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Top Jobs in Japan You Can Apply to From Overseas – Week 2, 2020

In locations across Japan, these jobs in marketing, HR and IT engineering are all open to overseas candidates.


Each week GaijinPot looks through its daily updated database of jobs and selects the best opportunities for finding and securing a career in Japan from overseas.

By creating a GaijinPot Jobs account, you can apply directly to companies willing to sponsor your work visa and support you in getting a CoE (Certificate of Eligibility), an important document that proves you have a legitimate and legal reason to obtain a work visa for Japan. Here are some of our top picks this week.

Pasona Global | 株式会社パソナ グローバル事業本部

Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Company: Pasona Global | 株式会社パソナ グローバル事業本部
  • Salary: ¥6.0M ~ ¥12.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

A popular Japanese app for iOS and android is looking for a digital marketing specialist to plan and execute their online advertising, build their social media campaigns and analyze the company performance data to suggest improvements.

You must have at least three years of experience in web marketing and growth hacking. Business-level English and Japanese is a must.

Keywords International Co., Ltd. | キーワーズ・インターナショナル

Games Content Expert

  • Company: Keywords International Co., Ltd. | キーワーズ・インターナショナル
  • Salary: ¥250,000 ~ ¥350,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

This video game globalization and localization company is looking for a game contents expert to give insights to in-house linguists in charge of translation, conduct proof-reading of various English materials and undertake project management duties.

Deep knowledge of American and European pop culture from the 80s onwards is essential.

Nextbeat Co Ltd

Junior Programmer

  • Company: Nextbeat Co Ltd
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Nextbeat is looking for junior programmers to be in charge of system development for apps and e-commerce websites, as well as design servers and networks.

You must have a degree in a related industry or at least in a scientific field.

Benefits include visa sponsorship and transportation allowance as well as multiple work locations available across Japan.

Sendai Ikuei Gakuen | 学校法人仙台育英学園

IB Visual Arts Teacher

  • Company: Sendai Ikuei Gakuen | 学校法人仙台育英学園
  • Salary: ¥300,000 ~ ¥330,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Sendai, Miyagi
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Sendai Ikuei Gakuen is looking for a visual arts teacher to lead their international baccalaureate diploma program.

You must have the relevant education or teaching qualifications related to the IB curriculum, along with appropriate experience to qualify for this full-time position.

Equiom Japan K.K.

Payroll Specialist

  • Company: Equiom Japan K.K.
  • Salary: ¥4.0M ~ ¥7.0M / Year, Negotiable
  • Location: Minato, Tokyo
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: Native
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Equiom Japan, an expert in business setup and support in Japan, is looking for a payroll specialist to help with its client's employee payroll calculations.

You must have at least two years of experience in handling Japanese payroll calculations and related tasks.

You will also need to be able to demonstrate experience of handling Japanese social insurance processes and other relevant responsibilities.

Blue Jays English School

Full-time English Teacher

  • Company: Blue Jays English School
  • Salary: ¥250,000 ~ ¥250,000 / Month
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Native
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Blue Jays is an English conversational school located in Hiroshima that is looking for English teachers from overseas to join their team ASAP.

Apart from living in a city filled with the best restaurants and sake breweries, benefits also include a fully-furnished apartment near the school as well as visa sponsorship.

Top Engineering Inc. | 株式会社トップエンジニアリング

IT Engineer (System, Software, Web Application, Full Stack)

  • Company: Top Engineering Inc. | 株式会社トップエンジニアリング
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥8.4M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Top Engineering is looking for English-speaking IT engineers for its new IT engineer dispatch business in Tokyo.

You will be a full-time engineer assigned to a company on a contract basis according to your skills and work experience.

Benefits include being able to choose your work location, social insurance and paid holidays.

To browse through hundreds of other jobs currently available in Japan, visit GaijinPot Jobs.

To work in Japan you can apply for many different types of work visa, depending on your job industry. There are also different requirements for each. Check out our Japan 101 section for more information on getting a work visa in Japan.

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