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9/28/11 2:15 PM
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How much money can you earn?
9/29/11 2:36 PM
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As someone who lived in Japan for 15 years and saw foreigners come and go, here are a few guidelines:

1. You need a 4 year degree
2. If you don't have a 4 year degree stop being stupid and lazy and get one, even general studies will suffice
2. Nova is dead
3. The large companies (like Aeon) will get you to Japan and set you up with housing
4. Don't expect to be in Osaka or Tokyo
5. You don't want Osaka and Tokyo (expensive as fuck)
6. You will make between 25k-30k a year
7. Your job will suck
8. Your hours will suck
9. You will be told not to teach private lessons on your own time, ignore this and make as much side money as you can
10. You will have hot female (adult) students and they will be very easy to have sex with
11. Avoid having sex with your students, however, feel free to go to town with their hot friends
12. As soon as you are settled in start looking for a gig with a non-chain private school with a non-douchebag owner
13. Learn to speak Japanese
14. Avoid the gaijin bubble or you will never learn Japanese
15. Find a cute and nice Japanese girlfriend (avoid the gussied up bitches with prada bags, they are the devil)
16. Spend as much time as you can with the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend and you will be speaking Japanese well within a year or two (unless you are a fucking moron)
17. Avoid drinking or you will be poor
18. Get your own apartment and use your cute and nice girlfriend as the guarantor
19. Avoid teaching kids classes unless you really like kids
20. Japanese kids are fucking nuts these days
21. Ahhh! Nihongo Jouzu! is not a realistic assessment of your Japanese abilities. It is gaijin monkey praise.
22. Gaijin females are the biggest cock blocks on the planet
23. Don't be into anime. Otaku = no pussy in Japan either
24. Don't go to Jusco/Aeon or whatever department store is nearest to you and start buying the stupid ass clothes young Japanese guys are wearing.
25. Looking and dressing American will get you laid. The nail that sticks up gets to bang many ladies.
25. SMAP sucks.
26. Inaka life is good, unless it is really, really inaka
27. When you get the chicken wrap at KFC, say "nori nashi"
28. Nori ruins the chicken wrap at KFC
29. McDonalds is better in Japan
30. There are many hot ladies working at McDonalds in Japan
31. Those ladies can provide you with sex and burgers
32. Mos Burger is fucking excellent, especially the teriyaki burger
33. Japanese girls do not have horizontal vaginas
34. She isn't crying, they just make noises like that
35. Australians are crazy and there are lots of them
36. Australian girls are not cock blocks, they should be cock targets, even the kind of ugly/chubby ones are awesome in the sack
37. Learn judo
39. Go to a "soapland" at least once
38. Fried chicken cheese curry rice is awesome
39. Quayle eggs in ramen will make you sick
40. Get a rail pass and travel all over Japan
41. Marry the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend
9/29/11 10:24 PM
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^ great post, but watch your mouth about SMAP!
9/30/11 9:42 AM
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SMAP sucks but they're not as gay as GLAY
10/6/11 3:00 AM
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akaioni - As someone who lived in Japan for 15 years and saw foreigners come and go, here are a few guidelines:

1. You need a 4 year degree
2. If you don't have a 4 year degree stop being stupid and lazy and get one, even general studies will suffice
2. Nova is dead
3. The large companies (like Aeon) will get you to Japan and set you up with housing
4. Don't expect to be in Osaka or Tokyo
5. You don't want Osaka and Tokyo (expensive as fuck)
6. You will make between 25k-30k a year
7. Your job will suck
8. Your hours will suck
9. You will be told not to teach private lessons on your own time, ignore this and make as much side money as you can
10. You will have hot female (adult) students and they will be very easy to have sex with
11. Avoid having sex with your students, however, feel free to go to town with their hot friends
12. As soon as you are settled in start looking for a gig with a non-chain private school with a non-douchebag owner
13. Learn to speak Japanese
14. Avoid the gaijin bubble or you will never learn Japanese
15. Find a cute and nice Japanese girlfriend (avoid the gussied up bitches with prada bags, they are the devil)
16. Spend as much time as you can with the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend and you will be speaking Japanese well within a year or two (unless you are a fucking moron)
17. Avoid drinking or you will be poor
18. Get your own apartment and use your cute and nice girlfriend as the guarantor
19. Avoid teaching kids classes unless you really like kids
20. Japanese kids are fucking nuts these days
21. Ahhh! Nihongo Jouzu! is not a realistic assessment of your Japanese abilities. It is gaijin monkey praise.
22. Gaijin females are the biggest cock blocks on the planet
23. Don't be into anime. Otaku = no pussy in Japan either
24. Don't go to Jusco/Aeon or whatever department store is nearest to you and start buying the stupid ass clothes young Japanese guys are wearing.
25. Looking and dressing American will get you laid. The nail that sticks up gets to bang many ladies.
25. SMAP sucks.
26. Inaka life is good, unless it is really, really inaka
27. When you get the chicken wrap at KFC, say "nori nashi"
28. Nori ruins the chicken wrap at KFC
29. McDonalds is better in Japan
30. There are many hot ladies working at McDonalds in Japan
31. Those ladies can provide you with sex and burgers
32. Mos Burger is fucking excellent, especially the teriyaki burger
33. Japanese girls do not have horizontal vaginas
34. She isn't crying, they just make noises like that
35. Australians are crazy and there are lots of them
36. Australian girls are not cock blocks, they should be cock targets, even the kind of ugly/chubby ones are awesome in the sack
37. Learn judo
39. Go to a "soapland" at least once
38. Fried chicken cheese curry rice is awesome
39. Quayle eggs in ramen will make you sick
40. Get a rail pass and travel all over Japan
41. Marry the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend


Holy fucking TRUTH
10/6/11 8:51 AM
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Nice list but your job will only suck if you let it, piss and moan about it with the other teachers and you will want to kill yourself.
10/12/11 2:47 AM
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It's fairly easy to score a job here as a English teacher.
I know/knew many people who are not native English speakers who where teaching English as ALT in High Schools without a degree. Guys with horrible hardcore French, Italian, Eastern European accents, some to dumb to count to three but they made it somehow.
There are always plenty of adds but as akaioni said, you will end up with some douchebag owner and a shitty salary but hey, you are in Japan!
If you just like to come here and train for a while and bang some chicks the eikawa route is the way to go but if you are really like to have a nice life, do yourself a favor and get a REAL job or stay at home. Except a handful owners of English schools I never met any teacher who had a great car, house or whatever. Most of them are a bunch of loosers who are in their 30s and still can't take their gfs anywhere else than McDonalds for dinner.
10/12/11 2:50 AM
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I should mention that if you are black it will be even way more difficult to land a job here.
10/14/11 1:14 PM
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or Asian (of the non-Japanese variety)...
10/16/11 12:26 PM
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akaioni - As someone who lived in Japan for 15 years and saw foreigners come and go, here are a few guidelines:

1. You need a 4 year degree
2. If you don't have a 4 year degree stop being stupid and lazy and get one, even general studies will suffice
2. Nova is dead
3. The large companies (like Aeon) will get you to Japan and set you up with housing
4. Don't expect to be in Osaka or Tokyo
5. You don't want Osaka and Tokyo (expensive as fuck)
6. You will make between 25k-30k a year
7. Your job will suck
8. Your hours will suck
9. You will be told not to teach private lessons on your own time, ignore this and make as much side money as you can
10. You will have hot female (adult) students and they will be very easy to have sex with
11. Avoid having sex with your students, however, feel free to go to town with their hot friends
12. As soon as you are settled in start looking for a gig with a non-chain private school with a non-douchebag owner
13. Learn to speak Japanese
14. Avoid the gaijin bubble or you will never learn Japanese
15. Find a cute and nice Japanese girlfriend (avoid the gussied up bitches with prada bags, they are the devil)
16. Spend as much time as you can with the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend and you will be speaking Japanese well within a year or two (unless you are a fucking moron)
17. Avoid drinking or you will be poor
18. Get your own apartment and use your cute and nice girlfriend as the guarantor
19. Avoid teaching kids classes unless you really like kids
20. Japanese kids are fucking nuts these days
21. Ahhh! Nihongo Jouzu! is not a realistic assessment of your Japanese abilities. It is gaijin monkey praise.
22. Gaijin females are the biggest cock blocks on the planet
23. Don't be into anime. Otaku = no pussy in Japan either
24. Don't go to Jusco/Aeon or whatever department store is nearest to you and start buying the stupid ass clothes young Japanese guys are wearing.
25. Looking and dressing American will get you laid. The nail that sticks up gets to bang many ladies.
25. SMAP sucks.
26. Inaka life is good, unless it is really, really inaka
27. When you get the chicken wrap at KFC, say "nori nashi"
28. Nori ruins the chicken wrap at KFC
29. McDonalds is better in Japan
30. There are many hot ladies working at McDonalds in Japan
31. Those ladies can provide you with sex and burgers
32. Mos Burger is fucking excellent, especially the teriyaki burger
33. Japanese girls do not have horizontal vaginas
34. She isn't crying, they just make noises like that
35. Australians are crazy and there are lots of them
36. Australian girls are not cock blocks, they should be cock targets, even the kind of ugly/chubby ones are awesome in the sack
37. Learn judo
39. Go to a "soapland" at least once
38. Fried chicken cheese curry rice is awesome
39. Quayle eggs in ramen will make you sick
40. Get a rail pass and travel all over Japan
41. Marry the cute and nice Japanese girlfriend
so fucking funny and true!

 
11/5/11 9:55 AM
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Sweder - How much money can you earn?


250'000 yen a month
12/2/11 5:09 PM
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JUst got to Shimokitazawa two days ago. The job hunt strats monday. Anybody have any leads?

Also, I am GAijin friendless out here and if any UG members want to meet for a beer message me and we can hook up and debate who will win the MAchida Jones fight lol
12/2/11 6:19 PM
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You flew out to Japan to look for work???

give us constant updates please!

12/2/11 11:41 PM
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My wife is from here and we decided to come here for 3 years for a lot of reasons. I want to train here and return to canada with enough techniques from the k-1 and shootboxing schools to maybe open up a club of my own back. we also want our son to learn the language before he hits 5 so that he is fluent by the time he starts school back home. also, i love this place. Japan is amazing. Shimokitazawa in particular is super fun.
12/4/11 5:26 PM
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I will be in tokyo on the 29th for the big NYE show. I have some friends there that may be able to help you out with a job. Phone Post
12/4/11 6:29 PM
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Holy thats awesome. My wife and I will be goint to see the DREAM show as well on NYE. How would you like to contact you? PM on this site? I can send you my e-mail addy if you would like.
12/4/11 11:35 PM
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Cool, say hi at the event also.
12/6/11 9:34 AM
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Kimuraking

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for jobs if you want to get a feel for whats what
12/6/11 6:17 PM
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Already on to the second stage with Berlitz. Nova/Geos wanted an inteview but they also wanted copies of my alien registration/passport and health card so fuck that. Maybe after a job offer but before an interview? Sounded like a scam so no way. Gaba is going to phone interview me within a couple of days too.

Lots of opportunities in Tokyo for a Gaijin with a 3 year work permit.
12/8/11 9:53 AM
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KimuraKing - Already on to the second stage with Berlitz. Nova/Geos wanted an inteview but they also wanted copies of my alien registration/passport and health card so fuck that. Maybe after a job offer but before an interview? Sounded like a scam so no way. Gaba is going to phone interview me within a couple of days too.

Lots of opportunities in Tokyo for a Gaijin with a 3 year work permit.


Good luck. I know people who work for Gaba and Berlitz, both happy. It is easy to find work if you can talk.
12/14/11 8:59 PM
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GABA is good to supplement your income because you can set any hours you want with them, and if you are a popular teacher, get paid pretty well. I have a friend who works his full-time Aeon job 3:00pm to 8:00pm Mon to Fri and works Gaba 8:00am to 12:00pm Tues to Thurs. He ends up bringing home over $50 000 American a year or roughly 350 000 yen a month, which will provide you with a comfortable lifestyle for a single person, even in Tokyo.
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bumped for  a mate

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Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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<blockquote>Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.</blockquote>


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