Things I Wished I Brought To Japan as an ALT (or any English Teacher)
Feb16

Things I Wished I Brought To Japan as an ALT (or any English Teacher)

Approaching the 1 year mark of living in Japan and working as an Assistant Language Teacher in 2 Junior High Schools in Toyota city, Aichi prefecture, I’ve started remembering the months leading up to departure from Australia last year. What stuff do I need that I might not be able to find easily in Japan? What things will be useful as a teacher? What don’t I need to bring? Prepare yourself for living in Japan with this...

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The ALT experience and living in Japan – my first 6 months
Oct11

The ALT experience and living in Japan – my first 6 months

Last month marked my first 6 months of working and living in Japan. Since I arrived in Japan, I’ve been living in Toyota city (Aichi prefecture, near Nagoya), working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) at 2 local junior high schools. This post has been in the works for a few weeks now, whenever I have a few minutes down time. If you are thinking about coming to Japan to live and/or teach English, you’ll get a lot from...

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WordBeach, Nagoya 2011
Aug27

WordBeach, Nagoya 2011

I’m posting this to my WordPress blog via the iPhone app, from WordBeach near Nagoya. WordBeach homepage: http://wordbeach.org/ (Japanese). Yokoso News page, including details on the live video cast I was a guest on: http://yokosonews.com/matsuri/wordbeach2011/ (English). Struggling with understanding the language, but it’s interesting to see the WordPress community in Japan. It was a pleasure to meet a few key people...

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More awards for Hidden Pizza (Yellow Pages integrated campaign)
Aug09

More awards for Hidden Pizza (Yellow Pages integrated campaign)

The Yellow Pages Hidden Pizza campaign keeps on picking up awards… Adding to the long list of awards already won! This time at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards the campaign won: Platinum Award – Best of Show Best integrated marketing campaign – Gold Most effective use of advertising – Silver Most effective use of interactive marketing – Silver Most innovative use of media – Gold Best...

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