Ms. Zhang Linwei(China, 28, IT)

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Zhang Linwei, from Shanghai, is currently residing and working as a sales & marketing staff in Japan. Her company, ZERO TO ONE, focuses on automobile-oriented WEB services, smartphone app development and production.  (JIKOPY)

Name Zhang Linwei (28)
Nationality China
Company ZERO TO ONE
Industry Media and Communications
Occupational type Sales and Marketing
Location Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Japanese skills Before Japan:JLPT N1
Current level:JLPT N1
Study abroad experience (Japan) Yes
Latest educational history University Graduate
Work experience (before Japan) More than 1 year
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Why do you want to work in Japan ?

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

I had an interest for Japan since I was 15. I really liked the manga culture.

Why do you want to work in Japan ?

When I was 23 years old.

When did you start work in Japan?

At 26 years old.

Why do you want to work in Japan?
  • I wanted to live 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)
  • Searched on the internet and applied on my own
What was your priority when choosing a company?
  • A company that will allow me to do various jobs.
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.


Tell us about your current employment.

Tell us about your main role/responsibility.

I am part of a team that is currently working on global market expansion through an EC site for a car and motorbike supplier called Croooober. More specifically speaking, I focus on international site promo, data analysis, site renewal, etc.

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

Whether there is progress in growth/self development in the work that you do.

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

The best part of my job is that I get to learn from my seniors in a manageable pace- gradually I was given new tasks with new responsibilities and challenges.


Tell us about working in Japan.

Tell us why working in Japan appeals to you.

Japan is a very liveable country.

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

There is always a certain language barrier to some extent. I get by it by learning from the people around me, choosing my own way of communication.

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

My aim is to develop growth in the international business scale by 70 times (compared to 2016) by 2020.


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

Type of accommodation.

I live in a rented accommodation.

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

I was recommended by a friend.

How do you spend the holidays?

I usually read books or go out with my friends.

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

Living in Japan means less time spent with my family. I use WeChat to stay in touch with them, as much as possible everyday.

Any words of advice for those who would like to work in Japan?

There are too many things to enjoy about Japan. I’d like you to experience that while working in Japan!

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