I’m a big fan of money, as it allows me to do things like buy cars, stylish clothes, and eat. Then from somewhere on the other side of the Pacific ocean, three serious-looking Japanese people in suits appeared on the TV and asked me questions. I mean, who wants to wear a suit and sit at a desk all day? If you’re a programmer for a language in demand, or you have some other specific technical skill, there’s a reasonable chance you can land a job in Japan.
That’s known as an “off-site meeting.” Then the economy went to hell, the company’s stock crashed, and since I was bored anyway, I thought, Great, why not get the same job in Japan? So I sent off a few resumes, and Boom, immediately landed a slew of videoconference interviews. Work in Roppongi, live in a nice apartment, make a lot of money. You know, listen to the waves while showing college girls in bikinis how to wax boards. So that avenue didn’t really seem like it was panning out. I did of course consider some of the other available options.
Finally, an interviewer may want you to demonstrate that you can, in fact, do the job. You stand up, say some stuff, then ask the students to do something. Online since 1998, and just keeps getting bigger and better. JREC-In If you’ve got a Master’s degree, a few published papers, or a Doctorate, this site is your best friend. If so, then this site lets you compete with native Japanese people for that Mechanical Engineering job you always wanted. Craigslist Tokyo Has anyone ever actually gotten a job off of Craigslist? But like the Casual Encounters section, it’s interesting to visit Jobs just for the sheer randomness. My Shigoto Never fails to remind me of My Sharona, but that’s just a happy coincidence. The layout looks like a dog took hold of the Wanted section of the newspaper and somebody threw the remaining shreds in a bucket, but there are a ton of positions if you’re willing to sift through the listings. Nail the interview, get yourself a one-way ticket, and it’s everything you never liked about your home country.
Welcome to the exciting world of Japanese academia, Doctor. Gaijin Pot A consistent resource, with a lot of position listings. This is a great site for people who want to work in bilingual jobs. Soon you’ll be going to maid cafes and drifting cars through Shibuya on a daily basis.
This is such an unpleasant experience that many people develop a thick skin and try to only be offended in the most egregious and awful situations.
For other nationalities, a Student visa will allow you to work part-time. If you’re a white Australian guy who just woke up from under a pile of Foster’s cans, eh mate, your English is fine. Now, you may think that word connotes the ability to adapt to changing situations.
Once they have finished lecturing another white person about how it’s wrong to use the term “black” instead of “African-American,” they can sit back and relax in the knowledge that they have made a difference.
White people also get excited at the opportunity to be offended at things that are sexist and/or homophobic.
They read magazines, books, and watch documentaries all in hopes that one day they will encounter a person who will say something offensive.
When this happens, they can leap into action with quotes, statistics, and historical examples.