JET vs. Interac: Why I Chose Interac

This blog originally started as a JET blog because that’s the program I was planning to go with. However, due to quite a few reasons, I decided to go with Interac instead. (I had applied to both at the same time.) Even now, I still get a lot of JET or Interac questions. So I decided I’d cover the most common one: Why on earth did I choose Interac over […]

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5 Options for a Phone Plan in Japan

If you’e just moved to Japan (or if you’re responsible and like to plan ahead), one of your top priorities should be getting a working phone. The data options are indispensable, especially if you want to go exploring in your first few weeks and don’t want to get hopelessly lost, ending up at a convenience store trying to score some free WiFi. And you need a phone number for a […]

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My Japan Bucket List

I think it’s so important for everyone to have a bucket list of some kind. For me, it really inspires me and keeps me focused on my life outside of work. Sometimes, I get so caught up in what I do that I forget to have fun. I try to always do something every weekend, whether it’s just exploring more of the city I live in, or the station I […]

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My 5 Biggest Complaints With Being an ALT

So you want to be an English teacher in Japan… Good for you! It’s definitely a rewarding job (though I wouldn’t say it’s a career) and it’s a great experience. No matter how much I complain about it, I know I’m going to look back on these days fondly. However, it’s not all rainbows and cupcakes and sparkles. There are definitely a lot of things that are fundamentally wrong with the […]

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