What does Live Work Play Japan do?

Whether you’re teaching, freelancing or starting your own business, finding good, accurate information on how to find success here can be really hard, especially if you don’t speak Japanese.

That’s why this website was founded in 2016 to help foreigners find success in Japan as teachers, freelancers and entrepreneurs.

I’m Charlie Moritz, founding director of Live Work Play Japan.

I started my Japan journey a few years after graduating university, and moved to Japan without knowing any Japanese and only romanticised views of Japan.

I had grown up loving videogames, Studio Ghibli and the history of Japan, so when I landed I had so many expectations. I remember reading Hiragana tables on the plane thinking, “Am I really doing this?”

Very quickly on the ground I realised that there was a lot more to Japan than meets the eye. I started learning Japanese to a higher level and this helped me improve my jobs from eikaiwa, to an international school in Nagoya, a world famous kindergarten in Tokyo, and now one of the most prestigious private high schools in Tokyo.

After working in Japan for nearly 4 years, I decided that being a full-time teacher wasn’t enough for me – so I went part-time at my job, and found enough part-time jobs to stitch together and make as much as I was making the previous year, but only working 15-20 hours a week. I started Live Work Play Japan with my friend Martin Bragalone (no longer in Japan) to help people figure out how to live the kind of life they want here.

This lifestyle gives me plenty of time to hang out with my friends, visit family around the world and take time off when I want to. I want to empower others to do that too.

My Mission:

“To Empower others to Take Control of their Lives, so that they can Achieve incredible things.”

My Skills

I write compelling articles and copy, design profitable marketing strategies for my clients, and coach people to become their best selves.

I’ve been based in Tokyo for the last 4 years and am excited to connect with people working on interesting things here. If you are interested in working with me in some way please get in touch with me at charlie[at]liveworkplayjapan.com or check out my career coaching website below to learn more.

  • Copywriting & Content Marketing
  • Career Coaching
  • Digital Marketing
  • Making Espresso

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