Shigoto no Nihongo (Module 1)
    How to successfully get a job

    Get the edge in starting your career in Japan!

    Shigoto no Nihongo It is necessary for anyone looking to gain full time employment in Japan to know how to search for hiring notices, make contact with companies, write resumes and handle interviews. In order to handle these types of tasks, one needs to know the language associated with the many peculiarities of the job seeking process in Japan. This course will allow you to successfully learn the type of Japanese language (as well as the interviewing techniques) that will serve you well from the moment that you start looking for your job until the moment that you are hired. This will be achieved via conversation practice classes that include incredibly valuable revision activities on top of the provision of one to one guidance concerning how to write minute and detailed documents.
    As YAMASA has had a variety of different Japanese language learners from a variety of countries come through its doors over the years, we are more than capable in supporting you in your job hunting endeavors.


    Months classes are held: January, April, July, October
    Enrollment dates: First Saturday of every month (If you choose to start in January, enrollment will take place on the 2nd Saturday due to New Years’ holidays.)
    Days classes are run: Every 1st to 4th Saturday (If you enroll in January, this will change to the 2nd Saturday and the course will run until the 1st week of February.)
    Class start times: 9:00 (Classes run until 12:00)
    The first days classes will start at 8:30 due to course orientation.
    Course length: 1 month
    Number of lessons: 3 classes per day x 4 days = 12 classes
    Class length: 50 minutes
    Minimum class size: 5 students
    Entry requirements: Students should have the ability to converse using everyday Japanese.


    1. How to find a job that suits you.

    1) Learning about researching various job search/classifieds information.
    2) Learning the meaning of the type of Japanese words written in a job posting.
    3) Understanding the meaning of the contents of a job posting.

    2. How to inquire about a posting in a Japanese company

    1) What to have on hand before you call your potential employer.
    2) Appropriate language and expressions when making a phone call.
    3) Standard conversation flow of a Japanese business phone call.

    3. Writing a coherent Japanese resume/record of employment

    1) Writing a Japanese resume.
    2) Writing a record of employment history in Japanese.
    3) How to write an effective cover letter.

    4. How to create a good impression at a job interview

    Shigoto no Nihongo 1) Things to prepare for prior to your interview.
    2) Expressions that will be used during your interview.
    3) How to enter the venue that your interview will be held/greeting your interviewers.
    4) Effectively answering regularly asked questions.
    5) Promoting yourself effectively to your interviewers.
    6) What to be wary of during your interview and what image you should project.
    7) Leaving the interview venue/final recommendations.
    8)Letter of offer/entering the company.


    Every 1st to 4th Saturday.

    8:30 – 9:00 Orientation (First day only)
    9:00 – 9:50 1. period
    10:00 – 10:50 2. period
    11:00 – 11:50 3. period

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition Fees (¥)
    Study Duration Fees (¥)
    12 Classes (4 days) 21,000

    ※Fees do include all materials used during during the course of the 12 classes.


    Start Dates

    Year Course First Lesson Proceeding Lessons
    2018 January 6 January 13, 20, 27
    April 7 April 14, 21, 28
    July 7 July 14, 21, 28
    2019 October 6 October 13, 20, 27

    Visa Information (for overseas applicants only)

    As this course runs on principle for a maximum of 4 weeks, you may be able to enter the country on a short term 90 day visa if you are coming from overseas or on a working holiday visa. Please note that your length of stay will be determined largely by the passport that you hold (See note below).
    Student visas are only issued for courses that run for more than a prescribed total of 6 months and due to the fact that the length of this course can be subject to change, it is not possible to apply for a student visa to enroll initially enroll in this course on an exclusive basis.

    Note: In 2014, the Japanese government granted exemptions to a group of 67 countries in regards to applying for short term visas; meaning that residents of these countries are better able to enter Japan.
    For further information regarding whether or not you qualify for any of the two visas listed above or if you currently have or will apply for a different type of visa to those listed above, please contact the admissions department at YAMASA via e-mail at or via telephone at 81 (0)564-55-8111.


    Congratulations! By choosing to study at YAMASA, you have taken the first step towards improving your Japanese language skills!
    If you are applying within Japan, you can apply and pay your tuition in person at the YAMASA Institute or via bank transfer.
    The next step that you will need to take is to start the application process.




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