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2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 25

Source: Gaijin Pot

Check back each week as we look through the database of jobs in Japan that have been posted to GaijinPot and pick the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

Sales Account Executive (Kyoto)

  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • ¥3.0M ~ ¥4.5M / Year
  • Must currently reside in Japan

Have you excelled while working at international schools or in the publishing industry? Booksmart, a publishing company located in Kyoto, is looking for a sales account executive to help promote textbooks, online resources and other bilingual materials. Domestic or international business trips are to be expected. Visa sponsorship available.

Apply

ALT (Shiga)

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • ¥240,000 ~ ¥260,000 / Month
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Summer hire! Are you experienced with ESL teaching and wish to work in a team-oriented, flexible and energetic atmosphere? Interac is hiring an experienced ALT to work in Otsu City area (Shiga Prefecture) The best candidates will have ESL teaching experience for a position starting between June and September. You must currently reside in Japan with a valid working visa.

Apply

Project Manager (Tokyo or Tochigi)

  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • 3-5 years experience in construction, production, or manufacturing

Bouygues Energies & Services Japan, a construction company, is looking for a dynamic on-and-off-site project manager, based in either Tochigi Prefecture or Tokyo. In the position, you will oversee a small crew of on-site workers and handle duties in both Tokyo and Tochigi. A technical university degree is required.

Apply

Currency Exchange Personnel (Tokyo)

  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • ¥1,100 ~ ¥1,100 / Hour
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat

Good with numbers? Sakura Exchange is seeking part-time …continue reading

    

Review: Drop Dead Money

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Your financial weather report

Today a really quick review of a website/mailing list I enjoy. I’ve been a subscriber for a few years now, and enjoy the infrequent, no-nonsense, sensible emails. The site looks really scammy but isn’t (which I guess is better than the other way around!).

The basic premise of the site is that the economy (he’s writing about the US economy) moves in cycles (seasons), and he talks about how to prepare for, react to each season.

I find his advice pretty sensible. For example, taking steps to prepare for the next recession or taking advantage of falls in asset prices, etc.

Best of all, the emails are short, easy to read, and non-commercial.

If you are interested in thinking about the bigger picture Drop Dead Money might give you a few ideas.

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Building a House in Japan 2

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We’re just getting started

The rather terrifying quote we got yesterday

At the end of last month I posted the first in this new series describing our adventures as we look into our options to move in with my in-laws.

A lot has happened since my wife told me that this was important to her, and while it hasn’t always been fun, we are learning new things every day 🙂

The most important thing I have learned so far is that this is going to take a long time, but the more people I talk to the better I understand our options and what we want. My one piece of advice to others would be not to rush this process. Give yourself a year or so just to get information and compare companies and products. We’re only a month into it, but already I know so much more than I did five weeks ago.

We’ve gone from wanting to build two houses, to one house, to an extension, to renovating the existing house, and now we’re thinking about those options. Some are impractical, some too expensive, and some might not work day to day.

We’ve talked to a number of house builders, and have selected two (for now) to follow up with. I have another two that I intend to contact, and suspect we’ll end up talking to some of the ones we initially dismissed too, just to make sure we are not missing anything.

The first company is a medium-sized company out of Iwate. I first noticed them after seeing one of their houses going up nearby, and taking a leaflet. They focus on insulation, ventilation, and livability (all good things in my eyes). The guy we are talking to turned out to be …continue reading

    

2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 24

Source: Gaijin Pot

Check back each week as we look through the database of jobs in Japan that have been posted to GaijinPot and pick the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

Experienced UI/UX Designer (Tokyo)

  • Japanese: Business Level
  • English: Basic
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • ¥4.0M ~ ¥8.0M / Year
  • Experience using Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Fireworks or InVision
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript for prototyping

Call Direct, a fast growing cloud-based software company, is looking for a new UI and UX designer. You must have a strong portfolio demonstrating your experience and skill in creating wireframes, user flows and site maps. The ideal candidate has a bachelor or master degree in human-computer interaction, web design or related fields.

Apply

Linen Factory Line Worker (Saitama)

  • English: Basic
  • Part-time
  • ¥900 / Hour
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Must have a valid working visa for Japan

Hakushosha, a linen supply company, is looking for staff to work in their factory in Iwatsuki, Saitama. No Japanese required and working days negotiable from Monday to Saturday. Possibility to be promoted to a full-time contract upon request.

Apply

Spanish-Japanese Interpreter/Translator (Hiroshima)

  • Spanish: Native level
  • JLPT N2 or above
  • ¥240,000 ~ ¥260,000 / Month
  • Must have two-year college degree or above
  • Experience working at Japanese company
  • Visa sponsorship available

ORJ is looking for Spanish-Japanese interpreter/translator to help communications with Japanese manufacturer’s employees from Spanish speaking countries to live and work smoothly in Japan. You must have a JLPT N2 level or above. No experience necessary. Moving costs to Hiroshima will be fully covered!

Apply

Marketing Assistant (Tokyo)

  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat

A marketing assistant is needed in Tokyo for …continue reading