Careers

Japan Related Careers

Japan related careers span the private, government, and non-government organizations. The UW Japan Studies program wants to help you bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace.  There are hundreds of career paths that utilize knowledge of Japan, East Asia, and Japanese language skills at many different levels of fluency, both in the US and abroad. Below is a partial list of organizations that offer information about employment as well as offer roles in these organizations themselves. There are opportunities based both in the USA and in Japan. 

Japan Specific Opportunities

JETwit

The Japan Society

The JET Program

National Bureau of Asian Research

The United States-Japan Foundation

US State Department

UW Resources

The UW also offers several different resources that helps students to find Japan related employment. These include:

Asian Languages and Literature Career Path Finder

JSIS Career Services

UW Career & Internship Center

Washington State Based Resources

I Love Seattle (networking and NGO guide)

Japan America Society for the State of Washington

Japan Business Association of Seattle

Japan External Trade Organization

Japan Young Professionals Group of Seattle

Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle World Affairs Council Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) 

General Resources

Japan studies students have also found career opportunities by using traditional resources such as job search engines while using key word searches that relate to Japan. Some of these include:

Career Bliss

Career Builder

Glassdoor

Global Jobs

Going Global

Japanese – English Bilingual Job Fair

PCD Network