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Foreigner Jobs in Japan?

Foreigner Jobs in Japan? Topic: Basic skills for english writing
April 22, 2019 / By Betty
Question: I live in the States and I'm looking to someday to go to Japan, but I really don't feel like the whole ALT position is right for me because I'm still a bit shy to get up in front of a class, let alone teach, that and IF I decide to date, I don't want my girl to be with me for free English lessons and all that, I want her to be with me because she actually likes me. Could anyone tell me what jobs and/or fields could have me traveling to Japan, please? As for my fields: I have perfect writing and typist skills (if that matters.....I'm wanting to be a writer, someday) and I'm currently trying to get certified for computer programming and maybe something else later. Aside from that, I am pretty good with computers (software and internet-wise, anyways).
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Aila Aila | 10 days ago
ok buddy im apologizing in advance for the length of this are the cruelty. My dream is to go to Japan and live and work as well. I would like to do something other than teach english as well. Im currently in college getting a Bachelors in Broadcasting. Here is a bit of advice. Unless you are a english teacher. One of the requirements for getting a Working Visa over their is a Bachelors degree in some Field of study. A english teacher all you have to do is pass the interveiw. You must also me insured a job prior to applying for the visa. their are many kinds of visas let me explain. Visitors Visa - Valid for 3 months Student Visa - A Visa allowig you to remain in japan due to studys. Workers Visa - Allows you to work in japan indfinatly. If you change jobs you HAVE to update your visa. Marriage visa - You marry a japanese girl or vise versa. so its like in the states. You are allowed to come and go as you please but your not a citizen. Citizenship - Must remian in japan for 10 years and lead a productive life. Dont cause much trouble and contribute to your community. Must also know the Japanese anthem, and be fluent in japanese. So my friend step one is to get in school. Most japanese probably dont give a crap if your japanese oor american if you can do a job well. So work your butt off. This dosent mean you have to make A's, B's. You do need to make a C adverage to actually graduate college. The next step is to learn japanese. Here is a really good web site that teaches you japanese. Its amazing in just about every aspect. It gives you a 7 day free trial then ( you dont need the premiumPlus package ) you can subscribe to one of 3 pakages monthly. Basic - $4 - this includes audio lessons, Kani lessons, reveiws, etc. Premium - $10 - I reccomend this one - This includes Everything but 1 0n 1 with the intructer. You get audio, downloads, vocab, kanji, kata kana, pronouncing aids, tests, fun stuff, etc. Premium Plus - $26 - Same as Premium only you get 1 on 10 time with the instructors. These are monthly packages you gatta pay every month. Now when you sign up it will give you a offer to pay the Shipping and handeling cost for some CD's that help ou. ID take that offer if I were you. And About the dating thing in japan. Japanese girls arnt going to try to date you or free english lessons. Most japnese girls just like american girls like successful men. So take it easy. Go through college and learn japanese. Find a job, move, date, get married, have kids, and whatever. Heres the web site to learn japanese www.japanesepod101.com Konojotachi wa Kyou utsukushii desu ka?
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Aila Originally Answered: Translating jobs in Japan?
It takes more than knowing two languages it go into translating as a career. More realistically, there are plenty of international jobs for someone who is bilingual. For example, international marketing and international public relations come to mind. For something more technical, an import and export manager at an international trading firm is for the bilingual too. What's common to all these jobs is that the combination of speaking Japanese and English makes you marketable in the job market, but you still want actual job skills to make you employable.
Aila Originally Answered: Translating jobs in Japan?
It can be done, but it's not going to be easy. You need near native level Japanese to do what you want to do.Not an easy task in only four years.It's possible, but it will take a great deal of effort on your part. A lot of it will depend on your ability with learning a new language.Writing Japanese is even harder.You need to memorize at least 2,000 characters just to read a newspaper.You're going to have to live and breathe Japanese from now on.Things can change a lot in another four years.Japan is going through a bad recession,and most jobs will go to a native Japanese first. But don't let that get you down.It's a nice goal, and you should give it your best.What you're talking about is too far in the future to make any plans.Just stay in school and do the best you can.
Aila Originally Answered: Translating jobs in Japan?
Yes, I suppose within 3 years, the depression will be over. So, you had better study hard as possible as you can from now. Though most people do not know here in Y!A, there are nice jobs in Japan.

Tobiah Tobiah
It's very difficult for foreigners to get a job other than English teacher. Not all English teachers teach in a class of dozens of students. Some teach at a class of just a few students.
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Tobiah Originally Answered: Horrible trip to Japan-Has anyone ever had a bad stay in Japan?
I have lived here for 11 years and out of that 11 years I had two very dreadfully awful years. I worked at an English Pre-school where I had to work in a classroom teaching English with 3 Japanese teachers and myself. It was supposed to be an English immersion program and we were all supposed to work together to make the program and get the kids speaking English. There were several native speaking kids in my class. By the 2nd month there, they were all speaking Japanese and the Japanese kids had not learned a lick of English. The parents were paying like a thousand dollars a month for these kids to learn English and the Japanese teachers were totally clueless and unwilling to learn or change their very small minded atitutudes. The reason? Well, the Japanese teachers made it their plan to basically exclude me from all the planning and do everything themselves the "Japanese way". They did not value my ideas or opinions simply because I was a "foreigner" (who happened to have been teaching English successfully in a similar program for 8 years already and was married to a Japanese man!). They totally went about teaching English the wrong way, first by speaking in Japanese to the kids, and translating everything I said into Japanese, often the exact opposite of what I was saying to the kids. I talked to the teachers directly, wrote them letters, even went to the principal and other native teachers about what was going on, and I was completely ignored. Was literally talking to a brick wall on all sides. I completely lost rapport with my students almost immediately. As a result, the kids turned into evil little monsters who hit, kicked, shoved their fingers up my butt (literally, they call it "concho" or "suppositories" in English) and called me all sorts of names in Japanese. The Japense teachers efforts to control them were just downright flimsy at best. I ended up having to speak Japanese directly to the kids to get them under control. Most of the students quit by the end of that year and luckily a new company took over and canned most of those teachers and of course the staff. I have also had to attend several company parties where women had to pour the drinks for the men, and the men basically treated the women like subserviant pee brained dimwits, which the women in turn, acted like. I had no tolerance for that and excused myself from the party earlier..call me disrespectful but I could really only take so much. The Japanese meetings were horrible. 5 hours of talking about absolutely nothing, no decisions were made, and anything I said got NO response. That same year, several of my friends where having problems with their Japanese husbands and in-laws. Problems you would not believe in a million years! That year, my husband"s grandmother died and the funeral was like some sort of phsychotic Japanese nightmare from hell. The relatives from Osaka came and stayed with us and my in-laws and were completely wasted the whole time. I was in charge of driving them from the funeral home and back to the in-laws for several days straight. One of the great-aunts kept chasing me around trying to grab my boobs the whole time while the rest of the relatives were carrying the corpse around and serving it beer and ice cream (dead serious). One of the uncles would not stop picking on me about my weight and my in-laws where deeply humiliated by their relatives behavior, but of course said nothing to them. My husband and I have not attended another funeral since. Being a foreigner (and this is event hough my husband and children are Japanese AND I have a permanent residency in Japan) I have been turned down for apartments, service at restaurants and shops, medical care, credit cards and life insurance. My friends tell me the worst is yet to come with my kids going to school, but I will leave all that up to my husband to deal with and enjoy working at my now very well functioning pre-school! That said, I guess I have learned that there are idiots, and the equivilant of "white trash, hicks, red necks, etc." everywhere, INCLUDING Japan..But unless you speak or understand Japanese, or are working among these people, you probably will not even notice them. For the most part, Japanese are just as considerate if not more considerate towards visitors than they are to their own people.
Tobiah Originally Answered: Horrible trip to Japan-Has anyone ever had a bad stay in Japan?
I personally love Japan, there are times when I wish I live there right now - I love the food, the people, the atmosphere, products, pretty much everything. The weather can sometimes be a bothersome, especially during tsuyu (rainy season) in the summer where the temperature can rise to 35~40 degrees. The winters can get extremely cold too. But the festivals and public events are always nice - like omatsuri (summer festival) in the summer or hanami ("flower watching") in the spring. I had lived primarily in Sendai, if not Tokyo. Much more quiet. It's a very recycle-friendly place; the manager of my grandmother's apartment actually checked our garbage before having them taken to ensure the recyclable plastic was separate from the other garbage.

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