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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!

OtterBox

Commercial Sales Specialist

  • Company: OtterBox
  • Salary: Salary negotiable, commission Based
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Native level
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

OtterBox, a leading protective solution brand with a core emphasis on mobile handheld technology, is looking for a commercial sales specialist to be responsible for driving revenue acceleration within the B2B and commercial channels.

You must have a university degree and at least six years’ sales and strategic business development experience — preferably in the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries.

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BSMO

Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, E-commerce, Marketing Strategy

  • Company: BSMO
  • Salary: Amount not specified
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • English: Business level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • Application: Overseas applications OK

BSMO, a marketing agency helping worldwide clients achieve their business goals, is looking for a new team member to join its digital marketing department.

Your main duty will be to lead digital marketing strategy of current and new projects as well as managing online advertising, social media and other online campaigns.

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Wayfarer

Hotel Associate Front Operations

  • Company: Wayfarer
  • Salary: ¥200,000 ~ ¥330,000 / Month
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • English: Fluent
  • Japanese: Fluent
  • Application: Must currently reside in Japan

Wayfarer Hospitality is looking for a front operations team member to join its facility in Kyoto.

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He should have done some office work to relieve his stress.

Square Enix has long delighted gamers young and old with their long running RPG series Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest along with a slew of other classics like Chrono Trigger and Nier. With such an accumulation of great games, there’s a lot of goodwill for the company from around the world.

However, from the second to the nineteenth of last November, the company’s online game inquiry form received 37 threatening messages such as “I will seriously kill you cheating developers.” To clarify, the term “cheating” in Japanese is ikasama, which refers to the type of person who might cheat at cards or dice with slight of hand or the like.

The frequent threats even caused the company to call off a scheduled live broadcast that was to be held on 20 November.

The Shinjuku police were called in and tracked down the sender by the IP address used. On 26 February, they announced the arrest of 39-year-old Toshiyuki Suga from Matsubushi Town, Saitama Prefecture. He reportedly admitted to the threats, telling police: “I couldn’t win and was feeling frustrated and got emotional.”

▼ News report of the arrest

Readers of the news were understandably embarrassed for this person who chose to derail his life just because he couldn’t win at a video game.

“I think you’re supposed to just write the message but not click ‘send.’”
“Thanks to guys like this, gamers are labeled as ‘crazy’ and ‘evil.’”
“If you’re getting that mad at entertainment, then you’re not using it right.”
“I got stuck in Dragon Quest V a few times as a kid, but it never made me that angry.”
“As a Hoshi no Dragon Quest user, this is unforgivable!”
“If you’re stupid enough to send death threats, Square Enix games are probably over your head.”
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The first “New Fireworks Collection” was held in 1992 with the aim of fostering young fireworks artists (fireworks writers) nationwide who will lead the next generation, inheriting the tradition of Japanese fireworks, and improving their skills. This is the 29th time. A selection of up-and-coming young fireworks artists with excellent ideas, the highly creative fireworks “New Fireworks Department” composed of No. 4 and No. 5 balls, and the perfection of forming a certain Japanese traditional circle with No. 10 balls The competition will be held in two divisions of the fireworks “Core Insertion Division” that pursues the height of the fireworks.

The last time, due to the influence of the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the event was postponed for the first time. Thorough infection prevention measures this time
It will be held in a “new style”.
The venue will move to the “Omagari Fireworks” Park, which is also the venue for the All-Japan National Fireworks Festival in summer, and you will be able to see fireworks that are both novel and artistic while trying to scale up more than ever.

Please enjoy the works of young fireworks artists who are unfolding on the riverbed where the clear night sky and snow still remain in early spring.

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Held a SUP experience event at Kinugawa Park in Otsu City. Even beginners can rest assured with a small number of people (up to 4 people)! After a brief lecture, let’s row to Lake Biwa and discover the charm of the lakeside green space! Anyone can participate, including elementary and junior high school students, families, couples and friends, both inside and outside the prefecture. The deadline is as soon as the capacity is reached, either in advance or on a first-come, first-served basis (priority is given to reservations).

The dates are 4 / 1-4 / 7, 4 / 29-5 / 5, and start every hour (last 15:00). About 50 minutes once. It may be canceled or changed at the discretion of the organizer depending on the weather conditions on the day.

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An annual exhibition that introduces artists who are active mainly in Ehime. This time, in addition to the works of craftsmen such as Tobe ware, metal, dyeing and weaving, and bamboo, we will introduce the craftsman “Onigawara” who makes demon tiles among Kikuma tiles as “Ehime’s traditional crafts introduction exhibition”. All 19 artists will exhibit

Closed days: Mondays and Tuesdays (open on public holidays)

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Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day.

Japanese vending machines have been faithfully serving customers for decades, but these days they’re becoming more high-tech then ever before, offering a greater variety of goods and services to the general public.

Which brings us to today’s unusual find: the kaki fry vending machine. In Japan, kaki fry (“fried oysters”) are a popular snack food usually eaten at izakaya taverns with a beer on the side. A lot fewer people are frequenting taverns these days during the pandemic, though, so this new vending machine is a great option for those wanting to get their kaki fry fix outside.

The machine exclusively sells products from oyster farming company “Farm Suzuki”, which is located in Osakikamijima, Hiroshima Prefecture, one of the country’s premier oyster-producing regions. While the vending machine specialises in kaki fry, it also stocks raw Osaki Claire Oysters, served in half-shells with a wedge of lemon, and raw tiger prawns.

▼ All products are priced at 1,200 yen (US$11.30), which will get you either four fried oysters, three Claire Oysters or two tiger prawns.

We decided to forego the raw seafood options and head straight for the kaki fry, hitting the “Buy it now!” button and holding our credit card over the card reader to make the purchase, as the machine doesn’t accept cash payment.

“Hold card to reader until melody is heard”

After the machine accepted our cashless payment, it released a box of kaki fry into the tray below, and when we picked it up and felt …continue reading