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Working in Japan

Postby Lacon » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 5:32 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a Singaporean and i want to work in Japan. I am a fresh grad in Computing Science and i studied in England. I sincerely hope that those of you who had worked in Japan previously or any japanese in Singapore can give me some advises on this matter.

During my time in England, my japanese friends have greatly inspired me to want to experience more about the culture of the country.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Working in Japan

Postby Yutenji » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 11:43 pm

This may not be the reply that pleases you, but imho there are three ways to get a job in Japan:
- If, and only if, you speak good Japanese (JLPT2 or better) you can try to get a good directly with Japanese firms. Plenty of internet sites will direct you in the right direction. Try for starters.
- If you don't speak Japanese, your next best option is to try to get a job with an MNC company that for some reason wants to send you to Japan. Honestly, this is pretty unlikely, since (as a new joiner) you'll be unlikely to have anything to offer that would justify the cost of sending you there.
- Get a job there, teaching English! While this might sound odd, it'll get you gainfully employed, give you exposure so that you can start learning Japanese, and maybe you'll get lucky and find a job doing comp. sci. stuff.

Sorry, but the cards are stacked against you on this one. In the meantime, start learning Japanese.

Good luck


Postby Lacon » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 7:20 am

*sigh* thanks

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