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Japanese Companies Require High Japanese Proficiency

Japanese Companies Want High Japanese Proficiency In Japan when hiring non-Japanese with a college degree and specialized skills and knowledge, the attitude of companies that require a high level of conversational ability in Japanese has become a barrier to employment. December, 2021 private data showed that while more than 70% of job offers require the highest level of […]

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About Japanese companies and Japanese business people
Understanding "Rongo to Soroban" in English by Eiichi Shibusawa

Not only as a business person but as the father of capitalism in Japan If I were to ask you who you know as a Japanese businessman, who would you name? You might name Masayoshi Son of Softbank, Kazuo Inamori of Kyocera, Konosuke Matsushita of Panasonic, or Tadashi Yanai of Uniqlo. But as of 2021, […]

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Live in Japan: Japanese lifestyle and its social culture
How to use "Chotto" in Japanese?

It is quite natural for a word to have multiple meanings in a certain language. In Japanese, too, a single word can have many meanings. One of the representative words is "chotto" ちょっと. It is normally written in hiragana. Chotto has so many different meanings, some similar and some opposite. It may sound complicated, but […]

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Available Jobs in Japan for Non-Japanese

These are just a few of the jobs we are currently accepting for foreigners. Please contact us if you are interested in any of them and other jobs. You can click the title to find out more info in PDF. As of October 24, 2021 There are many other permanent jobs available, please click here […]

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About Japanese companies and Japanese business people
To Become a Leader in Japan (3): Bringing out the Talents of Your Subordinates

Can You Manage Talents of Your Subordinates in Japan? Those in supervisory positions who work hardest to develop the talents of those working under them are the ones who will rise most steadily in the ranks of an organization. A supervisor in charge of people whose work is steadily growing and improving is one who […]

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To Become a Leader in Japan (2): Corporate Growth Equals Human Growth

Many foreigners or non-Japanese in Japan plan to work in Japan for a few years and then return to their home country. On the other hand, there are those who want to live in Japan for a long time and eventually get a permanent residence or Japanese citizenship. There are also people who want to […]

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To Become a Leader in Japan (1): Problem-solving Is Your Job

Many foreigners or non-Japanese in Japan plan to work in Japan for a few years and then return to their home country. On the other hand, there are those who want to live in Japan for a long time and eventually get a permanent residence or Japanese citizenship. There are also people who want to […]

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Communication Kaizen in Japanese Business

What is Kaizen? By P. Pringle After several challenging years of global recession, manufacturing is beginning to recover in the Midwest where I live. Recently, large US companies have been hiring Japanese productivity consultants to work with their factory teams on gemba kaizen (factory floor productivity) activities. The Japanese experts have had many years of […]

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Why There Is No Job Descriptions in Japan?

Job Description Is Not Stipulated in a Japanese Company By R. Kopp In many Japanese organizations operating in the U.S., American employees complain that job descriptions are non-existent, or are outdated and irrelevant.  Indeed, I have encountered many Japanese companies that do not have any job descriptions, or only have a set that was created […]

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Work in Japan: Japan Biz Cultural Words
Revitalization of Marginalized Communities in Japan through the Arts

Art Festival in Setonaikai (Seto Inland Sea) On a scorching summer day, Ogijima, a small island with about 160 residents was besieged by a swarm of tourists. Local residents were surprised but nonetheless gladdened to see so many strangers. “I rarely see people outside of my island. But they are very welcome,” said one islander, […]

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