View Full Version : Visa and job queries
2002-02-11, 08:40 AM
I'm planning to go to Japan in July this year when I finish my uni degree and have a few questions I need cleared up. I've heard its easier to get a job once your in Japan then from your home country, is that true? Secondly is it possible to come over on a working holiday visa, find a permenant job and then change the visa to a working visa? The reason I ask this is because I would like to leave for Japan as soon as I complete my degree, but if I don't have a job before I go, a working visa will take several months to get. By the way I'm an aussie for those who were wondering as I know visa's for different nationalities are different. Also how much money do you recommend coming over with and what should be done about health insurance?
I am also moving to Japan. I am planning to move there in only a few weeks. I want to go there to teach english and do missionary work. I have no ideas about visas and work permits. Do you have any advice for me. Any counsel at all would be appretiated. Domo.
2002-02-12, 11:12 PM
hey there, well the best way i could see would be to start off on your working holiday visa then go to A working visa through A company sponsor(this should be easy with A degree) but every city seems to be alittle different immigration wise,sometimes quick and sometimes painfully slow.
If you dont have a place to stay it can be expensive,and if i remember correctly the visa requires you to show about $2500 at least (working holiday) but for that visa it takes roughly A week if I remember correctly,maybe 10 days.but i think it would be wise to have alittle more money than that,and to be expected places like Tokyo and Osaka are much more expensive. well hope that could help somehow, good luck on your travels........let me know if this gaijins english dosnt make any sense=]
2002-02-13, 08:51 AM
i have lived in japan for one year and have many japanese friends, and i know for a fact that the people of japan do not like missionaries. they feel as if, which i am in full agreement of, you are trying to steal their culture by forcing your religion on them. please respect the japanese culture, and do not degrade the culture you come from by going there with the audacity that you and only you are correct.
"He who has not sinned caste the first stone." Jesus Christ
do not assume you know the truth
2002-02-13, 09:52 AM
A quick look around the world will show that most of the current problems are caused by the 3 "peoples of the book" - Jews, Christians and Muslims - as they all endeavour to persuade us that their God and their values are best.
Let people decide themselves what they believe, and as Scott has said above, do not have the arrogance to assume that your religion is best. Take a leaf out of the Buddhists' behaviour, who tolerate all religions, and whilst their own faith is not perfect, they do not force their beliefs onto anyone, and share their towns with mosques and temples, churches and synagogues.
From Richard the Lionheart slaughtering Muslims in the Crusades, Cortez the Killer annihilating the Mayan and Aztec civilisations, the Muslim expansion through to Catalan and the Mediterranean, these people have gone out fighting and claiming that "God" is on their side, whilst caring nothing for the people that they robbed, killed and enslaved - educating them in religion came in a poor fourth.
And even amongst these religions, Sunnis fight with Shiites, Protestants fight with Catholics, arguing over the small print in their history.
The Taliban defacing the two stone Buddhas is a drop in the ocean compared to what these three "religious groups" have destroyed over the centuries. If there is indeed a God, he/ she must wonder who is on their side?
Come to Japan and teach, but keep your religion and beliefs to yourself.
2002-02-13, 02:06 PM
No Problem, I have blessed the innigration directors to give you a work visa right now. I have also arranged a sponsored full time job for you at the GodSquad school of Hebrew in Yoshiwara.