Over the next few weeks, we’re going to post more resources we’ve found across the web, either from general searches or Japanese Studies university webpages. If you’re looking for new ideas about what kind of jobs are out there and where to search, some of these places may be good ones to start. We have added some information about the sites at a glance, as well as some that are brief comments from users who sent the links our way. For questions about the specifics of each company, please contact the site administrators directly.
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (www.accj.or.jp)
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is a business association of American companies with the goal of “further developing commerce between the United States of America and Japan, promoting the interests of U.S. companies and members, and improving the international business environment in Japan.”
ACCJ maintains a job board, called “CareerEngine,” which can be found on the drop-down menu below “About” on their homepage. On the CareerEngine page you can search for jobs in a variety of industries and locations in Japan, with options for email notifications and advertisements for jobs from both Japanese and American companies.
DISCO International (www.careerforum.net/)
DISCO International sponsors Career Forum job fairs in both Japan and the US where major Japanese companies recruit students and recent graduates. A list of these job fairs can be found easily even on their main page, which lists them on the right-hand side and tells you how many days until the next event. Their webpage also maintains a searchable job database in both English and Japanese that allows you to select various parameters, such as job category, education, location, etc. and includes experience levels (student, professional, internship) as well.
Mynavi USA (http://global.mynavi.jp)
Like DISCO, Mynavi USA also offers periodic job fairs, the Mynavi Global Career Expo, in the US and Japan, although the content appears to be largely in Japanese-only. They do have English-language search options on their website for jobs in Japan under “Company Search”, which also includes the level of Japanese skill needed for their positions at various companies.
Daijob maintains primarily English and Japanese language-centric positions on its listings, and has a great search engine to help you search their jobs. They also sponsor career fairs. They update very regularly and have scouts that may email you ideas or ask to have a phone interview to help you brainstorm where to apply.
That’s it for now– more soon! Have any other sites you frequently use or have heard about that we didn’t list above or in previous articles? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know so we can include it in a future post!