JET Program: 10 FAQs About Teaching English in Japan

everything you need to know about JET program teaching in Japan

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, also known as the JET Program, is a great way for people who love Japan, yet don’t know the language or culture fluently, to come to Japan and immerse themselves in the local environment and pick up the language while teaching English.

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Japan Mobile Contracts-How to Avoid the 2-Year Trap

customer confused about his japanese mobile phone contract

For many of us, our phones are the most important devices we own. They are vital for checking the weather, searching for jobs and keeping up with friends. No matter where we are in the world, fast and reliable communication is important for our everyday lives.

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Tokyo Nightclubs: How to Find and Connect with Your Scene

Tokyo's Best Nightclubs, how to connect with new friends

The Top 4 Best Tokyo Nightclubs

When Friday rolls around and the long workweek is done, there is only one thing to do – go out with friends, get some drinks and dance until morning. But before you can do that, you need to know the best places to go, so here is a quick intro to some of the biggest Tokyo Nightclubs.

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Dating Apps for Meeting Singles in Japan

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Even when living a sprawling metropolis like Tokyo, it’s easier to feel isolated and unable make personal connections than you may think. But you don’t have to feel that way anymore! If you’re looking to meet that special someone or trying to get out of the house and find a potential mate with similar interests, these six dating apps may be just what you need.
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Job Hunting in Japan: Improve Your Chances of Getting a Callback!

If you are an IT specialist, nurse, or university professor, work visas have never been easier to get due to the growing demand for international labor to fill the gap of an aging population. And with each passing year, it’s becoming easier to find work in your expertise if you have a resume to back it up and some moderate Japanese language skills. Even if you don’t have either, finding employment in Japan is not impossible. Keep reading to find out where to start job hunting in Japan and how to improve your chances of getting a callback!

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Want to Meet People in Japan? From OKCupid to TraveRing, Try These Social Apps!

With a global mix of international and local English-speaking singles throughout Japan, there may be no better place to find love — but taking that first step in a foreign country can sometimes be difficult. If you’re new to Japan or are looking for an easier way to meet someone special, here are 5 popular dating apps to help. With a little luck and these apps, you may find that special someone!
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Renting in Tokyo: How to Find and Set Up an Apartment

renting in Tokyo

With around 38 million people in the Greater Tokyo Area, there are plenty of accommodations available; but finding the right apartment and knowing what to expect is another thing. If you’ve begun thinking about moving to Japan’s largest city, keep reading for tips on renting in Tokyo.

In this article:

  • Finding an apartment
  • What to expect after you find an apartment

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How to Get Internet in Japan: Choosing Between Broadband & Mobile Services

Internet in Japan

Japan is one of the most connected countries in the world. With 144 million smartphones among 127 million people, nearly everyone has access to the internet. Coupled with some of the fastest home broadband speeds found anywhere in the world, this makes Japan a great place to use the internet at home or on the go. If you’re looking for a way to use your computer in Japan, you need a traditional broadband connection, a smartphone data SIM for tethering, or a high-speed mobile router. Keep reading to find out which option is right for you during your long-term stay.

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Getting a Working Holiday Visa in Japan: A Simple Guide

working holiday visa japan

Wondering about getting a working holiday visa in Japan? Here’s everything you need to know, from what it means, how to apply and how to stay connected.

If you love Japan and would like to spend more time in the country to learn the language, experience the culture or simply travel, one of the best ways is via the working holiday program.

If your country has such an arrangement with Japan, and you’re anywhere from 18 to 30 years of age when you apply (or 18 to 25 years for Canada, Australia and Korea, with a possibility of extending the age limitation to 30 depending on the situation), this could be a life-changing step for you. From its many benefits to how to apply, here’s a simple guide to getting a working holiday visa in Japan.

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