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?
If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Okinawa, you may be caught off-guard with how different things work from the rest of Japan. I recently spent a week there for the Golden Week holidays, and read every travel site and guide book I could find. They all suggested the same places to see, the same… Continue reading Surprises While Getting Around Okinawa Without a Car
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
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