Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on February 2010
Job seekers need all the help they can get these days—and that’s doubly true for foreigners in Japan. In an upcoming discussion at Good Day Books, longtime expat David Chester offers tips from his new book, Freelancing in Tokyo: A Unique Guide to Achieving Financial Success in Japan’s Most Expensive City. Among the topics to be covered are “Big Money Comes Easy; Small Money Comes Hard” and “Japan Pays You to Learn.” Chester, who during his nearly two decades in Tokyo has worked at jobs ranging from voiceover actor to pianist to Japan Times columnist, will also offer up his favorite stories—and mishaps—from a long and varied freelancing career.
Freelancing in Tokyo
Long-time expat David Chester offers tips and discussions from his new book. Feb 28, 6:30pm, free (with purchase of book). Good Day Books, Ebisu. Nearest stn: Ebisu. Tel: 03-5421-0957. www.gooddaybooks.com