5 Best Places to Teach English in Japan

By Jimmy Soller [Guest Author] 
Editor & Founder of JimmyESL.com

With all of the places to teach English abroad, Japan will always remain at the top or near the top of most people’s list. If you’ve ever spent time there, it’s easy to see why. There is no other country like Japan—an idiosyncratic blend of East Asian culture with a modern high tech twist that has fascinated visitors for decades.

While the days of teaching English in Japan when a native English speaker could literally arrive in a city and find a job within a week is long over, it still a great place to teach English. Sure, the job market there for teaching has become quite competitive, but there is work to be had, especially if you possess an accredited TEFL certification. For all the talk about Japan’s ‘struggling economy’, it’s still the third largest economy in the world. So while you are not going to get rich teaching in Japan, one can still live a comfortable lifestyle even on a teacher’s salary. Of course, the smaller the city, the lower the cost of living.

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