Japanese Video Page

Welcome to our latest media addition - Japanese videos. In our never ending battle to shed some light on what it is to be an English teacher in Japan, we’ve begun listing videos related to living and earning your bread and butter in the land of rice and honey.

Japanese school girls

statue of the buddha

miniature geisha doll

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video clip has got to be worth at least 1000 times more.

Know of a cool video on teaching in Japan that you would like to recommend?

Let our ever growing audience see it. Kick us the url or embed code to it on the form below and we’ll post it.

Plus we’ll lavish piles of praise on you for your generosity. (Nothing lewd, crude or nude please.) Note: in our Japanese video page we've made an effort to cut out videos that are obvious Japan bashing, or Japan praising to the point of nauseousness. Also videos where hosts attempt to leverage the Youtube platform to become a super star in their own minds don't make the cut. The point is maximum info. delivery in the minimum amount of time to serve you the visitor.

               Japanese Video Index

Teaching Related

Assistant Language Teacher Video
Although this video is a bit on the long side. It’s damn near a must see for anyone wanting to see the nitty-gritty of everyday life in Japan. Straightforward, highly informative and best of all humorous. Hats off to Matt Saunders for his excellent creation. It all takes place in the city of Oita, about a 90 minute flight south west of Tokyo, on Kyushu island.

Japanese Junior High School Video
A nice inside look at typical students one might find in any high school in Japan. “This is what happens when an ALT grabs the camera.”

Another Assistant Language Teacher Video
This Japanese video starts off on the wacky side, that's for sure. But shortly thereafter gives a fairly rare glimpse of the actual office environment that a typical ALT will find him or herself in. A fairly comprehensive look at a typical day an ALT faces to earn his paycheck mixed with a bit of show-boating and humor.

Apartment and Living Related

Typical living quarters for Jets
A typical Japanese apartment for ALTs and Jets. Located in Fukuyama, Josh, Crystal and Bill, our hosts, show us the ins and outs of their Japanese apartment. Leaving no stone un-turned, you get a guided tour of their humble abodes.

An Average 1dk ALT Japanese Apartment
Here is a nice video that shows a very typical 1DK  size Japanese apartment. (Roughly 400 square feet). This is the type that a college student would typically live in. The video is shot in a rural setting along with a good shot of humor or two. Well explained. Camera work is pretty good. 

Tourist and Vacation Related

25 Things to do in Tokyo
Here is a nice one. Done professionally. Moves quickly. Not a moment wasted for 18:19 seconds. Our host Mark Wiens cranks through an impressive amount of footage and squeezes every drop of out of the videos run. So if you are a teacher on the go with a weekend to spare or a tourist just wanting to have a little taste of Tokyo, you'll get a mouthful with this one.

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