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How Our Process Works

The Sakae Japan Internship Program and Japan Careers Program will match you with a Japanese company that will help you improve your skills and achieve your career goals. Our matchmaking processes will allow you to get experience abroad and improve your language skills without asking you to compromise on the industry within you’d like to work.

Start your career in Japan.


Once we have received your candidate registration, we will reach out to you through email to begin our support. Please note that you will be asked to upload a copy of your resume.

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Initial Consultant Call

To better get to know you, and to more fully understand which kind of internship would suit you best, you will meet with one of our Global HR Consultants through a casual video call. These typically last between 30 minutes and an hour. This initial meeting is also a perfect time to ask any questions you may have about any part of the next steps in the process.


Based on our assessment of your registration materials and Skype interview, we will share with you any opportunities you have been matched with. The information we send to companies includes a copy of your resume and a copy of your initial registration form, along with any other information you may share in your initial call to give context to your experience.

Internship/Job Interview

If any of the selected companies express interest in you as a potential intern, we will then arrange a more formal video interview between you and the company.

If any of the selected companies express interest in you as a potential intern, we will then arrange a more formal video interview between you and the company. Depending on the company and your personal language skills, the interview will be either in English, Japanese, or a combination of the two. Regardless, we will speak with you beforehand to give you some tips and tools for use in your interview. Special attention is given to those who are worried about having to interview in Japanese, and we will work to make sure they are not caught off guard.


Depending on the results of the overall evaluation, you may be presented with a position offer. Should you choose to accept an offer, we can begin planning your itinerary, and provide any other support that may be necessary to help you come to Japan. In the unfortunate case that we are not able to procure an offer, we will continue matching you with other potential opportunities.

Next stop, Japan!

Coming to Japan

Once you’re in Japan, your work begins! Our office is located right in the heart of Tokyo. If you are ever in need of support, you are more than welcome to reach out to us. We are here for you, even after you begin in your new role.

What’s After That?

Our support won’t stop there. In addition, if you've applied through the Internship Program, many employers in Japan see the internship process as a potential trial period for full-time employment. If your internship company has a position available, they may offer it to you near the end of your program for after graduation. We can also assist you in finding employment in Japan in the case that your company does not have any positions available.

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