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Branched out in Sapporo (Hokkaido), Tokyo, and Nagoya City, company INDETAIL operates and develops applications, websites, social games, etc. From China, Mr. 史 興 tells us about his employment in Japan.（JIKOPY）
|Name||Mr. 史 興 (27)|
|Company||INDETAIL Co., Ltd.|
|Location||Sapporo city, Hokkaido|
|Japanese abilities||Before Japan：JLPT-N1
|Study abroad experience (Japan)||Yes|
|Latest education history||Master’s Graduate|
|Any work experience (before Japan)||None|
Why do you want to work in Japan?
How old were you when you developed an interest in Japan?
Between 10 to 15 years old.
Tell us about your interests and motives of coming to Japan.
The biggest reason was Japanese anime and games.
When did you decide that you want to work in Japan?
Somewhere around 24 to 25 years old.
When did you start work in Japan?
When I was 27.
Why do you want to work in Japan?
- The presence of Japanese companies in my country is on the rise.
- I wanted to apply the skills I acquired from my Japanese institution.
- I wanted to live in Japan.
Tell us about your job search in Japan.
What was your method of job searching?
- Japanese recruitment websites for new graduates (Rikunabi, Mynavi)
- Career fairs and job-related events in Japan
- Recommended by someone/connections
What was your criterion when choosing a company?
- Interest in the company
- A company where I can use the skills I acquired while studying in Japan.
- company where I can learn and further my career for the future.
When attempting to get a job in Japan, what was your biggest challenge?
- Inadequate amount of companies offering positions which make use of the skills and abilities of foreigners.
- It is difficult to apply from outside of Japan. Interviews denied if not currently located in Tokyo.
Let’s talk about your current employment.
Tell us about your main role/responsibility.
I mainly do program repair/improvement and project research.
Tell us about what you consider important and concerns (in terms of work) you other than your job.
Keep learning and always challenge yourself.
What is the appealing factor/attractive feature of your current employment?
It has a very relaxed work culture, as it is filled with young employees.
Tell us about working in Japan.
Tell us why working in Japan appeals to you.
The natural environment in Japan is pleasant, and the development of the social infrastructure is high. Japan is very safe, too.
Are there any other struggles you are facing aside from work in Japan? How did you manage to deal with it?
I still struggle with the unique culture of Japan, the Japanese way of thinking and implicit understanding of the Japanese.
Solution: Diligence and will-power.
Tell us about your job aspirations (Career developments) in the future.
It is not clear yet. For now, I think it is crucial to keep learning on.
Tell us what you do in your everyday life in Japan.
Type of accommodation.
How do you spend the holidays?
I would go out with friends, or play games at home.
I also study or learn things that I have interest in during my free time.
Are there any struggles that you are experiencing living in Japan?
Having an accommodation. From house-searching to registering residential applications, which were equally as hard.
Solution: Diligence and will-power
Any words of advice for those who are interested in working in Japan?
In the land of Japan – a place where traveling is supremely comfortable, traveling has become a way of life in this society that it is quite necessary, though sometimes quite troublesome.
When you face difficult times, never forget your initial resolutions and passion.