Like thousands of other gaijins
, Michael too wants to move to Japan
to make some good money
and hopefully marry
a cute Japanese girl
. "I am taking a trip to Japan
soon for at least 2 weeks. If everything goes according to plan, I want to start working there. The only thing I can think of is becoming an English teacher. I'll have my associate of arts diploma before I depart. Should I just try to get a job
after I get my bachelors, or should I go all the way to my masters? Also, does it matter what my major is for this? Now, the discrimination
part is where I get worried. It seems almost as if it's nearly impossible for a foreigner to get a respectable job. Is it going to be very hard to get a job with decent pay and live comfortably with wife and kids? Now, for the third, Is there anything to say about the possibility of getting a wife
and settling down with a family in Japan?" he asks.
Well, Japan can be a challenge
but it does present an opportunity to make some serious money. I think it would be fine to relocate with just a bachelors degree and become an English teacher and I doubt if having a masters will get you a higher salary. Unless you major in English language, it doesn't matter if you have a bachelors or masters degree.
While everyone's situation is different, if you are a hard-working guy, you should be able to have a good life
, provided you are sensitive to their culture
and respect their traditions. Most people actually take on a few private students as well and end up saving quite a bit of money.
If you want to find a Japanese girlfriend
/wife, well you might be headed to the right place. While each situation is unique, I would say that you have a reasonable chance, and even higher, if you are white.
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