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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 34

Source: Gaijin Pot

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through the database of top 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.


Restaurant Staff for Autumn 2018 (Marunouchi, Tokyo) — Conversational Japanese

  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Valid working visa or student visa OK

Create Dining is looking for restaurant staff for its new restaurant located in Marunouchi, Tokyo. The American-style steakhouse which has a dining room, dining bar and private dining rooms, is serving USDA prime beef cooked at 260 degrees Celsius with unique types of butter: cheese, cognac or truffle butters. As a member of the restaurant staff, your meal will be provided by the restaurant, as well as transportation allowance up to ¥50,000 per month. Employee benefit also applies!

Apply


English Instructor/Teacher/ALT (Across Japan) — Overseas Applications OK!

  • English: Native level or similar
  • University degree required for visa sponsorship
  • Overseas applications wanted!
  • Attractive salaries

Jobs available for teaching English in Japan! View a variety of GaijinPot’s top English teaching jobs on offer this week. Applications from overseas job seekers are definitely encouraged.

Apply


Full-time Restaurant Staff (Tokyo) – Conversational Japanese

  • Japanese: Conversational
  • ¥200,000 ~ ¥400,000 / Month
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Valid working visa

Transit, a multicultural company specialized in food and beverage services, is recruiting restaurant staff for multiple locations. Sommelier, barista and bartender positions are also available. Part-time contracts are also available.

Apply


Specialist in Law and Client Relationship Management (Kansai Area)

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • ¥3.5M ~ ¥4.5M / Year
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Organized, rigorous, autonomous, …continue reading
        

Staying Focused and Motivated During Your Teaching Downtime

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, your settling into your new teaching job. The honeymoon excitement of learning the ropes and consolidating the schedule details is drawing to a close. You are just starting to feel comfortable with the pace. A class is cancelled. No biggie, “I can get ahead in my preparation, and maybe study a little Japanese,” you think. Next day, a class is rescheduled. “That’s ok. Could always do with a little more Kanji practice.” The week after, three of your classes are cancelled. Again, no biggie. Ah, well … sort of.

The Ebb and Flow of Class Scheduling

Some level of ebb and flow in schedule, is a normal part of ESL teaching in Japan. In a private Eikaiwa, this may be due to factors such as weather, branch location, transport delays, and even the economic calendar. The end of the financial year for example, can be a doozy for declining student numbers and frequent class cancellations. As budgetary concerns come to a head in this period, it may affect the willingness of companies or families to continue to commit their resources to ESL education.

Class scheduling issues may occur in public school ESL settings for many of the same reasons, and others; including culture festivals, test preparation, special assemblies, school clean up days, and public health concerns. Sports festival preparation times in public schools are notorious for their lack of ESL classes. And at such times, you quickly come to the conclusion, that it’s actually more helpful to your already overrun Japanese co-workers, that you quit bugging them for something to do.

Having nothing to do when many of your Japanese co-workers are run off their feet, can take its toll on your self esteem. When you are keen to make a good impression and fit into a new work environment, this …continue reading

    

The Inside Japan Podcast – Sam from Military Auto Source

This week I welcome in Sam, who is a proud Marine turned ALT turned Construction Worker turned Musician turned Car Salesman turned Body Builder with a very interested path through Japan. Enjooooy.

  • 2:44 – Intro/How Sam starting his career in Japan
  • 4:20 – What Sam thought when he got sent to Japan in the Marines/ Life in Okinawa
  • 7:30 – How Sam got into construction in Japan
  • 10:00 – “It’s your world. You make your world. If there is something you want to do, you do it.”
  • 10:33 – How Sam began a touring musician in Japan
  • 12:50 – What Sam thought about being an ALT
  • 19:00 – A Typical day for Sam at Military Auto Source
  • 24:00 – How Sam got into Bodybuilding Competitions
  • 26:30 – Sam talks about when he did stand-up in Tokyo
  • 28:20 – 3 Things to take from Sam’s experience
  • 28:40 – Final Advice


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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 33

Source: Gaijin Pot

If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through the database of top 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.


Restaurant Staff (Tokyo) — Conversational Japanese

  • Japanese: Conversational
  • ¥1,100 ~ ¥1,300 / Hour
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Full-time contract available
  • Valid working visa

Värmen, a French bistro located in Yurakucho, is looking for restaurant staff to welcome and serve customers, as well as supervise wine tasting sessions. Benefits include transportation, uniform and meal allowance.

Apply


English Instructor/Teacher/ALT (Across Japan) — Overseas Applications OK!

  • English: Native level or similar
  • University degree required for visa sponsorship
  • Overseas applications wanted!
  • Attractive salaries

Jobs available for teaching English in Japan! View a variety of GaijinPot’s top English teaching jobs on offer this week. Applications from overseas job seekers are definitely encouraged.

Apply


Studio Game Engineer (Tokyo) – No Japanese

  • English: Business level
  • JavaScript, Python
  • Visa sponsorship available

Game Closure is on the hunt for game engineers to help build the social games that guide the development of the company’s mobile game engine. You will make polished, high-performance HTML5 mobile games, be proficient with JavaScript and are passionate about making fun social games to be played by millions!

Apply


Specialist in Law and Client Relationship Management (Kansai Area)

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • ¥3.5M ~ ¥4.5M / Year
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Organized, rigorous, autonomous, open-minded, excellent communication skills
  • Visa sponsorship available
Sonoda & Kobayashi is looking for a motivated professional willing to contribute to the internationalization and business development process of a dynamic Japanese intellectual property law firm. Your main duties …continue reading

    

The Inside Japan Podcast – English Teacher turned Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner

This week Utsav, former English teacher turned Frozen Yogurt Shop Owner, explains how if you have the Japanese (and some money saved) opening a successful small business in Japan is definitely possible. If you are in Nagoya, be sure to stop in and say hey.

Topics Discussed:

  • 2:36 – Intro/How Utsav starting his career in Japan
  • 5:15 – What did you do about a visa when first starting out?
  • 11:40 – Did being a foreigner hinder your progress of opening the shop?
  • 17:20 – What’s an average day like for you work load wise?
  • 21:10 – Anything you wish you knew before starting out?
  • 28:40 – Final Advice


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