Jobs in Japan
Hiring activity in Japan is relatively low, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
The survey of 1,250 Japanese employers found the first quarter Net Employment Outlook has risen from +2% in 2011 to +5% in 2012. This means that for every 100 employers, five more employers are planning to hire workers rather than lose them. This employment result indicates some opportunities should be available to job hunters.
It should be noted that Japanese hiring levels are generally lower in the first quarter compared with the rest of the year – once seasonally adjusted, the first quarter outlook stands at +11%.
Daijob.com lists thousands of jobs in Japan and has career support articles. The website is available in English and Japanese. It has information for recent movers to Japan and for those who are thinking of migrating.
Bilingual Careers in Japan
This website displays hundreds of jobs that are searchable by different options including ability in Japanese and English. The website is available in English and Japanese and has articles with career advice, including guides on how to write cover letters and a job applications over the internet.
This is a website in English about life in Japan. It has information about real estate and culture and displays job listings. Many listed jobs do not require applicants to be able to speak Japanese.
DotJapan lists jobs and has articles about work in Japan. You can get jobs emailed to you by signing up. Jobseekers are able to advertise their availability on the website.
Find Jobs in Japan
This website has a range of jobs in different categories. Jobs are searchable by job location, category and keyword.
Jobs in Japan
Jobsinjapan.com has listed job ads. You can post ads on the website to try and find employment.
OHayoSensei.com is a free, twice-monthly newsletter that includes over 100 English teaching (and other English language-related) positions per issure. Over 300 Japanese schools subscribe to O-Hayo Sensei. You can post ‘Employment Wanted’ ads for free in the classified section.
English Teaching in Japan
This website lists jobs in Japan for English teachers. You must register to use any of japanenglishteacher.com’s jobseeker services.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
This is a government-run Japanese website with information about getting a visa and living in Japan.