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The gates are open, folks. And many of our friends and colleagues who have been on the sidelines these last few years are again enjoying some forward momentum, swinging open their own doors, offering up Japan’s regional saké and serving up prefectural eats.

And they’re welcoming tourists back to Japan and domestic help back to the game as well. So expect this upward swing to continue, flaneurs.

And, extra-special bonus: if you’ve been hedging on time to get into the hospitality world, now might be the best time to give it a whirl. So here are our featured gigs for this month—all of ’em in hospitality!

Trip puppet master needed for inbound sales and service

Do you love off-the-beaten-path travel and thrive in a hands-on, get-stuff-done environment? Business is picking up at Kyoto’s Oku, Japan, and they could use someone like you to help ensure each trip they plan for each customer comes off without a hitch.

From knowing the ins and outs of trip destinations to fielding information requests and managing customer expectations, your work as a destination specialist will have you acting as Oku Japan’s point person for unique destinations and tours all across Japan.

Aside from being a multi-tasker extraordinaire, to score well with this opportunity, you’ll need to also be fluent in English (Spanish or Italian skills would be great). You must have permission to work in Japan and have solid sales and marketing chops.

Domestic or international travel might also be required, but I’m guessing that for you, that’s just the icing on the cake. If your idea of a good solid day at work is one without a lot of sitting still, this is …continue reading

    

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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!

Keywords International Co., Ltd.

Localization Project Manager

  • Company: Keywords International Co., Ltd.
  • Salary: ¥3.3M ~ ¥4.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

As a localization project manager, you’ll be in charge of a translation/localization team and lead your projects to success.

You must have experience in project management and be proficient in both English and Japanese at a business level.

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Executive Protection Inc.

Security Officer/Supervisor

  • Company: Executive Protection Inc.
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.5M / Year
  • Location: nullJapan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Your main duty will be patrolling data centers and offices, managing facility entrance/exit confirmation and escorting customers when needed.

You will be working at foreign-affiliated companies and facilities. Training is provided, and women are also very welcome to apply.

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Z-Kai Solutions Inc.

Writer/Test-Content Specialist

  • Company: Z-Kai Solutions Inc.
  • Salary: ¥7,200 ~ ¥292,000 (Based on the project)
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

In this position, your main duty will be writing text materials for university exam entrance preparation books.

You must be native in English with conversational Japanese. Experience working in English education in Japan is a must.

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Source: Gaijin Pot

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!

Keywords International Co., Ltd.

Localization Project Manager

  • Company: Keywords International Co., Ltd.
  • Salary: ¥3.3M ~ ¥4.0M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

As a localization project manager, you’ll be in charge of a translation/localization team and lead your projects to success.

You must have experience in project management and be proficient in both English and Japanese at a business level.

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Executive Protection Inc.

Security Officer/Supervisor

  • Company: Executive Protection Inc.
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.5M / Year
  • Location: nullJapan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Your main duty will be patrolling data centers and offices, managing facility entrance/exit confirmation and escorting customers when needed.

You will be working at foreign-affiliated companies and facilities. Training is provided, and women are also very welcome to apply.

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Z-Kai Solutions Inc.

Writer/Test-Content Specialist

  • Company: Z-Kai Solutions Inc.
  • Salary: ¥7,200 ~ ¥292,000 (Based on the project)
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

In this position, your main duty will be writing text materials for university exam entrance preparation books.

You must be native in English with conversational Japanese. Experience working in English education in Japan is a must.

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Source: Gaijin Pot

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!

Altia Central

Public School ALT

  • Company: Altia Central
  • Salary: ¥240,000 ~ ¥240,000 / Month
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Altia Central has opened its overseas application for ALT positions at public schools in Japan.

Prior ESL, eikaiwa (English conversation schools), ALT experience or at the very least, some previous experience teaching young learners is preferred.

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Benesse Corporation

Editor/Test-Content Specialist

  • Company: Benesse Corporation
  • Salary: ¥296,000 / Month (Summer and winter bonuses about ¥444,000)
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Benesse is looking for a native English Editor to edit various materials for the GTEC (Global Test of English Communication).

You must have experience editing English textbooks, test materials or other materials.

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Keywords International Co., Ltd.

Games Linguist (Japanese to English)

  • Company: Keywords International Co., Ltd.
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥3.5M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Keywords International is looking for a Game Linguist to translate content from Japanese into English for various video game titles.

Your duty will include reviewing translations in English to ensure consistency and quality.

You must have at least years of experience in translation.

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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!

Altia Central

Public School ALT

  • Company: Altia Central
  • Salary: ¥240,000 ~ ¥240,000 / Month
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Altia Central has opened its overseas application for ALT positions at public schools in Japan.

Prior ESL, eikaiwa (English conversation schools), ALT experience or at the very least, some previous experience teaching young learners is preferred.

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Benesse Corporation

Editor/Test-Content Specialist

  • Company: Benesse Corporation
  • Salary: ¥296,000 / Month, Summer and winter bonuses (each about 444,000 yen)
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Benesse is looking for a native English Editor to edit various materials for the GTEC (Global Test of English Communication).

You must have experience editing English textbooks, test materials, or other materials.

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

Games Linguist (Japanese to English)

  • Company: Keywords International Co., Ltd. – キーワーズ・インターナショナル
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥3.5M / Year
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Keywords International is looking for a Game Linguist to translate content from Japanese into English for various video games titles.

Your duty will include reviewing translations in English to ensure consistency and quality.

You must have at least 2 years experience in translation.

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Among other grievances, workers allege that they are not paid fairly for their preparation time or labor and hours worked are unjustly rounded down.

Sushiro, a popular chain of revolving sushi (kaitenzushi) restaurants, is in the midst of collective bargaining with employees who have formed a new workers’ union to represent workers of conveyor belt sushi chains across the country.

On October 27 at a press conference in Tokyo, two male university students employed part-time at the sushi chain announced the creation of the Conveyor Belt Sushi Union within the Restaurant Workers’ Union to which they belong. The students, an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old, work in Tokyo and Saitama locations of the chain respectively. Back on August 31, they had filed a written request with Akindo Sushiro, Sushiro’s managing company, through the Restaurant Workers’ Union to seek reform. Their demands included the following:

  • Compensation for preparation time, which can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes before the start of their paid shift when they thoroughly sanitize themselves
  • The calculation of working time, which is currently done by rounding down to the closest five minutes, in more accurate increments, as well as retroactive payment of such wages to all employees
  • Raising the hourly rate to a standard 1,500 yen (US$10.17) per hour due to the labor shortage and added burden on workers
  • No requirement to use their full names on name badges
  • Better air conditioning in the hot summer months

▼ The Restaurant Workers’ Union post about the formation of the Conveyor Belt Sushi Union

本日、飲食店ユニオン内で新たに「回転寿司ユニオン」が結成され、現在団体交渉中の回転寿司店「スシロー」を運営する「あきんどスシロー」に対して準備時間の賃金を支払うよう求める記者会見を行いました。#飲食店ユニオン #回転寿司ユニオン #スシロー #記者会見 https://t.co/7bQPtrNDQB

— 飲食店ユニオン (@Uni_Restaurant) October 27, 2022

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With Japan’s borders opening back up to individual foreign travelers for the first time since 2020, visitors to Tokyo will find plenty of new spots around town worth visiting. From the well-known city centers of Shinjuku and Shibuya to locations farther afield in Odaiba and Tokyo Disney Resort, the capital continues to evolve with time.

Here are five places to have on your radar for your next trip to Tokyo.

1. Japan Olympic Museum

Photo: Joshua Meyer

At the Japan Olympic Museum, you can experience pieces of Olympic history through seasonal exhibitions of photos, art, and competition equipment. Online reservations are currently required. The building is across the road from the new National Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Summer Games were held.

Stadium tours are available through the official website (Japanese only), with the basic one (¥1,400 for adults) offering a peek at areas that are usually off-limits such as the racetrack and locker rooms. A VIP Area & Observation Deck Tour is also available (¥3,000 for adults).

Even if you’re just passing by, the Olympics rings display outside the museum building is a good photo opportunity. The rest of the outdoor monument area holds replicas of the Olympic cauldrons from Tokyo in 1964, Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998, plus statues of judo founder Jigoro Kano and International Olympic Committee founder Pierre de Coubertin.

4-2 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku, Tokyo – Map

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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!

Real Estate Distribution System

Real-estate Sales

  • Company: Real Estate Distribution System
  • Salary: ¥1,500 ~ ¥2,200 / Hour
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

This real estate company in Tokyo is looking for sales staff to help deal with overseas customers.

Your main duty will be to manage property sales activities and on-site viewings.

You must have prior experience. Candidates with Chinese abilities are highly appreciated.

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Ivy Hospitality

Day/Night Front Staff and Reservation Staff

  • Company: Ivy Hospitality
  • Salary: ¥200,000 ~ ¥400,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Hokkaido, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

Ivy Hospitality, a property and hospitality management group in Hokkaido, is looking for multiple staff members to join in Niseko or Sapporo.

At least one-year work experience in the hospitality industry is preferred but not mandatory. English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean fluency are welcome.

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Executive Protection Inc.

Security Officer

  • Company: Executive Protection Inc.
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.5M / Year
  • Location: Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Your main duty will be patrolling data centers, offices and escorting customers when needed.

You will be working at foreign-affiliated companies and facilities. Training is provided.

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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!

株式会社エグゼクティブプロテクション (EXECUTIVE PROTECTION Inc.)

Security Officer

  • Company: 株式会社エグゼクティブプロテクション (EXECUTIVE PROTECTION Inc.)
  • Salary: ¥3.0M ~ ¥5.5M / Year
  • Location: Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Conversational
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Your main duty will be patrolling data centers, offices and escorting customers when needed.

You will be working at foreign-affiliated companies and facilities. Training is provided.

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株式会社セルシス

Localization and International Marketing Officer

  • Company: 株式会社セルシス
  • Salary: ¥4.5M / Year Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Celsys, an IT development company is looking for a native French to help develop their graphic solution software, “Clip Studio Paint.”

You will be responsible for localization and marketing of its website.

You must be native in French with business-level Japanese.

Experience in SEO, social media management and marketing is a plus.

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株式会社アブラカダブラ

Japanese to English Translator/Editor

  • Company: 株式会社アブラカダブラ
  • Salary: ¥250,000 ~ ¥350,000 / Month, Negotiable
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

As a Translator/Editor your main duty will be proofreading, localization of Japanese websites, social media and smartphone apps.

You must have at least two years of experience in localization from Japanese to English.

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You may not know it, but there are several high-end postings on GaijinPot each month that could use your attention. And, if this column is new to you and you’ve been racking up experience outside education, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what’s available out there.

IT gigs are a-plenty, and benefits and salaries are shifting along with the shifting demand for the marketplace to pay attention to these two very important markers of good work.

I’m also seeing a lot of available remote opportunities and negotiable salaries (which are always good to see). But, most of all, I’m seeing well-paying jobs that don’t require a decade of experience and N1 Japanese skills.

This month, let’s take a look at a few of ’em. Stay tuned for more.

Innovate full-time as a Web Engineer

Senior Web engineer with a desire to architect with a fully distributed team? The U.S. headquartered Scopic needs a full-timer with a penchant for multitasking across various projects to come aboard and get cooking with coding.

To get access to this sweet gig, you’ll need more than four years of software development experience and a host of other skills, like chops with one or more programming languages, such as PHP Node.js, Python, C#, GoLang, etc. Top-notch database design skills and the ability to dance in various cloud environments will also place you on top of the heap.

If you consider yourself an innovator, currently reside in Japan, and want to join a growing team, this sounds like the perfect opportunity to do just that! Oh, and did I mention no Japanese skills are required?!

Scopic

Remote Senior Web Engineer

  • Company: Scopic
  • Salary: ¥450,000 ~ ¥640,000 / Month (Negotiable)
  • Location: Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan
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