47 Working & Teaching in Japan (James from The Inside Japan Podcast)

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On this very special episode of the Japan Station podcast, we're joined by James from ALTInsider.com and The Inside Japan Podcast. James offers some advice for those looking to work in Japan and interviews Tony about his career and time in Japan.

About The Inside Japan Podcast

The Inside Japan Podcast is the only podcast on the internet telling you the true inside information about what working in Japan is really like, and how you can find your first, or next awesome job in Japan yourself. Interviews with employers, foreigners doing interesting things, and job hunting/hopping strategies are just some of the things we will cover on the weekly show.

Topics Discussed
  • James' advice for those looking to go to Japan
  • How the English teacher job market n Japan has become more competitive over the past couple decades
  • The rising requirements for landing a university teaching job in Japan
  • How James got his translation job
  • What to do when you are frustrated with your school about being underutilized
  • Competitive speedrun commentating
  • How Tony got interested in Japan
  • Tony's time on the JET Program
  • The good and bad of Tony's time on JET
  • What it was like working at a school for the blind in Japan
  • Life after JET
  • How doing JapanKyo turned out to help Tony career-wise
  • Teaching Japanese in Florida
  • Tony's advice for those teaching English in Japan
  • About JapanKyo.com and the Japan Station podcast
  • What led to the start of Japan Station
  • Working at Wasabi magazine
  • And much more! Support on Patreon

    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get access to extra blog posts and additional input on future content. You'd also receive Tony's eternal, profound, and undrying gratitude.

    Links, Videos, Etc.

    To listen to The Inside Japan Podcast, look it up on your podcast app of choice or use the links below.

    If you want more information on working and teaching in Japan, then make sure to stop by ALTInsider.com.

    You can also find ALTInsider on social media.

    James also does competitive speedrun commentating. If you're interested in checking that out, hit the link below.

    Special Thanks

    Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

    Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

    Featured image: Courtesy of James/ALTInsider.com

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