Ms. Nataliia (Ukraine, 29, QA Engineer)

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Ukraine-born Ms. Nataliia, is currently working in a mobile technology based start up company, i3DESIGN Co., Ltd. as a QA Engineer. (JIKOPY)

Name Ms. Nataliia (29)
Nationality Ukraine
Company  i3DESIGN Co., Ltd.
Industry IT
Career QA Engineer
Location Tokyo
Japanese skills Before Japan:JLPT-N3
Current level:JLPT-N2
Study abroad experience (Japan)  Yes
Lastest educational history (before Japan)  Masters Graduate
Work experience before Japan  Over 1 year

*All contents of this article were recorded and edited at the time of coverage.


Why do you want to work in Japan?

How old were you when you developed an interest in Japan?

When I was around 22 years old.

Tell us about your interests and motives of coming to Japan.

I was a big fan of Japanese culture, and after studying the language for some time, I decided to come here.

When did you decide that you want to work in Japan?

When I was around 27 years old.

When did you start work in Japan?

At 27 years old.

Why do you want to work in Japan?
  • A lot of opportunities and challenges in my job.


Tell us about your job search for work in Japan.

What was your method of job searching?
  • Recommended by someone/connections
What was your criterion when choosing a company? Please rank the following from 1- 3 from the choices below based on priority.
  1. Interest in the company.
  2. A company with jobs that utilize my language skills.
  3. A company that has some kind of connection with my native country.
When attempting to get a job in Japan, what was your biggest challenge?
  • Lack of job offers for foreigners.


Tell us about your current job.

Tell us about your main role/responsibility.

From the creation of test designs to QA engineering, I also act as a bridge between clients in Japan and the development base in Ukraine.

Tell us about what you consider important and concerns you other than your job.

It is important to maintain a reasonable work and life balance.

The other thing that concerns be is the working time difference between Japan and Ukraine. In Ukraine, the latest time you should get to work is around 10:30 to 11:00am.

This might not be related to work but.. the train gets super crowded during peak hours. Every morning, I usually have to pay extra attention to timing to avoid the crowd (laugh).

What is the appealing factor/attractive feature of your current employment?

Young colleagues and interesting projects!


Tell us about working in Japan.

Tell us why working in Japan appeals to you.

I like Japan

Are there any other struggles you are facing aside from work in Japan? How did you manage to deal with it?

It was hard to rent apartment being a foreigner, but after some time we have managed to do it.

Tell us about your job aspirations (Career developments) in the future.

I like my current field of QA and going to continue this way.


Tell us what you do in your everyday life in Japan.

Type of accommodation.

Rental

How did you find an accommodation when you first came to Japan?

Directly contacted real estate companies

How do you spend the holidays?

Having fun with friends!

Are there any struggles that you are experiencing other than living in Japan? How are you dealing with this issue?

I miss my family a lot, but the solution is to go back home to visit them whenever you can.