Sam V
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Sam Van Ginhoven has been a writer ever since the start of his academic career in 2005. His aspirations are in composing rich informative content through reviewing literature, carrying out qualitative analysis, and working with others to conduct in-depth interviews.

In 2019, he published his master's research, 'Attracting International Tourists through Mascot Awareness.' This paper contributed to the field of tourism and mascot research by analyzing current branding techniques used by cities in Japan to promote localities and goods abroad to attract new tourism.

His aspirations are to achieve a Ph.D. in tourism and hospitality in the near future and work as a professor abroad.
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Sam specializes in academic writing and informative blog posts, both in short and long-form content. He has written policy proposals for local community stakeholders in Japan and has carried out numerous interviews with international tourists and local visitors.

Sam also specializes in creating academic work for students studying English. He taught in public schools for 5 years for local Japanese governments through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program. Moreover, while completing his master's degree, he continued to teach children in after-school programs to further their English education development with thought-out lessons and writing exercises.


Besides writing, Sam is into marketing and producing content for social media. He has a website called that is a blog dedicated to helping prospective college graduates get a job teaching English in Japan. He loves working on content for this site and promoting it because he believes that it will turn his passion into a full-time job someday.

Moreover, he is an avid traveler of sightseeing around Japan and East Asia. After the pandemic subsides and travel is possible, he wants to visit Japan, Taiwan, and make a trip down to Indonesia.


University of South Florida

Focused on foreign policy, world conflicts, and political studies.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Thesis: Attracting International Tourists through Mascot Awareness

Branding research, city destination management, and contributing to the field of tourism through analyzing branded and non-branded mascots.

Community outreach and engagement with local stakeholders in rural areas of Japan on policy solutions to attract tourism and increase consumption of local products.


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Sam worked in the education industry as an assistant language teacher (ALT). He worked in 6 public schools in Japan where he taught alongside 10+ Japanese teachers of English (JTE). As an ALT, he had many duties in supporting the development of English education in Japan. He worked with JTEs to create, implement, and execute English lessons that provided English language growth and international relations. Furthermore, as an ALT, he volunteered to help with English spring and summer lessons for students to interact with foreigners from abroad.

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Sam is currently working on which is a blog dedicated to helping others become English teachers abroad in Japan. The contents of this blog are to help aspiring candidates succeed in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme's lengthy application process.

Blog posts are in-depth in rich details on how to exactly excel their applications from the start to the interview process. Since it is a year-long process to become an English teacher in Japan, the guide provides helps excellent hints and tips in helping users over a period of a year. Furthermore, the blog provides first hand experience from the author's point of view on living in Japan and what to expect in daily.

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