Tag: work-in-japan

Interview with Rina from Indonesia on life and work in Japan Rina Japan

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 […]

From Spain to Japan: Honing His IT Skills in the Land of His Dreams Jose works in IT in Japan

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 […]

Moving to Japan to Freelance Working as a freelancer image

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. However, with a little preparation the way can be smoothed a bit, and that’s what I’d like to offer here: some ideas to prepare the way. […]

Getting Work Teaching English in Japan: A guide for the perplexed english teacher in Japan photo

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.

Rirekisho: How to Fill In a Japanese Resume Guide to how to fill your Japanese CV

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.

Demystifying Honne and Tatemae Living and working in Japan and Honne and Tatemae

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.