How is it like working in Japan for a foreigner?

I'm a graphics designer and hoping to find a chance of working in Japane but hearsay its diffcult to get employed and tough. Anyone out there have experienced working there? If so, what measures should I take?

Asked By: subarashigene - 8/18/2006
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I visited Japan for 3 months as trainee... More
Answered By: Martin Arganaraz - 8/19/2006
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I don't think you'd fit into that culture very well. I wouldn't want to, myself.
Answered By: Chuck Dhue - 8/18/2006
Usually you will need a working permit. Unless you want to be paid lower than the average residents there, they will employ you. I'm not sure if the salary is enough for you to be there. Cost of living is so high there.
Answered By: shanghai68 - 8/18/2006
I am an American living in Japan. I am here because my hubbys company transferred us here. I have been looking for a job for 8 months. NOTHING!! If you want to come to Japan first of all you must get hired BEFORE you come. They are very strict with Visas. You dont have one, you will have to leave. Secondly there... More
Answered By: Marlene R - 8/18/2006
I am an American here teaching English. Getting English teaching jobs are quite easy because it is big business and there are employers all over the place. Look on a few search engines and see what you come up with. Contact the Japanese Embassy. Maybe they'll give you names of some places where you can apply.
Answered By: Adam - 8/18/2006
I am a gaijin working for a very large and established company. I was tranferred from my office in San Jose California. That means all of my visa and housing was arranged by the company. Visa wise, I am considered as an intra-company transferee. 99% of the people I work with and other gaijins that I have met had... More
Answered By: wuzaracer - 8/18/2006
I have a "Spouse Visa" and no degree and I have managed to build up a good amount of Students who want to learn English... More
Answered By: I hate hippies - 8/18/2006
I worked in Japan for two years and loved it. Maybe learn a little Japanese, bone up on current events (Japan Times online), cultivate a taste for the food, and learn 1 or 2 songs really really really well for karaoke.
Answered By: Answers1 - 8/18/2006
well... if you dont know how to speak Japanese fluently... More
Answered By: Wenielyn - 8/18/2006
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