Japan – the land of the rising sun – home of technology, sushi, ramen, bullet trains, anime and amazing fashion, who wouldn’t want to visit? Better yet, why not live there? Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime can seem a bit scary – even more so when you don’t speak the language. While Japanese is an absolutely beautiful language, it can be quite tricky to learn. Without speaking Japanese, it can be hard to find a job. However, there are jobs in Japan for English speakers available, and we’ll help you find them!
The first step of your adventure is to get a Working Holiday Visa. Without this you will not be able to work in Japan.
In order to qualify for this Japanese working holiday visa, you must meet certain requirements, for example as a Canadian you need to:
And a few extras. If dealing with all the paperwork isn’t your favourite, leave it to us!
Geneviève is a Working Holiday Specialist at Stepabroad and an avid world traveller. Originally from Quebec, she has lived abroad in four countries, including on working holidays as a Stepabroad Ambassador in Chile and Australia.