Teaching English in Tokyo, Japan with Amber Jester [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in Japan?

Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Amber Jester, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Tokyo, Japan.

In this video, Amber covers: 

  • If you need a degree to teach English in Japan
  • Whether vegans have enough food options in Japan
  • What a typical work week and teaching schedule looks like for her
  • Vacation and time off
  • Job market in Japan for non-native English speakers with a BA & TEFL certification
  • Whether knowing Japanese helps when you're teaching
  • A tour of her Tokyo apartment
  • A breakdown of monthly expenses in terms of salary, rent, utilities, insurance, food, etc


A small town girl from DelaWHERE?, Amber knew there was more to life than excel spreadsheets and once a year vacations. The summer of her 25th birthday, she sold everything she owned on Craigslist and bought a one way ticket to Tokyo to teach English. Read more about Amber.

What's it like to live and teach English in Japan?

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