View Full Version : Non-teaching Job Offer in Tokyo (No JL skills required) -- Approved by Beer Baron

July 15th, 2014, 09:28

I decided to post this job opportunity here because I thought some of you might be interested in non-JET careers. My company is looking for a candidate for our President's Training Program. The program will be held for a year, and you will be offered a permanent position based on your performance during the year. Here are some of the details of the program:

Details of Program

Conducting research, developing and initiating projects aimed at business improvement and development
Facilitating management of proposed projects
Managing and ensuring completion of current & on-going projects
Researching and creating opportunities for the company to improve its CSR endeavours
Managing the company’s social media presence
Studying the company’s core philosophy and values
Developing Japanese language skills


Excellent written and spoken English
At least a Bachelor level degree (preferably a Business-related Degree)
Interest in business leadership and good leadership skills
Should be ambitious, innovative and possess an analytical mind
A high level of computer and internet literacy
Experience writing, editing & proofreading articles, presentations and speeches
Experience in social media management
An interest in social enterprise, community work and improving society
An interest in Japan and Japanese culture, and experience in successfully adapting to cross-cultural situations
A commitment to learning the Japanese language (training provided)

Program Details
Open to: People ages 20 - 30, of any nationality
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (obtained before November 2014)
Language skills: Native-level English (spoken, written), Japanese skills not required (training will be provided)
Work Location: Tokyo (Trainee is expected to relocate to Tokyo for the entire duration of the program)
Program Period: November 2014 - November 2015 (Candidate is expected to be able to start work in Tokyo by the first week of November)
176,000 yen per month (probation period - 3 months) -- approximately 150,000 yen after tax
200,000 yen per month (after probation) -- approximately 170,000 yen after tax
Transportation allowance: Cost of a commuter pass from applicant's home to head office
Air-fare (for candidates living overseas): One-way ticket to Japan (reimbursement after arrival).
Accommodation: Applicant will be allowed to stay at the company's dormitory at 36,000 yen per month​ for the entire duration of the program.

Click on the link below for more information:
President's Training Program (Global Hiring) - Watanabe CEO (http://isfnetworldwide.typepad.com/watanabeceo/2014/07/presidents-traning-program.html)

Do contact tango.stephanie@isfnet.com if you have any questions.

July 15th, 2014, 10:29

July 15th, 2014, 10:38
when you look at the required qualifications/experience it seems fair.

July 15th, 2014, 12:58
150,000 after tax first 3 months, then 170,000 after? Probably working more than 10+ hours a day? Living in expensive as hell and crowded Tokyo? It's a tough price to pay for a year of experience. An applicant of that quality can get a better job in America making more than $12.50 an hour gross after 3 months.

5th year JET friend (who was making like 270,000 after taxes) just got a private hire ALT job in Shizuoka making 240,000 net pay, also has all the school vacations off (which they still pay him for).

July 15th, 2014, 13:07
not everyone whats to be an ALT....

Living in Tokyo, doing something more interesting than "teaching English", being paid to study Japanese (with something better than the JET language programme)

Doesn't seem that bad. standard starting salary for a new graduate office lady.

July 22nd, 2014, 21:37
Agreed with Ini. Getting a good living salary in something non-ALT aint easy. This as a starting position you use to springboard into something else is pretty good.