working in Japan

Save Japan’s Economy: Increase the Female Workforce!

Apparently, Japan has been facing an economic downturn since its recession period. Its economy has been spiraling downwards due to many occurring circumstances. One such circumstance is the lack of workers in the country. The workforce is a very important contribution to support the country’s welfare cost and taxes. Do you know that Japanese women…

What it really is like being an English teacher in Japan

Being a foreigner in Japan, who doesn’t speak fluent Japanese, there aren’t that many options available in terms of job hunting. The easiest route for many, is becoming an English language teacher. A large proportion of Japanese people really want to improve their English skills, so there is always a demand! There are many different…

How to Become a Teacher of Children in Japan

If you are a native English speaker who is working in Japan, chances are you are working as an English Teacher. With a high annual turnover, there are thousands of English teachers in Japan at any one time, and there are always positions to be filled. If you are looking to teach English to kids…

Too old to work? Think again!

According to the UN, Japan has a quarter of its total population (i.e., 25 %) of senior citizens above 65 years old. Also, the total population is going to decrease 10% by next decade. There is also a fear that if the shrinking continues at the same pace, there wont be any Japanese left by…

Looking for an apartment? Stay in a Leo Palace21

Are you planning to study or work in Japan for a year or two? Are you looking for the best apartment that would fit your needs during your short-term stay here? In This article, I will introduce the apartment which I think is good for short-term workers or foreign students. The Apartments The apartment’s name…

How to Get a Working Holiday Visa in Japan

Have you ever heard about the working holiday program? working holiday program is an initiative of the government in some countries that enable young people from different (particular) countries to take extended holiday in their countries for one year or more, and to work in those countries. This program normally aims for giving international people…

Understanding the Japanese Working Culture and Environment

Most people know that Japanese working culture is hard in terms of amount of working hours and attention required to details. If you want to get a job in Japan or work in a Japanese company in your country, make sure that you understand the culture and environment beforehand. 1. Long working hours jp.fotolia.com/ The…

How to Find a Job as an English Teacher in Japan

Are you looking for a job in Japan? Or do you want to change your current job for a better one in a “greener pasture”? Whether you are an English-speaking person in or outside Japan who is looking for a job, this article may help you in your search. English Teachers in Japan jp.fotolia.com/ Due…

Top Part-Time Jobs for Foreigners in Japan

People often try to find at least part-time jobs when they live in another country. Although some have already got a status as an employee somewhere or in many cases have a student status, finding part-time job is still considered to be one of the things in priority. In Japan, finding a part-time job can…

NEETs in Japan: What Does It Mean?

Although Japanese are considered to be very hard working people, there is still a fracture of people that don’t want to work. The definition of NEET was created to define the generation from 15 to 34 years old that do not wish to work. How did this happen and what does the government do to…