View Full Version : Any jobs for American W/O degree??
2001-11-28, 12:51 AM
Hello, I am a 20 year old American. I do not have a college degree yet, is it possible for me to find any kind of full time job in Japan (note: Im not talking about teaching english as a degree is needed.)? I know a lot of people talk about getting a student visa and working 20 hours a week, but paying tuition to a school and only working 20 hours a week would put me in the hole for sure. I am willing to take any job, hotel, bar, construction, heck even cleaning toilets. So is there anything I can do?
2001-11-28, 02:56 AM
Unless you speak some Japanese, I don't think there is that much now. The construction industry takes mainly East and SE Asians, and you would probably not like their working conditions or environment.
Toilet cleaning is Japanese only, centrally employed.
Street selling is mainly Israelis, while most bars and hotels would require a proper visa.
Do you have any skills or talents that the locals may not have, to even offset your probable language difficulties? What can you actually do, or study, other than to be an American?
2001-11-29, 09:37 AM
Join the Marines, son. See the world. Meet interesting people. And kill them. Good luck to you.
Seriously, construction or bartending is your likely angle. Try the big gaijin pubs like pig n whistle, gas panic... Hope you're a smiley good lucking type or you'll have to go construction and huff it with those poor Brazilians...tough lot, they/them/thar.
Best get a degree, then you can be unemployed and arrogant.
2002-02-27, 03:39 AM
Hey guys go easy !
My question is if I marry a Japanese national can I work in Japan
without a DEGREE ????
2002-03-02, 02:16 PM
Marrying a local and thus obtaining a spouse visa only gives you the right to stay and work here. Getting a paying job is dependent on you, your qualifications or the ones required, and how you come cross to potential employers.