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Nova and Teaching English in Japan

NOVA Corp is the Japan’s largest English conversation school chain. And for those who teach English in Japan and are employed by Nova I say… DOH! I read the news back in April of 2007 when Nova got busted for breaking the law (they refused to refund tuition fees to students who canceled their contracts.)…

The first workday of the week

Q&A: Short term work in Japan?

Question: Renee writes in – Hi there – love your site. It is very inspirational as an American looking to live in Japan for a month or two..I am curious if you know of any jobs that an ex-pat could work for a few months in Japan…Nothing too committed..I don’t plan on staying in Japan…

What’s new in Japan [Breaking News!]

Some cool and interesting thing have been happening in Japan! Check this stuff out. Japan Launching Ambitious Asteroid-Sampling Mission in 2014 [Space.com] Kyoto resident becomes world’s oldest-ever man at age 115. [Japan Times] Working in Japan Without a Degree – It Is Possible! [Huffington Post] House Hunting in … Japan [NY Times]

Start Your Own Bar and Club

Business Lesson 7 of 7: How to Get Started Today

This is the final lesson, part 7 of a 7 part series about how to start your own bar, restaurant, or nightclub business in Japan. You can follow the entire lesson by clicking here Lesson7 of 7: Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub – How to Get Started Today! Opening a business in Japan can be hard work,…

Restaurant Success by the Numbers

Business Lesson 6 of 7: Five Secrets to Growth

This is a part 6 of a 7 part series about how to start your own bar, restaurant, or nightclub business in Japan. Lesson 6 of 7: Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub – Five Secrets to Growing your Japanese business During Lesson 6, I’ll cover the following topics: Do Your Homework Pay Attention to the Details Be…