Category Archives: JOBS

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 8

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.


UI/UX Designer (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • ¥3.0M / Year
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available

Tap Around is a young startup, expecting to launch its first product this spring. They are hiring a UX/UI designer to take care of corporate material design, websites and service (guidelines, grand design, lower-level content design, etc.), art and production direction and front-end coding.

Apply


1-to-1 English Instructor (Applicants outside Japan)

  • 40-minute lesson rates from ¥1500 ~ ¥2200
  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside OUTSIDE of Japan
  • University degree (accredited) required for visa sponsorship
  • Must include a cover letter
  • Visa sponsorship available

Teaching with Gaba means a professional work environment, motivated adult students and a flexible schedule. Make the most of your Japan experience whether it is a working holiday or a long-term commitment. Career opportunities available. We have learning studios throughout Japan.

Apply


Game Localization Manager (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

  • French: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available

ZigZagame is looking for a French and German native speaking game localization manager to bring hugely popular Japanese mobile games to French and German-speaking audiences. You must have excellent writing and composition ability, high-level translation skills and a strong time-management skill. Prior experience in localization or game localization would be a plus.

Apply


Fighters and Dancers (Shibuya, Tokyo)

  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • ¥5,000 ~ ¥30,000 / Project
  • No Japanese level required
  • No English level required
The Tokyo Fight Club Bar will host live fights, dancers, magicians and other performers. The first …continue reading

    

Opportunity to Start Your Own School

Do you want to start your own school, but don’t know where to begin? There’s a big opportunity in Kyoto that you won’t want to miss out on.

For someone who wants to start their own school in Japan, it can be daunting to hear about others who struggled for years to get their first students, find a location and pay for everything up front with no promise of a return. Without an MBA and years of experience marketing to Japanese parents, it can feel like there is no chance to start your own school from scratch. The great thing is that you don’t necessarily have to!

“Modern English” school in Kita-ku, Kyoto, is offering franchising rights for their school that would immediately provide a good income to a teacher looking to carve out a piece of the thriving English language learning sector in Japan. Every year Japanese parents spend hundreds of billions of yen (billions of US dollars) on English language education, and you could be bringing home the bacon if you had a school of your own.

As a school franchise owner you would have a lot of room to grow your own school, increasing student numbers and adding new classes, hiring other teachers and doing immersion preschool classes during the day. The options as an owner are limitless, as could be the income you could gain from your own school.

Profitable from day one

This isn’t some far off in the future kind of thing – the owners are looking for a buyer and would like to have the new owner and teachers in place as early as April 2018! To facilitate this they are offering the franchise with a very low deposit, and monthly payments to pay off the rest over time using proceeds from the business. Furthermore, they will provide …continue reading

    

Just Arrived in Japan… and Saving Money?

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When I came to Japan 8 years ago as a fresh faced new ALT, I had a thousand expectations, but three main goals:

  • Have as much fun as possible.
  • Visit Tokyo ASAP.
  • Save up some money.

I accomplished the first two of those goals with flying colors.

However, saving money while working in an entry level position is tough, and this is never truer than in the beginning of your career in Japan.

As I mentioned, I wanted badly to go to Tokyo. That means a costly train ticket and a hotel fee not to mention the money I would inevitably drop in the retro game stores in Akihabara.

My wallet didn’t stand a chance.

Even after I got back from Tokyo and starting having more conventional experiences, the costs kept adding up. I wanted to accomplish my goal of having maximum fun, so I was going out a lot out on the weekends. I wanted to be social and practice my Japanese, so I attended most of the “optional” work meetings with my coworkers, which meant a lot of sake, which meant a lot of money.

That doesn’t even take into account that I was planning on taking a trip back home to the United States during the first winter vacation after I’d left for Japan! After I realized I was saving approximately zero yen, I nixed the idea until the following summer vacation.

For those that have been looking forward to the chance to work in Japan for years like I did, the allure of “making the most of it” is strong. So strong, that many people forget that they still have a life to lead after their honeymoon period in Japan. I attempted to keep my honeymoon period rolling by never letting the nights out and weekends traveling end.

While fun, it didn’t set me up very well …continue reading

    

2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 7

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.


Executive Assistant at the Australian Embassy (Minato, Tokyo)

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • You must hold an Australian citizenship/passport
  • Overseas application OK

The Australian Embassy is looking for an executive assistant to manage the head of mission office and provide administrative, secretarial and research support in English and Japanese and to build and maintain a wide network of information and key stakeholder contacts. Employment is subject to obtaining and retaining an Australian security clearance. Due to this requirement, the position is open to Australian citizens only.

Apply


1-to-1 English Instructor (Applicants outside Japan)

  • 40-minute lesson rates from ¥1500 ~ ¥2200
  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside OUTSIDE of Japan
  • University degree (accredited) required for visa sponsorship
  • Must include a cover letter
  • Visa sponsorship available

Teaching with Gaba means a professional work environment, motivated adult students and a flexible schedule. Make the most of your Japan experience whether it is a working holiday or a long-term commitment. Career opportunities available. We have learning studios throughout Japan.

Apply


Go-Kart Tour Guide (Tokyo)

  • English: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • ¥200,000 ~ ¥330,000 / Month
  • Valid Japanese Driver’s License
  • Visa sponsorship available

MariCar, the famous offering Tokyo tours in kart dressed in costumes, is looking for go-kart tour guide to entertain and show their costumer around Tokyo. You need a valid driver’s licence for Japan.

Apply


Associate Game Producer (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

  • English: Native level
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Bachelor’s degree required
Zigzagame is looking for an associate game producer to be responsible for …continue reading

    

Time to do your income taxes

Doing taxes can be a really worrying thought, but the experience of it here in Japan is nowhere near as terrifying as you might think.

Depending on your situation, you may have one of a few scenarios:

  1. Your have a full-time job and they are doing your taxes for you.
  2. You have a full-time job and they are not doing your taxes for you.
  3. You have a few part-time jobs stitched together to make up a full-time salary and you definitely have to do your taxes yourself.

Here’s the thing, being in the second or third situation might be better for you, as doing your own taxes can net you a lot of deductions that your company might not care to look for.

What you need to do your taxes:

When you go to the tax office from February 15th this year, you’ll need to bring a few things to make sure you can do this in one go and not have to go back home.

  • Gaijin Card
  • My Number Card
  • All of your 源泉徴収票 (genzen choshuuhyou) – Tax withholding slips
  • Inkan
  • Expenses like travel (hotels and flights count if they are for business)
  • Bank books (in case they want to check income and expenses)

Don’t forget to bring your phone when you go to the tax office with a translation app on it.

They will help you at the tax office

Most of the time we think of public services here to be a very difficult situation. Going to the ward office to move house can be annoying, as in 90% of cases there is nobody there who can speak English, and even if you can get by with daily Japanese you’re often asking for forms that have a lot of kanji or words you don’t understand. They are complicated forms, and tax is no different. Using some kind of translation app will sometimes miss …continue reading