Author Archives: Florian



Florian
Florian

My love for ninjas and interest in Chinese characters (kanji) were what first made me come to Japan, as a high school student. Over ten years and many visits later, I’ve found a job here and have chosen it as my new home.

The 10 most popular Japanese Companies in 2020
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The 10 most popular Japanese Companies in 2020

What are the best companies for your first job in Japan? Based on the activity of real students looking for their first job, Japanese recruitment sites published the most popular companies among students that were...

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January 21, 2021
7 Part-time Jobs in Japan for Foreigners
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7 Part-time Jobs in Japan for Foreigners

Are you in Japan as a student or on a working holiday visa and need some extra money? A part-time job doesn’t only help you pay your bills, but also gives you valuable first work...

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December 11, 2020
Japan’s National Holidays 2021
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Japan’s National Holidays 2021

Japan has quite a few national holidays to make up for its relatively low amount of paid leave. Check out this article to plan for your next holiday! (This article was last updated on December...

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December 07, 2020
Finding a job at a multinational company in Japan
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Finding a job at a multinational company in Japan

Foreign-funded companies (called “gaishikei” in Japanese) offer the prospect of living in Japan without having to deal with all the downsides typically associated with Japanese companies. As such, they’re very popular with foreign and Japanese...

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November 17, 2020
Learning how to code while working in Japan
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Learning how to code while working in Japan

How does Japanese on-the-job training for programmers work? We talked to Linus, who started coding in his last few years at university and is now working at a Japanese IT company in his second year....

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November 10, 2020
Working as a Manager in Japan
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Working as a Manager in Japan

Even as a foreigner at a Japanese company, it’s possible to climb the career ladder. However, doing so requires some extra investment. We talked to Juan about his experiences as both a developer and a...

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October 21, 2020
Analog Relics at the Japanese Office
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Analog Relics at the Japanese Office

Japan is often perceived as a high-tech culture, but this is not necessarily true for all aspects of everyday life. In this article, we look at some “relics” that have survived the ongoing worldwide digitalization...

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October 07, 2020
Working as a Video Creator in Japan
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Working as a Video Creator in Japan

How do you find work in Japan as a film and video creator? How you get through job interviews and communicate with your co-workers when you don’t know Japanese? We talked to Joshua about his...

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October 02, 2020
Working as a Web Marketer in Japan
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Working as a Web Marketer in Japan

Working in the Japanese marketing sector requires high language skills, among other things. In this interview, we talked to Viktoryia from Belarus about communicating with clients, editing, and coming up with strategies that work. (※This...

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September 18, 2020
Working in Japan: Adapt & Keep an Open Mind
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Working in Japan: Adapt & Keep an Open Mind

Work is both about adapting to your environment and challenging yourself. How do you make sure you keep doing both in the long term? We talked to Woojin, who has been working in Japan for...

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September 11, 2020
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