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Peppy Kids Club Application


Before I get on to the application process I will explain how I went about it. After finding out that I failed my degree and would have to resit, I rang up PKC and explained what was happening and if I should still apply or hold off until I graduated. 834 more words

Applying to work in Japan

There are many Japanese companies to work for (teaching English) especially if you don’t mind working in an eikaiwa. Before I finished my degree I started researching different companies and talked to friends who are living and working in Japan, I even emailed a few Jvloggers to find out what they thought. 427 more words

Entering a Japanese company: 1 inane photo, 1 hand-written resume, and a smoke free workplace

Off to a superb start

Perhaps my new boss felt he couldn’t find someone to replace me in time. Perhaps he was excusing me as a silly foreigner. 1,086 more words

Living In Japan

Day Thirty-Five

Three Things Learned:

1. Over time, you will actually want to eat rice with everything. This is convenient, because you will.

2. If you want to work legally in Japan, you need to visit the immigration office in Shinagawa for a work permit. 107 more words


Sticking it out Long-Term in Japan

A friend of mine recently asked me for some advice- she’s sticking it out a few more years in Japan before returning home to the US, and she wanted to know if I had any tips for surviving her remaining time in Tokyo. 1,199 more words



I am a 25-year-old American woman who dedicated about 10+ years of her life to studying Japanese. Please call me Noel.

Immediately after I graduated university (with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese under my belt), I set off to work for a Japanese company in Tokyo. 253 more words


New textbook in the works: "Working in Japan"

Here’s the front cover of the new English-learning textbook I’m working on, to be published by Cengage Learning Japan later this year. It features video interviews with 14 professionals who work in Japan, representing all sort of occupations and nationalities. 108 more words

Alice Gordenker