Washing dishes Actually, I had seven in mind, but it was late at night when I started this and then I fell asleep on the floor with a glass of white wine and some Calbee’s potato chips, so I ended up typing something like 6. But I also kept hearing something that sounded ominous. At one point, the interviewer said, “Are you familiar with the phrase, ‘work-life balance’? Here, the need is often for someone who speaks English, and enough Japanese to get by. Tech jobs for foreigners are often in international companies, where they need someone who can communicate with their counterparts in English, possibly provide tech support in English, and also speak enough Japanese to get along in the office environment.
Fortunately, you are not alone and the Japanese porn industry knows how to market one of its richest natural resources.I briefly considered enrolling in a language school full-time, particularly one near the beach so I could work in a surf shop, which would have been sweet. This is a very simple process involving only two steps: 1. Be from a country other than Japan Speaking English, surprisingly enough, isn’t actually a requirement, which is blatantly apparent when you see some of the English teachers here. Some other acronym nobody’s every heard of, anything. But being able to say that you’ve visited Japan goes a long way in convincing people that they should hire you to move here. That’s “Experienced in early childhood education methods and principles.” God gave you an imagination for a reason. Employers want someone who’s going to show up for work early, every day, do the job according to procedure, stamp the proper forms, and not mix the plastic bottles in with the aluminum cans.But when I looked at the cost of language school, it was like paying money to come to Japan, rather than making money. So while those two things are actually enough, let me give you five more you might want to think about: 3. Get something on your resume that every other foreigner doesn’t already have. Take a real class, an almost-real online class, or make something up yourself. Just saying “I watch a lot of anime” probably isn’t going to cut it. Then late on Friday afternoon, when you’re planning to fly to Korea for the weekend, your boss will say, “We need you to work this Sunday.” See, that’s where the flexibility comes in.Welcome to the exciting world of Japanese academia, Doctor. Gaijin Pot A consistent resource, with a lot of position listings. This is a great site for people who want to work in bilingual jobs. Soon you’ll be going to maid cafes and drifting cars through Shibuya on a daily basis.You have to use their format, which is a bit of a drag, but some of the jobs I’ve gotten in Japan have come from here. O-Hayo Sensei The site design’s straight out of 1985, but it does list some good teaching jobs. Then you have a whole new country where everything’s perfect, at least for a couple weeks.