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2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 1

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.

X-Kart Inc

Part-Time Street Go-Kart Tour Guide

  • Company: X-Kart Inc
  • Salary: ¥1,020 ~ ¥1,200 / Hour
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

X-Kart, the company offering tours of Tokyo in go-karts with customers dressed in costumes, is looking for part-time tour guides to entertain and show customers around Tokyo.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license for Japan.

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LINE Fukuoka

Development Engineer (iOS/Android) at LINE

  • Company: LINE Fukuoka
  • Salary: ¥6.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

The no. 1 messaging service in Japan, LINE, is looking for English-speaking development engineers to join their team in Fukuoka.

No Japanese required but you must be motivated to learn.

You must have at least three years of either iOS or Android application development experience (using Swift/Objective-C/Kotlin/Java).

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NIWAKA Corporation - 株式会社 俄

Customer Service & Marketing Researcher

  • Company: NIWAKA Corporation – 株式会社 俄
  • Salary: ¥3.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

NIWAKA, a luxury brand that offers high fashion and bridal jewelry, is looking for a Customer Service and Marketing Researcher to join their team in Kyoto.

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How to Get a Work Visa in Japan

If you want to work in Japan as a foreigner you have to get a work visa, which can be a frustrating and confusing experience. Let me show you all the things you need to do to get a work visa so you can stop worrying and start living and working in Japan.

Who can get a work visa?

Anyone can get a work visa in Japan, but it varies in difficulty based on the country of origin, your skills, work and educational background, your connection to Japanese people (are you married to Japanese or a descendant of a Japanese national?) and sometimes just dumb luck. Visas can be rejected for a whole bunch of reasons that we might never know, as we are not given their criteria for deciding whether or not we can get the visa. However, for the most part, if you have an employer to sponsor your visa, it becomes much easier, and usually there are no problems.

There are a lot of categories for working visas in Japan, and applications for all of them are here on the Japanese Immigration website. However, hold your horses on clicking that link because you need to have an employer support your application if you want to even get to that stage. Check on the board and search for a job with “Overseas Application OK” checked.

The first step for just about everyone is to get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) so you can get landing permission to Japan.

How do I get a Certificate of Eligibility to get my visa in Japan?

Once you’ve been offered a job by your employer, you’ll get a bunch of information from them including what you need to send them for the paperwork. If you’re going to be teaching it’s common to require a criminal …continue reading


(Podcast) State of the Inside Japan Podcast 2019

This week I go over the last 12 months worth of podcast: the highs, the lows, and the future. Lots of rambling, zero content about working in Japan. If you enjoy that sort of thing, enjoy! If not, I’ll see you in the New Year with some normal episodes! Happy new year to all.

My Fav Episodes of the Year!

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