We have asked Sergei about life as a programmer in Ukraine, in general, and also he shared with us what is his job like, and how it is to work for a Japanese company.
We have come to perhaps the most challenging part of becoming a freelancer in Japan: how to find freelance clients. So far we have looked at straightforward logistical problems that include universals.
Hello, I’m Rina from Bogor, Indonesia. I majored in Computer Science but since I was a kid I always have interest in Japan. Probably it started in high school, where we had Japanese language class for 1 year. I was good at it, and I wanted to learn more. Since then, I learn the language […]
Jose moved from his home country Spain to Japan in July 2018 with his wife and is now engaged in cutting edge IT research and development for a Japanese IT company.We interviewed Jose, who spoke of his desire to live in Japan and work with the latest Japanese IT technology, and of how he studied […]
The challenges of moving to a new country to work are many, and if you add the stress of starting a new freelance career, all those can be overwhelming.
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.
This series will look at issues with becoming a freelancer in Japan. It will focus on several points, including official procedures. We will examine general issues for people working in various fields but I will include field-specific information when possible.