Japan is a very historical and complex country in the Pacific Ocean equally known for its traditional customs as it is for its high-tech society. Although it is a country made up of almost 7000 islands, 97% of the 127 million population live on the four main islands of Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku. Many visitors go no further than visiting Tokyo; the capital city of the country and home to over 30 million residents in the metropolitan area. Although there are many very large and metropolitan cities in Japan, overseas teachers often favour Tokyo due to its large number of international schools.
As Tokyo is only paralleled by New York and London in terms of global economic importance, it is a city with depth, character and incredible infrastructure. The cost of living may well be high, but salaries for qualified overseas teachers usually reflect this and a very comfortable life and career can be built in this enormous city. Japanese students tend to be polite and cooperative, but even if you do want to relax amongst the Tokyo nightlife in the evening you will certainly not be short of options. With countless noodle and sushi bars, traditional Japanese restaurants and of course the famous karaoke bars, Tokyo nightlife is never-ending and your newfound colleagues, both local and overseas will be sure to help you enjoy it.