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Careers in Language

Interviews with people who've used foreign language skills in their careers

Interview with Jeremy Hansen, Astronaut

With the establishment of the Australian Space Agency as of July 1st, 2018, Careers in Language not only wanted to celebrate a new career path for Australian students, but also to acknowledge that language does play a role in becoming an astronaut!   The International Space...

Interview with Sayuki the geisha

Geisha are one of the most powerful symbols of Japan, full of beauty, grace, and mystery. It’s almost as mysterious to native Japanese as it is to foreigners and catching a glimpse of a Geisha is quite exciting no matter who you are. We chatted...

Interview with Alex Bradshaw

Alex Bradshaw has been in Japan since 2005, when he was accepted into the JET program after a near miss with his application. “My application actually got lost in the post. I called the embassy and asked if they had gotten it because you’re supposed...

Interview with Verena Hopp

  A common theme amongst people connected to Japan is that they've got an oddball collection of experiences, and Verena Hopp is no exception. Born in eastern Germany, Verena says the first time she became aware of Japan was when she was watching TV and stumbled...

Interview with Tim Romero of Disrupting Japan

Tim Romero, from the suburbs of Virgina, USA, currently lives in Tokyo, running the podcast Disrupting Japan, and investing in and acting as a mentor to startups. He says he had a "boring" childhood and was nerdy - playing Dungeons and Dragons and programming his Commodore...

Interview with Robert Millar from Ginza Hub

Robert Millar is the founder of Ginza Hub, a co-working space in Ginza, Tokyo. Ginza Hub rents desk space to people starting their own businesses and offers fast wi-fi, meeting rooms, and coffee made by Robert himself. The space also offers the ability to meet...

Trivia Questions 2

If you missed our first round of trivia questions, you can find them by clicking here! We play trivia at the annual Careers in Language Fair and these questions came from the 2017 event. You can use these questions as a quick classroom activity, an...

Trivia Questions 1

Trivia can be a fun class activity saved for a special day. At our 2016 Careers in Language Fair we held a round of trivia that had students extremely active and excited. The questions are a mix of pop culture, history, and general knowledge about...

Eden Law, President of JETAA NSW

Eden Law is the current president of JETAA NSW, the alumni association for past JETs, as well as the Australian representative. He works as a front-end developer and even though his job isn’t directly related to Japan, he still keeps a strong connection to Japan...

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