Japan is a mainstay in the EFL world, with demand for English stretching back to the 80’s. The country itself is an adventure in its own right with a unique culture, a welcoming population, cutting edge technology, hot springs, volcanoes and even beaches. It is probably the best example of ardently preserved tradition mixed in with extreme modernity. Although Japan has faced an economic slowdown, English teachers are in demand, and it isn’t too difficult to secure a well paying position in Japan. On that note the salary is quite high, and depending on lifestyle, teachers manage to save a bit. Japan provides a very safe environment on top of it all. The average salary for teachers in Japan ranges from $1500 -$3000 USD. The cost of living can be quite high, especially in major cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.