How to Live (And Sometimes Work) in Japan on Working Holiday: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re an independent soul and would like your time in Japan to be flexible and adventurous, a working holiday could be your best option. What follows is the full guide—from applying for your visa, to work and housing options, and even how to convert to a standard working visa if you want to stay in Japan—all from someone who has done it. I’m British, … [ Read more ]


Indeed claims to be the most comprehensive
search engine for jobs in Japan. It achieves this by providing free access – in a single search – to thousands of jobs and internships from hundreds of job boards, newspaper classifieds and company websites.


Careerjet is an employment search engine for Japan. In one simple search, Careerjet gives the job seeker access to a massive selection of jobs that are compiled from various internet sources, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

Editor’s Note: This site is in Japanese only.

lingo24 Translation Industry Career Guide

Lingo24 would like more graduates to enter translation and the language services industry in general, and to this end has created a career guide to translation for languages graduates (and indeed other people with language skills).

We are integrating this guide with the Lingo24 Community (our interactive forum) and Lingo’s own staff members will work with other Community members to answer any questions students or graduates … [ Read more ]

Tokyo Connections

eviews 219 job resources covering the whole of Japan, as well as opportunities for Japanese speakers overseas. You’ll find classified ads, job openings, info on executive search firms, teaching English, working holiday programs and more.


Information on bilingual jobs in Japan for bilingual Japanese and English speakers, plus an invaluable resource for foreigners Living and Working in Japan.

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

In 1997, the Council on Foreign Relations established the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., to enable a number of outstanding young American leaders and thinkers to expand their intellectual and professional horizons through an extended period of research or related professional activity in Japan. Officially known as the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, or informally as “the Hitachi Fellowship,” the program … [ Read more ]

Jobs in Japan

A comprehensive online guide to live and work in Japan in which users can browse through online job listings.

Primary categories:
EFL, ESL & Teaching Jobs
IT & Technology Jobs
General Employment Jobs
Bilingual Jobs
Modeling/Acting/Entertainment Jobs

claims to be Japan’s number 1 jobs site for foreigners.

Japanese Jobs

Japanese Jobs is an Internet based employment service that is dedicated to bringing a global community of bilingual professionals who speak Japanese and English together with hiring companies.


Established in 1997, Asia-Net has been serving Asia/Pacific-Rim business communities by helping professionals locate job opportunities, while providing companies the premier on-line recruitment service.

The Asia-Net community comprises over 140,000 professionals with unique ties to Asia, i.c., Asian nationals, people of Asian heritage (including first, second, and third generation Asian Americans), and others with professional interests in Asia/Pacific-Rim.


Claims to be the premier diversity job destination for bilingual career professionals. From translation and localization engineers to technology and service staff, they claim to be the top choice of leading employers worldwide.

O-Hayo Sensei

The world’s largest (17k+ unique visitors/month to the website alone) and most comprehensive (100+ positions/issue) jobs-in-Japan magazine. Now in its eleventh year of twice-monthly publication, the free electronic newsletter O-Hayo Sensei reports the best currently available teaching (and other English language-related) positions at conversation schools, universities, jukus, colleges, public schools and companies all across Japan.


findateacher.Net helps foreign language teachers and students find each other directly anywhere in Japan without having to go to a language school. Teacher sign-up is free. findateacher.Net was made for teachers by teachers and is NOT a language school. Rather, it is a nationwide network of private teachers who run thier own classes or schools. Teachers are not obligated to make a contract with findateacher.Net … [ Read more ]