Here at Smith’s we believe the business of teaching English conversation in Japan should belong to the very same foreign English teachers who are so essential to the business. We want to continue to expand our franchise system, of that there is no doubt however we know we can’t and should not own the entire English teaching business in Japan. This simple fact leads us to want to support all foreigners who wish to operate their own English school in Japan. Whether you be a Smith’s franchise, an independent English school operator, an employed English teacher doing privates on the side or a person thinking to join one of these groups we want help you. Naturally there are parts of our business that can only be shared with our franchisees yet there is so much of our experience that we can and do want to share. We know the words within these pages will provide essential information and general food for thought for all who want to join us in English teacher ownership of this business in Japan. So come on grab a cup of your favourite drink and take a read through this mountain of free information about English teaching in Japan.