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Career Support in Japan


Asia UniversityInternational Center

  • 5-24-10 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 the norm to start the career search process a year before graduation. Please use the schedule below for your reference.

◆7Around July: Register your Career Options through Kyuujin NAVI (the employment search navigation system).
◆Around October: Conduct a self-analysis (“Jump Up” Career Support Notebook), an industry analysis, and a company analysis.
Submit the International Student Registration Form to the Employment Service Center for Foreigners.
◆Around March:  
 ◇Request company brochures, request entry forms, begin test preparations.  
 ◇Submit entry forms, participate in company information sessions and company visits, submit applications, and participate in the on-campus company information sessions.  
 ◇Selection examinations, interviews.  
 ◇Announcement of job-offerings form available at the Employment Service Center for Foreigners, joint job interviews. ◆Around October: Official announcements begin.
◆December: Start to complete application forms for Permission for a Change in Residence Status.
*Only for Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau.
Other regional immigration bureaus will start accepting application forms from January.
◆March: Graduation, Submit Permission for a Change in Status of Residence, Join 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 ”Kyuujin NAVI.”
University HP: Kyuujin 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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