Sorry for yet another Japan Thread.
So I'm moving to Yokohama from the States for a job that's going to last for about 4-6 years. The job also has me traveling to Okinawa as well. I get per diem and a housing allowance but I personally think the salary is shitty ($75k USD) for the type of work involved and for the COL in Japan but that's unrelated.
My question is I have a local buddy who lives north of Toyko who's offered me a place to stay with his family that's an hour train ride from Yoko at least untill I get my bearings, I am honestly considering this unless this is an unrealistic commute. Anyone to comment?
Also a lot of the westerners I work with moonlight teaching English, I need all the money I can get so I is this a good idea?