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What to Wear on Your First Day of School as an ALT

By | 2017-11-23T00:05:14+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Work Life|Tags: , , |

Let's say that you are a freshly recruited ALT in Japan and you are getting yourself prepared for your first day of school. You have your notebook, pencil case, and a bag of omiyage souvenirs for your coworkers. The only thing left is to choose what to wear. Then you get hit with a wave of [...]

2 Basic Japanese Greetings to Help Build Relationships at Work

By | 2017-10-25T12:03:27+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Work Life|Tags: , |

Are you worried about how you are going to get along with your Japanese coworkers? Or maybe.. You are currently feeling out of the loop in your all-Japanese workplace? It is completely normal for a foreign worker to struggle with building relationships at work. In most cases it isn't as fast or as natural as it [...]

5 Tips when Buying an ‘Omiyage’ Souvenirs for your Coworkers in Japan

By | 2017-10-25T12:03:41+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Work Life|Tags: , , |

Japan has an abundance of gift-giving situations throughout the year. There are gifts of money on occasions such as weddings and funerals, yearly seasonal presents for company clients and even obligations to buy souvenirs for your coworkers at work. For those living in Japan, you may agree with me that it feels like there are twice as [...]