This week I go over the 30 year history of the ALT position, and then give some thoughts on the state of the position in 2019? Is it STILL a good job?
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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).
Japan Tour Leader
Destination Asia is looking for energetic, talented and interesting people to lead their specialist tours in and around Tokyo and the Kanto area.
You will also have the opportunity to create new tours based on your own interests and experience, whether it be gourmet, pop culture, history or art.
Previous experience in the tourism industry would be great!
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Native English Program Leader (After-School & Pre-School) in Shiga
This is a position in Shiga with a visa sponsorship opportunity!
Kids Duo is looking for native English-speaking teachers to support their after-school and pre-school programs.
While Kids Duo has a set curriculum and training will be provided, teachers are actively encouraged to grow and expand on these foundations to create truly unique and personalized lessons, allowing ample creative freedom to inject passion and enthusiasm into your class.
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Our new Jobs in Japanese Gaming series will look at some of the different gaming jobs in Japan through interviews with people who make games happen in all sorts of ways.
First up, meet Ben Judd, a video games agent who has been in the industry for well over a decade.
GaijinPot sat down with Judd during this June’s BitSummit, an annual indie games festival held in Kyoto which he co-founded, to find out more about the gaming industry and how his career developed in Japan.
A 44-year-old American video games agent, Judd was the first non-Japanese producer to work for games giant Capcom—the developer behind Street Fighter, Monster Hunter and Mega Man, to name a few. In addition to being a translator, producer, and video games agent, Judd is a founder of the video games publisher Dangen Entertainment. He’s also the voice of Phoenix Wright in Capcom’s Ace Attorney series. Just don’t try to get him to shout, “Objection!”
What is a video games agent and what does one do?
What don’t I do? I run three companies right now. I’m one of the three owners of Digital Development Management, the world’s largest video games agency. Separate from that, I work with Capsulated Software, an Osaka-based software development company, and I’m also one of five members of Dangen Entertainment which specializes in localizing and releasing awesome games in both English and Japanese language regions.
The work that a video games agent does is a lot like what they do at Hollywood agencies or sports agencies. I work with Japanese game developers like FromSoftware, PlatinumGames, Game Freak, Art Play and a wide variety of others, to help them realize the game concepts they want to make, and then help them to find a publisher.
How did you start in the games industry in Japan?
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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.
Web Designer (Photoshop, HTML+CSS)
Sokoku is looking for a Web Designer to design or maintain websites as well as create web banners.
You must have at least one year’s experience as a web designer and have a valid working visa for Japan.
Benefits include meal allowance, annual medical check-up, salary raise, and bonus twice a year!
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Restaurant Service Staff
A Ninja-themed restaurant located in Akasaka and Shinjuku is looking for ninjutsu-skilled staff to join its Shinobi team. Meals, transportation and uniforms will be provided.
Restaurant staff and kitchen staff positions available.
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Real Estate Sales Staff
Your main duty will be handling general inquiries (by mail and phone), scheduling room viewings and translating documents on a needs basis.
You will only need conversational Japanese.
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The first Pokémon Center opened in Osaka in 1998 and today Japan counts 11 official retail spaces for Poké-maniacs to catch ’em all. With Pikachu as their adorable leader, those poké-wonderlands are just perfect to satisfy the p-otaku in you (wahey!)
Merchandising-wise, Nintendo is making big money from Pokémon Centers. These official stores are like a sanctuary for fans to adopt plushies and purchase figures, drawings, clothes, snacks, jewelry, and other great goodies. There’s even an online store for fans in the U.S.
And they’re now hiring!
Get your resumes ready because Pokémon Centers across the nation are looking for new staff!
= The hiring ads for Pokémon centers at Shibuya station are great. There are lots of them near the metro Exit 1 so go check them out!
= As I was looking at all the ads to hire staff for the Pokemon centers the last one with Magikarp made me laugh.
With over 1.1 million passengers daily, Shibuya station is THE perfect spot for companies to show their hiring ads. All they need (aside from paying an expensive advertising fee) is to come up with a creative ad campaign to generate social media buzz.
So what did Nintendo choose? Pokémon puns.
Each poster’s tagline is basically a word-play on a Pokémon’s characteristics. The purpose? Appealing to そんなキミに, “someone like you.”
Some of our favorites are:
Cubone (カラカラ, Karakara)
骨（ほね）のある仕事（しごと）ください = I want a job with backbone
Slowpoke (ヤドン, Yadon)
たまには肩（かた）の力（ちから）を抜（ぬ）かなきゃ = Sometimes, you need to take it easy
Snorlax (カビゴン, Kabigon)
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