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2020 Top Jobs in Japan Week 26

English grammar teacher, manga cover designer, and tourism writer among our picks for this week's top jobs!

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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 showcase some of the most interesting ones. You can apply directly to these companies by creating a profile on GaijinPot Jobs!

株式会社インターブックス - Interbooks Co., Ltd.

Writer/Editor

  • Company: 株式会社インターブックス - Interbooks Co., Ltd.
  • Salary: Project Based, Commission Based
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

In this freelance position, you will assist a Japanese director in tourism or culture promotion materials via interviews, content writing, and editing.

You must have at least one year of experience in professional writing.

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Grabit, Inc.

English Grammar Teacher

  • Company: Grabit, Inc.
  • Salary: ¥200,000~ / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Grabit is looking for an English teacher for its new English school focused on teaching grammar rules.

You must have a valid working visa for Japan and have experience in teaching junior high to adult students.

Work experience (teaching or translation), certifications and ability will determine your salary.

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Asia Pacific Initiative

Research Assistant

  • Company: Asia Pacific Initiative
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Overseas applications Ok

This is a bilingual research assistant position reporting directly to the company chairman.

In this position, you will research and write articles and op-eds in English for global media on Japan's domestic politics, economy, and technological innovation. Additional topics may include geopolitics and geoeconomics in the Indo-Pacific region.

Depending on experience, you may also be asked to manage various research projects.

You must be a native English speaker with advanced Japanese language skills (enough to be comfortable providing translation support from JP to EN and vice versa).

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株式会社パピレス - PAPYLESS

Manga Cover Designer

  • Company: 株式会社パピレス - PAPYLESS
  • Salary: Salary negotiable, Project Based
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Basic
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Papyless is looking for Manga Cover Designers for the English-language version of Renta!, an online manga reading app.

Successful candidates will design English manga covers from existing Japanese versions. You must have a strong command of the Japanese language and be familiar with both Japanese and American culture in order to localize content.

Although office visits may be required for interviews and orientation, this is a freelance position.

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SAPIX YOZEMI GROUP

Academic English Teacher

  • Company: SAPIX YOZEMI GROUP
  • Salary: ¥270,000 / Month Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Sapix Yozemi Group is looking for Academic English Teachers to join their team in various locations in Tokyo (Yoyogi, Shibuya, Jiyugaoka or Meguro).

Your main duty will be to help students with the preparation of SSAT, SAT and TOEFL.

Benefits include housing allowance, visa sponsorship, long-term contract and transportation costs covered up to ¥100,000/month.

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Pinkerton - ピンカートン

Communication Manager

  • Company: Pinkerton - ピンカートン
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

As a Communication Manager, you'll be assigned to a specific Pinkerton client within the e-commerce, retail, and cloud services domain, and drive their local, regional, and global projects.

You must have a Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, public relation, or relevant field.

At least seven years of corporate communication experience including collaboration with senior management and innovative solutions development is mandatory.

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Candera Japan Inc.

Interpreter/Translator

  • Company: Candera Japan Inc.
  • Salary: ¥3.5M ~ ¥6.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Candera Japan, a software development company, is looking for an Interpreter to be the link between the head office in Austria and the Japanese office in Tokyo.

Your main duty will be to interpret conversations between Austrian and Japanese engineers in the development, documentation, and technical support teams via video conference or face-to-face meetings.

You'll also provide written translation of various materials.

You must be fluent in both Japanese and English. German speaking and writing abilities are a big plus.

Knowledge of programming or software engineering is preferred.

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SHIBAMOTO & CO.,LTD - 芝本産業株式会社

B2B Sales & Marketing

  • Company: SHIBAMOTO & CO.,LTD - 芝本産業株式会社
  • Salary: ¥3.6M ~ ¥6.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Shibamoto & Co is looking for a new member to join its business development team located in Tokyo.

Your main duty will be the B2B sales and marketing activities for construction, inspection and civil engineering drone software.

You must have business-level or fluent Japanese proficiency. Applications from Japanese professionals with native or near-native English ability are welcomed too.

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ZenMarket INC

Arabic Speaking E-commerce Customer Support

  • Company: ZenMarket INC
  • Salary: ¥230,000 / Month Negotiable
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

ZenMarket, a popular e-commerce company based in Osaka, is looking for multiple customer support staff with Arabic speaking abilities.

You will be mainly answering customers' inquiries in your native language and performing translation tasks.

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Wit One Inc. 株式会社ウィットワン

Multilanguage Video Game Translation

  • Company: Wit One Inc. 株式会社ウィットワン
  • Salary: ¥192,000 ~ ¥224,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

WitOne is looking for a video game translator to join their team located in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

You must be an English, Korean, German, Thai, or Spanish native speaker with at least business level Japanese proficiency (JLPT N2 or similar).

Interest or knowledge in Japanese games or anime culture preferred.

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Appen

Sign Language Video Collection

  • Company: Appen
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Appen is looking for candidates with sign language proficiency from any country to join their video collection project.

You must be fluent in the sign language of your country and have access to a laptop/desktop and a smartphone.

Some Japanese and English language proficiency will be necessary to complete the registration process.

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KOBE MOTOR COMPANY

Sales & Marketing Executives

  • Company: KOBE MOTOR COMPANY
  • Salary: ¥300,000 ~ ¥650,000 / Month, Commission Based
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Kobe Motor Company, a car export company is looking for a team player to join their sales team located in Yokohama.

English speaking ability is mandatory. Proficiency in Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese, or Mongolian is highly considered.

Previous experience with SEO, digital marketing, or lead generation is a big plus.

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