Job Search Support for International Students in Japan
Monday, March 30, 2020
Izanau helps international students find jobs in Japan
Japan is notorious for their ageing population and growing labor shortage. Another consequence of Japan’s population shift is that Japan’s many universities are under capacity due to the shrinking number of students. For many years now Japan has looked toward the world to attract international students to its many universities.
Over the years Universities in Japan have begun to shift account for the diversity in their student body by offering classes and other services entirely in English. Seika University in Kyoto became the first University in Japan to select foreign born President, Oussouby Sacko from Mali, in 2018.
However, the changing face of Japanese universities is still not reflected in the workforce. Astonishingly only 30% or international students find jobs and remain in Japan after graduation, compare that to Canada where 89% of international students enter the workforce in Canada after graduating from a Canadian University.
The drain of foreign talent from Japanese Universities can be attributed to many things. For example, Japanese companies are too strict, or they only want to hire people who are perfectly fluent in Japanese. But one of the biggest factors is that many international students who want to stay in Japan simply don’t know how to conduct their job search. The Universities have support of international students while they are students, but are unsure how to offer guidance thereafter. And the lack of information results in most international students to leave Japan after graduating.
Source: Toyo Keizai Inc.
The Role of IZANAU
Up to now Izanau’s primary focus has been assisting people from other countries find employment in Japanese companies, but we have expanded our services to offer we support for international students seeking employment in Japan.
This will be achieved by:
- Explaining the best ways for international students in Japan to look for jobs
- Matching students with Japanese companies
- College seminars geared towards international students
Izanau’s parent company, Active Gaming Media has plenty of employees who have been hired after graduating from Japanese technical schools, language schools, and universities.
Active Gaming Media has been employing people from all over the world for more than ten years and now 70% of the company is non-Japanese. We currently have 150 people from 25 different countries.
We are in the perfect position to offer help and support for international students in Japan seeking employment locally using the experience and know-how we’ve accumulated over many years.
Students who aren’t sure how to begin their job search in Japan please contact us at any time here.