Working in Japan

Can I negotiate salary offer in Japan? How-to guide

Salary negotiations are one of the most sensitive topics in Japan, and although you don’t want to miss a job opportunity, you may often be in a delicate position that you also want to negotiate your salaries. In this article, we will introduce whether salary negotiations are possible in Japan in the first place, and the timing and tips when doing so. Is salary negotiation possible in the first place? First of all, whether it is a new graduate or a job change is a point. It is very difficult to negotiate salary when you first get a job after graduating from university. I guess this is the same in…

Presentation

How to make presentation in Japanese – tips and examples

Today we will pick up a topic “how to make a presentation” in Japanese. The stereotype for a good presentation can’t be much different all over the world. However, there are some points that you can implement from today on and make it nicer that is well-perceived by Japanese people. First of all, I’d like to make it clear, the presentation we are going to advise in this article is for a presentation that can also be shared only via emails. For example, you have to make a ppt to explain and report the sales situation of your project. Even though you can explain it orally in a meeting, the…

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What it’s like to work at bar in Japan (Interview)

In this article we introduce what it’s like to work at bar in Japan after the articles about work in marketing, sales and retail store. And the content will be significantly good reference for you to grasp how a day of the life looks like when you work for a bar or restaurant in Japan as full-time job because we did interview and show the real daily schedule and difficulties to be a stuff of a bartender based of true statement. Case introduction RYO ISHIDA – working as a bartender at a bar near Tokyo station. One of the best and most expensive place to drink and eat something. Ishida…

Manga/Anime

Does watching Anime help to learn Japanese?

Anime is one of the most popular Japanese culture and plenty of people start to learn Japanese because they want to understand with the original language what is spoken in Anime. I can understand that this becomes a motivation to learn a language since I started to watch Korean dramas in Netflix. They are simply so good and I had a feeling like “I want to understand in Korean what they are talking about!”. Nevertheless, does watching Anime really help to learn Japanese? I, as native Japanese speaker, have an answer to this question. Not really. Sorry to say, but it is definitely not the best way to improve your…

Working in Japan

What it’s like to work at retail store in Japan (Interview)

We have already introduced what it’s like to work in marketing or in sales in Japan. This time we’d like to focus on what its’s like to work at retail store in Japan. The content will be significantly good reference for you to grasp how a day of the life looks like when you work for a retail store in Japan because we did interview and show the real daily schedule and difficulties to be a stuff of retailer based of true statement. Case introduction ANNA MASUDA – working as retail store manager of wedding costume and dress. Masuda used to work at a hospital as office clerk, but changed…

Working in Japan

What it’s like to work in sales in Japan (Interview)

In the last article, we have introduced what it’s like to work in marketing in Japan. This time you will find out what it’s like to work in sales in Japan. The content will be significantly good reference for you to grasp how a day of the life looks like when you work as sales in Japan because we did interview and show the real daily schedule and difficulties to be a sales based on true statement. Case introduction TAKAOMI KAKUNO – working in sales for one of he biggest chemical manufacturer in Shinagawa, Tokyo. Kakuno entered the company in 2012 which manufactures DIY goods. He is responsible for consumer…

Working in Japan

What it’s like to work in marketing in Japan (Interview)

Are you interested to work in Japan? Or have you already got a post? In this article, we are going to show you what it’s like to work in Japan in marketing. Because it is significantly important to know how a day in the life as Japanese marketer looks like before you make a decision and start the new life. This content is written based on true statement which means that it will be very good reference to you to grasp what it’s like to work in marketing in Japan. At the same time please also be aware that all cases are different person to person and industry to industry….

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Most common mistakes that foreigner make at Japanese interviews

You can be proud of being invited to a job interview because there are so many job applicants, but you were chosen from one of the gigantic crowds. Even though you are well prepared and confident to give a good impression during the job interview, there are some common mistakes that non-Japanese people often make at interviews in Japan, or Japanese companies. We’d really like you to know those points before you go to the interviews and possibly avoid being unnecessarily defeated in the job hunting race. Declare job change in future Many Japanese companies still think that they’d like to avoid applicants who are going to change the job…

Working in Japan

Self Introduction Speech in Japanese for Job Interview with Examples

How to introduce yourself is one of the biggest key if you get the post or not. And it is absolutely not easier to do it in Japanese. We, that is why, want to assist you with successful job interview in Japan through our recruiting knowledge and experiences from Japanese perspective. In this article, we focus on self introduction speech for a job interview, and you will find points you have to take care of, as well as examples in Japanese with English translation. Key factors Impression happens quickly, is decided by the first 10 seconds In an actual interview, it is common to introduce yourself in 1-5 minutes For…

Working in Japan

How to introduce yourself in Japanese: First day of work with speech examples

Whether full-time or part-time job, you succeeded to get a post at a company in Japan? Then, you surely would like to make a good impression through self-introduction speech and get smoothly started the first day. In this article, we will give you 3 different speech patterns how to introduce yourself in Japanese, focusing on the first day when you start working. Short, middle and long version with practical examples that native speaker use. First of all, let’s get through some points that you should be aware of. How long it should be depends on the situation It is common to tell your full name It depends on the situation…