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2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 22

Source: Gaijin Pot

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and showcase some of the most interesting ones. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs!

Outsourcing Technology Inc. 株式会社アウトソーシングテクノロジー

Software Engineer / Network Engineer

  • Company: Outsourcing Technology Inc. 株式会社アウトソーシングテクノロジー
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥6.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

A major IT company in Tokyo is looking for a Software Development and Information System Engineer to join its team.

Successful candidates will receive Japanese training for one month.

Online interviews available.

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E-commerce Customer Support Staff

  • Industries: Shopping Service, E-Commerce, Development Service
  • Position Available: 3

    – Malaysian version E-commerce customer support
    – French E-commerce customer support
    – English E-Commerce customer support staff

ZenMarket, a popular e-commerce company based in Osaka, is looking for multiple customer support staff with Malay, French, and English speaking abilities.

You will be mainly answering customers’ inquiries in your native language and performing translation tasks.

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KXN Co.,Ltd. (ケーバイエヌ株式会社)

English Speaking Babysitters

  • Company: KXN Co.,Ltd. (ケーバイエヌ株式会社)
  • Salary: ¥1,050 ~ ¥1,400 / Hour plus incentives
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

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180-meter tall office tower planned for Omotesando

The Urban Renaissance Agency, a semi-governmental housing corporation, is planning a 180-meter tall office tower for the northern end of the former Aoyama Kitamachi Apaato public housing block in Omotesando.

The lower floors are expected to contain retail and a hotel, while the upper floors will be office space. Construction of the 38-story building is expected to start in 2022 with completion in 2026 ~ 2027.

The four hectare site once contained 25 low-rise apartment blocks built between 1957 and 1968. These was Tokyo’s first post-war city housing project. Apartments ranged in size from 32 to 52 sqm (344 ~ 560 sq.ft), had no elevators, and the earlier buildings had no bathrooms.

The southern end of the site has just been redeveloped into a 90-meter tall, 25-story rental-only apartment block, and a 70-meter tall, 20-story public housing block.

The former Aoyama Kitamachi Apaato

Sources:
The Kensetsu Tsushin Shimbun, May 22, 2020.
The Nikkei Shimbun, May 25, 2020.

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Campaigning For Diversity In Japan’s Beauty Industry With Priyanka Yoshikawa

Campaigning for Diversity in Japan's Beauty Industry with Priyanka Yoshikawa

While she’s been a staple of the modeling world in Japan and abroad since finishing high school, Priyanka has used her media attention to shine a light on how important it is to embrace diversity in a nation as homogeneous as Japan.

In May she’s also just launched an ageless, genderless, and ethnically diverse CBD wellness and beauty range to help solidify her message, inspired by her experience as a multi-racial woman growing up in Japan and her excitement for aging.

You had a pretty exciting childhood, can you tell us a little bit about your background?

I was born in Tokyo to a Japanese Mom and Indian Dad. My Mom has an incredible passion for learning, so when I was in the first grade, I moved to California with her so she could broaden her studies.

Going to school in the States was so eye-opening, the diversity of my classmates was something that opened my eyes to the world and was such a formative experience for me. It was the first time I’d really seen peers that looked like me. I really think while I didn’t know it at the time, this set the foundations for what my life’s ambitions would later become.

[…] the diversity of my classmates was something that opened my eyes to the world and was such a formative experience for me

But by the time I was in 4th grade [nine years old], my Mom was completing her studies, and my Dad was out of Japan a lot on business, so my parents asked me to decide between moving back to Japan to live with my grandparents, or going to India to live with my father’s family. After so much time outside of the country, I couldn’t imagine going back to life in Japan, …continue reading

    

Lip-Smacking Tsukemen in Ikebukuro – Mamiana

Source: 5amramen.com
Tsukemen in Ikebukuro - Mamiana

For tsukemen in Ikebukuro, Mamiana (馳走麺 狸穴) is most famous. Their chewy and thick noodles are 100% Hokkaido wheat flour and made by Mikawaya Seimen.

Top Tsukemen in Ikebukuro

Mamiana’s tsukemen is not as rich and thick as this style can be. But it tastes sweet, sour and does pack a punch. Choose katsuobushi (bonito fish flakes) or niboshi (dried sardines) as the base.

The fish flavor is far more subtle with the former (katsuobushi), allowing the chicken and pork bones flavors to come out more.

Tsukemen in Ikebukuro - tsukemen noodles

In addition, they’ve added some upgrades recently – including slow-cooked, fancier pork chashu and chicken chashu.

Chicken-Forward Ramen

In their ramen, or chuukasoba, you choose from rich niboshi or standard niboshi. In either, the niboshi fish flavor is subdued compared to the tsukemen.

tsukemen in Ikebukuro - Ramen

It puts forth a much stronger chicken flavor. Moreover, it almost tastes like a lighter tori paitan.

Always Popping

Mamiana is always busy. But having a late lunch can ensure you don’t have to wait long.

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