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(Podcast) Working in Japan Common Questions ANSWERED

This week I answer the following 5 questions in entertaining fashion:

  • Do you need a TEFL?
  • What’s the best way to learn Japanese?
  • Japanese people always speak to me in English.. what should I do?
  • I can’t find a non-teaching job and I’ve been trying really hard…
  • I work in Pakistan. I can drive. Can you find me a job?

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Taking Bereavement Leave As a Foreign Worker in Japan

Woman sitting alone, having coffee and texting on her mobile phone

If you plan on staying for the long term in Japan, sadly, there’s a chance that you will have to say your last goodbyes to a loved one living overseas at some point. That’s when it will be really important to know how and when you can take bereavement leave that may or may not be included in your annual leave in Japan.

When you factor in time difference, distance, daily life struggles of being in a foreign country and the death of a loved one, the physical and mental toll can be all too unbearable. At times like that, you might struggle to think of what your next steps may be. If you are facing aging parents or family that are in ill health, it will be far better for your own peace of mind and sense of security if you find out where you stand in terms of bereavement leave sooner rather than when you get that call.

Your right to bereavement leave in Japan

If you are a full-time worker in Japan, you have the right to take condolence or bereavement leave.

According to Japan’s labor laws, employers must provide kibiki kyuka (忌引休暇) or “condolence leave” to full-time employees. If you are not working full time, as in you’re on a short-term contract, working part-time, as a dispatch, or essentially not a seishain (正社員, full time employee), technically your company does not have to provide you with any leave at all.

But if you’re a full-time employee of a company based in Japan, you will be granted a certain number of days for bereavement leave based on your relationship to the deceased.

For a spouse, child, or parent, you are typically granted up to five days leave. For a grandparent, sibling, or grandchild, three days. And for any other …continue reading

    

(Podcast) 3-year JET – US based education business owner

This week 3-year JET Daniel drops in to tell us all about his stint in the military in Yokosuka (Ryo’s old stomping grounds Shenmue fans), being a JET for 3 years (and dealing with someone in his town breaking contract), and finally starting his own education business back in the states. Enjoooy.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 22

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.

株式会社これから

Full-Stack Engineer

  • Company: 株式会社これから
  • Salary: ¥1,200 ~ ¥2,000 /hour, negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Kore Kara is an e-commerce and marketing agency focused on helping merchants increase sales through website design, creative personalization, and marketing strategies. They are looking for an experienced full-stack engineer to join their team in Tokyo.

Applicants must have work experience or strong knowledge in at least one of the below coding languages:

1. Server Side: Javascript (node.js/express.js/loopback.js), PHP (Laravel/Zend Framework), Go, Python
2. Front End: JavaScript (Vue/Nuxt/Babel/ESLint/Webpack/Marionette)
3. Database: MySQL, Aurora, MongoDB, NoSQL
4. Infrastructure: AWS (ELB, EC2, ECS, RDS, S3, SQS), GCP (Pub/Sub)

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40-40

Bilingual Customer Service Representative

  • Company: 40-40
  • Salary: ¥1,300 ~ ¥1,875 /hour
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • 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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