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(Podcast) Why I’m Leaving Japan in 2020

This week I explain the thinking behind my decision to leave Japan in 2020. No ranting and raving, just a chill chat with you my friends. (The podcast will continue though after I move back, at least as long as it’s still fun.)

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Top Jobs in Japan You Can Apply to From Overseas – Week 50, 2019

Source: Gaijin Pot

Each week GaijinPot looks through its daily updated database of jobs and selects the best opportunities for finding and securing a career in Japan from overseas.

By creating a GaijinPot Jobs account, you can apply directly to companies willing to sponsor your work visa and support you in getting a CoE (Certificate of Eligibility), an important document that proves you have a legitimate and legal reason to obtain a work visa for Japan. Here are some of our top picks this week.

Amity Corporation | こども英会話専門校 アミティー

English teacher

  • Company: Amity Corporation | こども英会話専門校 アミティー
  • Salary: ¥270,000 ~ ¥270,000 / Month
  • Location: Nationwide
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: None
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

A leading English conversation educator for children in Japan, Amity has been providing international teaching opportunities for more than four decades at 85 branch schools throughout Japan.

They are seeking enthusiastic and motivated professionals who enjoy working with children.

Amity Corporation offers a competitive minimum salary to first-year teachers, visa sponsorship, subsidized housing, subsidized corporate health insurance, and more.

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Idea International Inc.

Exhibitions & Events Account Manager

  • Company: Idea International Inc.
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Toyonaka, Osaka
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

You will be orchestrating your clients’ professional presence at exhibitions, meetings, and events, each of which connects people and helps move the world.

If you are well-organized, self-motivated, calm in a hectic environment, good in an international team, and possess good communication skills, then please send your application in right away!

Experience in exhibitions, hospitality, events or related industries are highly valued and any additional language abilities are a significant plus (French, German, Dutch, etc.).

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How to Do an Amazing Demo Lesson at an English Teaching Interview in Japan

The least favourite part of a teaching job interview in Japan is the demo lesson, but it is the best way to show your skills and land the job!

With nearly every teaching position in Japan, it will be required to give a brief demo lesson during the interview. Although this might sound daunting – what with the pressure of trying to get the job and all – here is the chance to wow the people evaluating you. So how do you go about doing an amazing demo lesson? Go simple, and release your inner showman.

Before starting, though, why should you bother listening to what I have to say? I have been teaching English in Japan for the past four years. I have taught students from as young as one-year-old to adults at all stages of their careers, and each one requires a different approach. Therefore, the following pieces of advice are based on my experiences. There’s more to a job interview than this, so check this post about crushing step two of the interview.

With that out of the way, here are five points to help you give an amazing demo lesson.

Students are Non-English Speakers, So Treat Them That Way

Remember that if you get the job, the vast majority of your students cannot speak any English. Although that may sound like a no-brainer, it cannot be stressed enough how critical it is to keep this in mind. You will be surprised by how much slang and cultural vernacular comes out while speaking. Be mindful that Japanese people, not just children, may have no context for what specific phrases or idioms mean. For example, using a term like the already used “no-brainer” would not be doing anyone any favors.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 50

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 pick some of the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.


Bilingual Customer Service Representatives

  • Company: 40-40
  • Salary: ¥280,000 ~ ¥400,000 / Month, Commission Based
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

40-40, an all-in-one business solutions firm specializing in multi-channel marketing, is looking for a customer service representative to join its team located in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Proven Japanese language ability is a must, although a low level of kanji comprehension is acceptable as most of the work will be done on a PC. Customers are strictly English-speaking individuals but you will also work closely with the Japanese back-end staff who will assist in providing the services requested.

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Recruitment Consultant

  • Company: アクティブ・コネクター株式会社
  • Salary: ¥230,000 ~ ¥330,000 / Month、 Commission Based
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

As a growing business, Active Connector is currently looking for a recruitment consultant who will be dedicated to helping fellow foreigners find their “ikigai” (way of life) in Japan.

Your main duties will include providing career consulting session to users in English as well as introducing them to jobs that match their profile and expectations.

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Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

Economic Researcher

  • Company: Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
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Top Jobs in Japan with No Japanese Required – Week 49, 2019

Source: Gaijin Pot

Don’t speak Japanese but want to work in Japan? Each week we’re looking through our database of jobs in Japan to showcase the top positions that don’t require any Japanese language ability. By creating a GaijinPot Jobs account, you can apply directly to these companies in English (or the language specified in the job listing).

GPlusMedia Inc. / 株式会社ジープラスメディア

Writer/Content Manager for GPlus Media (GaijinPot, Savvy Tokyo, Japan Today)

  • Company: GPlusMedia Inc. / 株式会社ジープラスメディア
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥3.3M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

GPlus Media is looking for a fluent English writer to join our GaijinPot, Savvy Tokyo and Japan Today editorial team based in Tokyo.

Knowledge of SEO and how to best utilize online content is a big advantage as we work closely with our marketing team to continually grow our global readership.

Social media savvy is also a big plus as you’ll be supporting the promotion of content across our various digital platforms.

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Michigan English School | ミシガンイングリッシュスクール

Full-Time Native English Teacher

  • Company: Michigan English School | ミシガンイングリッシュスクール
  • Salary: ¥250,000 / Month
  • Location: Gifu, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Tired of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo?

Here is an opportunity for an English teaching job located in Gifu City in Gifu Prefecture in the central area of Japan, 20 minutes by train from Nagoya city.

In addition to regular English classes, you’ll be able to take part in summer camps, nature expeditions with the kids around Gifu and holiday parties.

Benefits include a company car, furnished apartments, and visa sponsorship.

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