Find success in Japan

Live Work Play Japan is here to help immigrants like us build a life in Japan.


Whether you want to be an English teacher, a university lecturer, a freelance digital designer or you’re looking to fund your startup, we’re here to inspire you.


This is a resource for you to create your version of success living and working in Japan.

Listen to the Podcast

I talk with the most inspiring teachers, freelancers and entrepreneurs in Japan, so you can learn the secrets of their success.

Join me on Discord

I’m hanging out here every day, so if you have questions to ask, I’ll help you find answers. Join the community!

The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan

Our book has been helping expats in Japan achieve more, quit their low-paying jobs and move up into prestigious real education work. The book will teach you:

  • How to get and leverage your qualifications to achieve your goals.
  • Effective strategies that give you a road-map to the best jobs, and show you how to present yourself to be the #1 candidate for any job.
  • How to unlock the secret jobs market, where the top pay and best working conditions are, but are never advertised.
  • And so much more…


Are you teaching in Japan and want to get the top paying and most rewarding teaching jobs?


You can use your skills to make money on the side, or even turn freelancing into your main work.


If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, there are so many opportunities for foreigners to start a business in Japan.

Recent Posts

How To Deal With Culture Shock in Japan

There will always be things about living in a foreign country that will bug you or frustrate you enough that you start to question whether it’s time to move away. Before you make that tough decision, give this choice the reflective and honest attention it deserves.

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