Japanese companies hiring foreigners

October 22nd, 2012By Category: Work Tips

WORKSJAPAN.GLOBAL will hold FOUR job fairs for foreign students in Tokyo and Kyoto in the next few months showcasing approximately 100 leading Japanese companies attending.

Job seekers will be able to attend special seminars, lectures and speak with recruiting personnel from various companies. This is a great opportunity to gain insight and a position with companies that interest you!

Event Outline


  • December 9 (Sun) ,2012 10:00~18:00
  • February 10 (Sun), 201310:00~18:00
  • May 26 (Sun), 2013 10:00~18:00

Reception starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Akihabara UDX 4F (JR Akihabara Station / 1 minute walk)


  • January 12 (Sat), 2013 10:00~17:00

Reception starts at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall (Municipal Subway Karasuma Line Shijo Station/ 3 minute walk)

※ Admission is free, but prior online registration is required.
Registration can be made at the URL below

Targeted participants

International students who are:

  • expected to graduate in April 2013~March 2014
  • 3rd grade undergraduate students, 1st grade graduate students, technical college students
  • Exchange students
  • Bilingual students

Purpose of event

International students who are looking to work in Japan can obtain recruitment/company information directly from Human Resource personnel.

This is a great opportunity to learn about job prospects from companies actively looking to hire international students.

  • Discuss employment information with Japanese companies that welcome foreign personnel.
  • Some companies are actively interviewing.
  • Many Japanese companies attend with their foreign subsidiaries will attend the event.

Previous Participating Companies (examples from last year)

Kao Corporation KYB Co., Ltd KOSE Corporation
KYOCERA Corporation Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. JFE Steel Corporation
Ube Industries, Ltd. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
Rakuten, Inc. Marubeni Corporation KMEW Co.,Ltd
USJ Co., Ltd. Unicharm Corporation DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd LIXIL Corporation Seven-Eleven Japan Co,.Ltd

For more information about the event, visit

If you have any questions, please contact us at:
Tel: 0120-964-303
Email: jobfair@worksjapan.co.jp

Author of this article


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  • I feel this article doesn’t really address the other side of the coin:

    Japanese firms are genuinely looking to expand their markets, keep foreign employees in Japan and hire more foreigners in general. However, that statement is limited almost exclusively to people who can speak 2-kyuu level Japanese, fit well into Japanese business culture and are willing to work the overwork hours and pay traditional fealty to the bosses.

    In other words, there is almost zero desire on the part of the vast majority of Japanese companies, either inside or outside Japan, to change their work or management culture in the slightest to accommodate for the expectations of foreigners in terms of compensation, culture, working hours or general benefits. Japan is a very proud and traditional society, and as foreigners here we have three choices in my opinion: assimilate and work at Japanese firms, work at foreigner-owned firms or just go back to our own countries.

  • yourii says:

    I’m a Systems Engineer but I’d do every kind of job to live in Japan

  • As much as I love Japan, you are so right:(
    Getting proper work here just sucks.

  • And they have an unemployment rate of 4.1% since the job robbers aren’t allowed to come in and destroy companies the way they have in the west.

  • Jojo says:

    Haha! Good luck guys! Unfortunately the Japs are still sore over losing WW2 and don’t let foreigners do anything except teach English. Maybe why their economy has stagnated for 20 years. Such spaztics!

  • ODayne Samuels says:

    i work in the united states navy and i am currently station in japan i love it here i only have 1 year left before i get out the military and was wondering how do go i go about getting a job in japan from my past occupation

  • damien says:

    i am an Italian travelled all over, looking for job around the world:
    skilled in construction , real estate, architecture managing, italian cousine,