Gaijinpot one of the most censored sources of Japan information on the web has decided to exploit the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami disaster to promote English Teaching. What happens on Gaijinpot, especially the forums is site administrators delete and hide negative information about the sleazy business practices used by its advertisers listed below while trying to suck in unsuspecting new recruits using tacky advertising methods such as exploiting the Japan earthquake disaster.
The behavior of this site is so notorious there are whole parody message boards that have been created in response. Below is an example of the message that Gaijinpot is sending out.
As quoted from the Letsjapan.org website:
Yes, GaijinPot thinks the aftermath of a tsunami and an unfolding nuclear crisis is a great time to come and work in Japan. Teaching English=rebuilding Japan! Japan doesn’t need you. It needs electricity. It needs to get the Fukushima reactors under control. Survivors need hot food and a warm roof over their heads.
Shame on these schools for using a disaster to promote their businesses. This ad campaign is not about what you can do for Japan–it’s about the schools desperately trying to find teachers. I have a feeling that nobody wants to work anywhere near Fukushima.
By all means come to Japan to teach, but don’t think that working in Hiroshima or Shizuoka is helping to rebuild Japan. If you want to help rebuild, donate to the Red Cross.
GPlus Media is the parent company of Gaijipot and other sites such as Japan Today.
Interac Japan is an ALT dispatch company that has a notorious reputation for poor treatment of foreigners in Japan. Click here for an example of Interac business practices.