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State Street Bank is hiring English speakers in Fukuoka. The company is still trying to hire something like 30 people by June. Most of the positions are for entry-level staff (no financial industry background). They don't require any other language ability, although some Japanese is a plus. The requirement is for English ability, at native level. The positions they want to fulfill require living in Fukuoka, although ultimately, the positions can be either partly or fully remote. If you're interested, I can connect people to the person who is responsible for the management of the whole team (around 70+ people, 3 groups of around 25 members).
I am interested!
How could I contact them? Or do they have a website?
Any tips on getting a non-English teaching job when you have a low level of Japanese?
Wow that sounds interesting. Should I look for the job title Event staff? Or is it from a temp. company you get these jobs? Thank you so much for the info @urara
If I remember well (I found such jobs like 5 years ago 😅), I used Japanese job finding website (one day jobs, baitos, that kind of website) and checked the "gaijin ok" box. And yes the website itself w in Japanese 😅
Try websites like
I have no personal experience with indeed but it's probably good too
I'll quit my actual job soon... I'll have to redo my resume. Actually I'm thinking of being a フリーター for a while, which means doing daily jobs or several different part-time jobs... It kind of stresses me already 😅
In addition to this, also check out https://japan-dev.com
It lists curated jobs for foreigners. Most of the jobs are OK with low Japanese skills and a lot will accept applicants from abroad.
Good! Too bad most positions are in Tokyo only but it’s a great job hunting site for ppl with programming skills^^
My tip would be to check sites like https://www.tokyodev.com/ to learn about lots of smaller companies (that might not be on the radars of headhunters) and then after learning about companies listed on the job portal, actually go to the specific company's website and apply directly there.
Knowing your Japanese Interview Manners goes a long way! I did 60+ interviews at a Career Forum once. Just entering the room (booth) correctly really wow'd them.
You can look it up online, but if you have a Japanese friend who could show you how to dress, sit, enter the room etc... that will probably go further than trying to improve your Japanese from N2 to N1.
Also, don't be afraid to ask Hello Work for advice. It's their job to help people find a job, they are usually willing to ask all kinds of questions!
Getting prepared with interviews with your japanese friends.
They can not only help you to correct your resume from native point of view and also give you guidance on how japan peolple valuate applicant in japanese concept.
Shin, your comments are spot on.
Getting a job in Japan can be challenging if your Japanese is so-so. Better to study Japanese as much as possible before you come to Japan.