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2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 47

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.


Web Search Evaluator (Remote)

  • Japanese: Business level
  • English: Business level
  • Must currently reside in Japan

Work from home at Appen, awarded for their remote working culture four years in a row (No. 1 in 2017). All you need is a computer, a high-speed internet connection and experience searching for information on the internet. Part-time position up to four hours per day, five days a week. English and Japanese written skills required.

Apply


Engineer (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

  • Japanese: Conversational
  • English: Conversational
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering or related discipline
  • ¥3.0M~6.0M/Year

Human Resocia is looking for excellent engineers around the world who have expertise and experience in the Information Technology sector (software development, network infrastructure, AI, big data, etc.). Benefits include paid overtime, visa application fees coverage, flight fare compensation if you are already residing in Japan and accommodation support!

Apply


RAMS Support for Traction System/Rail (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

  • Japanese: Conversational
  • English: Conversational
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • ¥6.0M ~ ¥7.5M / Year

L&T Technology Services offers design and development solutions throughout the entire product development chain across various industries. You must have at least five to 15 years experience in managing a complete V-cycle project. Familiarity with FMECA & Fault Tree tools and experience with various rolling stock subsystems like couplers, bogie, brakes, traction, gangway, etc. will be highly regarded. Advanced Japanese abilities will be a big plus.

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Customer Support Representative (Chitose, Hokkaido)

2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 45

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.


Software Engineer (Meguro, Tokyo)

  • English, Chinese or Japanese
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field
  • Negotiable salary

Build the next generation crypto-currency exchange software at Binance in Meguro, Tokyo. Ideal candidates need to speak at least one of the following languages: English, Japanese or Chinese. A bachelor degree in a technical field is mandatory but a computer science, computer engineering or software engineering-related degree would be highly valued. Your duty as a software engineer will be to work on all parts of stack: UI, middleware, backend and devOps.

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Video Game 2D Graphic Designer (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: None
  • Proficiency in Illustrator/Photoshop
  • Visa sponsorship available

The 2D graphic designer is responsible for creating high-fidelity art assets and implementing them for use in the interface and associated media campaigns. This includes character and prop illustration, UI elements such as buttons and icons, also conceptual investigations into the visual aesthetics of future products. Japanese language skills or other language proficiency would be a bonus.

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Coordinator (Setagaya, Tokyo)

  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • ¥200,000 ~ ¥300,000 / Month
  • Part-time hours available
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Must have a valid working visa

Savvy 3 is a bilingual fashion and retail consultancy with offices in Tokyo, New York and Paris, advising major brands like Forever21, Tommy Bahama or Josie Natori on how to expand Japanese market share as well as helping Japanese and foreign retail companies find business partners in Japan and abroad. Only conversational Japanese required!

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Accounting Manager (Tokyo)

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The 2020 MEXT Changes and You

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is set to implement a new public school English education system just in time for the opening ceremonies.

I won’t go through all of the changes here, (for full details, follow this link: http://www.generalunion.org/laws-and-rights/1696-the-2018-transition-towards-smooth-implementation-of-new-course-of-study-in-foreign-language-education), but the changes can basically be summed up in following three bullet points:

  • more mandatory English classes;
  • English classes mandatory at lower grades; and
  • higher level textbooks.

So what exactly does this mean for you, as a current or hopeful English teacher?

To at least partially answer that question, the follow are my predictions on the effect these changes will have on the public English teaching industry. Hopefully these insights will better prepare you for the potential shakeup.

More Teachers?

With the increased number of classes, it only makes sense that there will be an increased demand for teachers. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, but with the government already passing legislation to bring in more foreign workers to Japan, this seems like a sure thing.

The changes calculate out to about 400% more classes. If you’re looking to teach in Japan in the near future, this is great news! The increased need means there will be more jobs for more people, and you’ll have a much higher chance of getting selected. The next few years seem like a great time to hunt for an English teaching job in Japan, and while we can’t be certain, I’m willing to guess that even people from non-native speaking countries will more welcome than ever before.

More Responsibilities?

With English becoming mandatory at lower grades, some Japanese English Elementary School Teachers will be pushed to teach a subject in they might have very little experience. For some teachers, this might mean leaning on the ALT more than ever before; …continue reading