Does age matter?
(Numata, Gunma, Japan)
I am a 53 year old American male and live with my Japanese wife and our young daughter in Gunma. For the last year I have been looking for work in Japan, but I cannot get to the interview stage, although I have a BA degree (US) and two years of grad school in Japan. Aside from 25 years as a business owner, I have two years of teaching experience from when I was a student at Waseda (thirty years ago). I can speak basic Japanese and almost ready to be conversational! I've applied for all levels of teaching English, but keep getting passed by. I have offered to relocate. I do carefully proofread my cover letters and resumes, but after sending out 50 in the last year, I'm wondering what's making me so undesirable?