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Teaching in Japan From Those
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If you're planning to teach overseas you might benefit from reading some stories from those who slugged it out in Japan. So here it is the good, bad and the ugly.

"I landed in Gifu and got a job with a mom and pop eikaiwa. Big mistake. They were tyrants. To be honest I didn't put much thought into where I taught I just wanted to get over there. That was my biggest mistake because I like big cities but wound up in a pretty small town. I like privacy so being stared at a lot was a major bummer. I also had to teach children which I didn't care for. So by the end of the day I was heading for Lawson for as much beer and sake as I could afford.

I finally got my act together got the hell out of there to a bigger city (Nagoya). It was a smart move things got better. And now I enjoy what I'm doing. I'd say put some thought into where you want to teach before you get on that plane. I'd also say every situation is different so the experience you get is different."

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