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Travel, Teach, Live in Japan

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
language schools -- ichinenme@hotmail.com
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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
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 ...
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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