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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 43

Tourism taxi driver, freelance writers, and boutique hotel staff among our top picks for this week!


If you’re looking to work in Japan, check back here each week as we look through our database of top jobs in Japan posted to GaijinPot and pick some of the ones we think are most interesting. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs.

Information Architects Inc.

Customer Service/Tech Support

  • Company: Information Architects Inc.
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Chuo, Tokyo
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

iA, a company specialized in information architecture, app development and web design, is looking for a customer service and tech support person.

You'll act as a point of contact for customers, providing support and troubleshooting for any issues they encounter. You'll be communicating to customers mainly via email, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or inside the company's App Store review section.

Japanese is desirable for internal communication but not essential for the role. Sales and marketing skills are a big plus.

This is a freelance or part-time position.


Bilingual Secretary

  • Company: 株式会社ハクヨコーポレーション
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Orangetheory Japan is looking for a secretary for its CEO to help be the connection point between the headquarters in the United States and the franchise in Japan.

Your main duty will be translating documents and emails from Japanese to English, attending and transcribing meetings in Japanese, and managing appointments.

Giving private business English lessons to the CEO will also be part of your duties.

Benefits include transportation, social insurance and rent subsidy.

Hinomaru Taxi | 日の丸交通株式会社

Tourism Taxi Driver

  • Company: Hinomaru Taxi | 日の丸交通株式会社
  • Salary: ¥3.6M ~ ¥7.8M / Year, Commission-Based
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

The famous Japanese taxi company Hinomaru is hiring taxi drivers specifically for tourists.

Benefits include four weeks of fully paid training. All cars have built-in navigation systems, which you will be trained to use.

Workdays will not exceed four days per week as they are very strict about work safety rules.

You must be legally able to drive in Japan.


Hair Model

  • Company: 株式会社ミルボン
  • Salary: ¥10,000
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: None
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Hair salon Milbon is developing a new range of products specifically designed for non-Asian hair. They are looking for foreign women to test hair coloring treatments. You will decide which color you want to go for.

Conditions: You must have dyed your hair at least once in the past. Colored hair and grey/white hair are acceptable.

Models will be paid ¥10,000 including transportation. You will need two days to complete the project.

Modis Design Inc.

Project Coordinator

  • Company: Modis Design Inc.
  • Salary: ¥4.0M ~ ¥6.0M / Year
  • Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Modis Design, a small Tokyo-based communications agency specialized in communication design, is looking for someone with the skills and initiative to coordinate a wide range of English/Japanese language projects.

You must be fluent in Japanese and English. Native-level Korean with fluency in Japanese and English would be ideal.

grape Co., Ltd.

Freelance Writers

  • Company: grape Co., Ltd.
  • Salary: ¥3,500 / Article (Negotiable)
  • Location: Nationwide (Remote work)
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Grape, a website dedicated to sharing interesting content related to Japan, is looking for freelance writers to cover Japanese social media trends, translate Japanese articles, do field-reporting, conduct email interviews and write English language articles that introduce interesting aspects of Japan to the rest of the world.

The minimum writing rate would be five articles per week (up to 15 per week), ¥3,500 per article (negotiable and depending on experience).

You must include writing samples in English or submit a sample article with your application. Experience in photography, translation or videography would be a plus.


Sales For MailMate (Startup Company)

  • Company: MailMate
  • Salary: ¥3.3M ~ ¥4.8M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

MailMate, a web company specialized in making Japanese postal mail digital, searchable, and accessible globally, is looking for candidates with high potential and desire to grow within the company.

You must have at least two years in a sales position or similar.

AJ InterBridge Inc.

Boutique Hotel/Guest Service Staff

  • Company: AJ InterBridge Inc.
  • Salary: ¥233,000 ~ ¥275,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Takayama, Gifu
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Moving allowance and housing allowance (up to ¥30,000 per month) will be provided to successful candidates upon request for this Guest Service Staff job at a boutique hotel in the picturesque town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture.

You must have at least three years of work experience, in any industry. No experience in travel or hospitality is required as a three-month training period will be provided.

Park Hyatt Niseko

Permanent and Seasonal Food & Beverage Service Staff

  • Company: Park Hyatt Niseko
  • Salary: From ¥190,000 / Month
  • Location: Niseko, Hokkaido
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Park Hyatt Niseko (opening on January 20, 2020) is looking for motivated staff to join the Hyatt family within its Food & Beverage department through one of the below positions as soon as December 1st, 2019:

• Waiter/Waitress
• Chef (position available in all restaurants)
• Team Leader

The benefits: A competitive salary, subsidized brand new accommodations to share with your friends, transportation between accommodation and hotel, duty meals, free ski passes as well as discounts on ski rentals and much more for fun!

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