Japan Resources at the UW

Career Resources

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 internationally.

Japan Specific Opportunities

Career Forum (Bilingual Job Fair)

DISCO International, Inc.

HRAIT (aiTWorks, Inc.) (English/日本語)

The JET Program


National Bureau of Asian Research

US State Department

UW Resources

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

Asian Languages and Literature Career Path Finder

JSIS Career Services

UW Career & Internship Center

Washington State Based Resources

Japan America Society for the State of Washington

Japan Business Association of Seattle

Port of Seattle (Careers and Internship Program)

Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle World Affairs Council Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) 

Washington State Dept. of Commerce


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


Global Jobs

Going Global

PCD Network

Zip Recruiter