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is there a way to work in japan?

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1. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 11y

work and travel in japan please. how to do it

2. Posted by Tangying (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y

Hi GerryKhong,
Why do you choose to Japan?

Cheers
Tangying

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

If you look Caucasian and have a university degree, then teaching English could be a possibility.

4. Posted by icecherry (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hi guys! I would also like to know what work opportunities there are in Japan. I'm thinking of working in Japan in the future. Is it a must to be fluent in Japanese? Or is fluent English good enough?

Thank you!

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I understand that there are a lot of teaching positions available, especially for small children. Perhaps you may care to check online sites Young people in their early twenties are usually popular

As mentioned earlier though, Caucasians are preferred in Japan. It is very unfortunate if you do not look Caucasian.

6. Posted by icecherry (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

I understand that there are a lot of teaching positions available, especially for small children. Perhaps you may care to check online sites Young people in their early twenties are usually popular

As mentioned earlier though, Caucasians are preferred in Japan. It is very unfortunate if you do not look Caucasian.

Hi there... thanks for your reply! It is unfortunate that I'm asian and probably look like one of them!

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8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting icecherry

[quote=Wocca]Hi there... thanks for your reply! It is unfortunate that I'm asian and probably look like one of them!

I've known teachers from Singapore & Malaysia that have experienced problems with their appearance in China, even though their speech is language. Basically, it comes down to paying extra for the "white" look

9. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Incidentally, the preferred nationalities for foreign teachers are British (often including Eire), Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the USA. A fairly neutral accent is quite important.

Native-English speakers from native-English speaking countries, that look Caucasian, and hold passports from one of those countries

10. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Gerry, why don't you check out the Japanese embassy in your country and see if anything's available, or at least the sort of processes you need to go through in order to work in Japan? Perhaps they have a website.

I was in Japan earlier this year, and I saw plenty of non-Caucasians who live and work there. So don't feel restricted in any way.