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Job Interview Tips for Japanese Companies

Here are some universal tips on how to best present yourself and what to expect in a job interview.

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Our Managing Company is Hiring!

This is a great opportunity to work in a professional environment and practice Japanese, as well as build skills which are easily applicable to your future career.

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Announcing: The First-Ever SJIP Intern/Alumni Mixer!

For this first-ever event, current SJIP interns and program alumni are all invited to gather for a relaxed evening of food, drinks, and socialization.

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Meeting New People in Japan

Moving to a new country comes with some sacrifice. However, you also open yourself for a whole new world of opportunity to meet new people and experience new adventures.

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How to Find Long-Term Housing in Japan

One of the most difficult things about finding housing in Japan is the lack of availability for foreign residents, but there are a growing number of real estate agencies that are able to help!

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Japanese Business Etiquette

Especially with internships in business consultancy and similar areas, knowing some Japanese business etiquette will certainly help you be more culturally aware.

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How to Apply for a Japanese Working Visa

So you’ve got a job offer with a Japanese company, and now you need to get your visa to come to Japan and begin the next chapter in your journey. But what does the process involve?

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Announcing: The SJIP Discount for Mobal SIM Cards!

We’re thrilled to announce that we've affiliated with Mobal to help provide applicants and participants a discounted way to obtain mobile and data services in Japan for unlocked smartphones!

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Resources for Studying and Learning Japanese Online

It doesn’t hurt to keep studying on your own to fully retain what you’ll be exposed to during your time in Japan. Here are three of our favorite resources for studying Japanese.

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How to Open a Japanese Bank Account

Opening a bank account in Japan is essential so that you can sign up for cell phone service, receive direct deposits from work, among many other useful things.

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How to Take a Good Resume Photo

Employment in Japan is a heavily regulated process, and employers want to make sure they take precautions to avoid fraud during the hiring process.

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How to Read and Write a Japanese Address

Whether it’s in 漢字 or in romaji/English, there are a few particularities to the Japanese address system. The best way to learn how is to first understand the parts that make up the address.

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