Living in Japan as a foreigner with a Japanese face

β‹― By Thomas Chang β‹― Japan is a very unique country and there’s no doubt that everybody that moves here faces at least one type of culture shock. Whether it’s the anime culture, the introverted society, or the politeness tradition, there’s always something to surprise everyone. As a Korean American, I am considered a foreigner …

 

A Reluctant English Teacher Living in Japan

● Teaching Location: Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and Kagawa Prefecture, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: English conversation schools, international schools, kindergartens and public schools ● Student Age Group: All ages, from 0 through adults ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (around $2,500 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 50,000 yen – 70,000 yen (around $500 – …

My Time Teaching English in Japan

● Teaching Location: Yokohama, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: English Conversation School (IB Japan) ● Student Age Group: Kids, Teens ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 65,000 yen (~$570 USD) ● Living Arrangement: Single room apartment ● Monthly Savings: 60,000 yen (~$530 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Transportation reimbursement β‹― By …

Once Upon a Time Japan Was a Dream Place to Be

● Teaching Location: Harima-cho, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: Sister City- Public Junior High School ● Student Age Group: 12-15 years old ● Monthly Salary: 400,000+ yen (~$3,400+ USD) ● Monthly Rent: Zero ● Living Arrangement: Two bedroom, fully furnished apartment ● Monthly Savings: 300,000+ yen (2,600+ USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Free airfare, computer, …

Teaching English on the JET Program in Japan

● Teaching Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) at elementary & junior high schools on the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) Program ● Student Age Group: Kids (first grade through ninth grade) ● Monthly Salary: 300,000 yen (~$2,600 USD) ● Monthly Rent:Β This varies from place to place. I lived …

When in Japan: Teaching English in Nagoya

● Teaching Location: Nagoya, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: Company Teaching Job (ECC) ● Student Age Group: Every Age Group ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 80,000 yen (~$700 USD) ● Living Arrangement: 2-bedroom apartment near Nagoya’s main train station ● Monthly Savings: 50,000 yen (~$440 USD) ● Contract Bonuses:Β  …