Workforce diversity and its effects on Japanese society

Hi everyone, this is L. from Italy. Today I would like to talk about something that basically concerns all of us: the increase end effects of foreign workers in Japan. We probably never think about the fact that our actions, statements or the simple presence of each of us here can actually have a strong impact on the entire society [….]

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Tutorial: How to write a Japanese resume to land that dream job!

Everyone has their own way of writing their resume. In my country, we usually follow whatever format is taught to us by our schools and universities. I’m sure it differs per country as well, but working in a recruitment company, and going to a ton of resumes a day, I realized that all resumes are the same but is all [….]

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Interviewing in Japan 101 

Job interviews in Japan are a very intricate procedure. Depending on how well it goes, it can make or break your chances of landing that job. As someone who has struggled with job interviews in Japan and who is now in recruiting, I can see from both a foreigner’s perspective and a Japanese company’s. There are still quite a lot [….]

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Year-End Tax Adjustment in Japan

Those who live in Japan probably know how painful it’s to do Tax Adjustment in Japan. Especially for non-Japanese speakers when the documents are not written in Japanese and when all your friends don’t speak Japanese. We will give you some tips on your Year-End Tax Adjustment process. We do Year-End Tax Adjustment for all our dispatch staff at the [….]

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How to write a Japanese resume “Rirekisho”

Most of the job seekers in Japan had to face the situation when they have been asked to make a Japanese resume, called “Rirekisho” 履歴書. We also ask 90% of the candidates to send a Japanese version resume. Japanese style resume is different than any other resume types. It has two different sheets called Rirekisho and Shokumu-Keirekisho. Rirekisyo is a [….]

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Sophisticated Japanese Subway and Trains

Have you got used to Japanese metro? For those who have not experienced Japanese metro, that’s probably one of the most complicated and biggest subway systems in the world. The leading railway company in Japan is JR (Japan Railways Group) which has most of the operations across the country. It’s rather overwhelming figure out where to go or how to [….]

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Things to do in the summer in Japan if you hate going to the beach

Summer is almost here!! When we think of summer, we automatically think: beaches, swimsuits, waves etc., but for people who don’t really fancy going to the beach like me, there are still several ways to enjoy Japan’s scourging hot and very very humid summer. 1. Matsuri Going to a Matsuri or festival is the best way to get the full [….]

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Why is Udon good for you?

Most of you probably know about Udon, Soba, Somen and other Japanese noodles. Soba and Udon are the most beloved noodles in Japan. Sometimes people even divide to different noodles groups. Only Soba lovers who don’t eat Udon, or, maybe sometimes Udon and Somen lovers don’t like Soba noodles. First, we would like to talk about thick white noodles – [….]

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Why did you come to Japan?

This is probably the most frequently asked question to foreigners in working in Japan. Friends, coworkers and even on the interview Japanese will keep asking you this question. We decided to write about the most beloved things about Japan for foreigners. Actually, there are two top answers. Japanese subcultures, Anime, Manga, Games in one answer and Japanese culture. There are [….]

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Matchmaking culture of Japan

Hi everyone! It’s single 35 yr old A-ko! Have you guys ever heard of the term “婚活”(konkatsu) in Japan? It is directly translated as “matchmaking” in English. It is an activity in which single women make great efforts to participate in, in order to find their ideal “marriage” partner. There are several kinds of activities in which you can participate [….]

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