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Column / 2024.01.31

【User's Feedback】Working on an Engineer / Specialist in Humanities / International Services Visa

YOLO JAPAN is a job search media for non-Japanese living in Japan. You can find the job that suits you by selecting your area and work style.
This time, we introduce an interview with user J, who holds an Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services visa!

  • When did you come to Japan?
    I came to Osaka from Mongolia in December 2020.
    At first, I attended a Japanese language school in Osaka.


  • Why did you come to Japan?
    It was to avoid forgetting Japanese.
    I studied Japanese at a university in Mongolia, but I forgot Japanese because I didn't use it after graduation.
    I wanted to go to Japan, and I came to Japan to avoid forgetting the Japanese I had learned.


  • Have you taken the JLPT?
    Yes, I have. I passed N2 in 2021.
    I took the test 3 times and finally passed.
    The reading questions were the most difficult, but I was happy when I passed.
    I want to take N1 someday.


  • How did you study Japanese?
    I studied by writing kanji, watching dramas, and talking to Japanese friends.
    Also, if I don't understand Japanese at work, I immediately look up the meaning in a translation app.


  • What is your expertise?
    International affairs. I was an interpreter between Mongolian and Japanese.
    I supported Mongolian exchange students.。


  • Where did you get your current visa?
    I got my visa in Japan.
    I got a student visa in Mongolia, and I changed to my current visa when I got a job in Japan.
    Because working in Japan was my dream.
    Also, a Mongolian acquaintance who has been living in Japan for 20 years helped me change my visa.


  • How did you know about YOLO JAPAN?
    I found out about it on social media.
    When I was looking for a part-time job as an exchange student, YOLO came up on Facebook and Instagram.
    My friend also told me about YOLO.


  • What do you think of the self-introduction video?
    At first, I was very embarrassed.
    I couldn't take the video myself, so I got support from the YOLO staff to take it.

    The staff took the video in an interview format, which was easier than taking the video myself.
    In the video, I talked about myself in Japanese as much as possible, including the reason I came to Japan and my hobbies.


  • What is your current job?
    I work for a logistics company.
    I work as a full-time employee at the Osaka office, five days a week.


  • Is there any foreign staff in your office?
    There is no foreign staff in my office.
    However, since the headquarters is a large company in Kyushu, there are a few in other offices.


  • What is the hardest thing about your job?
    Japanese is difficult.
    The other employees speak too quickly for me to understand sometimes.

    However, I am grateful that they kindly teach me whenever I have questions, and that there is also a new employee training program.


  • What do you like about your current job?
    The fact that the colleagues I work with are kind.
    They help me immediately if I'm in trouble, and I really enjoy my job.


  • Do you want to get permanent residency?
    I want to live in Japan for a long time in the future.
    The salary in Mongolia is lower than in Japan, and the cost of living is rising.
    I want to save money in Japan and go back and forth between Japan and Mongolia.


  • Message to those who are about to obtain Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services Visa!
    For international students who want to work in Japan, please study hard now!
    If you don't understand something at work, ask other staff immediately.
    Everyone will help you. I'm rooting for you!

J was able to change his student visa to a Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services visa to fulfill his dream of working in Japan. That's amazing!
It also comes across that J is supported by many people and that he is loved by those around him.
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