and part 2 as well: http://lang-8.com/mino/journals/1559406/For-people-who-want-to-visit-or-live-in-Japan-%2528part-2%2529
It’s not difficult to get a job in Japan at all if you are a native English speaker, who has a bachelor degree and was born in America, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand (maybe Singapore and South Africa too?). It’s because it’s very popular to study English in English conversation schools. It’s getting more popular in Japan. Even if you don’t have a visa for living in Japan, those schools support for you to get a working visa, and you can get one.
See this website:
It’s for the most famous English conversation school called “NOVA”.
If you work 5 days a week, you can get 253,000 yen a month (apx. $3,200/month).
One class consists of about 3 or 4 students and 1 teacher, so it’s not so hard.
If you want to teach English in public school, such as elementary school, middle school or high school, there’s another option, which is more formal one.
“The JET Program”
This program is very popular for people who want to teach English in Japan's schools, so that means, it’s sometimes also difficult to be in this program.
That website says, if you work as a teacher in this program, you get 3.36 million yen in the first year (apx. $42,000/year). If you can update the contract, you get 3.6 million yen in the second year.
Basically, you can’t choose an area in which you want to work, but I think it’s very good to work in kind of country side too, because you can know more typical Japanese stuff.
As you know, schools have three vacations in the summer, winter and spring. It means you can enjoy traveling around Japan too.
I really want you to consider to work in Japan.
Next time, I’ll talk about “Foods and products”.