jobs

Welcome to the age of the “Insta-view”: Instagram interviews become popular in Japan

Growing number of companies expect job candidates to exhibit Instagram skills as part of the selection process.

Read More

SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer, and it could be you!

Mr. Sato needs you!

Read More

Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan.

Read More

Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki cancels retirement, hires artists for last feature film

Applications are open to everyone, regardless of nationality.

Read More

Japanese university students reveal the part-time jobs they’d most like to have

The top ten results show which companies appeal most to young students.

Read More

Ninja shortage! Nagoya company’s HR crunch may be your gain as it looks to hire full-time shinobi

Ninja team in one of Japan’s largest cities needs new members, and neither Japanese fluency nor citizenship is required.

Read More

Man forgets the first rule of Japanese job interviews: Don’t steal the boss’ wallet

Man arrested after failing to grasp this not-so-cryptic aspect of Japanese business manners.

Read More

Pachinko parlor worker lists the three worst types of customers in Japan’s gambling dens

Even in famously polite Japan, some gamblers just don’t have any manners.

Read More

30 things workers in Japan often find themselves thinking in their first six months on the job

Emotions can range from being ready to take on the world to “Man, I sure wish I was drunk right now.”

Read More

Help Wanted: Pervy security detail to guard panties for upcoming Hentai Kamen film release

If you have a love of panties, sense of justice, and are of mediocre intelligence, then panty-headed superhero Hentai Kamen wants you!

Read More

Book for little Japanese kids offers one big reason not to be a systems engineer when you grow up

Explanation of what kind of person would love the job subtly tells readers that a lot of people would absolutely hate it.

Read More

Japanese tourism board hires American expat as professional ninja

Tokyo resident is the first foreign member of the Hattori Hanzo Ninja Squad.

Read More

Infographic shows how working culture differs across the globe

In the past we’ve written about office etiquette and office parties in Japan, but how are Japanese office manners or your own different from those in other countries?

Read More

New pop-up cafe in Tokyo offers drinks with hands-on animation, art and design on the side

Next time you feel like taking a coffee break, why not head over to the NagaLatte Cafe in Harajuku, where you can try Snow Brand Milk’s newest beverage and experience what it’s like to work as a manga illustrator, animator, or other creative professional?

Read More

Akihabara Shrine seeks shrine maiden to perform memorial services for “deceased” anime figures

New maiden will help service all human- and plastic-kind.

Read More

Six professional ninja jobs being offered by Japanese tourism board, women and foreigners welcome

Japan is looking for a few good shinobi.

Read More

Need a new job? Japanese tourism organization is looking to hire two samurai

Performers sought to play the role of two of Nagoya’s greatest historical heroes.

Read More

What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? Businesspeople

It does pay better than being a superhero, after all.

Read More

Ever wanted to work with legendary video game creator Hideo Kojima? Kojima Productions now hiring

Newly formed Kojima Productions is looking to hire a few good video game developers, plus find customers for its online store.

Read More

Japanese employment site reimagines web developers, accountants, and more as anime RPG heroes

Career arcs in Japan used to be simple. You finished school, got a job, and worked there until it was time to retire. Along the way, you were paid a salary calculated strictly on the basis of how long you’d been with the company.

That’s not necessarily the case anymore, and as more and more Japanese switch employers, and even industries, they need a baseline from which to evaluate the pay of potential posts, which is where Japanese website Kyuryo Bank comes in. Yes, Kyuryo Bank has all the salary-related numerical data and progression charts you’d expect, but it also has something truly unique: awesome anime-style illustrations of professions ranging from public accountant and lawyer to web designer, pro blogger, and yes, even “chicken sexer.”

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2