How can an American get a job out of Japan?

How can an American get a job out of Japan? Ideally working under an American company that happens to have projects in japan

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I've done it. Just apply with your exp or degree into a job or field through a contract agency that will place you in Japan.

    Fairly easy

  2. 8 months ago
    Fuck Jannies

    Be a US government employee or contractor for the US government.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Low tier is English teacher
    mid low tier is military
    Mid tier is working directly for a Japanese corp
    High tier is working for a American corp in Japan getting paid USD.
    God tier is a contractor or working as a GS however this allmost always requires a security clearance.

    I'm doing the later and so far im living like a king here.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I actually do have a security clearance (TS-SCI). Would you trade a remote job at an american corp to work as a contractor in japan? It was so hard getting this job, not sure I'd ever trade it but then again I'm close to losing my security clearance I think

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        same, that's for you to decide honestly. I mean god tier would be a WFH cleared job in Japan that requires you to be in the office once or twice a week. But keep in mind if you are in Japan is because you are needed to support whatever the mission/contract is here. Also why are you close to losing it? you just don't lose it.

        I like my job because I get to travel a lot and its technical enough where there is a shitton to learn and grown but not so high up the scale where you are basically expected to be the SME at that one particular thing.

        Also people don't realize that japan esp tokyo is HEAVILY reliant on the military economy in ways that would boggle the American mind. Its the support, material, personnel.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          you lose it after 2 years minus one day of leaving a job that utilizes it. I left contracting to work from home in private sector. It's 100% remote, which is pretty rare these days. They have no intention of returning to office and it's a comfy 6 figure job.
          Usually i'm just making music all day once I get my tasks done.
          But I do miss travel and working hybrid in Japan seems pretty sweet. That or just taking a trip there every year, maybe for the Fuji Rock Festival
          The one thing is I don't know japanese, so idk if living there would suck or if there's enough english speaking groups to make it fun. I'd of course learn once i live there

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The one thing is I don't know japanese, so idk if living there would suck or if there's enough english speaking groups to make it fun. I'd of course learn once i live there
            You would have to learn it and bite the bullet on it. There's nothing really you can do to evade it. When you are here you will have plenty of opportunity but you have to take it.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Will your job let you work remotely from Japan time zone? Or maybe try out like a month working on a tourist visa to show them it can work.

            Then get a jp job for the work visa with foreign job as sidejob. Or try j-find visa (not sure if there are work limitations). Or try student visa, but limited to 28 hours of work a week.

            Once you're in, aim for PR to be free of your visa's work limitations. Could be as quick as 1 year if you got the points.

            I'm going for the student visa route, and will find out within a month if I'm denied for already working on tourist visa, or if my remote job decides they don't want to recontract with me.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              >try out like a month working on a tourist visa
              this is actually illegal though

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                But you can get away with it. My question is if you'll still get away with it when applying for other visas. Like I said, I'll soon find out...

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Also, just one month probably won't be as obvious as doing half a year like me...

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Also, just one month probably won't be as obvious as doing half a year like me...

                Find out I did. I'm moving to Japan!

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              >aim for PR
              this is the hard part
              to qualify for PR you conveniently need to earn more money than 99% of employers will pay a foreigner in japan, so you'll need some sort of side-gig
              thats why there are so many """content creators""" in Japan now, they're all trying to make a bit of youtube/twitch money so pad their stats for their PR application.
              t.friend of mine is literally doing this right now

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                But a remote job that pays in USD is so strong, I think I'll be fine even with the 28 hours per week handicap. Problem is I think you need to switch from student visa to 3-5 year work visa to apply for PR. You could get fricked with a 1 year work visa and be stuck working 2 jobs and the jp job might not even want you to do side gigs.

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >But a remote job that pays in USD is so strong
                this would be the way, but you cant rent in japan without a visa or guarantor and they'll get suspicious if you hop borders every 3 months too often

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 18 years old. How can I get a security clearance, get as many state secrets as possible, then sell it all to China for big bucks and retire? I plan to do this over a 10 year time frame.
      >but muh 'merica!
      literally don't care. I never want to return to this shithole. some people shoot up schools, i want to get back at the system.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ok kid

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure you will be pleased to know that you belong to one of very few countries that require their citizen to pay income tax even when they live and are employed in another country then :^)

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >dude espionage and treason lmao
        Yeah, you're definitely a dumb fricking teenager.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How can I get a security clearance, get as many state secrets as possible
        join the military and pick an MOS that requires a TS.
        China won't pay you shit.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Based. Frick mutts, frick christcucks and frick Israel. God's sleep little muttbro.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Good news is, your $15,000 will last you as long as it takes for the government to ship you off to gitmo.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >dude espionage and treason lmao
          Yeah, you're definitely a dumb fricking teenager.

          >How can I get a security clearance, get as many state secrets as possible
          join the military and pick an MOS that requires a TS.
          China won't pay you shit.

          I'm 18 years old. How can I get a security clearance, get as many state secrets as possible, then sell it all to China for big bucks and retire? I plan to do this over a 10 year time frame.
          >but muh 'merica!
          literally don't care. I never want to return to this shithole. some people shoot up schools, i want to get back at the system.

          You're going to have to get something BIG. Like the blueprints to their jet engines or something. If they offer you a pittance it's cause they don't really value what you're giving them. Best thing you can is take as much confidential info over many years. Store it. Then one day go to the Chinese embassy in some thirdie country and ask for a house, a couple million, a big titty wife and a retirement stipend. Gotta play the long decade game here.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you have access to something that BIG, you're not going to get away with doing that.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              They can't do shit once you are in China.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, you start by not broadcasting your evil masterplan on an imageboard renowned for being under surveillance due to all the nutjobs that come here

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Based. But maybe don't post this on a site crawling with feds

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        This post alone will deny your ability to get clearance, sorry kid

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >High tier is working for a American corp in Japan getting paid USD.
      how the frick does this happen? I imagine only exclusively upper management gets deals like this no?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        more often you're a consultant neck deep in jap corpo culture. Sometimes the go-between American/European branches. Not including defense related work.

        I should mention that if you speak English fluently in Japan and Japanese as a native local it gives you huge leverage against the typical business culture in Japan.
        Truth be told the salary man in Japan when you think about it is actually pretty low end position that is was in the past weighed by the fact it was basically guaranteed work for life.
        Japanese and other Asians that go out of the box with careful risk do far better for themselves and have far better quality of life/free time.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm about to get my TS (fricking hopefully lmao) just finished my personal interview after they interviewed my old neighbors and employers. Are there high paying cybersec jobs in Japan?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but you be working under SoFA.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Did you find the gig on govjobs or something?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly they came to me. But its a real glowie jobs so there's that aspect to it. Gov jobs is good but don't be afraid to look up the contractors too they often pay more at the cost of lower benefits. Get your clearance asap.

        I'm not complaining the work is easy as frick and I get to learn Japanese and spend my strong dollar to the yen money on girls and trips. Like I'm actually SAVING money here vs living in a shithole like D.C.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >God tier is a contractor or working as a GS however this allmost always requires a security clearance.
      It will and this is actually God tier, You make base GS wage, no COLA, but have a housing stipend that's tax free for rent off installation. There is an asterisk though, these jobs revolve to some extent, you can only stay in jobs like this for five years. The other benefit is if you get sick of living in Japan, after your commitment is up, you can find GS jobs in military installations in the states, then you can go elsewhere places in Europe like Germany or Korea if you want to and there are opportunities to. Positions, especially in engineering fields are good ones to target that will give you good odds of going over there and making a lot of money too, engineering is basically guaranteed for a GS12 position and maybe a GS13 depending on your organization.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      When you say working for an American crop in Japan, do you mean working at their Japanese office or working remotely for an American company but just so happen to live in Japan? Working in a Japanese office, even for an American company, still seems like hell since youre stuck in Japanese salaryman culture

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Consultant paid to work in Japan but paid out of my HK office here, so low yen means nothing to me except nice shoes and steak

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are the 5 other Japan threads not enough for you? My advice is for you to commit suicide.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are a STEM major, a lot of SighSee posters have attended graduate school at University of Tsubaka over the years. I believe some of them even ended up employed at national labs like Riken.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Japan is top tier for traveling but shit tier for living. Pick a better place.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      why would it be shit for living?

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What is your skillset anon? If you know how to build then the USACE may be the best plan. Civilian jobs exist where you basically just build infrastructure for Japan, but the US government pays you. You don't need sec clearances, you don't need to know Japanese, and I'm not really sure if they house you or if you have to get your own apartment in Japan. The US government exists solely to waste money so I could see them housing you for free.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks anon and I work in IT. Systems/network engineer

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Definitely shoot the USACE Japan an email and ask if they've got any openings in there. They build office buildings so they'll definitely need a monkey to set up networks in the buildings.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How can an American get a job out of Japan?
    unless you're in that top 0.1% of US corporate resumes that gets you some sort of management position transfer to a company in Japan, you're literally stuck using a Bach degree to teach English (aka sing Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes) to 4~14 year olds in Japan for $2k/mo with no time off.

    for a foreigner wanting to live and work in Japan, the good times have already passed. your best bet would be inventing a time machine and going back to the early 00s, back when simply being white could waltz you into a $6k/mo university research assistant job.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >unless you're in that top 0.1% of US corporate resumes that gets you some sort of management position transfer to a company in Japan
      how tough would this be? I'm stacking technical certifications and job experience while in USA

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Almost a 0% chance for you. Sorry anon.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >how tough would this be?
        you'll need fluent jap for a start, and your resume/interview needs to be good enough to beat literally every jap that applies. they dont have a reason to hire a foreigner over a jap
        and that's assuming you have a marriage visa or PR to cover the visa situation.
        japs dont like sponsoring work visas

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Chad here. I work as a cyber security consultant for a firm and can work remotely from anywhere. A lot of IT-related fields will have that. The trick is to be invaluable to your company so they can't say no to you travelling.
    You'll need a Japanese wife for a visa though. Or bounce back and forth between Korea and Japan every 90 days

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sofa is every 5 years and the extention just requires a Flag officers rubber stamp.
      You don't even need to be in the military, I'm sure there is some contract you can find.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is true but wanted to add that my place does 7 and 9 year extensions now because we can’t find good people to hire lol. I got a Japanese gf I’m gonna marry soon anyway but it is possible to extend longer if you work for the right place.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Which firm? I've worked for two of the Big 4 and Mandiant, the only leniency I had was anywhere within CONUS because of export control laws and regulations. Your story isn't passing the smell test so far.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        By Big 4, do you mean Big 4 accounting firms? Cyber Security/ IT in general is more lenient when it comes to working remote out of the country.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          You would have to coordinate with your US counterparts, which means a 12-15 hour time differential but I have yet to see someone actually get such a role and I have a Msc in Cyber security an 14 years of experience.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically just entrepreneurMAXX

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >entrepreneurMAXX
      like what?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        oh so just have rich parents, got it

        wagecucks are currently seething as they have no expertise in any field that allows them to provide any sort of unique value

        good luck competing for that remote FAANG job though kek

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh so just have rich parents, got it

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >shot down by recruiter again for my lack of Japanese skills
    >the position I applied for last year is still open

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >told my CV and experience is perfect, I just need to interview and work in Japanese
      >still can barely buy something from the konbini without having a heart attack
      is language school unironically the only route for the mentally disabled such as myself? It's been over 3 years and my self-study has completely failed

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why on god's green earth would you ever want to work for a Japanese company in Japan? Why not europe?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      why not work for a European/US company in Japan? best of both worlds

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I get paid in USD but work in Japan

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      is that aika

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You have to pick your poison when it comes to working for a defense contractor or a GS overseas tbqh. As a contractor I was making at least 30% more than my GS counterparts in Germany, but I was also working probably 10 extra hours a week and didn't have that federal pension or the same federal days off.

    If I had to do it all over again I'd go as a govie for the work/life balance. The LQA + base pay is lower but after a certain point the extra 20k-30k is worth the time off.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's a GS?

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be an anituber is how.

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