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Career Search

If you are thinking of working in Japan, you’ll want to search for an employer. Here you can find information about Japanese companies and other job-related matters.

Make your Career in Japan. -Japan welcomes highly-skilled foreign professionals- (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

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Learn About Japanese Companies

Japan has a wide variety of small and mid-sized enterprises that are strong in technology and traditions.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) provides case examples of 50 leading companies that have been proactively employing highly-skilled foreign professionals and succesfully gaining new opptunities such as developing their business overseas.

Throughout Japan, there are many promising solid, small and mid-sized companies like these fifty firms. When looking for a job in Japan, we encourage you to search a wide range of companies, rather than restricting the search to well-known corporate brands.

Published Company Information

Here at JETRO, we put together a publicly accessible database of companies that are proactive about their desire to work with highly-skilled foreign professionals in order to grow their business. Through this database, users can see which Japanese companies are keen hiring highly-skilled foreign professionals. In addition, we included information on which region/country each employer is interested in and whether they are currently hiring foreign professionals and interns. We urge you to utilize the database in taking your step towards a career in Japan.

What’s “OFP List”?

Where You Can Look for Jobs

While a number of private businesses are already acting as intermediaries to recruit professionals to jobs in Japan, government agencies are also providing services geared to foreign nationals. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare matches job seekers to positions through Hello Work (Public Employment Security Offices) locations nationwide, and has also established an Employment Service Center for Foreigners, a support organization for highly-skilled foreign professionals, in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya,and Fukuoka.

For foreign students currently studying in Japan, there is an additional service called the Career Support Network for International Students in Japan, operated by the International Students Support Network.