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Top Jobs in Japan You Can Apply to From Overseas – Week 39, 2019

Patissier, 2D game illustrator, math teacher and digital marketing consultant among our top picks for this week.

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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.

株式会社イベント21

Overseas Sales/Event Director

  • Company: 株式会社イベント21
  • Salary: ¥220,000 / Month
  • Location: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Nara or Aichi
  • English: Native
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Event21, a company that provides event support for those who wish to hold events in Japan—including translation, venue setup, and operation services—is looking for a sales and event director.

Candidates should have an interest in Japanese culture, and be able to share our values and company vision to grow together.

Candidates holding a driver's license would be preferred.

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ZigZaGame Inc.

Chinese Speaking Otome Game Localization Manager

  • Company: ZigZaGame Inc.
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Not mandatory but a plus
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

ZigZaGame is looking for translators to bring our Otome game story to Chinese-speaking audiences. This position requires high-level translation skills, native-level Chinese (traditional or simplified), strong time-management skills and reliable management of deadlines.

Japanese language proficiency will be a plus. Visa sponsorship is available.

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CHINRIU Honten Limited

Patissier at a Japanese/Western Fusion Style Bakery

  • Company: CHINRIU Honten Limited
  • Salary: ¥180,000 ~ ¥250,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Odawara, Kanagawa
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Basic or Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Chinriu, a renowned Japanese pastry house, is looking for a skilled patissier to prepare a wide variety of pastries, including cakes, cookies, pies, and bread, following traditional and innovative recipes.

This hands-on position will allow you to develop your skills while learning about uniquely Japanese ingredients, such as cherry blossom and Japanese plums, and production methods.

You must have at least two years of professional experience in a bakery, restaurant or pastry shop as a patissier or in a similar position.

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Pasona Global | 株式会社パソナグローバル事業本部

Digital Marketing Consultant

  • Company: Pasona Global | 株式会社パソナグローバル事業本部
  • Salary: ¥4.0M ~ ¥6.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

A global marketing and media agency is looking for a new digital marketing consultant to join its team ASAP.

Your main duty will be to provide marketing consultation and manage projects for mid-size to global industry leaders.

You must have experience and knowledge in digital marketing such as website SEO, digital analytics, social media marketing, advertising, and branding.

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English Instructors

  • Industries: English Conversation Schools
  • Position Available: 5

    English Instructors in Kanagawa, Tokushima, Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi

Nova is a group of English conversation schools that offers language services to students of all ages and abilities through its three main brands—branch lessons, multimedia center lessons (lessons taught over a videoconferencing system) and Nova Junior for kids.

They currently have openings for English instructors to apply from overseas for various locations across Japan.

You must have a bachelor's degree and be a native English speaker.

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The Montessori School of Tokyo

Math and Science Middle School Teacher

  • Company: The Montessori School of Tokyo
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

This is a unique position for an English-speaking math and science teacher for the middle school of the Montessory School of Tokyo.

You must be an experienced educator in your field. Montessori training would be a plus but is not mandatory.

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ZigZaGame Inc.

Mobile Game 2D Illustrator

  • Company: ZigZaGame Inc.
  • Salary: Salary negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Conversational
  • Japanese: None
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

If working in the video game industry is your dream, this is the job for you!

ZigZaGame, a game and app development company in Japan, is looking for a 2D illustrator to create high fidelity art assets and implement them for use in the interface and associated media campaigns.

Illustrations include character and prop illustration, UI elements such as buttons and icons, as well as conceptual investigations into the visual aesthetics of future products.

Your role will also include managing a few contracted artists and to provide feedback on their work.

Japanese or other language proficiency would be a plus.

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Apex K.K.(エイペックス K.K.)

IT Specialist / IT Manager

  • Company: Apex K.K.(エイペックス K.K.)
  • Salary: ¥3.6M / Year, Based on experience
  • Location: Ebisu, Tokyo
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Business
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Apex is seeking an IT Specialist/IT Manager to work closely with our IT Lead to maintain and enhance our database.

You must have at least 1-year experience using Java and Javascript (Preferably React) and any form of XML/HTML & CSS/JSX in React.

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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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