26 ETIQUETTE RULES EVERY ENGLISH TEACHER IN JAPAN SHOULD KNOW: "In Japan, if you’re on time you’re late. Make sure to arrive to work, class, meetings, and everything at least five minutes beforehand. This doesn’t mean no one can ever be late (you’re human and so are Japanese people). But understand being five minutes late in Japan isn’t 'no big deal.'"
ESL TEACHER SALARIES: 9 COUNTRIES WHERE YOU'LL MAKE BANK: "Stop me if you've heard this before: nobody teaches English abroad for the money, right? Actually...wrong. Although teaching English overseas will never get you on a list of world billionaires, it can come with a reasonable salary. More and more college graduates are turning to teaching when they struggle to find jobs in their home countries, and they're managing to make a decent living doing it."
The good folks at Hitachi Information Systems are kind enough to provide an English-language website which accesses fares and timetables of the major rail lines in Japan. This is a great asset for rail travel planning in Japan.