List of Accredited Universities

February 18, 2009

List of Accredited Universities


Jobs in Japan

February 10, 2009

Here are a variety of sites with information relevant to teaching in Japan:

For information about job hunting in Japan:

  1. EFL in Asia at
  2. Teaching English in Japan: A Guide to Getting a Job at
  3. Information for those seeking university positions (not a job list) at

For job postings:

  1. CareerCross Bilingual Employment in Japan at
  2. EFL, ESL and Other Teaching Jobs in Japan at
  3. ELT News at
  4. ESL Cafe Job Center at
  5. Gaijin Pot Japan Jobs at
  6. Hokkaido Insider at
  7. JACET (The Japan Association of College English Teachers) Job Openings at
  8. JALT Jobs and Career Enhancement links at
  9. Japan Research Career Information Network at
  10. JETAA Job Guide at
  11. Jobs in Japan at
  12. Ohayo Sensei at
  13. TESOL career page at
  14. The Chronicle of Higher Education Career Page at
  15. The Digital Education Information Network Job Centre at
  16. World English Jobs at
  17. Japan Research Career Information:

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Buying a House in Tokyo

February 10, 2009

Real Estate Agent

We went through about 5 agents to find our house.  Each differed greatly.  Some were knowledable while others were just winging it.  Therefore, it is advised to see as many as possible to ensure you are getting a good agent. In total, we saw about 25 houses in our area and price range.

Real Estate Fees



House set up

Usefull Terms

Ability りきん
Applicant ごじしん
Appointment やくそく
Asset しさん
Average へいきん
Borrow かりる
Budget よさん
Calculate さんしゅつ 算出
Call Back おりかえしでんわ
Construction けんちく
Coverage けんぺいりつ
Deposit てつけ
Difficult to rent かしにくい
Discount ねびき
Down Payment あたまきん 頭金
Earnest ほんき
Economy けいざい
Envirnoment かんきょう
Evidence しょうこ
Garden ていえん
Home いっこだて
House Size いえのめんせき
House Structure いえのこうぞう
How long has it been for sale? どのくらいのきかんうりだしていますか?
How many stories なんかいだてですか?
Insurance ほけん
Interest Rate りし 利子
Investment とうし 投資
Law ほうりつ 法律
Loan かす
Low ひくい 低い
Lowest さいてい
Maintenance かんりひ
Minimum さいてい
Mortgage ていとう 抵当
Near Road せつどう
Negotiation こうしょう
Owner ぎょうしゃ
Parking ちゅうしゃじょう
Person Living in the house or not げんきょう
Powerlines こうあつせん
Profit りえき
Reform リフォーム
Rent it after buying it ちんたい
Rule きそく
Sell うる 売る
Tax ぜいきん 税金
Too old ふるすぎ
Violation いはん
When you can move in ひきわたしはいつですか
Yearly Income ねんしゅう

Real Estate Forms

A house じゅうたく 住宅
A sum きんがく 金額
Applicant もうしこみ 申し込み
Borrowing かりいれ 借り入れ
Capital Funds しほん 資本金
Company かいしゃ 会社
Contents ないよう 内容
Daytime にっちゅう 日中
Debt かり 借り
Division Department
Division くかく 区画
Enter the company にゅうしゃ 入社
Establishment せつりつ 設立
Every Year まいとし 毎年
Gender せいべつ 性別
Guarantee ほしょう 保証
Hope/Desire きぼう 希望
How long have you worked きんぞくねんすうはどれくらいですか
Including Bonus うちぶあい 内歩合
Income しゅうにゅう 収入
Job Classification しょくしゅ 職種
Mandatory Retirement ていねん 定年
Object ぶっけん
Occupation しょくぎょう 職業
Official Possition やくしょく 役職
Purchase こうにゅう 購入
Seal いん 印
Type of Business ぎょうしゅ 業種
Yearly Income ねんしょう 年商
This information is more for my reference than anything else.  But if you want to buy a house in Tokyo this vocabulary will be useful.