Whether a person came to Japan by choice or due to unforeseen circumstances, those that choose to stay in the land of the rising sun long-term as permanent (or semi-permanent) residents will likely have to find work to support themselves and, if they already have or are planning to have one, their family. Apart from teaching English (which comprises the majority of expat occupations in Japan), there are several other avenues those who wish to stay longer can take.Continue reading “Work in Japan”
You’re sitting on the plane and thinking to yourself, “Did I forget anything? I’ve packed just about everything I could think of and read over a hundred articles (just like this one!) on what I can expect while living in Japan. What more do I need?” Well, in some cases, you need to dig a bit deeper than the superficial articles that are aimed at glorifying life in another country.
No one wants to point out the less glamorous aspects of being an expat in Japan because it takes away from the dream. Yet, here I am, ready to put it all out there for anyone who’s thinking of (or has already set their mind to) making their way to the land under the rising sun. Drawing from my own experiences and those of friends and colleagues I’ve met over the years, hopefully by reading this blog you’ll have a better understanding of what’s to come if you choose to uproot yourself and live (for however long) in Japan.Continue reading “Things They Didn’t Tell You About Being an Expat in Japan”
Today’s Topic: The highly dramatized stigma behind debt and why no one wants to be in debt.
Debt: the moment you hear that word you think “no money”, “poor”, “financially unstable”, and thousands of other terms that all describe someone (usually not you) with a negative balance in life. If you tell a friend you’ve got X amount of debt, they’re either shocked that you would think to do such a thing to yourself or relieved to hear that they’re not alone.
So why is debt seen as such an evil thing in today’s society when it’s so easy to get into?Continue reading “WWW #25: Debt”