View Full Version : Moving to japan
2004-05-19, 02:20 AM
i have no university degree, but im fluent in japanese and english, i need to move to japan cos i err.. just do :p im 18 yrs old and planning to go to one of these gaijin houses or something. i am not fully sure what to do and my funding should get me by for a couple of months, how would i go about getting a working visa?
2004-05-19, 06:06 AM
No degree and no work experience = no work visa.
Working holiday visa is an option if you are from the right country and can prove you are able to support yourself.
Being 18 years old is too young to be expected to work as a teacher. Wait a few years.
2004-05-19, 07:53 AM
They didnt exactly say teaching was what they had in mind, though 18 is too young to get a teaching job here. Fluent Japanese could me they have a Japanese parent, making them a dependent of a Japanese national, for which you dont need a visa.
If not, what can you do that a Japanese person can not do, apart from speak English? Most language schools (if thats what you want to do) require a university degree for a working visa) .
2004-06-10, 06:57 PM
Usually most people claim fluency when they aren't though.
2004-06-10, 07:03 PM
Meow meow on that last one. I not only claim fluency, I frequently claim to have invented the language, or at least parts of it.
ex: 不楽 the opposite of comfortable
不ポッキ that which is Not Pocky
PS, never mind the Japanese fluency problem, its his/her English Im worried about.
Ashrix, fess up Boy. Its about a girl, isnt it? cherchez la femme
If pocky much bring, as house boy I employ.
2004-06-10, 07:45 PM
I met a Gaijin fluent Japanese speaker once. Of course he had been here since the war and he told me that foreigners become competent in the language but never fluent. after been here almost 20 years , I believe him. At 18 you`re lucky to be fluent in your own native language. Think the original poster was putting us on.