Visit the Jobs page to see the types of recent job anouncements sent out to subscribers.

personal sales    

Personal items for sale such as used cars, household goods, etc can be advertised. Contact me with the details.

business sales    

Local Business Sponsors can advertise their services. Contact the Hokkaido Insider!


To view the services offered by current Sponsors, click on the links or images.

Hokkaido Multinational Senior Community

hokkaido insider serviceS

The Hokkaido Insider Services are operated by Ken and Neil Hartmann who have been in Hokkaido for more than 3 decades. You can learn more about us by clicking the PROFILE tab above.

Primary subscription JOB Service (FEE BASED)

This is an "email" subscription service intended for those who are primarily looking for teaching and other positions espicially for native English speakers residing in Hokkaido. There is a small fee required for this service, so read the details by clicking on the JOBS tab above. Also don't forget to read the FAQ page  

personal sales Service (fee based)

The next service is the Personal Sales Service which helps people to recycle personal items. This service has been used by many to sell used cars, furniture and other items, rather than throwing them away. There is a nominal fee depending primarily on the time involved in getting the information posted to the mailing list and the value of the merchandise being sold.  Please click the SALES tab for more details.

Free public service News announcements

The original and still the primary service is the general Hokkaido Insider News, which include a variety of announcements sent directly to your email address. Click on the NEWS tab above for details on this free public service.

subscription business sponsorship Service

The final service is intended for local business entities, especially those run by or for expats, to promote their business entities through an email promotion and/or having their logos and banners displayed on my website. Business sponsorship subscriptions help offset some of the costs of providing the free Public News Service. I truly appreciate their support.  For more information please click on the BUSINESS tab at the top.

special useful personal bookmark links

I have organized several folders so that you can view the links for English websites that I feel provide excellent resources for foreign residents in Japan. Links to these PDF files appear in the right hand column of the FAQ and NEWS pages viewed by clicking on the tabs in the menu at the top.

message for EMPLOYERS

If you know of ANY JOBS available in Hokkaido that are open for native English speakers or non-native with good English or other foreign language skills, please contact me by email with the details of the position. There is no charge for the first time ever announcement by a private company to have a job announced, but if you wish to establish a longer term relationship to have me help find staff, an annual registration/edit fee of 5,000 yen will be required, which will cover a one year period. Please use the CONTACT link at the bottom of this page in order to get in touch with me for further details. The link should open up a write message window in your computer's email program. If this does not work properly send me a message on your own to info[AT], replacing [AT] with an [@] mark.

Business sponsors of the Hokkaido Insider make it possible for me to send out the general Insider Public Service News bulletins free of charge. It also helps keep the Job and Personal Sale  fees low. Sponsors can submit announcements to the News readers.

As the sole owner of this service, I reserve the right to decide what will be broadcast, and to make minor changes for the sake of clarity. In general, common sense will be the basis for decisions. I accept no financial responsibility for inaccuracies which may occur.