Life as an ALT in Japan, exploring it and sharing advice.
This is a response to the article entitled 10 reasons to become an ALT in Japan. While there are many people who come to Japan and work successfully as an ALT for a year or two, there are many complaints and even a few people who have more complaints than reasons to stay and have to leave before they initially planned to. Note: This article is quite negative but your own experience is what you make it.
Are you thinking about going to Japan? Are you considering living in Japan for a year to experience Japan life? Well, you wouldn't be the first and you won't be the last - Japan is a country that holds an interest for a lot of people and becoming an English teacher for a year is one to get to Japan.
This page is to detail alternatives to electronic dictionaries.
Smartphones are your best bet for an alternative to an electronic dictionary. With the touch screen interface, many dictionary apps will allow you to enter kanji by drawing it out - absolutely essential when you don't know the reading for it and therefore can't type it out in hiragana.
I recently bought an electronic dictionary. It is the Sharp "Brain", model number: PW-AC910. Some of the features this badboy has are great and I recommend you make sure your electronic dictionary has these features if you are in the market anytime soon.
Now that you know how to cook white rice in your rice cooker, you can use it to make some sushi rolls! Here's a how to make a beautiful sushi roll in 6 steps.