Ms.Arisa Yoshihara(Korea, 25, Business and Administration)

  • English (United States)
  • 日本語
  • 한국어

Arisa Yoshihara was born in Korea and came to Japan when she was a high school student.She use her verbal ability and communication skills to support  clients(human resource in Japanese company) who want to recruit human resources from overseas  and users who want to work in Japan.(JIKOPY)

Name Ms. Arisa Yoshihara
Country Korea
Company  Bakutyu,Inc
Industry Translation
Corporate position Business and Administration
Location Shinjuku, Tokyo
Japanese skills Before Japan:Not at all
Study abroad experience (Japan) Yes
Latest education history Vocational School
Any working experience (before Japan) none

Why did you want to work in Japan ?

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

Around 13 years old.

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

My mother works in Japan and I have visited Japan frequently since I was young. Then, I became interested in Japan naturally.

After few years, I quit flying and decided to live and study Japanese in Tokyo.

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

When I was about 20 years old.

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

23 years old.

Why do you want to work in Japan?

To make use of my Japanese language skills and my native language at the same time.

Tell us about your job search for work in Japan.

What was your method of job searching?

Japanese recruitment websites for new graduates (Rikunabi, Mynavi)

What do you look for when choosing a company?
  1. A company with jobs that utilize my language skills.
  2. A company where I can learn and further my career for the future.
  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?
  • Japanese written tests, SPI, and aptitude tests are too difficult for foreigners.


Tell us about your current employment.

What was the reason that you chose to work here?

I’ve always thought I want to get a job which I can use my language skills. Not only Korean but also English. This job makes me work rewardingly and want to get more language skills.


Do you have any main concerns about work currently?

I always concerns about doing job with responsibility what I get. Because I don’t like to put a person who I work with to inconvenience.

What is an appealing factor of your current workplace?

The most attractive thing is I’m able to make use of my language skills.

Language is the most important method to communicate with people. I’m very rewarding that I can help people who can not speak Japanese.

Tell us about working in Japan.

What attracted you to work in Japan?

The hourly wage is better than Korea. Also, because there are people with different cultures, I can get to know about different cultures.

In terms of working in Japan, are there any struggles or challenges that you have experienced? If yes, how do you deal with it?

Due to cultural differences with Korea, Somethimes I feel difficulty to communicate with Japanese.

What are your future job aspirations (career development)?

I want to improve my language skill and my quality of translation. Also, I’m thinking about learning more languages like Chinese and Spanish.


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

Type of accommodation.

Own home

How do you spend the holidays?

I spend my weekends hanging out with friends or watching movie and drama.

Are there any struggles that you are experiencing other than living in Japan?

I was surprised that prices in Japan is expensive than in Korea.  However, They have a cheap lunch box for employees. So there is nothing to worry about living.

Any words for those who are interested in looking for a career in Japan?

By working in Japan, you can feel Japanese culture. Although you may be perplexed about the new environment, I think that overcoming the difference with others will also give you help.