Posts Tagged ‘ teaching japan ’

All the ways I’ve made it impossible to have friends in my Japanese office

September 18, 2019

The office environment in which I now sit is not the same as when I first started working in Japan, but the reason it continues to stay that way is entirely my own doing.
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When can you blame Japan for your problems?

June 6, 2018

Have you ever felt compelled to blame your host country or the people there for the problems you've faced working abroad? This blog entry is for you.
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Why I Say Konnichwa

May 14, 2018

Do you prefer to greet people in English or the local language when you're abroad? Even if you're a native English speaker, here are a few reasons you might want to hide that fact.
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Foreigners in Japan are Helpers, Nothing More

September 21, 2017

As an expat in Japan, do you just keep your head down and do your job, stifling your soul but enjoying the benefits of living in a safe and prosperous country, or take a stand and try to be a leader in a system that wasn’t designed for you?
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Thoughts on Order in the Japanese Classroom

June 1, 2017

Are Japanese classrooms nothing but teachers administering corporal punishment and students sitting quietly?
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Day in the Life of an Expat in Tochigi

April 14, 2017

Tochigi is a whole new ball of wax. My time in Higashi-Hiroshima felt like summer camp being under AEON’s tutelage; the tiny apartment combined with true culture shock and lack of Internet access for a few weeks certainly didn’t help. Even in Kagoshima, with a professional job and access to tropical islands, I felt...
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