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Career Support in Japan


Asia UniversityInternational Center

  • 5-8 Sakai, Musashino-shi,Tokyo 180-8629 JAPAN
  • Tel: 81-422-36-3255
  • Fax: 81-422-36-4869
  • E-mail:

Career Search Process

Most likely the career search process in Japan differs from that of your country of origin. It is important to understand that Japan has its own culture with regard to the preparations that are involved in finding a career and with regard to the career search period.

Recruitment Schedule

It is common to start job hunting a year before graduation. Please use the schedule below for your reference.

◆Around April: Register your career preferences through AC NAVI (a job search support site). Participate in guidance sessions regarding job-hunting preparation.
◆Around October: Conduct self-analysis (Career Design Guide) and Prepare CVs.
◆Around December: ・Conduct industry and company analysis. Participate in a joint on-campus job fair (a joint company information session).
◆Around March: ・Submit entry sheets (employment application forms). Participate in company information sessions. Visit companies and submit applications. ・Job-offer application cards are made available at the Employment Service Center for international students.
◆Around October: Receive official notification of a job offer.
◆December: Prepare and submit the application form for “Change of Status of Residence”. *Only at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. *Other regional immigration bureaus will start accepting application forms from January.
◆March: Graduation, receive permission for “Change of Status of Residence”.
◆April: Join the Company.

Useful Information for a Career Search

1. Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners

We offer free consultations and referral services to international students (for enrolled students, and recently graduated students only) who are considering to work in Japan.

2-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo Japan 163-0721
Odakyu Daiichi Seimei Building 21st Floor
TEL: 03(5339)8625 / FAX: 03(5339)8654

Disembark at Shinjuku Station, West Exit − 10 minute walking distance

2. Recommended Internet Sites

(1) .Asia University Career Center ”AC NAVI.”
University HP: AC NAVI (on campus/off campus)

(2) Japan Student Services Organization “Career Information for International Students.”

(3) Immigration Bureau of Japan

(4) International Foreign Students Information

(5) Disco Career Forum

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