Here is a breakdown of my teaching salary for August 2018. If you've ever wondered how much an average English teacher in Japan makes, here are all the raw numbers. My Monthly Japanese Income for August 2018 Income 230038 yen My paycheck was slightly higher this month due to a few hours of overtime that … Continue reading Can You Survive on a Teacher Salary in Japan?
Japan is often viewed as an amazing place to live. While I definitely agree that Japan is great, they still have a lot of the same problems that appear in other countries. Just like in the US, it’s not unheard of for companies to toe the line on labor laws. I’ve had several encounters with … Continue reading Quitting Your Job in Japan: A Guide to Worker’s Rights
Sometimes no matter how much we budget or save, we found ourselves wishing we had just a little bit of extra cash here and there. Most foreigners in Japan are able to make a high enough salary to cover their food, rent, and other basic needs. However, wages in Japan are not always enough to … Continue reading 15 Ideas for Making Extra Money in Japan
Disclaimer: I wrote this letter in response to some recent developments with my Japanese employer that has left me with conflicting emotions. I think the majority of people in Japan are not racist, and chances are if you visit this country you will not experience any form of racism. I have published, taken down, and … Continue reading An Open Letter Addressing Racism in Japan
When I first moved to Japan, it was very sudden and with very little planning time, so I found myself stranded with only about $200 to last me my first month! When I tell my friends about this, they all think I’m crazy and wonder how I managed to survive on so little money in … Continue reading How Much Spending Money You’ll Need in Japan per Day
Since moving to Japan in April 2011, I've gotten tons of questions from family, friends, and even strangers about how I managed to get a job here. To many it seems like the process of moving to Japan would be tough, long, and even a bit scary. Although giving up your life in your home … Continue reading How to Get a Job in Japan