One option wife unit & I have discussed a number of times is returning to Japan to live and work for a number of years and then really retire. Feasible as with son unit on his own, we are now on our own and see no real reason to hold onto the house, save as an investment, which we will own free and clear in a few years.
Give my corporate experience both in Japan and in the U.S. in mangling and working with outside entities I could see (vaguely) a role for me back in Japan -not as an English “teacher” however.
So just for giggles & grins saw a recruiter in Japan on LinkedIn contacted him and in turn contacted by an underling, who wants to know what I want to do and most importantly how much compensation I want.
It may be just another fishing expedition, but hey, who knows?