Plan to Find Employment

We offer comprehensive support in job hunting, from standard procedures in Japan to how to choose an industry and company

There are many foreign students who want to find employment in Japan. Students who graduated university in his/her home country can find it in Japan. Chances to work in Japan are increasing these days. Generally speaking, when foreign students try to find employment in Japan has an advantage when one has passed 1st grade(N1) of JLPT in document screening. Furthermore, you need to know the way of thinking for work among Japanese, attitude toward work or how to make relationship with colleague or boss. We are aiming at not simply find a work but let students find a nice one that makes his/her carrier up


While there are situations in which the Japanese labor population is declining and companies are expanding overseas, which may support the employment of international students, it may be considered to be a disadvantage from the standpoint of the hiring company. It is said that these are communication problems, differences in cultural customs, and complicated employment procedures. There is no doubt that employment of international students is indispensable when considering expansion of business as a company. Therefore, there is a need for human resources who can eliminate the disadvantages.

In communication, pronunciation and intonation tend to be emphasized in addition to conversational fluency, and at the same time, communication skills related to personality such as smiles, cheerful greetings, and aizuchi are important.

Next, it is said that adaptability is required. Broadly speaking, it is the ability to face the new environment positively, such as Japanese culture, Japanese working habits, corporate culture and the promises of the team.

That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to be or do exactly the same as the Japanese people are or do. It is required to be able to understand and be understood while showing diversity.


International students will face the first step in job hunting, which is to find a company. Every student has different way to feel attractive. For instance, company’s product or services, your position and tasks, contract and working style, or company benefits. On the other hands, companies have visions to recruit human resources. It is the most important and difficult process to match student’s request and company’s vision during the job hunting.


Once you’ve found a company that suits you, you will face the second step to apply for a job offered by the company. This is the process of interacting with the person in charge of human resources from the company and arranging the interview. It involves creating basic paperwork such as resumes, but keep in mind that the interaction itself has a significant impact on HR personnel.

For these two steps, Toyo Language School prepares learning items for students who are looking for a job so that each one can strengthen their skills. The important thing is to know the employment situation in Japan and what you have to do on it.

Learn the concept of Japanese companies and job hunting, and prepare what you need for job hunting in Japan
Whole aspect of employment in Japan
Industry TLS graduates chose
Advantage, defect, self-promotion
Reason for application
Entry sheet
Prepare what and how to speak with the person in charge of the company in order to make a good impression and get a job offer
Interview in Japan
Case study that leads to a job offer
Necessary Keigo, unnecessary Keigo
Mock interview

Model schedule for getting employment

It is said that the standard for starting job hunting in Japanese is about N4 completion. It is because, students who have completed N4 level are able to communicate with human resources personnel even if students do not understand technical terms. Even students who started studying Japanese from scratch can reach the equivalent of N4 in 6 months. After that, students will learn the concept of job hunting, prepare what they need, apply for a job, and receive individual guidance such as an interview. Students are aiming to get a job in about a year on average.



ボイニウス アナスタシアさん


From Lithuania
Graduated in March, 2020
Works at IT NEXT

I liked the lessons with Japanese people visiting TLS. Sometimes I had struggles to communicate with them even I used Japanese phrases learnt in classes, but the opportunity to communicate with the real Japanese conversations was very helpful to enhance my proficiency. In addition, these lessons gave me different approach to learning language. I also enjoyed school events on the weekends with Japanese locals because it has different points of fun than regular classes.