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Top Jobs in Japan with No Japanese Required – Week 1, 2020

Tourism taxi driver, factory worker, and art teacher among our top picks for this week!


Don’t speak Japanese but want to work in Japan? Each week we’re looking through our database of jobs in Japan to showcase the top positions that don’t require any Japanese language ability. By creating a GaijinPot Jobs account, you can apply directly to these companies in English (or the language specified in the job listing).


Hair Model

  • Company: 株式会社ミルボン
  • Salary: ¥10,000 / Project-Based
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • 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.

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.

LINE Fukuoka

Development Engineer (iOS/Android) at LINE

  • Company: LINE Fukuoka
  • Salary: ¥6.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

The no. 1 messaging service in Japan, LINE, is looking for English speaking development engineers to join their team in Fukuoka.

No Japanese required but you must be motivated to learn.

You must have at least three years of either iOS or Android application development experience (using Swift/Objective-C/Kotlin/Java).

X-Kart Inc

Part-Time Street Go-Kart Tour Guide

  • Company: X-Kart Inc
  • Salary: ¥1,020 ~ ¥1,200 / Hour
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

X-Kart, the company offering tours of Tokyo in go-karts with customers dressed in costumes, is looking for part-time tour guides to entertain and show customers around Tokyo.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license for Japan.


Factory Worker

  • Company: 株式会社Legend金属回収センター
  • Salary: ¥200,000 ~ ¥300,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • English: Basic
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

An automotive factory is looking for factory workers in Saitama.

Full training will be provided but tasks will require physical strength involving handling metal scrap, pipes, etc.

The work schedule usually runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a two-hour break.

No Japanese abilities required, English is a plus.

OWLS Co., Ltd. | 株式会社アウルズ

ALTs for 2020

  • Company: OWLS Co., Ltd. | 株式会社アウルズ
  • Salary: ¥220,000 ~ ¥240,000 / Month
  • Location: Fukuoka and Kyushu
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Owls has several openings for ALTs for the 2020 school year!

Applications from overseas are acceptable but you must have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The salary depends on your previous teaching experience, any Japanese ability and the assigned school.

Benefits include transportation allowance, full health insurance, initial training and relocation support (in Japan).


Art/Design Teacher

  • Company: 広島県立広島叡智学園中学校・高等学校
  • Salary: ¥8.3M / Year
  • Location: Hiroshima
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Basic
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

A prefectural public school located in Hiroshima is looking for an English-speaking art/design teacher.

Benefits include a highly competitive salary, transportation allowance and health insurance.

Hinomaru Taxi | 日の丸交通株式会社

Tourism Taxicab 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 (JLPT N3)
  • 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.

Interested in studying Japanese to broaden your career opportunities? Take a look at the GaijinPot Study Placement Program for information on studying at a Japanese language school. With the support of our multilingual GaijinPot Study Coordinators, you can enroll in one of the schools across Japan that partner with us.

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