The Fish Out Of Water Video Series

Thinking of Teaching in Japan? This video course was made just for you!

Hey everybody! Yes, I know the timing may be a bit weird, but I wanted to finish this before going into 2016. Thank you to everyone to who took the time to fill out survey responses. I read every, single one of them. It's finally finished! Here is the Fish Out of Water Video Series: Teaching in Japan. To those who are truly interested in teaching in Japan, this is my best stuff! The aim is to help you understand ALL of the ins and outs of living and teaching abroad as well as how to go Continue Reading …

Seasons Greetings To You and Yours!

Merry Christmas, Gang!

This is a super quick post to wish all Japan Guy readers a happy and a safe holiday season. Eat plenty of turkey (Christmas chicken if you're in Japan?) and all of that good stuff. I look forward to seeing you soon. Happy Holidays! Sincerely, Donnie Continue Reading …

Sony PS Vita Commercial featuring Donald Ash

PS Vita Commercial featuring The Japan Guy

Being doing a bit of winter blog cleaning, and I've been looking through a slew of old posts finding so many links the weren't working anymore and going back to fix them. I noticed that alot of the commercial stuff I had done had been pulled from the YouTube accounts of the companies that I had done them for. Thank goodness I try to keep backups of almost all the work I do. I came across a number of pieces of extra work, etc. that I had totally forgotten about!   This was filmed in Continue Reading …

Why I Stopped Teaching as an ALT in Japan – Part 2

Why I Decided to stop Doing ALT Work in Japan 2

HEALTH REASONS I don’t know if it was an weight-training or karate-related injury, but during the past six months I starting developing some pretty serious shoulder and knee pain. I later found out it was related to arthritis trouble (Really? In my early 30’s!?!?!). There were days where the pain was bad enough to just want to skip work altogether. I couldn’t for the life of me, understand why I was having more health issues than ever during my short stint as an ALT. It’s really strange, Continue Reading …

Why I Stopped Teaching as an ALT in Japan – Part 1

Why I Decided to stop Doing ALT Work in Japan 2

I remember making the decision to quit my job as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with Interac like it was yesterday. I remember the anxiety, I remember thinking "How am I gonna explain my reasoning to people?" Why did I stop? Where do I begin? Well, I guess we’ll just take it from the top... I had been working as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the dispatch company Interac for about a year-and-a-half when I decided to stop teaching. This decision wasn’t a sudden one at Continue Reading …