Find Success in Japan
Live Work Play Japan is here to help people like us build a life in Japan.
Whether you want to be an English teacher, a university lecturer, a freelancer or you’re looking to start your own business, 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 us on Discord
We’re hanging out here every day, so if you have questions to ask, the community will help you find answers!
Books to Help You Find Success in Japan
How To Get Your First Job In Japan
You have dreamed of living in Japan but you have no idea how to make it here…
This book will show you the best and fastest ways to get to Japan:
- How can you come and teach English in Japan, even if you have zero teaching experience.
- Which are the best companies to start with, and which ones to avoid at all costs!
- Everything you need for your first three months in Japan, and you don’t need to speak Japanese!
Pick it up for free now:
The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan
This is the ultimate guide for job hunting in Japan. If you are sick and tired of your measly ¥250k per month teaching salary, this is the book that will show you how to make much, much more:
- Learn which kinds of job pay the best and which ones require the least amount of your time.
- Learn the pros and cons of the major employers in Japan, and how to use your experience in the best way on your resume and in interviews.
- Learn the job hunting methods that are the most powerful in Japan (that let you punch above your weight class).
When you show lots of kindness to your students, build relationships with them and prepare well for your classes, you can really make a huge difference in your students lives.read more
Most foreigners living in Japan can speak just enough Japanese to get by. How do you buck the trend and get to fluent Japanese?read more
Recruitment seeks to solve a fundamental problem — how do you hire and retain the best people? Japan is no different, and often English speaking recruiters can get great opportunities.read more
What do you need to do to switch out of English teaching jobs, and become a freelancer or start your own business in Japan?read more
Starting a business in Japan will help you learn the skills to absolutely nail the execution of your ideas, and that experience will force you to up your game in a BIG way.read more
For people who love coffee, one of the best places that you can live is Tokyo right now. Tokyo is the coffee capital of Asia. Period.read more