I've found a few good sites so far:
1. All About Teaching English in Japan
Some of the things this site offers are,
Get Answers to Your Questions About Teaching in Japan - Such as...
- How much can I expect to earn?
- What's Japan's weather like?
- How do I get started?
- Can I teach in Japan without a visa?
- Do I need TESOL certification to teach in Japan?
- How do I get a visa?
- If I change jobs, what happens to my visa?
- Do I need teaching experience?
- Where can I get started learning Japanese?
- How much is rent?
- Where can I find jobs in Japan?
- Should I work for Aeon, Geos, ECC or someone else?
- What about TEFL placement agencies, can they help me find a job?
- What about earning more money free-lancing in Japan?
- What do Japanese apartments look like?
- How big can I expect my apartment to be?
- What about the Jet Program?
- Will I be able to save any money?
- Will my cell phone work in Japan?
- I can speak Japanese. Will this help me get a teaching job?
There's also, Jobs in Japan - Getting Started Teaching English in Japan. This looks like the sort of thing I, and others in the Korea blogging landscape, have been trying to write and put online to help newbies.
Another thing I liked here is this, Action Guide: Finding Jobs in Japan From Home. For example, #4 ...
"4. Begin your internet search for jobs in Japan.
If you've sent and sent and sent resumes out without any luck, it's time to turn up the heat on finding teaching jobs in Japan by being pro-active. By this we mean that you take control by listing your resume on boards so that prospective employers can contact you. Total ESL has a big and best of all totally FREE job board. So if you're struggling to get your job search going, skip over there by clicking the banner below, list your resume for free and start taking control.
Also, here's a link to a page of sites with job listings in Japan and other countries. Also, check the Monday’s edition of The Japan Times. And be sure to check out our job posting page to find the latest work available in Japan."This looks like it'd be a big help at the start of figuring out how to find a job, and what to look for and where.
Some other websites and blogs that seem worth checking out are,
This is apparently one of the biggest EFL/ESL job sites (thanks Brian in Jeollonamdo).
Here are some other sites I found on 2JPN's job page. Since I'm just beginning to research these topics, and have not lived or taught in Japan, please do NOT think I am recommending these sites--let me say that again, I am NOT recommending these sites as good places to look for jobs. I am putting up the links so that other people, like myself, can begin looking and to share info about what sites are good, and which ones are bad.
Definitely going to spend some time looking over that site.
Since I'm new to exploring the Japan-blogosphere I started at JAPUNDIT's blog roll and began exploring from there.
Looks like a lot of useful info and links here.
Anna's Japan Blog
E. Crandall, Columnist
Japan Now and Then
Loco In Yokohama
Awesome pictures and writing on this blog (the little I've read so far).
Muza-chan’s Gate to Japan
This blog is kind of in a category of its own, and I'm going to check it out more later.
Overoften’s Kumamoto Diary
This blog writes about Japanese film from an American perspective.
Really nice pics with stories.
photography link photo blogs in Japan that I also found on 2JPN's site.
Alright, I'm tired of research Japanese blogs, and posting them here. Time to just surf the new blogs I found and look for cool stuff.