How to Move to and Work in Japan



To many people, moving to Japan seems not just daunting, but almost impossible. However there is a way that makes getting a job and moving to Japan relatively painless and much more easily accessible.
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Every week I receive dozens of emails asking how I ended up living and working in Japan and this video finally seeks to address the question of how I did and how you might be able to do it too.

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21 thoughts on “How to Move to and Work in Japan

  1. I've heard some really bad stuff about the JET program. Like the schools and especially the English teachers not actually liking the JETs and there not being a lot of work which makes it really boring. Some have said that the JETs are basically treated like the token foreigners who are basically just puppets there to look good but have no actual meaning and get no respect. I've also heard that in rural areas the locals are really awful to foreigners and people who are idealistic are pretty much crushed by the program and the teachers and locals.

  2. Chris,
    I know this is a very late response to this video but it is a question I have seldom seen an answer to. Maybe because not many people have experience with it. Let's say you are someone who suffers from a chronic condition as I do (Type one diabetes) meaning that I am dependent on a prescription drug (insulin). Healthcare is where I am confused when it comes to living/working overseas for an employer, not of your home country. Although I am not a Japanese citizen (though potentially may desire to become one at some point) how would someone like me obtain proper health insurance and proper access to prescriptions while working overseas? Thanks for any feedback.
    Austin,

  3. I hear Japanese schools and companies really only want native English speakers as English teachers. Even if you're fluent they won't have you if you're not from an English speaking country.

  4. I’m Mexican and my first language is English and I’m fluent in Spanish and sign language but again I’m Mexican so lol yea maybe that’s not the easy way for me

  5. What qualifications do i need? All I have at the moment is a level 4/grade C in GCSE English Language lol. I'm hoping to do Japanese in university and get a degree in it so maybe that'd be useful.

  6. thank you for this video – truly. after watching this in about June I filled out the online application on the Interac website, and didn't even finish filling it out before I got a phone call to set up a phone interview. which I did and passed, then had my in-person interview in Vancouver two weeks ago. And I got my offer of employment today! probably wouldn't have happened if I didn't see this video.

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