How to find a job in Japan

To find a job in Japan, you can start from with a workport and job.rikunabi. Everyone who wants to find a job in Japan needs first to look for a job in Japan. You can look for recruitment agencies in Japan. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Japan.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Japan. Japanese citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Japan without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Japan.

Most websites or apps are in English and Japanese. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to get a job in Japan

You can find a job in Japan by searching online for job opportunities in Japan. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Japanese citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Job websites in Japan

Many job websites can help you find work in Japan. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “Teacher in Tokyo” or “Delivery driver in Yokohama .” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll immediately understand what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for a “Receptionist in Nagoya ” or a “Warehouse assistant in Kyoto.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Japan and jobs.






Jobs in Japan





In addition, Japan has working holiday programs allowing young people from Japan and partner countries to spend their holidays working part-time to supplement travel expenses. This fosters mutual cultural understanding and respect between Japan and its partner countries for an authentic professional and cultural experience in Japan. API is an internship program that can help you gain work experience.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Japan

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Japan. I found these groups talking about jobs in Japan. You can look for more.

Jobs in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa

Tokyo Job Seekers

jp.linkedin.com is a popular choice when networking for jobs in Japan.

Recruitment agencies in Japan

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Tokyo” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Japan. They can help you find a job in Japan.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Japan

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Japan. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Japan, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Japan.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Japan

You can search for companies and local businesses in Japan. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Osaka.”

Walk around anywhere in Japan for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Japan, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Yokohama.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Japanese residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Japan employment scheme” or “Japan employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

The caption of the cover image above is in Ninenzaka, 京都市, Japan. Photo by Kevin Xie on Unsplash.




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2 responses to “How to find a job in Japan”

  1. gusto ko po sana makapag trabaho sa bansang Japan ano po ba ang mga kelangan ko po isa po akong Job seeker dito po sa pilipinas salamat po

  2. I am looking for a job in japan. I’ve studied Until N3 level japanese in India

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