse are schools in Japan (especially kindergarten)? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi i wanted to ask if anyone knows how culturally diverse they are? i need to know for my work! statistics would be great! or if anyone has any personal experience of being in schools in japan. Thank ...

Why some schools in Japan let the kids where uniforms and some don't? -- answers.yahoo.com
Here in America is to difference the private schools from the public... But what is the reason in Japan for the divided idea of what kids should be wearing? I know the question sounds stupid but is ...

Japan International schools? (for a student) -- answers.yahoo.com
Hey Everyone I need some help!! OK see Iam only 15 but i want to go to an international school in Japan!!! (Iam from the us) See my dad always says no but I really want to go to Japan and i need some ...

Do ppl in tokyo japan speak english? -- answers.yahoo.com
i no it sounds dumb bt i have no idear coz i wanna go their bt i dunno if i should learn the language or if they speak english

Looking for English Language Expat info in Tokyo, Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I recently relocated to Tokyo, Japan from New York city and I have been trying to find English language web resources similar to what I used on a regular basis in New York. I often used craigslist to ...

How to travel in japan with less than USD1000? any budget hotels in tokyo? any english directories available? -- answers.yahoo.com
How to travel in japan..

What do I need to give private english lessons in Tokyo? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am planning on going to Tokyo for three months to stay at a friend's apartment. I want to earn some spending money while I am there. Any suggestions for making money? I heard tutoring students ...

Rail travel in Japan - Are commuter passes valid for travel in both directions or only one direction? -- answers.yahoo.com
For example, if I live in Hachioji and need to travel to Shinjuku for work every day, do I need to buy... - Only one commuter pass costing 13190 yen/month, or - TWO commuter passes, one for Hachioji ...

I'm moving to Japan, can somebody give me some advice? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm going to a University in Tokyo and need advice on where i can stay and what the prices are like in hotels or if i could get a litte flat somewhere in Tokyo. I want to live there for a few ...

My friend and I want to go to Japan for a vacation.? -- answers.yahoo.com
She lives in CO and I live in New England. One day, we want to visit Japan for about a week. (Like, in the Summer) How much will it cost?

What are the basic costs of living in a Japanese city like Tokyo or Kyoto? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am considering moving to Japan for a few years and would like to know what the costs are for things like apartments, tax, transportation, etc.

Does anyone know anything about getting your hair straightened in Japan.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am living in Okinawa Japan (on an air force base) and I am getting ready to go back to the states to visit family. Why I'm there I planed on getting my hair straghtened. But I was watching "The ...

Has anyone bought a Honda or Toyota in Japan and shipped it to the states? -- answers.yahoo.com
We live in Japan and hear it's cheap to ship a car to the states. We are moving back in a few months and want to take a car to the US if it's going to save us some money. Used cars here in ...

How much does it cost to go to japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I wanna go to japan with a friend. probably won't be for a while yet but I was wondering how much it'd cost us to go? We'll both be over 18 and everything. We wanna go for quite a while. ...

Is Japan a good place to live for a young woman? -- answers.yahoo.com
i said to someone i would like to live in japan for a few years when i graduate. They warned me against it saying a young girl alone would be in danger. They said the crime rate is high and often ...

Do you need a lot of money to live in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I was thinking that when I Finish college that I'm going to move to japan. So I wanted to know if it cost alot to live there. Does anyone know?

Questions about living in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi you guys! I'm going to work in Japan in two weeks and I have some questions: 1) How much money does a single person spend on food in a month? 2) Aproximately, how much money does it cost to ...

How much would it cost to get a plane ticket to Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I wanna go. How much would a plane ticket cost. I live in Michigan.

How much would it cost to live and fly to Tokyo, Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
How much would it cost..

How much would it cost to get vaccinated in Japan for a trip to SE Asia? -- answers.yahoo.com
I live in Japan and I'm planning a possible trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. I'm wondering if anybody knows how much it would cost to receive all the proper vaccinations and get a ...

Living in japan i have a few question to ask, especially to people now currently living there? -- answers.yahoo.com
right now i still in learn about japan, cause my friend and i plan to move there i have a few question to ask i know all about immigeration and passport or visas what i want to know is, 1. can i have ...

I'm going to Japan to make my M.sc. in Economics.I need information about the cost of living and others -- answers.yahoo.com
I also need about the wheather condition, job opportunities in extra time, culture and Do I need to know Japaneses language?

How much does it cost to live in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
How much does it cost..

Where in Japan would I find this... and how much would it cost? -- answers.yahoo.com
I asked a question earlier about how much it costs to live in Japan compared to the US because im intent upon moving there. I got that the price varies depending on where you want to live - What i ...

I am plan on living in for one Yokohama Japan for 1 year. What's the cost of living compared to Canada? -- answers.yahoo.com
Prices involving. -food -rental -utilities -clothes etc.

How much does a good place to live cost in japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hello. I'm thinking about going to study in Japan. I'm trying to get as much information as I can. For those who have lived in Japan as foreign students, all I need to know is the price of a ...

How much is the cost of living in Japan? How much a visitor needs to spend a day? -- answers.yahoo.com
What is the best souvenir I can get for my family from Japan? In general, do people speak english? Suppose, if iam lost, how can get directions from others? I know people in general are very eager to ...

Cost of living in shizuoka, japan. apartment cost, etc.? -- answers.yahoo.com
additional costs that may be incurred also amount paid for teaching English in Japan

Is living expensive in Japan? Cost of living in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

Japanese verbs? -- answers.yahoo.com
Please help me with japanese verbs: Please give me 5 Japanese verbs each, with verb-endings as: a) -u b) -tsu c) -ru d) -eru e) -iru f) -su g) -ku h) -gu i) -nu j) -mu k) -bu Thank you very much!!! ...

More Japanese help. (Verbs.)? -- answers.yahoo.com
For transitive verbs (verbs with a direct object) and intransitive verbs (verbs without a direct object) is it possible to just know which verbs are transitive and which are not? I mean, should I pay ...

I have a question about teaching English in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to teach for AEON in Japan. Do I need a teacher's degree or is a 2 year bachelor's in English ok?

Teaching English in Japan - Best Company? (JET, GEOS, AEON, NOVA, ECC)? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm graduating next year, and want to go to Japan to teach English for a year. My freshman year I studied abroad in Japan for 2 1/2 months and loved every minute of it. I stayed in a smaller city ...

What's the best way to find/get a non-teaching job in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'll be graduating in May and I think I'd like to return to Japan to work (after having studied there for a semester). However, I'm not interested in becoming an English teacher (or any ...

What is the best way to start teaching English in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have heard of AEON, NOVA and GEOS. Does anyone know which one is the best to go with? I am interested in teaching English in Japan, but I would like some more information on it. Please let me know ...

Teaching english in Japan....? -- answers.yahoo.com
who is planning to do it, is currently studying it, has finished there studies and looking for work now, or is currently teaching english in Japan at the moment? because i am very interested in ...

How does an American get a good job in Japan; not teaching English? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have 4 years of work experience and a four year degree. I can speak conversational Japanese. Where can I find a good job in America that will send me to Japan? Are there agencies or head hunters ...

Teaching English in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Often times, I see people asking questions about teaching English in Japan. I've noticed that a substantial amount of people want a teaching job in Japan. However, I always wonder how many ...

Is it true that some English teaching schools in Japan will pay for your plane to come teach English -- answers.yahoo.com
I've heard of a lot of private lessons courses in Japan for teaching English. I'm pretty young, but I really wanna go. After gr.12, I'm going to take a year off before I get into ...

Teaching English in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi, I'm planning on teaching English in Japan through the Jet program. Any advice? Positive/negative experiences? Also I haven't yet decided on the area of Japan to teach in, are some areas ...

Japan teaching job...is a functional resume best? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am applying for a conversational English teaching job in Japan with a company called AEON. I have a bachelors in psychology and have been working in real estate for 2 years. Do you think a ...

Teaching in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
what are the possibilities like for an American wanting to teach over in Japan?

I have a Canadian passport but with a non- Canadian BA. Can I still get work as an ESL teacher? -- Kelly
Yes, in Japan if you're under 30 for 1 year. Japan has a treaty with Canada (allowing this). Contact the Canadian Embassy or the Japanese Embassy for more info.

Is it true teens(in highschool) in japan can go and buy magazines like playboy? -- answers.yahoo.com

How do I format my Japanese address for amazon.co.jp shipping info section? What is Address Line 1 -- answers.yahoo.com

Do you know japan girls? -- answers.yahoo.com

Do you think samurai still exists in Japan now? -- answers.yahoo.com

I want to live with my girl friend in japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

I will be in Osaka for a few days. What should a tourist see? -- answers.yahoo.com

How do I get a good job in japan if im an american and want to move their when im older? -- answers.yahoo.com

Geisha make up? -- answers.yahoo.com

Where should I travel in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

Squat toilet what is it? (in Japan) -- answers.yahoo.com

Where can I find an accounting job in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

Where do you recommend staying? (Tokyo) -- answers.yahoo.com

How long will it take to travel from Miami, Fl to Tokyo, Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

Tell me about the conditions now at Hiroshima and Nagasaki since American atomic drops? -- answers.yahoo.com

Making Canadian/American food in Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com

Can you write to me japanese boy and girl names with their meanings.ta? -- answers.yahoo.com

Japanese?? -- answers.yahoo.com

Any way to look up a person's phone number in Japan ? -- answers.yahoo.com

Are most Japenese people Bilingual? -- answers.yahoo.com

Tokyo Questions Please? -- answers.yahoo.com

How much postage should I use for a letter to japan from america? -- answers.yahoo.com

Are some areas of japan left hand drive? -- answers.yahoo.com

Converting dollars to physical Yen? -- answers.yahoo.com

Is travelling alone to japan a bad idea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Where is the best place to stay in osaka? -- answers.yahoo.com

cost of apt in tokyo -- sensei lan
Could be around 50k-yen-month studio to 150k for a 2 bedroom.

Teaching about Japan - Resources for Teachers -- Michael G.
Anime Web Turnpike http://www.anipike.com/ The best topical guide to Internet resources on anime, and manga. This is a good place to begin looking for information, especially useful are links to the ...

Japanese lesson 106 - Verb in BaseII Nagara - To Do while Verbing -- Brett McCluskey
Today's lesson focuses in on the principle: Verb (base II) + nagara - to do while 'verb'ing. You are able to express past tense and current tenses with this bunpo. After reading the ...

Meiji Art in Japan -- Craig Lodge
What is the Meiji Era? The Meiji Era was a time period in Japan, under which Emperor Meiji started Japan’s modernization. Under Meiji, Japan climbed to world power status. Emperor Meiji’s rule ...

Humid! Humid! Humid! It's the Rainy Season in Japan! -- Troy Hogg
Rain, rain, go away......The month of June signals the beginning of the rainy season in Japan. During this time of year, umbrella and blue tarp merchants are sure to make a killin'! For those who ...

Learn Japanese - The Months of the Year -- LearnFree2007

Make Money In Japan - Build Your Own School -- Richard J Graham
Live in Japan and ever dreamed of having your own company? Rather than working for the big chain schools and making them rich, why not work on your own financial future and start your own private ...

Hanami - It's The Season To Watch Flowers In Japan -- Troy Hogg
During the beginning of the month of April, HANAMI season comes to Japan. The word HANAMI is literally translated into "flower watching." The flower of choice is the beautiful SAKURA, Japanese Cherry ...

Teaching English in Japan -- Richard J Graham
What's the best way to go about teaching English in Japan? The good news is that there are quite a few. Some of them even offer you a free plane ticket! I'm probably biased here, but I'd ...

Is Japanese Language Difficult to Learn? -- Yumiko Lee
The answer is “yes” and “no”. Yes, because, first of all, the Japanese language has a few sounds with five standard vowels and simple pronunciation scheme; syllables are formed by a single ...
Re: Is Japanese Language Difficult to Learn? -- Commodore Luke Perry
I don't think it's linguistically possible for Japanese to be any simpler in pronunciation than any other language. The writer is referring more accurately to how the native language is ...

A Peek Inside A Traditional Japanese Tea House -- Mayoor Patel
A Japanese tea house is a special building designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies. It is built using simple rustic materials and is usually surrounded by a small garden called a roji. The ...

Japanese Mobile Phones Are Highly Advanced -- Doug Smitt
When you compare the mobile phone market in Japan with the market in the USA and other regions of the world, it's easy to see some stark differences. In some places in America, people still use ...

Japan Casinos -- Adel Awwad
Japanese people love gambling and all kinds of games of chance, and although Japan casinos are not plentiful due to governmental regulation, gambling is very popular with Japanese and foreigners ...

How To Make So Delicious Sushi - It Is Not Fast Sushi, But High Quality Original Japanese Sushi -- Mayuko Yoshida
Hi. My husband had been doing sushi business in wholefood market for 5 years. His sushi was very so delicious, so many customer loved our sushi, but unfortunately another company kicked out us from ...

Why Has The Nintendo Wii Become So Popular In Japan -- Darren Lintern
Two weeks after it was released in the US late last year, the Nintendo Wii came out in Japan, and consoles literally flew off the shelves. Reports received from areas such as Akihabara (the major ...

Professional Wrestling In Japan: A Brief History of Puroresu -- Ethan Allen
Professional wrestling in Japan, or "puroresu," is a popular fighting sport. It had its boom years in the 1960's and 70's, but it is still widely enjoyed today. Rikidozan and the Early Days ...

Winter Festivals In Japan: Things To Do When The Snow Piles Up -- Ethan Allen
When you think of snowy winter festivals, Japan probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. You probably imagine Scandinavia or Canada. But, if you're interested in snow and ice ...

Hinamatsuri (Girls Day) - Japan's Small Doll Festival -- Troy Hogg
In case you haven't noticed, most of Japan's Holidays fall on the day of the month that correlates to the number of the month (i.e. Jan. 1st, March 3rd, May 5th....). March 3rd is known as ...

Learn About The History Of Belly Dancing In Japan -- Asli Adivar
To talk about belly dancing in Japan, we have to first meet the history of belly dancing. Japan is not the first country in the word to have belly dancers in. In fact, when you combine the words ...

The JET Program - Working in Japan as an English Teacher -- Jason E Gordon
Founded in 1987, the Japanese Teaching and Exchange (JET) Program was designed to help internationalize the youth of Japan while facilitating the country's English education program. Today with ...

Pachinko - Japan's Favourite Game -- Ted Allen
Pachinko is an arcade or slot machine game that is particularly popular in Japan. There it is played in special rooms called Pachinko Parlors where you can find rows and rows of Pachinko Machines. ...

Make Money In Japan - Build Your Own School -- Richard J Graham
Live in Japan and ever dreamed of having your own company? Rather than working for the big chain schools and making them rich, why not work on your own financial future and start your own private ...

Sites Where I Can Learn Japanese -- Richard J Graham
There are plenty of sites on the net for learning Japanese. It's usually best to look for something that has sound or video to get your pronunciation right. If it's just text I can pretty ...

10 Essential Japanese Phrases You Need to Know -- Richard J Graham
Unlike English you can get by in Japanese with just a handful of easy words which you can quickly flip into questions (simply raise your voice at the end). In fact I have some Japanese friends who ...

Japanese Grammar Fun -- Brett McCluskey
Shitokan to akan yo! Article 3 Tips on modern colloquial Japanese grammar. By Makurasuki sensei and This article shows a colloquial usage of certain Japanese grammar for must verb. must+verb nakute ...

Learn Japanese Grammar To The Tune Of Silver Bells -- Brett McCluskey
Lesson #18 Insights on learning how to use the Base TE-‚Ä form of the verb. Remembering how verbs are put into base te can be a challenge, but by singing the following syllables in the following ...
Re: Learn Japanese Grammar To The Tune Of Silver Bells -- Brett McCluskey
Hello Its a shame that Jappermon isn't live, but my pages on squidoo are a glimpse at what it was like. goto http://squidoo.com/ghettogrammar116

Circumlocution - How To Get Around Not Knowing Japanese When Its A Must To Speak It Now -- Brett McCluskey
Has this ever happened to you? You are conversing smoothly with your daily improving Japanese language skills and bam! Your mind goes blank and you totally forget the word that just yesterday you ...

The Opportunity To Teach English In Japan A Highly Requested Offer -- Ckint Jhonson
It is already common knowledge that English is the preferred language in a great number of fields of activity. It is also common knowledge that Japan and other countries in Asia are beginning to be ...

Why Teach English In Japan? -- Ckint Jhonson
There are approximately 350 million English native speakers worldwide. It is a true statement that English has transformed into a global language and that every day more and more people learn how to ...
Re: Why Teach English In Japan? -- Bo Diddley
Want to each English in Japan? Get in line behind the thousands of half-wits who just showed up at the airport today.

Japanese Grammar And Vocabulary Pep Talk Supplement -- Brett McCluskey
Memory techniques applying tried and true techniques that are effective in mastering an SL and in particular improving Our Ural Altaic progeny ~ Learn Japanese Now : A useful Grammar, Vocabulary, and ...

Japanese Cinema -- Tom Takihi
Godzilla probably epitomizes how the west viewed Japanese pop culture, especially since this sometimes lovable, sometimes despicable reptile has evolved and developed as well as Japanese cinema has. ...

Japanese Pronunciation Tips #13 -- Brett McCluskey
Of the 46 syllables in the Japanese syllabary, there are three that are mispronounced frequently by native English speakers. The focus of this mini lesson is on one of the more difficult syllables to ...
Re: Japanese Pronunciation Tips #13 -- Commodore Luke Perry
Spoken Japanese has more than 46 syllable types, so the analysis here seems linguistically naive if not outright odd.

What Type Of Person Studies Japanese? -- Dave
Is learning Japanese really that difficult and what type of person does it? The answer to the first question is "Yes". For most Westerners coming from one of the romance family languages Japanese is ...

Celebrating Valentine's Day - Japanese Style! -- Troy Hogg
Well, for those lucky in love, Valentine's Day is just around the corner! And for those unlucky in love, it's just another, if not the most, dreaded holiday! But for those who detest ...

Understanding Japanese Name Translation -- Takanori Tomita
This article will help you understand the difference between Japanese name translation and English name translation, and help you understand what goes selecting a name, especially for kanji scripts. ...

Top Ten Japanese Films -- Anthony Chatfield
Japanese film grew out of a fine tradition of theater and stage acting, unlike any seen elsewhere in the world. The style and proficiency of the Japanese tradition translated to a grandiosity and ...

Japanese Culinary Schools -- Ken Marlborough
The art of cooking is no longer restricted to homemakers and restaurant cooks. The culinary industry has grown immensely and has gained a very high status as regards to its acceptability as a ...

From Bonzai To Moribana - The Extraordinary Artforms Of The Japanese! -- Sarah H
The Japanese are supposed to be the very best in the world when it comes to creating Bonsai, they are acclaimed as the creators of the finest Bonsai masterpieces which are sophisticated and ...

Japanese Paintings -- Ken Marlborough
Painting is one of the most popular forms of art in Japan. Japanese paintings, which were highly influenced by Chinese style of painting, are exquisite and at times can be very intricate. In the ...

Japanese and Western Dojos: Comparisons Made By a Westerner Who Lived in Japan With a Karate Master -- Dr. Jason Armstrong
What is it like to test for a belt in Japan as a Westerner? Or to live with a Master? This article will try to provide brief insights by reflecting on my time Japan between 1995 and 2002. I will also ...

Mono No Aware: The Essence of Japan -- John Gillespie
Mono no aware: the Japanese beauty aesthetic Meaning literally "a sensitivity to things," mono no aware is a concept describing the essence of Japanese culture, invented by the Japanese literary and ...

Life in Tokyo -- Greg
It's an interesting truth, that, although one begins to feel included in a city the size of Tokyo after a few years, that there remains a distance from the deeper more traditional Japanese way of ...

Hotels in Tokyo - Festivals and Activities -- Eric Cho
Japan is a country rich in traditions and picturesque views, especially in Tokyo, where spectacular snow festivals take place on the streets. The hotels in particular, display great Christmas ...

Traveling in Tokyo: What to Do and Where to Go on Your Tokyo Vacation -- Jessica Elliott
Overview Tokyo is perhaps a showcase for the most interesting blend of modernity and antiquity in the world. While the city streets are covered with department stores, restaurants, flashing neon ...

Sapporo Japan - An Introduction -- Jason Martin
I don't know about you, but when I hear about Sapporo, the first thing that comes to mind is beer. I'm a long time Sushi eater and Sapporo is my beer of choice when eating. What you might ...

The Inner Workings of Japanese Car Auctions -- Morgan Hamilton
Are you looking for high quality and economical cars? You have a good chance of finding what you need in Japanese car auctions. Japanese cars have become so popular that there are many ways to get ...

Akoya Pearl Necklace – Chinese or Japanese? -- Nathalie Fiset
Beautiful. Elegant. Lustrous. These are just three adjectives normally used when asked to describe Akoya Pearl Necklaces. A contemporary piece of jewelry, each pearl necklace is hand-knotted ...

Learn Japanese - Why You Will Be In High Demand If You Learn To Speak Japanese? -- Mukil Krishnasamy
People who are able to effectively converse in Japanese, both orally and in writing, are in short supply in many countries of the world. As a result, the ability to learn to speak Japanese and learn ...

Understanding The Nuances of Japanese Flower Arranging -- Anand R
In Japanese culture, more is less. Everything is made more dramatic by the sparing use of color and close attention to texture and positioning. Everything is also sacred in the Japanese world; they ...

Popular Japanese Wedding Favors -- Yolanda Nash
So your Japanese and you would like some nice wedding favors to fit in with your culture. Well there are many different types of favors that will be a perfect fit for what you desire. So below I have ...

Japanese Parents New Concerns -- Jonathon Hardcastle
There's a new resort in Japan for parents and their kids that is getting rave reviews and increasing in popularity as each day passes. The resort, located at Ebina in Japan, is known as the ...

Japanese Kanji Symbol Translation For Your Tattoo -- Gary Simpkins
There are three types of Japanese symbols to choose from when considering a Japanese style tattoo. Kanji is by far the most popular of these three Japanese symbols, especially if you are looking for ...

Want to Teach in Japan - Then Get the Interview Right -- Patric Ryan
When applying for teaching positions in Japan I think it is very important to get your interview right. You'll need to prepare for this now more than ever because of the increase of supply ...

What's In Sushi - Unlocking The Secrets Of Working Effectively With Japanese Organizations -- Yuriko Ryu
Eating sushi is like penetrating the minds of Japanese, according to Director of Culture Dynamics, Lily Lau. “It’s not what you say, but what you don’t say that matters when dealing with ...

Green Tea: The Japanese Secret to Good Health -- Jon Stout
Cancer remains a number-one killer in countries around the world. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that medical researchers are exploring new avenues in an effort to find ways to attack ...
Re: Green Tea: The Japanese Secret to Good Health -- Marie G.
Dear Mr. Stout, I am a high school student currently participating in the Hudson County Science Fair. My experiment revolves around the effect of various concentrations of different types of tea on ...

Legendary Japanese Materials -- John Creech
Japan is a world leader in electronics and technology. But, they also make use of papers. You use the shredder to tear pieces of paper, yet, do you know that paper used to be a rare commodity? Only ...

Learn Japanese - Why You Will Be In High Demand If You Learn To Speak Japanese? -- Mukil Krishnasamy
People who are able to effectively converse in Japanese, both orally and in writing, are in short supply in many countries of the world. As a result, the ability to learn to speak Japanese and learn ...

A Story Of Japanese Aizu Jidori -- Hiyori Sanaka
The word "jidori" in Japanese means locally produced free-range chicken in each area of Japan. It is an old-fashioned name and sounds like that the local chicken is really traditional strain kept in ...

Legendary Japanese Materials -- John Creech
Japan is a world leader in electronics and technology. But, they also make use of papers. You use the shredder to tear pieces of paper, yet, do you know that paper used to be a rare commodity? Only ...

Travel Tokyo Japan -- Paul Everton
Tokyo is a location where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older customs. It's feverish madness leavened by the most Zenic of calmnesses. ...

How To Use The Right Japanese Words For Cooking -- Rippa Sama
Japanese has many kinds of cooking style and each method has it's own unique way of cooking the food. Learn how to distinguish the differences between these cooking methods in Japanese can be ...

How To Use The Japanese Grammar Particle Wa -- Rippa Sama
The Japanese grammar particle wa is one the most confusing particles for most beginner Japanese. The particle wa is really just a simple particle for indicating the topic of a sentence. Most of the ...

How To Say I'm Sorry In Japanese -- Rippa Sama
Learning how to offer your aplogy and ask for forgiveness in Japanese can be very useful when you did or say something bad or harmful to another person by accident. In such cases you want to say that ...

How To Say Happy In Japanese -- Rippa Sama
Telling someone that you're happy and that you're having in Japanese can be very useful and motivating for someone else. For example, if you're on a date and you want to continue seeing ...

How To Express Plan To In Japanese -- Rippa Sama
To express your intetion or plan in Japanese, you will need to learn two special Japanese words. The first Japanese word is yotei which literally means plan. To use yotei, you will need to place this ...

Some Advice When Learning to Speak Japanese -- Cory Pangelinan
You may need to learn the Japanese language because you are traveling to Japan and want to become familiar with popular Japanese words and phrases. Or you might have taken a class to learn Japanese ...

Teaching English Online - Japanese students -- Alex Kane
I've always thought that teaching English online would be great. It's convenient and cost effective, and with different timezones I could teach Japanese students when I get home from work and ...

The Nagoya Players present The Government Inspector -- Cameron Smith
The Nagoya Players are proud to present The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol. It will be performed on November 18th and 2pm and 7pm, and November 19th November 2pm and 6pm 2006, at the Aichi ...

Japan Travel Guide -- Kum Martin
Many foreign tourists may often find traveling in Japan, because only a few people in Japan can speak English. However, Japan is a great country, and the Japanese are wonderful people. Before you buy ...

Learning to Write Japanese is More Difficult Than Learning to Speak Japanese!? -- Takanori Tomita
Learn Japanese for a real communication for your work, school project, and communicating with your Japanese mate properly. Many people think that Learning to speak Japanese language is more difficult ...

Speaking Japanese: Learning the Language and the Cultural Etiquette -- Cory Pangelinan
The Japanese language is considered by many to be easy to learn. Whether you wish to speak Japanese for personal reasons like travel or for professional reasons, it is important for you to consider ...

Learn Japanese Language - Do You Know That There Are 3 Different Japanese Symbol? -- Takanori Tomita
Learn Japanese for a real communication for your work, school project, and communicating with your Japanese mate properly. Many people think that Learning to speak Japanese language is more difficult ...

Learn Japanese - 04#Shopping from A to Z, part 1 - Video with sound -- Japanese student
Also see: Survival Japanese for ESL Teachers

In favor of blacklists -- Hates "American School" and A.I.E.S. in Nagoya
Blacklists of schools are GOOD. I support them 100% and I think schools should run their school so that they never have to be put on a blacklist. These schools deserve what they get. I moved over ...
Re: In favor of blacklists -- guptafan
Please feel free to support a blacklist ONLY after there is also a national database of blacklisted teachers as well!
Re: In favor of blacklists -- Ellie
Hello: I am so in favor of black lists. Had anyone told me about American School in Nagoya Japan, I would never have worked there. When I arrived there, the owners of the school were running around ...
Re: In favor of blacklists -- T
Really...!! I had an interview with them once and they seemed nice... It just would have been weird working in building, knowing they lived upstairs...heh Info like this on English schools would be ...

Manga On Your Mobile: Japan Leads The Way In Mobile Technology -- Michael Hanna
The world is used to following in Japan's footsteps when it comes to trends in technology. In the video game industry in particular, Japanese audiences have been the globe's willing guinea ...

Baseball in Japan -- Jonathon Hardcastle
In recent years, the arrival in the United States of players like Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui has enlightened Americans about the popularity of the sport in Japan. But most Americans don't ...

Japanese New Music Festival - Music Review -- Eric Nielsen
Hotter and muggier than sh*t in the underground subway, 3 musicians (YoshidaTatsuya from Ruins, Tsuyama Atsushi and Kawabata Makoto from Acid Mothers Temple) form 7 units!! A cappella, comic free ...

Details on Japanese Interiors -- Adam Peters
Adding a few Japanese decorating details to your home can be a wonderful way to transform a home from a busy, hectic lifestyle to a serene and beautiful resort. Virtually anyone can do a few simple ...

Japanese Bedroom Design -- Max Bellamy
Japanese culture has always been a source of great curiosity and awe due to the serenity it evokes as a result of its simplicity and minimalism. Due to the stressfulness at the office, more and more ...

Japanese Haiku and Western Haiku - Can They Get Along? -- Edward Weiss
You know, I've read many poems by the Japanese haiku masters. Some I like, but most I don't. Why? Because I just can't completely relate to their aesthetic. Sure, nature is nature ...

Most Important Things You Need To Know Before Getting Japanese Kanji Symbols For Kanji Tattoos -- Jun Yamamoto
Have you ever considered getting a Kanji tattoo? If the answer is yes, it may be worthwhile reading this article for you. Today, thousands of people from western countries such as USA, Canada, ...

A Must See Place in Japan - Hiroshima -- Niraj Singh
Hiroshima is a city which became famous after it was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. My lifelong dream of visiting this place was fulfilled this year when I was able to visit Japan. I made sure ...

How Japanese People Translate Names in Complex Kanji Symbols? -- Takanori Tomita
How to write your name in JapaneseNowadays, just as we, Japanese people, love to use English symbols or phrase on T-shirt, Logo or jewely design, Westerners start to use Japanese Kanji Symbols for ...

Learn Japanese Language - Did You Know That There Are 3 Different Japanese Symbols? -- Takanori Tomita
Especially for those who have started to learn Japanese, you should know the difference between three different Japanese symbols or writing form called: Kanji Hiragana Katakana Japanese people use 3 ...

4 Postcards from Japan -- Vidagdha Bennett
1. The Hase-dera temple in Kamakura is wrapped in myths and legends. One legend in particular exerted a peculiar fascination for me. It is said that if one enters into the sutra repository and ...

Japanese Medicine Supplements And Menopause -- Dawn Olsen
If you were told that Japanese women suffer up to 80% less menopause symptoms than other women in the world would you wonder why? You bet you would! Well, this is true. For thousands of years, ...

Cheap luxury European and American brand cars from Japanese used car auctions -- taynton keith
Japanese auto makers such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Subaru are known world wide for producing high quality, efficient and durable cars. Car auctions in Japan give you the chance to buy and export ...

Stamp or Signature? -- Hotaru
It is good to have stamps to identify yourself! Not only in Japan, but in many other Asian countries, people use stamps instead of signatures to identify themselves. And most of them are made by ...

All about Japanese Kanji Symbol: Do You Know the Difference between Japanese Kanji and Chinese Kanj? -- Takanori Tomita
What is Kanji? Kanji are ideographs which convey a specific meaning, word or idea. Here are 3 examples of how pictographs are gradually standardized into the kanji symbol used today. These are very ...

How To Write Your English Names Into Japanese Kanji Symbols For Your Tattoo Design -- Takanori Tomita
A lot of Western people love to get their names in Japanese, especially with the Japanese script called, Kanji. But, we also use 2 other Japanese scripts called Hiragana and Katakana to write names ...

Karaoke is Japanese for "Empty Orchestra" -- John Gibb
Karaoke is Japanese for ‘empty orchestra’. It describes a strange Japanese tradition that has somehow made its way worldwide, where you sing the lyrics of well-known songs over a backing tape, ...

A Foreigner's Attempt at the Japanese Driver's License Test -- Scott Brady
Once upon a time, there was a young American living in a far off world known as Fukuoka, Japan. This American had lived in the exotic world for a few years when he finally found out (refer to ...

Japanese Symbols -- Richard Truthteller
Japanese symbols are broken down into three major categories; kanji, katakana and hiragana. Kanji symbols are the more intricate ones that you are probably used to seeing. Kanji is used to express ...

6 Types of Accommodations For Travelers to Japan -- Sammy Ho
The accommodation cost in Japan is very expensive. Self-service travelers may find that Japan gets the highest accommodation charges in the world. In addition to the language problems, it would be ...

Turning Japanese -- Andrew Bleak
The impossible becomes mundane, and taboo topics become commonplace. That was my initial reaction to the Japanese culture of anime. Most of their stories bordered from the impossible to the ...

Learn the Japanese Days of the Week -- James Penman
Learning the Japanese words for things we see and use everyday is a great way to get into learning Japanese. Early Japanese society revolved around nature, agriculture and religion so naturally many ...

Japanese Words -- James Penman
Most people know that geisha, kimono and haiku are Japanese words, but did you know that typhoon, tsunami and tofu are also Japanese words? Here are a few other Japanese words we hear in our everyday ...

An Overview of the Samurai -- Richard Monk
Given their noble role in most Hollywood movies, you might be surprised to find the discussion of the Samurai is a somewhat controversial area, particularly as to how the Samurai actually acted. An ...

The Japanese Feudal Periods -- Richard Monk
Japan is often thought of as a very formal, polite society. While this is true in modern times, the Japanese feudal periods were anything but. The Japanese Feudal Periods The feudal periods in Japan ...

Famous Japanese Writer: Kobo Abe -- Michael Russell
Kobo Abe, also known as Kimifusa Abe, was a Japanese writer who was born in Kita, Tokyo in 1924. Abe grew up in Manchuria, where his father had taught at a medical college. In 1941, Abe went back to ...

Popular Modern Japanese Writer: Haruki Murakami -- Michael Russell
The most popular modern Japanese writer throughout the entire world is likely Haruki Murakami. His works have been translated into 38 different languages and are often described as being very ...

eligibility -- Chenai kadungure
Hello,i am a second year university student at the university of Cape Town and was wondering if i was eligible to do a 3month work.Also I am Zimbabwean and this has led to doubt on my part as to the ...

Restaurants - Japanese Restaurants -- Michael Russell
Without a doubt, Japanese restaurants have to be one of the most fascinating places you can visit in the states. The only problem with these is that they are more scarce than peace in the Middle ...

Snowboarding in Japan and Apres ski -- Simon
Hello, I've done a lot of snowboarding in Japan, It's excellent - really good snow - and lots of it!! One of our problems though, was what to do in the evening... there simply is nothing... ...

Teaching English in Japan and Recruiting Scams -- John Paxton
Teaching English in Japan truly can be the opportunity and experience of a lifetime. The chance to make life long friends, learn a new language and start your international career off... It can be ...

Japan's Place in Video Game History -- Michael Russell
Although video games did not come directly from Japan, they differ from other forms of Japanese media as they have been able to penetrate the U.S. market better than any other popular media coming ...

Japan's Secret: Tokyo Nightlife -- Michael Russell
Tokyo, the most famous city of Japan, is one of the worst looking major cities in the world in the daytime. However, by night, Tokyo has a unique look that makes it different from any other city in ...

Seeing Japan Through The Eyes Of A Black Woman - blog (updated continuously) -- Teacher in Japan
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Japanese Food - Five Dishes for Newcomers -- Michael Russell
Japanese food, once little more than a niche occupant in the greater scope of American cuisine, has become increasingly popular in recent years. The harmony of flavors and lightness emphasized in the ...

The Four Seasons of Japan Weather -- Craig Desorcy
When you ask a Japanese person about the Japan weather, they will proudly tell you that Japan has four distinct seasons: a beautiful but rainy springtime where you can see the cherry blossoms open, a ...

Places to stay in Osaka??? -- Sheena
I'm heading to Osaka soon to get my Korean working visa issued. However my school is not arranging my sleeping arrangements. Any suggestions for hotels/hostels for a Canadian female travelling ...

questions about working in japan -- Tao
Hi, I'm currently working in Thailand, but looking at other Asian countries. Have been browsing this site for a bit and got some ideas about working in Japan. I would like to know a bit more. Can ...
Japan -- itka
salary: 275k yen up. sharing an apartment with other teachers is better sometimes, more room?/ look at small towns, Tokyo is a delightful place to live, but way too expensive... have a valid driver ...

Japanese Calligraphy -- Alison Cole
The ancient art of Japanese calligraphy is captured today in numerous pieces of artwork. Some are used as home or office decor; others are becoming popular gift items. Others are even used as tattoo ...

Teaching In Japan (Part Two) Confidence -- Jim Muckle
On Sunday’s I escaped for the day and rode my scooter high into the hills behind Tokuyama. There the noises of the city disappeared, and the bamboo forests tempered the heat. I stopped and watched ...

Japan & ESL Teaching Contracts - Advice Before You Sign -- John Paxton
If you’ve spent any time at all browsing through forums on teaching English in Japan, you’ve probably run across more than a few horror stories. Topics range from working hours and conditions way ...

Mandatory Round Trip Ticket??? -- Timothy Neal
First of all,I am currently in China and will be travelling to Tokyo from here. I have received the book "Ganbatte Means Go For It!" written in 2002 by Celeste Heiter and in it she states "Round trip ...

It's All About Presentation: Lessons from Japan -- Dana Bristol-Smith
After my recent trip to Japan, some of the more striking things to me (beyond the cherry blossom trees) about the Japanese culture are their etiquette, respect, and overall visual presentation. ...

Nagoya Players present THE CRUCIBLE -- John Lenihan
Nagoya Players presents Arthur Miller's The Crucible directed by Patti Gage, stage manager Hitomi Takeda Saturday June 17 at 14:00 and 19:00 Sunday June 18 s at 14:00 and 18:00 at the Aichi Arts ...

Geisha - A Beautiful Aspect of Japanese Culture -- Michael Russell
Geishas are one of the symbols of Japanese tradition. However, Geisha art only became well known worldwide after the Second World War. Some Geishas even became very famous and were admired as much as ...

Things You Should Bring When Travelling To Japan -- Michael Russell
Cash - The Japanese mostly use cash for paying for things. Most stores in Japan don't accept credit or debit cards so you should remember to bring plenty of cash with you. You can also bring ...

Travel To Japan And Experience The Far East -- Frank Johnson
If you’re determined to explore Asia but unsure which country to visit, you might want to set your sites on Far East Asia and travel to Japan. Here is some general but useful information that is ...

Industry Meets Inspiration In Tokyo -- Frank Johnson
Tokyo just might be the largest city in the world, comprised of 23 individual wards, all with their own unique characteristics. Foreigners are easily intimidated by the sheer expanse of Japan’s ...

Geisha Girls -- Wong Yee Lee
Here you can find some details about Geisha Girls. What is Geisha? ‘Gei’ is arts or performance while ‘Sha’ means people. They are the professional hostesses to entertain guests who are ...

Travel To Japan And Experience The Far East -- Frank Johnson
If you’re determined to explore Asia but unsure which country to visit, you might want to set your sites on Far East Asia and travel to Japan. Here is some general but useful information that is ...

Japanese Women: Looking for a Western Husband! -- Dao Jones
A growing number of Japanese women are giving up on their male counterparts, and taking a gamble that looking abroad for love will bring them the qualities in a partner that seem rare at home. Mr. ...
Re: Japanese Women: Looking for a Western Husband! -- Professor Dr.David Ngin Sian Pau
I don't know whether Japanese women want to have a real date with foreigners. And I have no idea about the real Japanese in Japan because I have never been to Japan before. In a school where I ...

Things You Should Avoid Doing In Japan -- Michael Russell
The Japanese are very sensitive, especially middle-aged and older people. They will be annoyed if you ask them about their political life and religious perspectives. Questions about which party they ...
do's and don'ts in japan -- tmac in japan
well I've read a lot of BS in my day, but this floats to the top. TRUE, japanese people can tend to be touchy on political subjects. Even if you talk politics however, don't expect to be ...

Teach English in Japan -- John Paxton
If you’ve recently graduated from school and are at a crossroads in the start of your career Teaching English in Japan might be worth looking into. Believe it or not the English language learning ...

The philosophy of samurai swords -- Gamit Ana
Decorating your 21st century interior in a Japanese manner has become very popular. The Japanese artifacts, like the samurai swords, are proof of great taste not only because of their eye catching ...

Japanese Home Cooking - Beyond Sushi -- Cynthia Bates
In general, the Japanese people are very healthy and live longer than any other culture in the world. Why is this? Many people attribute it to the way they eat. But if you think that all Japanese ...

Discover the Light of Japan -- Tom Takihi
"We may simply have lost our appreciation for handmade goods." Igarashi san has been making chochin paper lanterns in his small shop for his whole life. His father too, and his grandfatherand great ...

Travel to Japan and Experience the Far East -- Frank Johnson
If you're determined to explore Asia but unsure which country to visit, you might want to set your sites on Far East Asia and travel to Japan. Here is some general but useful information that is ...

Writing Japanese: What is Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana -- Philip Nicosia
The Japanese language is so fascinating. The tonal qualities of the language is quite unique and the inherent politeness of the Japanese people is translated well into its language which is in turns ...

questions about interac -- Jason Schleifer
I have never been to Japan before but have been talking to Interac about job possibilities. If any one has ever worked with Interac any information about your experience would be great.

The Remedy For Stress Is In Japan -- Michael Russell
An onsen is a natural, mineral rich hot spring. Most Japanese go to the onsen to infuse away their aches and pains or just to get away and relax. This is a century old tradition of Japan that shows ...

Japan -The Samurai Were Its First Protectors -- Michael Russell
Japan is a country that is widely known for its technology. But the more popular interests of the people lie in the history of the first descendants and protectors of Japan. The first protectors of ...

Japanese travel guide -- Mansi gupta
Getaways are meant to take a person away from all the hurly and burly of life to perfect peace and tranquility. An ideal getaway vacation can thus be at a place where you embrace the beauty of nature ...

Japanese Home Cooking - Beyond Sushi -- Cynthia Bates
In general, the Japanese people are very healthy and live longer than any other culture in the world. Why is this? Many people attribute it to the way they eat. But if you think that all Japanese ...

An Overview of Japan for Travelers -- Richard Monk
For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. An Overview of Japan for ...

Help!! -- Julie
Hello everyone! I will soon get my TESL certificate and I'm willing to go to Japan to teach English..I would really appreciate some tips and/or advices from you guys, who seem to be very ...

Japanese Anime and Manga -- Daniel Harris-Baird
Japan is the home for many unique things and two which have become popular worldwide are Anime and Manga. Manga, similar to western comic books, are unbelievably popular in today’s modern Japanese ...

Ways to Make Big Money in Japan -- Matt Canham
As you're probably already aware, Japan is a very unique place. No where else in the world will you find the same outrageous opportunities to make money that are open to just about anyone. ...

aeon corporation -- Xtine
Hello Everyone, I'm currently doing some research on the above named corporation. I might be signing a contract with them later in the year, so I would appreciate it if anyone knows anything ...
Re: aeon corporation -- eslprospect
I'm also close to applying to Aeon, so I've hunted long and hard for some first-hand reports on it. Though I've heard vague references to horror stories, I haven't found a single one, ...
Re: aeon corporation -- eslprospect
Ah, to those of you spamming my email with requests for employment; please stop. I thought the above posting made it clear that I'm NOT hiring, but job-hunting myself. If your comprehension of ...
Re: aeon corporation -- faucethead
I worked for AEON during 2005-2006. You experience working there is very dependant on your manager. I've heard many horror stories, although probably nothing as bad as NOVA workers have to ...

ORDINARY ENGLISH-SPEAKING MEN, EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTIFUL WOMEN, TEACHING ENGLISH IN JAPAN -- Drew Barton
Funny, factual, surprising book about living, travelling and teaching English in Japan. This book is a must for those thinking of teaching English in Japan who require food, drink, love, money and ...

Warrior Success: A Ninja Warrior Does Not Believe in Luck - Not Even on St. Patrick's Day! -- Jeffrey Miller
The philosophy which serves as the foundation for the art of ninjutsu stretches back over 2,500 years of human history and half way around the world from here. Passed down from past sages and brought ...

Foreigners Wanting to Drive in Japan -- Scott Brady
Driving in Japan legally has recently afforded new challenges to foreigners from China, Brazil and the United States. Released in November 2002 and updated in February 2003, Traffic Act Article ...

Immerse Yourself in the Japanese Language -- John Davison
Japanese is a language spoken by more than 120 million people worldwide in countries including Japan, Brazil, Guam, Taiwan, and on the American island of Hawaii. Japanese is a language comprised of ...

Japanese Travel Guide -- Mansi Aggarwal
Getaways are meant to take a person away from all the hurly and burly of life to perfect peace and tranquility. An ideal getaway vacation can thus be at a place where you embrace the beauty of nature ...

Conquering Japanese Verb Myths – Part 2 – Verbs in Costume -- Minna Shiawase
Quick question: Is tabemasu a verb? If you said yes: congratulations - you're about to defeat your second myth of learning Japanese Verbs. I bet, if you're anything like me, you probably ...

Jobs not requiring college degree -- J. Marshall
Are there any jobs in Japan for teaching conversational English that do not require a degree. I have about 1 year of college. Thanks.

Maple English and French School -- Cashew
Does anyone have any info on their reputation? Either of the Tottori or Yamaguchi schools. Thanks!
Re: Maple English and French School -- lynn
You never get paid on time and they pay you (suppose to pay you) the 15th of every month but more like the 20th or so with a lot of calling (e-mails) . Also think about it you get paid around the ...
Re: Maple English and French School -- Manager
I would like to respond to the teacher's message above. There are 2 sides to every story. In this case, Maple School hired the teacher after he was laid off or fired by a cram school without ...
Re: Maple English and French School -- [email protected]
HI NOBODY what a joke Maple School Let's get this straight this is not a man................ BUT A WOMAN. But complaints have been made against Maple School not just once. People have ears and ...
maple english school -- donna
iam wondering if you got any info on this school. they have contacted me and i can find no info on them
Maple English School -- Julie
No one has any information?? they have contacted me too...

Japanese Verb Myths: Part 1 -- Minna Shiawase
The road to understanding Japanese in littered with lies. These lies aren't intended to harm. The fact is, in the beginning the lies seem natural and helpful. They help make the language ...
Re: Japanese Verb Myths: Part 1 -- DokEnkephalin
Isn't this is coming a little close to perpetuating new myths that will bite students in the butt later on? I mean, I can appreciate the intent, but isn't it guilty of being one of the ...

A Brief History of Japanese Daruma Dolls -- Ivor Conway
Daruma dolls are representations of the historical Indian priest Bodhidharma, a sage who traveled throughout Japan and China in the 5th or 6th century AD. Bodhidharma is credited with establishing ...

9 Japanese Automakers -- Matthew C. Keegan
Japanese built and designed cars have flooded the North American market for over forty years now. Over time, many nameplates have come and gone, but Japanese cars continue to gain market share and ...

Japanese Wedding Theme -- Kirsten Hawkins
Japanese weddings, although very expensive are very elegant and serene. If you are choosing a Japanese theme for your wedding, think about ways to achieve the authentic look at a fraction of the ...

Japanese Cuisine -- Kirsten Hawkins
Tempura, sukiyaki, sashimi, sushi – even the words used to describe the most basic of Japanese dishes are exotic and beautiful. Japanese cuisine is easily one of the healthiest in the world, with ...

In Japan - Do You Know Japanese? -- Tisho Mettarod
Japan really seems to be a foreign culture to our Western minds. You may think you don’t know much about Japan, but in the past few decades there has been increased communication with our neighbor ...

Things To Do and Food to Eat in Fukuoka, Japan -- Scott Brady
Fukuoka isn't that small of a place. Actual numbers bring the population to about the 5 million mark, with the city having roughly 1.3 million people. With that amount of people around, you know ...

How to Buy and Export a Used Car from Japan -- Keith Taynton
Japan has been a rich source of used cars for many years and each day thousands of people buy a used car direct from Japanese car auctions. The benefits are many: Good quality, reliable, economical ...
We can help you buy and export! -- Big Motors
Hi ESL Teacher readers, We are Big Motors Japan - Export Divison. We can help you buy a car in Japan and/ or export in home for you when you leave Japan. Please vist our website for available stock ...

Learn to Speak Japanese - Basic Conversational Japanese Lessons for Business/Pleasure Applications -- Cameron Switzer
Yokoso! Welcome to my Japanese Lessons. Have you ever watched an old Japanese samurai movie on the late show? Chances are you thought that everyone was always angry at everyone else and spent a lot ...
Africans In japan -- To Kelvin
Hi Kelvin, How possible is it for one with a student visa to find a part time job in Japan mostly in Sendai city? I hear Japanese discriminate on employing people can you brief me on this? mostly for ...

Being a teacher in Japan -- Johnson
Kevin I am sorry to hear about your teacher leaving you in a tight spot with such short notice. I do not condole his actions nor any other person in any company who would carry out such actions to ...
Advice: How are African Els teachers treated in JAPAN -- To Kelvin
Hi Kelvin you seem to have much information about teaching in japan, would you advice on this: Does anyone have information on how students who are Studying in JAPAN get treated when the are looking ...
African Teachers -- Leon Davis
I would imagine that you will not get any obvious racism, but I`m sure there will be a lot of subtle racism. In my experience, I have come to the conclusion that people of the "Orient" consider ...

Are there any ESL jobs that would compete with what I can make in the US? -- Mark Mansfield
I would like to teach in Japan, but I have a few concerns. 1. I would want to find a school that would take care of my rent and airfare so I do n't have startup costs. 2. I make $2000-$3000 clear ...

Teaching German in Japan -- Diana
What about teaching German in Japan ? I am interested in working at public schools.
Teaching German in Japan -- Markus
I'd like to get more information about teachging German in Japan. What are the requorements, which schools are offering such jobs etc.? Can anybody
Response to Markus -- Diana
I posted my ad one month ago. In the meantime, I checked several websites. It seems, that English and French teachers are wanted in Japan. German teachers could have more chances in South Korea. Many ...

Would you like to find a student? -- Kaz
I started a site that help people to find students in Japan. Please take a looK! http://groups.msn.com/EnglishTeacherSearchinJapanforJapanesepeople/

The Working Holiday Programmes in Japan -- rex
Working Holiday Visa The Working Holiday visa is a special visa for young people that has the following features. Validity of Visa: Visa recipients must enter Japan within six months (one year for ...

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD -- Nagoya Players
This fall, THE NAGOYA PLAYERS bring you “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” a hilarious take-off on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”), on Saturday, ...

Employment -- Mike Mounstephen
Kevin, Sorry to hear that you have been let down by a fellow professional. No point in telling you that it is the way of a modern world(showing my age now!!). There was a time that notice periods ...

teaching requirements in Japan -- shaun
I know that to have a working Visa in Japan, a bachelor degree of any discipline is required but... is it possible to teach ESL in Japan without a working Visa? Can a desperate school subsidize the ...

Japan, Shikoku -- English Schools Japan
We are an organization specialized in helping foreign teachers and English achools in Japan find each other. We also solve problems. It's a common thing that a person first time in an unknown ...

List of ESL schools in Japan -- taca
ACC International Cultural Institute - 252 Genjishinmei-cho, Hekinan City, Aichi, Japan Agape Retreat Center and English Camps - 1340-3 NinobuKuratemachiFukuokakenJAPAN 8071305 American World ...

Japanese Cuisine -- Troy Pentico
Tempura, sukiyaki, sashimi, sushi – even the words used to describe the most basic of Japanese dishes are exotic and beautiful. Japanese cuisine is easily one of the healthiest in the world, with ...

Samurai - The Honourable & The Treacherous -- Nick Johnson
The Japanese Samurai were warriors. Highly trained, skilled and efficient killers. Indeed, for many years the Samurai were the law of the land, a class of citizens above all except their Daimyo and ...

Japanese Overseas Travel Insurance -- Steve Cogger
If you are an expatriate planning on long-term residence in Japan you can, after a one-year stay, become a part of Japan's national health program. Until that time, however, you're going to ...

Geisha -- rex
A traditional female entertainer who provides music, song, dance, and conversation at dinner parties. "Geisha", pronounced /ˈgeɪʃә/ in English, is a proper noun. Like all ...

Japanese Weight Loss Secret -- Mimi-chan
By Mimi-chan Recently, I read an article from Japanese magazine that by consuming agar-agar (dried-kanten) with our favorite teas, we can lose weight, and yet still maintain a feeling of fullness, ...

Travel Tokyo: Japan Travel Destinations and Trains -- Adrian Curtin
By Adrian Curtin Look at Tokyo today and you will see what the Tokyo- jin (meaning Tokyo people in japanese) have that we don't have in our cities- bustling streets with thousands of people ...

Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts To Rapid Mastery (Part 2) -- Stephen Munday
By: Stephen Munday In Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery Part 1, we looked at mnemonic methods devised by James Heisig and Kenneth Henshall to speed-up kanji acquisition. We saw how ...

Don’t Let Your Kanji Tattoo Get “lost In Translation” -- Stephen Munday
By: Stephen Munday Thinking of getting a kanji tattoo or kanji jewelry? Then arm yourself with this information before you buy anything. It may be the difference between being cool and national ...

response to Kevin -- John Smith
Dear Kevin, I believe you that you run your business with integrity and generousity and that it was unfair to you that a teacher left without giving reasonable notice. I agree that a great deal of ...

Any information on Lingo school in japan -- Anetta Paone
Hi Everybody, I was wondering if anybody has any information about the Lingo school in Japan. I've been offered a position there. Any information would help. Thanks
Re: Any information on Lingo school in japan -- Sue
Whatever you do, DO NOT go to this school in the Kagawa prefecture!! The director is literally phycho!! She stalks the native teachers, treats them horribly and is bi-polar. It would be a terrible ...
language schools -- [email protected]
Please consider larger schools such at Nova, Aeon or Geos. They are actually more flexible if you get on with them. Also, please look up Lingo on the web for comments by others who have looked into ...
Keeping Good Company -- Mike Mounstephen
You are quite correct, good quality schools and teachers are a vital team!! I would like to work in industry as a teacher , any ideas on how to do this! Teaching work place employees and some ...

Why No Working Holiday Visa for Americans? -- Kevin Burns
Why no working holiday visa for Americans?Home by Kevin Burns "U.S. citizens planning to work in Japan should never enter Japan using a tourist visa or the visa waiver, even if they have been advised ...
Working Holiday in Japan -- Working Holiday Maker
As far as I'm aware the working holiday program is a recipricol agreement; the Japanese can go to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and now Ireland and vice versa. America hasn't made any ...
Who cares? -- Mr H
You aren't American so why do you care? The fact the American government doesn't se fit to negotiate a working holiday program in Japan or any country simply highlights it's general ...

Gift Giving Etiquette Japan -- Neil Payne
•Gift-giving is a central part of Japanese business etiquette. •Bring a range of gifts for your trip so if you are presented with a gift you will be able to reciprocate. •The emphasis in ...

The Role of Zen in Martial Arts -- Jeffrey M. Miller
By Jeffrey M. Miller It's said that the roots of many of the Martial Arts is in India, with Buddhist monks. While many sources give conflicting data, it's known that in Japan, the only places ...

Is Aikido a Martial Art ? -- Henry Ellis
By Henry Ellis Is Aikido a Martial Art? Sensei Henry Ellis - 2001 This article originally appeared in 3 parts on the Cyberkwoon website. It is here published in its entirety. PART 1 At first sight of ...
viewpoint -- PO
I study both jui-jitsu and akido in a mixed/related form. Your view is rather obtuse. Softness is extremely effective and is a skill that can be used into ones late years. You should try it.

Mazda Company Beginnings -- Mazda Fan
By Mazda Fan The first Mazda was exported to the United States in 1970, and from that moment on, the company became committed to providing its customers with impressive vehicles that deliver what ...

Don’t Take The Romaji Short-Cut When Learning Japanese -- Stephen Munday
By Stephen Munday This is an issue many Japanese learners come up against, particularly if they live outside Japan. After all, If you are not in the country, it seems difficult to justify the huge ...

Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery (Part 1) -- Stephen Munday
By Stephen Munday What? Kanji can be learned quickly? This seems an impossible dream to many students of Japanese who come from a non-kanji language culture. Even hiragana and katakana seem ...

JAPAN’S GOVERMENT-A brief summary -- Sumbaz
By Sumbaz JAPAN’S GOVERNMENT The Japanese Government is composed of the Cabinet at the top, the Prime Minister's Office, 12 Ministries and thirty plus Agencies and Commissions. The Prime ...

Why do Japanese live so long? -- Eric Newman
By Eric Newman Studies have shown that Japanese men and women have the longest life expectancy than any other race in the world. We now know why! Have you ever heard the expression “You are what ...

How Japanese women stay so thin. -- Eric Newman
By Eric Newman The rate of obesity in Japan is the lowest for all developed nations. This also partially explains why they have the longest life expectancy of any race. But how do the Japanese stay ...

Japanese Jewelry - expand your options! -- Slava Diamy
By Slava Diamy Japan jewelry making started less than a hundred years ago. Unlike other crafts in Japan it had a strong influence of Western culture. There was a wonderful miracle was born through ...

Is shiatsu massage the ultimate stress relief treatment? -- Terry Dunn
By Terry Dunn My first shiatsu massage I opened my eyes suddenly. He was smiling at me. Then I realised I must have fallen asleep. It was a strange feeling. Energised, refreshed and relaxed, all at ...

Five Must-Knows When Getting a Kanji Tattoo -- Stephen Munday
By Stephen Munday Q: What do famous celebrities like Pink, Britney Spears and the Spice Girls’ Mel C all have in common? A: They all have Japanese tattoos! Japanese tattoos are cool. Of course, if ...

Teaching ESL to children in Japan is easy with the right tools! -- Craig Desorcy
By Craig Desorcy Kids have the attention span of an ant! Why wouldn’t they? They have everything they could ever want given to them in a New York second. Your biggest competition in keeping their ...

I hated the "jobs" so I created my own in Japan -- Craig Desorcy
By Craig Desorcy I was having such a hard time working for English schools in Japan like so many others. From being made to sell over-priced text books to students, not having sufficient time to ...
info -- Julie
Hello!I'm planning to move to Japan to teach English, like most of people here...I would like to communicate with you to get a little more information...I don't really know where I'm ...

Why DO the Japanese Have The Longest Lifespan? -- Peter McGarry
By: Peter McGarry A recent statistic in the World Bank Group states that the Japanese have the longest lifespan in the world. Japanese men live be 78 years old on average while the average lifespan ...

THE Step to Working Smarter (Japanese Style) -- Dr. Robert Eubanks
By: Dr. Robert Eubanks Remember that Coke contest from the 80s? If you collected bottle tops that had the letters to spell T-H-E R-E-A-L T-H-I-N-G, then youd win a zillion dollars. Im not sure where ...

how can i secure a teaching job in japan -- tunde
hello am just curious , on how to go about getting such a job in japan, am in africa, nigeria to be precise , hope this question can or will be answered for me . do hope to read from any one soon
post your resume everywhere -- martin
only way to secure a job. M

are salaries better in japan than korea -- JD
I need to know this to make a decision. tnx
yes,but japan is expensive -- martin
lots of teachers keep saying that japan is very expensive.apartments are very small for the price. M

traveling to Japan with a partner -- Mark Ketterhagen
Hello! My girlfriend and I want to move to Japan in 2006 to teach English. We only want to go for a year, and feel that going with one of the larger school chains might be a good option for us. ...
try a big chain of schools eg ecc -- martin
they are more stable.im assuming that your gf is going to work too.practice some japanese,it may help you to get gigs teaching privately.you'll need the $ if your gf is not going to teach.and ...

don't for ladies taking the train -- mary
Ladies, don't get in either the first or last car of a train. The chances of unwanted touching increase dramatically there. Also not recommended: eye contact and a polite smile to men, especially ...
same anywhere -- martin
japan has one of the lowest rates of crimes.good remark though. M

Strattera & other ADHD med's available in Japan? -- Yoshi
I know someone who has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). S/he must take Strattera every day. S/he wants to teach do the JET Program. Are any of you English teachers in Japan take Strattera or know ...
Re: Strattera & other ADHD med's available in Japan? -- James
Strattera is now available in Japan. Was released back in 2009 by Eli Lilly in Kobe.
avail. -- JDMESL
strattera has been out in japan longer than it has been out in america. you will likely have no problem getting it there, however i highly suggest filling out paperwork beforehand to bring a supply ...
Re: avail. -- googler
Strattera is not available to Japan, according to Dr. Yamamoto of Kaisei Byoin in Kobe. Try Googling for "2010 Strattera launch in Japan." The guy who posted here saying it's available was highly ...
medication in Japan -- Sensei G
Hi there. I doubt you will find this medication (experimental I believe) in Japan easy available. Most Japanese are firm believer in all-natural non-pharmaceutical approach. Anyways, keep searching. ...
agree -- martin
japanese think that the best medication is a good rest and massage.any none common medicine could be hard to get and expensive.good luck though. M

Re: Teaching Potuguese in Japan -- Mark Firth
Could anybody please suggest where I may find more information on the demand for Portuguese teachers? Mark
rare -- Sensei G
Japanese are more into learning English and Chinese for business matters.

good salary japan -- don
what's a good salary in japan? don
chemistry teaching -- syed ishtiaq khan
Salary for a foreign teacher -- Kubi
Minimum 250,000 yen/month. The real problem is the cost of living if you are going to live in the central part of any city, specially Tokyo. Over there you need at least 300.000 yen/month. Kubi
good salary in Japan -- martin
best is to work for a company and teach on the side eg street,phone...and stay way from bars.buy you stuff and drink it at home quietly. M

Canadians need a BA in japan -- john
Do Canucks need a BA to teach english in Japan? John
follow this -- Ginky
(for Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Korea, France, Germany and the United Kingdom) Japan initiated its Working Holiday Programmes, first with Australia in December 1980, then with New ...
work -- ichi
Contact the closest Japanese consulate. I heard that canadians under 30 can apply for a one year visa w/t the degree.

Tomodachi: Making Friends with Japanese -- Kevin Burns
From Japan Living: Learn about living and working in Japan from those that do! Japan Living: http://www.eikaiwa1.com/jp.html Making good friends in Japan is difficult unless you work for a big ...

Survival Japanese for ESL Teachers -- Loreto O. Bagio, BS Electronics/Comm Engineer. Addendum by Marty Mette of Marty Eikaiwa
Essential Classroom Commands in Japanese: 1. Kekko (desu) - (It is) Good. 2. Dame (desu) - No (don't do that). Note: 'Dame' isn't very polite. 3. Suwaru (Shimasu) - Sit. 4. Koko ...

A Guide to Japanese Visas -- sensei
Appendix 1 Ministerial Ordinance to Provide for Criteria pursuant to Article 7, Paragraph 1 (2) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Ministry of Justice Ordinance No. 16 of May 24, ...

Japan's Embassies and Consulates link -- sensei
http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/mofaserv.html

Teaching small children in Japan. -- Robin Tim Day
Craig Desorcy's Article Posted By: Robin Day Craig Desorcy posted a great article about teaching small children in Japan. Attention span is short, so change the activity when interest is fading. ...

Japlish and ESL -- Robin Tim Day and Bryony Keleher
An ESL lesson: Japlish and ESL plus International Japanese Words Japlish is like Konglish (Korean English). People are very interested in the distorted or hybrid English words for different reasons ...

BUYING A CAR IN JAPAN -- Jay
Buying a car in Japan is possibly more complicated than anywhere else in the world, however once you understand the process, purchasing a car can be relatively straight forward and hassle free. ...
car search -- Kenneth
HI, I will be coming to Tokyo in about 2 months time for work. I will perhaps be staying there for a minimum of two years. I am interested only in buying a 1998-2000 Honda Civic Type R 3 dr (GF-EK9) ...
contact: -- Max
Jay at: http://occidental.co.jp/

In Defence of Teaching English in Japan -- Kevin Burns
"Best job in the whole world."--Kyushu Kiwi, Japan Today Forum Damnit! Eikaiwa schools employ teachers with no teaching experience! So what. Some of the best teachers in the world are like a diamond ...
Re: In Defence of Teaching English in Japan -- Martin Lang
Good God. What planet are you living on? I've taught in five different countries, including 2 years in Japan. I've been teaching for 13 years. Believe me (or not), teaching English in Japan ...
only a two year certificate -- Nan
Dear Kevin, Do you know of job possibilities for those who have a two year certificate to teach ESL from a University but no other credentials? Thank you. Nan

I Will Never, Ever Touch The English Department Director Again! -- Kevin Burns
From Japan Living: http://www.eikaiwa1.com/jp.html Nagoya, Japan From almost the first day of working at St. Mary College I was warned, "Don't ever touch Craig." Even Craig himself had warned me. ...

Why No Working Holiday Visa for Americans? -- Kevin Burns
"U.S. citizens planning to work in Japan should never enter Japan using a tourist visa or the visa waiver, even if they have been advised to do so. Such actions are illegal and can lead to arrest, ...

The Forums About Teaching English in Japan Need to Take A Reality Check! -- Kevin Burns
After reading what they had to say in the forums there, I almost decided to go to Korea, it is so negative. When I did ask, well what schools are good to work for?-no one answered."--A.P., USA-- ...

Culture Shock & Eikaiwa Teachers in Japan -- Kevin Burns
Moving halfway around the world, to a culture as foreign and difficult to penetrate as Japan`s is difficult for anyone. If you become an English teacher here, you will probably have to deal with a ...

How to Study English Link -- Kevin Burns
"For toddlers, learning one language is no more difficult than learning another...Even if the child doesn't continue in the language, learning so young clearly stimulates brain activity." ...

Quest for a Better Lifestyle Link -- Kevin Burns
Originally published in the Vancouver Sun Minami Ashigara Shi, Kanagawa Ken, Japan I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. At this moment, I am sitting on a hill top, ...

Landing a Plum Teaching Position in Japan -- Kevin Burns
Class Acts, Bimbos, & Arrogant Gaijin The How & How Not of Landing a Plum Teaching Position in Japan by Kevin Burns Japan:JL Never make the mistake of thinking that your Emails and phone calls to ...
Show your class! -- Conrad
Couldn't agree more with writer! For most of us, teaching isn't the only or main reason why we come to Japan, but we still need to treat the job with respect and class.

Japan cost-of-living -- Canadian sensei
Currency Converter - To Japanese Yen http://gojapan.about.com/cs/japantravelhelp/l/blyenconverter.htm Beer Japanese Brands, 355ml 230 Heineken, 355ml 200 Bread white, sliced, 6 pieces 150 Butter 200g ...
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