Working in Japan



Today, we are going to talk about a potential transfer to thousands and thousands of kilometers from your country, in particular in Japan, where a culture obviously very different from ours reigns, with its particularities that include both advantages and advantages.

Even in Japan, since several years, there is the economic crisis, but it remains one of the best countries in the world with a high rate of well-being and with many professional opportunities.

Japan has an extremely sense of work culture, which is not comparable to the European or American one (it is a real culture of sacrifice, of the submission of the individual almost to the destiny of the company and of the country). Therefore, many extraordinary hours (often not paid and considered a routine), a few holidays and illnesses often escalated from holidays (but one tends to go to work all the time, unless one is very ill).

But be careful, it is not a matter of economic system based on exploitation, imperialism or similar, it is simply a culture, a way of thinking that has always been there. The Japanese knows that it is his duty to work a lot, so much so that everyone, employees, entrepreneurs and managers … .. there are no injustices where there is someone, maybe a person with a high role, who takes advantage of the work of others.

The immigration rules in Japan are quite severe and although many countries around the world can reach it and stay there without excessive formalities up to 90 days, staying in order to live and work is certainly more difficult. To succeed, it will be necessary to find a job.


If you want to have concrete chances to succeed in Japan, you need to learn Japanese (language certainly not very easy for us Italians) before moving.

These are the categories where you may have the greatest chance of finding a job:

  • Trade: the commercial exchanges with Japan are very high and you could find a business opportunity with your country.
  • Teaching: if English is your mother tongue, you may have good chances to find a job.
  • Finance: Tokyo is also one of Asia’s largest investment and capital centers, so Japanese and foreign banks often look for analysts, finance specialists, mathematicians, promoters, stock exchange specialists, etc. etc.
  • Catering: chef or kitchen staff and a go-go dining room. Tokyo, with its 20 million inhabitants, is one of the world’s largest metropolis and obviously represents the Japanese city where it is easier to find work (classifying itself as a huge financial and commercial center), even for foreigners. However, Tokyo is also the most expensive city in the area.

Open a business in Japan

You can also immigrate to Japan to start a self-employed venture. In this case, however, guarantees of a patrimonial nature must be provided and the demonstration of possessing the appropriate skills to do so.

You will need to present a business plan and an online presence like this website will surely help.


Living in Japan: Pros and Cons

It is not true that the Japanese treat foreigners badly, they only ask for a good level of integration …… .so if their culture or their ways of thinking do not like you in an absolute sense, moving to Japan is certainly not a good idea.

The good wage levels of Japanese workers are worthy of note, which linked to the cost of living guarantee an average tenor of existence better than ours.

Health and education are then almost the top in the world, nothing comparable to what happens in our country.

Always plan everything in time. Search for an accomodation or even consider to invest and buy a house. Remember, to move in any city in Japan, you will need a professional service like bradenton.

Good luck finding your way to Japan!

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