for those who r interested in living/working in japan...
1 way is 2 teach english!!
although there are people who do teach without a university degree, the jobs they get tend 2 b not as good as those of university graduates. therefore, the first step to teaching English in Japan, is to get a university degree!!
below r several places u can look into!!
aeon (& amity)
james english school
heart english school
mike's english school
peppy kids club
jet program US website
kevin's english schools
m.i.l. the language center
british hill (must be from uk)
robin english school
below are some forums ~ classifieds
dave's esl cafe (japan - job discussion forum)
japan english teacher
for those who might b interested in getting a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate, here's a site that gives reviews on all the different companies that offer the courses
additional misc. sites
my personal experience has only been with KBS. i worked 6 months with them before moving on to okinawa.
they treated me good. enjoyed working for them.
they post listings in the fukuoka now (see link above) from time to time. check classifieds section.