How to Write the Perfect Reason for Applying When Looking for a Job in Japan

When job hunting in Japan, Japanese-style resumes generally have a dedicated “reason for applying” section to write down the motivation behind your application. While you may be unsure of what to write, many Japanese companies consider this motivation equal to your skills and experiences, making it an extremely important aspect to consider. The “reason for

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How to Fail an Online Japanese Interview (and How to Succeed!)

Interviews. Undoubtedly, they are the most stressful part of the job-hunting process. Plus, for those of us who aren’t native speakers, Japanese interviews have an added layer of difficulty. If you dislike interviews as much as I do, keep reading to learn what NOT to do, as well as what TO do to make your

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What Types of Part-time Jobs Can Foreigners Get in Japan?

Looking for some extra cash, new experiences, and self-improvement? Taking on a part-time job in Japan is a great way to achieve all three! And with the Japanese part-time job market bursting with vacancies, now is a better time than ever to start applying! But what types of part-time jobs can foreigners actually get in

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How to Work as a Care Worker in Japan

If you’re looking for a way to stay and work in Japan for a long time, consider becoming a care worker. Japan is experiencing a “super-aging” society, meaning that the senior population is increasing faster than the youth population can keep up. Unfortunately, this also means that there aren’t enough care workers to look after

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Black Companies – The Dark Side Of Japanese Working Culture

Working in Japan is an attractive prospect to many. For those wishing to experience the cultural, culinary, and environmental riches the country has to offer, a job allows one the freedom to do so. On top of this, with benefits like job security and health insurance, it’s no surprise many dream of living here. However,

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