The best way to begin freelancing in Japan is to just start doing whatever it is you do — as long as this is allowed under your visa.
Teaching English in Japan has long been a relatively easy gateway into living and working here. Essentially, anyone whose first language is English and has a college degree has a chance of finding a job with a company that will sponsor a visa, and usually even help find a place to live.
Unlike many western countries I’m familiar with, the Japanese CV format is almost totally standardized. Naturally, some companies (particularly tech ones) may ask for additional or alternative forms more like the CV or resume you’re familiar with, but understanding the Japanese one is going to be essential for looking for work here.
Japan is well-known for its zealous workers and what often comes to mind when referring to its office workers are usually exhausted employees passed out on the train.
When trying to picture a Japanese city like Tokyo and its inhabitants, one of the first things that comes to mind is a crowd of straight-backed people with stern faces.
If you’ve researched living and working in Japan much at all, you’re sure to have come across the terms honne 本音 (true feelings) and tatemae建前 (façade). The terms seem to haunt people’s interactions, with some foreigners describing the concepts as the ultimate barrier to understanding.
If you want to make a good impression when you first start working at a company in Japan, then it is important to stick closely to the standard Japanese office dress code. The main rule if you are new to a company is to choose basic and simple designs for your outfit. Though this does […]
Different countries have different work cultures and career paths as the nations are different from the very basics, such as culture and language.
In Western countries, when we are children, teenagers and then university students we are continuously asked what job we want to do once we graduate. There is always this pressure to give an answer without which we could come across as lost and indecisive. This is why we learn from a very young age to […]