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1. Posted by Aurelie09 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Hi !!

I am currently a student and still have 3 years to go so it might look (ok, it is) a bit early to plan this but I would like to spend one year in Japan after I graduate. I am planning to go there to learn the language and find a small job for the year (honestly anything would do I guess, not gonna be picky !!!).

Problems are, I honestly don't really know if it is possible for a non japonese speaker to find a job "easily" there. I am starting to take Japonese classes but I don't think I will have a fluent or at least correct Japonese in 3 years as it more like open studies. So I would like to know if you have already done that or planning to and if you have some informations about it. I know they will be problems of visa and other stuffs like that but I will start to think about worrying about that later ^^
I would rather not be in Tokyo (even if it might be easier there), I am quite a small size city lover, with interesting things to do but a way to escape the crowd pretty easily as well.
And what amount of money do you think should have had saved before going to be "safe" in case of problems occuring and for accomodations.

Thanks if you have any answers to any of my questions !!!

Aurelie

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Oct-2010, at 07:38 by Aurelie09 ]

2. Posted by lucyloo4 (Budding Member 53 posts) 5y

I would suggest teaching English...
you do not have to speak japanese, and there is demand for teachers all over Japan...
and you dont have to be a native speaker either...

I think you need a degree, and I have heard from a friend who worked there that the Japanese are pretty hardcore about working hours, she applied for a job that wanted her to work in a private school 8.5 hours a day, 6 days a week, plus overtime...!
apparently the money is good though...
Do a bit of research on tefl courses

also check out...Gaijinpot.com

3. Posted by Aurelie09 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Thank you very much !!
That's very useful to know. and thanks for the link as well.

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