Education – kyoiku in Japanese – is a sterilized ritual based on cradle-to-grave dependence on a system to provide for the sheep.  The idea of headhunting is still unadopted in some Japanese circles, but with LinkedIn and other social media tools, the way employees are recruited and the education practices which defined post-war Japan are in flux.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best education and career path for someone living and working in Japan will vary depending on the individual’s skills and interests. However, there are a few key things to keep in mind if you’re hoping to find a successful career in Japan.

First, it’s important to understand that Japan is a highly competitive economy, and many jobs are in high demand. So, it’s important to have skills and talents that are in high demand and can easily be applied in the Japanese work environment. Some good skills to have, for example, might be Japanese language skills, computer programming, management or business skills, etc.

Another important factor to keep in mind when looking for a job in Japan is the cultural context. A lot of the jobs available in Japan are in industries that are specific to Japan, such as the entertainment industry or the manufacturing industry. So, it’s important to be aware of the cultural expectations and requirements of the Japanese workplace if you want to be successful.

Finally, it’s worth noting that getting a job in Japan is not easy – it often takes a lot of hard work and networking to land a position in the right company. So, if you ‘re ready to commit to a career in Japan, be prepared to put in a lot of effort.


Academic Libraries in Japan, Agos Japan, Aichi Institute of Technology, Akita Prefectural University, Akita University, Aoyama Gakuin UniversityAsahikawa Medical College, Ashikaga Institute of TechnologyAtsumi International Scholarship Foundation, Awaji Landscape Planning & Horticulture Academy


Baika Junior College, BookstartBukkyo UniversityBunka Gakuin Education Foundation, Bunka Women’s University


Chuo University, Chukyo University


Dale Carnegie Associates, Dokkyo University, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts


Education Workers and Amalgamated Union Osaka, Ehime University, Eiken, Eiko Gakuen, Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Elisabeth University of Music


Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukui Prefectural University, Fukuoka University of Education, Fukushima University, Fukuyama University, Fuji Women’s College


Gakushuin Women’s College, Gifu National College of Technology, Global Daigaku, Greenlist of Japanese Universities


Hachinohe Institute of Technology, HAL, Hannan University, Hirosaki University, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima University, Hitotsubashi University, Hokkai Gakuen University, Hosei University, Humanities Web Sites, Hyogo University of Teacher Education


Ichinoseki National College of Technology, Institute of Advanced  Media Arts & Sciences, Institute of Natural MedicineInternational Library of Children’s Literature, International University of Health and Welfare, International University of Japan, ISA Exchange Programs, IUJ Business School, Iwate Prefectural University, Iwate University


Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Association of College English Teachers, Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association, Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities, Japan Library Association, Japan Sociological Society, Japan Student Services Association, Japan Yogatherapy Society, Japanese Board on Books for Young PeopleJosai International University


Kagawa Nutrition University, Kagawa University, Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University, Kagoshima University, Kamakura Jyogakuin Junior and Senior High SchoolKitami Institute of Technology, Kochi University of Technology, Kogakuin University, Kokugakuin University, Kumamoto National College of Technology, Kurume National College of Technology, Kushiro National College of Technology, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyushu Institute of TechnologyKyushu University


Meiji University, Mie UniversityMiyagi University of Education, Miyazaki Medical College, Mukogawa Women’s University, Musashino Art University


Nagano National College of Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Nanzan University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara Women’s University, National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (NFUCA), National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, National Fisheries University, National Diet Library, National Institute for Japanese LanguageNational Women’s Education Center, Nihama National College of Technology, Nihon Kogakuin, Niigata Institute of Technology, Nippon Designers Gakuin, Nippon Photography Institute, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science UniversityNumazu College of Technology


Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obirlin University, Ochanomizu University, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Okayama Institute for Quantam Physics, Open University of Japan, Okayama University, Osaka City University, Osaka Gakuin University, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka International University, Osaka Kyoiku University, Osaka Prefectural University, Osaka University, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka University of Economics, Osaka University School of Foreign Studies, Otani University, Otaru University of Commerce, Otemae University


Prefectural University of Kumamoto


Reitaku University, Rissho University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Ritsumeikan University


Saga University, Saitama University, Sanno Institute of Management, Sapporo Medical University, Seikei University, Seinan Gakuin University, Seishin Joshi Gakuen, Sendai National College of Technology, Senshu University, Setsunan University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Shiga UniversityShimane Medical University, Shobi College of Music, Soka University, Sophia University, Sozosha College of Design, Sugiyama Jogakuin University, Suzuka University of Medical Science


Takushoku University, Tama University, Tama Art University, Tamagawa Gakuin, The Japan Hotel School, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Fellowships, Toba National College of Maritime Technology, Toho Gakuen, Toho University, Tohoku University, Tohoku University of Art & Design, Tokyo Animation College, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo International UniversityTokyo Metropolitan College Of Aeronautical Engineering, Tokyo Music and Media Arts Shobi, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Tokyo Polytechnic UniversityTokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo Zokei University, Tottori University, Toyama Prefectural University, Toyo University, Toyota Technological Institute, Tsuda College, Tsukuba College of Technology, Tsuyama National College of Technology


University of Aizu, University of Chichester, University of Electro-Communications, University of Kitakyushu, University of Miyazaki, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of the Sacred Heart, University of Shiga Prefecture, University of Shizuoka, University of Tokushima, University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Utsunomiya University


Wakayama University, Waseda University, We Japanese Language School, Weknow, Wide University School of the Internet


Yamagata University, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi Prefectural University, Yatsuhiro National College of Technology, Yokohama City University, Yokohama National University