Of all the areas of the world that seek ESL instruction, the demand is higher in Asia than anywhere else. As one of the world leaders in international trade, the ability to speak conversational English is very important to Japanese businessmen and citizens in general. English instruction is so popular there that they actually have something called "conversation lounges" where Japanese citizens pay to speak with native English speakers.
In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of is lation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the United States in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1933 Japan occupied Manchuria and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The kanji characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan's capital and largest city is Tokyo. Japan comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.
Japanese language teacher needed for foreign students from Nepal, Thai, Philippines and other countries
????CEC?????? - Shinjuku, Tokyo - *Japanese teacher for foreign students from Nepal, Thai, Philippines and other foreign countries. We are looking for instructor who can...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:43:47 GMT
Assistant English Teacher in Yokohama Elementary Schools
Worksite Japan ltd. - Yokohama, Kanagawa - should a replacement be necessary, -Candidates with at least one free weekday weekly who wish to work as a substitute teacher in Yokohama. (This can...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:32 GMT
English conversation teacher - Yamagata starting soon
MY English School(????????) - Higashine, Yamagata - teacher who understands your needs 5) Lifestyle support when desired (i.e. apartment setup, language support, etc.) Applicant requirements: 1..., TESOL, CELTA, or certified teacher qualifications 2) Experience living in rural Japan 3) Minimum two years experience teaching in Japan...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:42:43 GMT
Full-time English Kindergarten Teacher
Chimneys English School (?????ENGLISH????) - Fukuoka, Fukuoka - sponsorship available Description Chimneys English School in Fukuoka, is currently seeking a teacher to fill a fulltime position in our English...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:35:30 GMT
Nursery Class Teacher
Yokohama, Kanagawa - field of education as a teacher and educator, not only a language teacher. Preschool teaching involves teaching children between 1.5 years old... teacher in your home country, our positions are very similar. We would like you to have had some experience teaching younger children, however...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:06:15 GMT
FindStudents.net - Osaka, Osaka - teacher-student matching service and looking for teachers especially residing in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:58:03 GMT
Assistant Language Teacher (Southern Saitama)
RCS (RCS????????) - Saitama, Saitama - Description Are you looking for an opportunity to work as an Assistant Language Teacher with a company that has more than twenty years of experience in the industry...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:57:53 GMT
Native English Teacher - Nagoya
Sakura Kids International - ??????????????? - Meito, Nagoya - . This is the attractive job for those who love to spend time with kids! Now we are looking for a English teacher who can teach in 1 to 3 years class... (with a 1.5 hour break) (total 40 hours a week ) Sick leave 5 days / year after 6 months working Trial period 3 months Detail of teacher...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:52:43 GMT
Private Kindergarten/Nursery English Teacher
Cosmo Co., Ltd. (???????) - Tokyo - content & style are up to the teacher; more focus on having the children enjoy English interaction than target language acquisition. Qualified...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:52:18 GMT
Minato, Tokyo - . We are currently looking for a bright and cheerful early childhood education teacher to assist or lead a great team of teachers from August 2015... is favorable. They must be lively, creative, warm, love children and be team players with a positive attitude. If you are a passionate teacher...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:51:07 GMT
English teacher - Kyoto
Seiha English Academy (?????????????) - Kyoto, Kyoto - and cheerful English teacher for our English conversation schools for kids. We teach 0 -12 years old kids using games, singing and dancing in...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:43:32 GMT
Visiting Japanese students inspired to attend WSU
Staff members teach English as a second language and prepare students to attend colleges and universities. ?We want to continue this program in the future,? Kishaba said. ?The idea is to bring future Cougars from Japan to Pullman. Someday ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:10:00 GMT
Mitsui : to participate in Online English Language Teaching Service Company?RareJob
Mitsui has built extensive networks in Japan and overseas and is engaged in human resource ... which is contributing to English language education through its quality on-line English teaching services. Specifically, Mitsui will assign personnel to RareJob ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:22:00 GMT
A nomadic teacher?s note to himself
At the outset of each new class, you had to tell the shebabs you were not from China, Japan or Thailand ... You came to Saudi to teach English. You were not sure how much English the shebabs had learned from you. It did not really matter to them.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:30:00 GMT
English teachers short on training
Teachers at the same level in Cambodia and Japan had either a teaching certificate or a degree from a college or university, according to the SEAMEO survey. Most Taiwanese and Thai primary and secondary school English-language teachers held a Bachelor?s ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:25:00 GMT
Get a Real Taste of Ramen Culture at Chicago?s Furious Spoon
When I graduated college, I moved abroad to teach English in Japan. Back then, when I thought of ramen, it was those dry blocks of noodles topped with a packet of MSG-loaded spice?the foundation of a college student?s diet?that immediately came to mind.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:40:00 GMT
Teaching English in Japan
KYOTO, Japan ? Susan de Ono-Laset, with her foreign-sounding surname, is as Filipino as anyone can be. She hails from San Pablo, Laguna, buys a bento meal of mongo and fried chicken from a Filipino bar in Nagoya, and lays out a futon in her downtown flat ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:03:00 GMT
Presenting research in Japan
She also managed to make time to visit her cousin, Jessica Cooper, who is teaching English in Nagoya. Jessica studied Japanese at high school in Cootamundra and continued her studies into university. Kelsie has previously travelled to Paris, France ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:07:00 GMT
Clover student will serve as ambassador to Japan for a year
Christmus will work as a paid assistant language teacher with high school students ... where he graduated with a bachelor?s degree in English. Christmus said he has always had a fascination with Japanese comics and video games, and hopes to use this ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:13:00 GMT
Japanese cooking schools: from sushi to tempura and beyond
Classes in kappo (?over the counter? food) teach three to five dishes in two sessions; www.cooking-sun.com. Niseko Ski Resort, in the northern island of Hokkaido, offers Japanese cooking workshops in English hosted by Sachiko Kageyama and themed as ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:08:00 GMT
2 Filipino teachers to teach English in Japan
MANILA - Two Filipino teachers left for Japan Sunday to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs), the Japanese embassy here said in a news release. The teachers, Ms. Chique Samaniego and Ms. Debra ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:56:00 GMT