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Working in Japan
Jobs in Japan Teaching English require great interpersonal skills even
more so than Teaching abilities. Japanese want to practice Real English
conversation with foreigners & learn real speak. They've done enough rote
learning & testing. The best way of Teaching English in Japan is pseudo
socially with 1 or 2 students discussing relevant current topics & events.
There are many English Teaching schools in Japan large & small with a constant need of English Teachers. Commit to one for your Visa, Housing, etc.. Develop your personal Japan English Teaching business of private students on the side.
Approximately Yen 3,000 an hour & often your new lifetime friends.
Scroll down for a list & link to the Japan English Teaching Schools offering Jobs in Japan Teaching English. Also the best sites for meeting private students.
Talent jobs in Japan are available for all types of foreigners.
They include: Acting, Modeling, Voice Narration, Live Promotions
& a tremendously active Music and Dance Industry.
Acting jobs in Japan. TV, films & CMs cast us in a wide variety of roles.
Sports agent, Godzilla fighter, Fun comedies, Historical & Biographical roles.
Commercials like foreigners for giving products that International feel.
Print modeling jobs in Japan are great. Fortunately Japan has a high fashion
& low fashion modeling industry. Which means unattractive,
character or real people types can do extremely well working in Japan.
Japan jobs in Narration are the true gravy train. High paying & easy.
Everything needs foreign language versions.
Live Promotion jobs in Japan for business exhibits & events are a constant source
of work in Japan. We particularly enjoy working the convention & trade shows.
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics preparations have this business booming.
Scroll down for the list & Link to Tokyo Talent Agencies & Tokyo Modeling
Agencies specializing in foreigners for Talent & Modeling Jobs in Japan.
A USA passport gets a 90 day tourist visa upon arrival in Japan.
Additional Visas are necessary to work in Japan.
* The most common type is a Company sponsored English Teacher visa.
* Japan Talent & Japan modeling Agencies have 90 day entertainment visas
& yearly when they really like you.
* Student/Work visas are great. Study Japanese & work a Max # of hours weekly.
* Working Holiday visas are loved by Australians, Canadians, Brits & Kiwis.
Working in various industries with one visa is legal with a little paper work.
To secure jobs in Japan it's best to visit in person.
Plan a 4 to 6 week Recon trip. While appointments are preferable,
know that Japanese culture allows for Biz card drop offs in solicitation of work.
So do go door to door very politely introducing yourself & objectives.
To get a Job in Japan Dress to impress & be prepared with quality drop offs
such as: great photos, narration demo, resume & or ESL certificate.
Know that In Japan, your person speaks volumes more then a certification.
Travelers find Japan very Accessible, Safe & even Affordable. You'll find excellent accommodations, transportation & delicious healthy foods.
Free wi-fi your electronics for communications.
TokyoCheapo.com is the best web site for budget planning.
View our "Best Budget Tokyo Accommodations" video for Cheap housing.
The Japanese are a truly wonderful people. Friendly, smart, polite
& ready to laugh in this safe & modern yet traditional country.
Learn more about life in Japan on Videos page.
Video Japan Jobs
Gaikei Model & Talent www.gaikei.com/
ECC Teach in Japan
Gregg International School
Amity for Children
Sophia Language School
Heart English Language
ABC International School
ALIS English Conversation
Fresh Start English School
Joy To The World
Seiha English Academy
AIT Language Center
Tokyo Talent Agencies
specializing in foreigners
Web sites for
Exiles Model management
Stage Models tokyo
Sugar & Spice (Children)
Testimonials, Working Jobs in Japan
Rachel From Canada:
Japan is truly terrific & there is lots of work, but don't come here unless you're truly interested in the people & culture. Many foreigners come here to make big money fast then take off to live on a beach in Thailand. They miss out on the best of Japan. I just fell in love with the wonderful people & my Lifestyle. My students, mostly University & business types, are my best friends & party buddies.
Peter from California:
The way to work in Japan is to get a visa with one school & free lance like crazy on the side. On the side I teach English at a corporation one evening a week followed by eating & drinking. I make crazy Yen there & have a terrific time. I also hooked up with a major Narration company for English announcements voice work. I make more from my freelancing then Visa job. Also Japanese women are Incredible.
Marcie From Australia:
You have to be willing to work hard, learn the language & moderate some behavior to succeed here. Japanese are very polite & dedicated to their tasks. Rude or lazy foreigners are not tolerated. You also need to adopt sufficiently to their culture so as not to appear like a bull in a china shop. They like that we're different but expect certain civic mindedness. The Food, Advanced trains, Onsens, Technology etc... are well beyond anything back home.
Travis From USA:
I work in Japan as a Model, Actor, Narrator, Event Promo Presenter. You name it. I found more opportunities & less competition here then back home. There is definitely competition, just less. I also seem to find lots of misc jobs here to keep me in money. My main reason for staying is the excitement, work & Japanese people. All Talents should give it a Go. Why not, at least you see something new.