What to Bring to Japan from Home
Japan has a lot to offer, but some amenities may not compare to your favorites from home.
Where to Get a Cell Phone Number in Japan
For anyone staying longer than a couple of months in Japan, there are times when a phone number is required, even if it’s just to purchase a commuter pass or to send a bank transfer.
What to Do in an Emergency in Japan
In an emergency in Japan, call 119 for Ambulance and/or Fire Department services. For Police services, Call 110.
What is the Sakae Japan Internship Program?
In order to give international students and graduates the opportunity to work within their field in an international environment, we hand-pick opportunities for candidates from around the world.
What is a Hanko?
While the use of hanko has recently declined in the digital age, there are occasionally instances where they may still be necessary for banking, renting an apartment, or even for work.
Thanks for Coming to the SJIP Mixer!
Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our first-ever Intern Mixer Event!
Thanks for visiting us at Anime Boston and Boston Japan Festival!
Thank you so much to all of those who visited our booths at Anime Boston and Boston Japan Festival in the previous weeks; our tabling efforts were a resounding success!
The COVID-19 Hiring Situation in Japan [Updated Nov. 20]
We are committed to our applicants and would like to help provide some clarity regarding our program's current situation and the hiring situation in Japan.
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.
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.
Money, Cash, and ATMs in Japan
Japan is a largely cash-based society. When you come to Japan, we recommend that you bring a minimum of about ¥40,000 to cover transportation and living costs.
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.
Is an Internship Abroad Better Than Studying Abroad?
With the ever-increasing amount of international exchange and the ever-evolving relationships between cultures, there has been no better time than the 21st century to study abroad.
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.
How to Open a Japanese Bank Account
Opening a bank account in Japan is essential so that you can sign up for services, and receive direct deposits from work, among many other useful things.
How to Register Your Address After Moving to Japan
Anyone who arrives in Japan and receives a residency card（在留カード）is required to register their residential address with the government within 14 days of establishing a residence.
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.
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.
How to Perform a Cash Bank Transfer at an ATM
While Japan is mostly cash-based, large payments for things like rent are often handled at an ATM through a bank transfer. They can be made using cash at many ATMs.
How to Get WiFi and Phone Data Service in Japan
It’s near impossible to get around in 2019 without internet access, and the same goes for living in Japan. There are a multitude of methods for obtaining an internet connection.
How to Get to Tokyo From Haneda or Narita Airport
Tokyo is home to two major international aiports: Narita Aiport and Haneda Airport. Either airport has convenient ways for you to make your way into the heart of the city.
How to Get a Suica/Pasmo Train Card
The most convenient methods of local travel in Japan are by train or bus. To pay fares, most locals use tap-to-pay IC Cards, like PASMO and Suica Cards.
How Our Process Works
Japan Careers and SJIP will match you with a Japanese company that will help you grow professionally and achieve your career goals.
Come Meet Us at Anime Boston 2019 and Japan Boston Festival 2019!
We are incredibly excited to announce that we will have booths set up at Anime Boston 2019 and Japan Festival Boston 2019!
Announcing: The Renewed Lighthouse Global Discount for Mobal SIM Cards!
We’re thrilled to announce that we have renewed our collaboration with Mobal to offer a discounted way to obtain mobile and data services in Japan!
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.
How to Make a Cash Payment using Pay-Easy at a Japanese ATM
Pay-easy（ペイジー）is a standard payment method used in Japan to pay outstanding bills for utilities, housing, insurance, among many other things.
How to Buy a Commuter Pass in Japan
If you take the train or bus to commute along the same route every day, you can get an IC Card Commuter Pass to save a few hundred yen each month.
How to Find Long-Term Housing in Japan
It can be pretty difficult to find housing in Japan as a foreign resident, but there are a growing number of real estate agencies that are able to help!
How to Find a Sharehouse or Apartment in Japan
There are countless choices for where to stay when living in Japan. Here are some resources for possible housing options.
Announcing: en-japan’s “1-Day Internship” Seminars
In collaboration with Lighthouse Global, Inc., en-japan will be holding campus seminars to meet students and recent graduates with the drive to be future global business leaders.
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?
5 Top Jobs Available in Japan
Read about five top job categories in demand from our affiliates.
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.