What is Live Work Play Japan?
Martin and Charlie started this website to help people with the strategies to find success and a life that they love in Japan.
Mastering Japanese isn’t the goal, understanding what other people want to say and being able to express yourself via the mode of Japanese is!read more
Listen to Charlie and Martin talking with successful expats in Japan – whether you want to teach or start your own business, we talk about it here
We look back on the year of 2016 and forward to 2017 in Japan. What will you do to be successful in Japan?
Meetup.com Community Manager Hiroyasu Ichikawa teaches us insider tips on how you can use Meetup in Japan to meet people and grow your network. We have talked recently about how Charlie built a successful meetup group where he met his girlfriend, and where some of his...
Take a look at the articles that are most popular with expats here in Japan
Summer Travel in Japan Guide
The coolest places to go when you’re in Japan for 10 days!
The Smart Guide to Teaching English in Japan
Our ultimate guide to getting the best teaching job of your career in Japan.
The Tokyo Friends Guide
How to meet people and make friends in the biggest, and sometimes loneliest, city on earth!
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We regularly post new articles about all aspects of life in Japan.
Do you know your basic rights in Japan and how do you secure them?
If you want to be an English teacher in Japan people will tell you that you’ll need a TEFL qualification. This is not true, but you should get one anyway.
Japanese can help you both professionally and personally even outside of Japan. Nihongo: The name of your new career insurance policy!
Japanese visa guide for tourist and short-term trips to Japan
This Japan job hack is simple and easy to implement.
How do you know when NOT to take a job? Here are some of the big red flags.