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Working in Japan- WOMEN ONLY!!

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  • Logger
    26 June, 2014 at 8:55
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    I am a recent tefl graduate from the UK looking into teaching jobs in Japan.

    I’ve tried to do some research on living in Japan and found some good, positive videos from people who have taught/ are teaching there. However all of the people I have heard from so far have been men.

    I want to hear from any western women who are living and working or have lived and worked in Japan as to what you think Japan is like for women. (Especially a 21 y/o like me :))

    How different did you find the culture?
    Do you think that Japan is more or less safe for women than your home country?
    How sexist is it?
    How does this impact on your day-to-day life in Japan?
    How likely am I to actually notice the sexism happening?

    Anything that you wish someone had told you about before you went there?

    7 July, 2014 at 14:48
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    Hello, Logger!

    I have never worked in Japan or any Asian country but have great interest in doing so. Because of this, I’ve done some research and found an inspiring blog that is run by a female teacher of English. She has been living in Japan for more than 5 years and has covered all major issues: http://zoomingjapan.com/

    Hope you’ll find it as interesting as I did.

    15 July, 2014 at 3:49
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    Reply To: Working in Japan- WOMEN ONLY!!

    I first went to Japan when I was 21 and I thought it was a great place. Now, I’ve lived in Japan off and on for over 10 years.

    In my opinion, Japan is the safest place to live in the world. As a woman, I can walk alone at night with ease.

    Of course, things do happen, so you should be careful like you would anywhere in the world.

    The culture is quite different, so you have to be open-minded and willing to accept a different way of life.

    I’m not sure what kind of sexism you are talking about. I’ve never felt like I was being discriminated because I was a woman. Possibly discriminated because I was a foreigner, but not a woman!

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