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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.

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Native English-speaking Teachers or Couple Needed in Gifu
Gifu, Gifu - and management philosophy. We are also certain after checking what other English schools have to offer, that any interested and qualified teacher... the teacher must also be a performer at times so please consider this as a requirement for enjoying your work...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:03:03 GMT

International School Teachers (Infants-Kindergarten-Primary)
Osaka, Osaka - for children from infants (1 year old) to primary. Our classes are generally attended by one native English teacher, and one professional bilingual...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:56:42 GMT

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Kanto region - 2016 school year Yamanashi
RCS (RCS????????) - Kanto - Yamanashi, Yamanashi - as an Assistant Language Teacher with a company that has more than twenty five years of experience in the industry? Are you looking to work in the Kanto...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:54:44 GMT

Kindergarten Teacher
Maebashi, Gunma - Requirements English: Native level Licensed teacher is prefered. Someone who has experience working with students at a pre-school... joining our team as a full time teacher. We are located in beautiful Gunma prefecture, mid-Japan. Just 60 minutes from ski resorts and hot springs...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:52:14 GMT

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Kanto region - 2016 school year Chiba
RCS (RCS????????) - Chiba, Chiba - as an Assistant Language Teacher with a company that has more than twenty five years of experience in the industry? Are you looking to work in the Kanto...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:51:53 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 : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:50:21 GMT

Native English Speaking EFL Teachers
WISHBORN - Tanabe, Wakayama - Communication is searching for a kindhearted, hard-working and dedicated native English speaker to work as an EFL teacher in our English conversation... driver's license. Each teacher's schedule is unique, but all have a 5-day a week base with up to 25 hours of teaching time and up to 30 hours...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:49:10 GMT

Children\'s English Teacher from February
Mayflower English School (?????? ??????? ????) - Tokyo - available Description For Early Birds: from mid-February we will need a full-time teacher for young children. You need to be a qualified, experienced, bright... and responsible teacher with a solid knowledge of your language. And of course, you'll need to like the kids you teach. In return you will get a salary...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:48:18 GMT

Full Time English Teacher
CRIB Eikaiwa - Fuji, Shizuoka - skilled and committed second teacher to join our family run business from early 2016. Being a CRIB Eikaiwa full-time staff teacher...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:48:02 GMT

Primary School English Teacher
Seiko Gakuen (???? ????) - Tokushima, Tokushima - primary school English teacher as soon as possible. We are a private school located in Tokushima city, Tokushima where is offering bilingual... attitude is essential. Position: Primary school English teacher (Full-Time) Duties: Lesson planning/English lesson/give homework and provide...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:44:59 GMT

Chemistry Teacher or Elementary Teacher
Fukuoka, Fukuoka - where the national language is English For Elementary School teacher, must be qualified as such in country where national language in English Visa... addition to the MEXT-mandated curriculum. We are looking for a teacher to teach Chemistry at senior-high and science at junior-high levels to start...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:44:29 GMT

Full time English teacher for Kids-Adults ( 2016.Jan.Feb.March start ) in Nagoya
Bell English School(???????????????) - Tenpaku, Nagoya - English conversation school is seeking a friendly, energetic, native speaking English teacher for a long-term full-time position...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:43:38 GMT

Preschool teacher
Hope Academy English School (Huguenot Co.,Ltd) - Chiba, Chiba - Midori-ku, Sagamihara - , etc.) plan and participate in parent-teacher conferences, and school events (Christmas party, school trips, camps and etc.) ?have computer skills.... We seek a native teacher for the part time position and a Japanese teacher as well. Please ask for details....
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:39:58 GMT

?Starting in January 2016?English teacher for Children - Fukuoka-city 01
???? j Career - Sawara, Fukuoka - Requirements English: Native level Must currently reside in Japan Visa sponsorship available Description English teacher for kids...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:39:33 GMT

High School English Teacher (Jan-Mar 2016)
EduCareer (???????????????) - Chuo, Tokyo - sponsorship available Description We are looking for an energetic English teacher with great passion about education for a high school in west... Tokyo. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume right away. Senior High School English Teacher (Jan-Mar...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:37:07 GMT

Urgent, English Teachers (Higashi-Osaka)
STEP International School - ????????????????? - Higashi, Sakai - Must be living in Japan Valid working visa required This is not an Eikawa position, it is a class teacher position for a group of children who... you will see every day for the whole academic year Minimum 2 years experience as a full time kindergarten teacher Visa sponsorship...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:36:45 GMT

?Starting in January 2016?English teacher for Children - Kyoto-city 01
???? j Career - Kyoto, Kyoto - Requirements English: Native level Must currently reside in Japan Visa sponsorship available Description English teacher for kids...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:36:12 GMT

International School Science Teacher
Gyosei International School - ?????????? - Kisarazu, Chiba - Speaking Teacher available from April 1, 2016. International Course Science Teacher for a combination of Junior High General Science, High..., to prepare materials for distribution to parents and work together to prepare for school events. The science teacher will be asked to play a major...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:33:34 GMT

English Kindergarten Teacher
Aiko Kindergarten(?????) - Matsuyama, Ehime - teacher positions starting April 1st, 2016. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, be a native English speaker. Duties will include teaching...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:33:30 GMT

Preschool/After School Chief teacher
??????????? - Setagaya, Tokyo - Meguro, Tokyo - pre-school "Eden International School" to perform early childhood education in English. Therefore, we will recruit a chief teacher! Taking... description: Curriculum management (partners curriculum Yes), class management, event management, student management, guardian management, teacher management...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:32:44 GMT

Teach English in Japan News

Nationwide curriculum to end free-for-all in English teacher training
The curriculum will bring English teaching into line with the medicine ... The fault, it seems, lies with the caliber of Japan?s teachers. The official said a majority of them fall short of the level the ministry expects ? which is part of the reason ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:56:00 GMT

What one Japanese city is teaching the world about responsible tourism
After consulting the community, an online reservation system in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, English, French and Spanish was built, allowing travelers to more easily book services directly with individual businesses. The result was the most thorough guide to ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:17:00 GMT

Start-up?s cute robot teacher is not just a pretty face
According to AKA, Musio will be able to teach English in line with the content of English textbooks used at elementary schools in Japan. It can also help users prepare for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. The 22-centimeter tall ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Thanksgiving tales from Tustin
Sonal Mehta, Tustin mother ?In 1985, my wife, Debbie, and I were teaching English in Japan. After four months, we had a bad case of the homesick blues so we decided to create a taste of home with a Thanksgiving meal. ?Not surprisingly, it was difficult ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:31:00 GMT

At Doha\'s Education City, \'pioneers\' cut Western education path
"I teach free speech," she said. "We talk about pornography. We talk about obscenity ? we talk about blasphemy." In a country with no real tradition of a free and independent press ? stories in the English language press are often simply dolled-up ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:14:00 GMT

Teaching English in Japan
She is probably the first Filipino to have completed paying work pension in Japan. Since the late 70s, Susan has been teaching English, brought to Japan by the YMCA. The only Filipino in a group of about 25 foreign nationals, she began her pioneering work ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:03:00 GMT

Sales Grow for No Starch Press? STM ?Manga Guides?
No Starch Press launched a series of teaching guides done as comics in the style of manga, or Japanese comics. After selling more than 150,000 copies of the English-language manga guides, and more than 500,000 copies worldwide, No Starch Press is releasing ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

New Orleans delegation visits Japanese sister city
Miller is an experienced bartender with a bachelor's in music studies from UNO, who wishes to do advanced studies in Japan and to teach English in Japan. Perez, an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Ph.D candidate, History Department ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:09:00 GMT

He Said, She Said: In Expat Love and Marriage, Sometimes Less is More
I do feel like neither of us is fluent in the other?s language. He is much closer to being fluent in English. I?m at a very basic conversation-in-Japanese ability. We do all our communication in English, although his syntax is reversed a lot of the time.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:00:00 GMT

Eye On The Invisible: A Photographer\'s Quest To Spotlight The Stateless
Constantine's first encounter with the world of the stateless came in 2002, when he moved to Japan to teach English and start a photography career. His initial freelance story was about North Korean refugees hiding from authorities in China. Many of the ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 21 Nov 2015 07:47:00 GMT

Japan launches primary push to teach English
I worry that the kids will be shy, too." But the change has been welcomed by the Japan Business Federation, which says more companies complain of a dearth of English-speaking graduates. Many cannot afford to teach them in-house, hindering their ability to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:21:00 GMT

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