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Important things in finding employment in Japan

Japan is a clean, safe, easy-to-live country. Since the industry has evolved by economic development and learned from its business system and “quality of manufacturing” quality in many cases, after graduating from a Japanese school, international students who wish to get a job in Japan are increasing year by year. So I will introduce the things I should know about finding employment in Japan.

Background for overseas talent

  • Excellent workforce and diversity

In Japan, due to the declining birthrate and aging population, the number of production workers is decreasing year by year. Therefore, accepting many foreigners as excellent labor force is an important issue for revitalizing Japan.

In addition to the increasing demand for overseas human resources as a result of the progress of globalism, there is also a trend towards revitalizing the organization and creating new value from the perspective of diversity (diversity) working with foreigners with different values ​​and cultural backgrounds It is rising.

Therefore, the number of foreigners who want to work in Japan increases, as well as the willingness to recruit foreigners in Japanese companies is rising.

In that case, when international students get a job in Japan, the Immigration Bureau has to undergo procedures to change the status of residence of “study abroad” to the status of residence that can be employed. And the number of permits for this change application has been doubled in the past 5 years from 7831 in 2010 (2010) to 15657 in 2015 (Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau ” About employment situation of international students for Japanese companies “). In other words, the number of foreign students getting employed to Japanese companies etc. has increased rapidly.

  • Background for Japanese companies seeking overseas talent

“Japanese company” mentioned here is a company conducting business activities in Japan. There are about 3.82 million Japanese companies, 99.7% of which are small and medium enterprises.

In the past, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises, it became difficult to recruit young Japanese employees due to the declining birthrate, so there was a tendency to adopt foreigners.

However, in recent years, as the excellence of overseas talent and the strength of mind become widely known, the number of Japanese companies that think that “I would like to recruit talented people regardless of Japanese nationality (regardless of nationality)” It was. Many Japanese companies now hire overseas talented people on the same conditions as Japanese employees, including education after entering the company, work content, remuneration, promotion (step up), etc.

  • Background for Japanese companies looking for overseas talent

“Japanese companies” is a Japanese company that conducts overseas expansion. In addition to establishing a subsidiary overseas, even a multi-national corporation also has its headquarters in Japan is called “Japanese company”. Japanese companies are mainly based on major companies.

Japanese companies that conduct business activities around the world need human resources who can understand the language and situation of the country. For that reason, companies that adopt foreigners as managers of overseas affiliates and actively recruit foreigners in the field of market research and development in the country at the time of new overseas expansion are conspicuous.

Needless to say, in terms of revitalizing the organization, Japanese companies are advancing diversity. Organizations are expected to have a good “chemical reaction” by being stimulated by excellent foreigners or absorbing different values. Therefore, overseas talent is accepted as a “talented person regardless of nationality”, and engaged in a wide range of operations, even if you are not involved in Japanese affiliated companies, especially overseas projects and the affairs related to that country.

[Reference] Reasons why Japanese companies adopt foreign students① To secure excellent talent regardless of nationality.

② To conduct business related to overseas business partners.

③ As future executive candidates for overseas affiliates of our company (or group).

④ To conduct business that occurs when newly entering overseas.

⑤ To coordinate the company (or group) overseas corporation.

⑥ For revitalizing the company including the influence on Japanese.

⑦ In order to compensate for specialized fields which Japanese people have become difficult to secure.

(Source) Survey and research on promoting employment of foreign students in Japanese companies “Foundation Overseas Technician Training Association”

Overseas human qualities required

Adoption of Japanese companies, there is a unique method of employing new graduates en masse”. Basically, graduated from the School of Japan in March, the students accepts as a new employee recruitment method from April. The recruitment of mid-career experience for recruiting, yet in Japan.” “The new graduate recruitment” is the mainstream. Therefore, among overseas human resources as the qualities required for foreign students The main element in the following commentary about the Japanese operational capabilities

  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test in the Interview–Speaking and Listening Skills

The employment activities in international students, Japanese firms have to focus on the most points is the Japanese operational capabilities. You should note here that the company is looking at the results of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, because the only. In Japan, there are many companies to focus on the interview in the hiring process, when the “speak” and “listen” is not enough and that it is difficult to get the nomination.

  • You are also available a science profession in everyday conversation level of the Japanese language skills and after joining the level of Japanese proficiency required, the craft will be broadly divided into two areas. One is primarily for engineers and researchers and other science profession. In this case, if you have in-house communication skills applicable to “allowed” companies. Recently, IT technicians and other specialist skills excellent human resources, Japanese companies also say that they do not matter to most of the operational capabilities to be seen. However, the technology and research of the craft will be even if the management positions, to raise the level of Japanese language proficiency. Some companies seeking
  • Advanced Japanese language skills are required in Business scene; In the meantime, marketing and public relations, general affairs, etc. for the humanities craft is the client and the sales of the Company and other cooperation or consult proposal strength and bargaining power and communicate with people outside etc., prompts for a fairly high level of Japanese proficiency is required. Unlike the everyday conversation because the Japanese used to business scene in business terms, including the honorific expressions to understand the Japanese corporate culture and art on the conversation you will be asked to force.
  • Companies can improve operational capabilities in the Japanese language training programs. Overall, it is important to work as a business in Japan, a pretty high level of Japanese language proficiency. However, many of the Japanese companies at the first level of foreign students are not required to do so. Many of the companies in Japan is the third in a talent to grow from the “zero” mentality is strong and that the education and training system is also featured. Recently, for International Students to each of its depending upon the level of Japanese language training and many companies are to be carried out in stages, and work to improve operational capabilities of the Japanese language itself while.