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Old 12-24-2012, 02:58 PM
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I am from the States. I will be graduating this August with my welding degree/certification. Can anyone tell me if there are (or will be) many welding jobs for a gaijin like myself, and where they may be located? My Japanese is pretty rusty, so I know I will have to study. My cousin was there as a English tutor like 5 years ago, and said it was beautiful. I have great respect for your country, it's history, and ecology. Thanks for your input!
Domo Arigato!
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:03 PM
Location: Macao
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1) There are welders already in Japan.
2) How would you understand what a client would want, if you don't know Japanese?
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Considering welding is considered medium skilled labor ... and that Japanese companies have been offshoring those jobs for about two decades now ... and considering that you don't even speak Japanese ...

Yeah ... right ... keep dreaming. Best bet is to find a Japanese girl and marry her, learn Japanese, and learn something useful, then move to Japan.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 AM
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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I think also difficult because there are many unemployed Japanese.
Qualification of welding, there is no meaning in Japan.
Personal Care Assistant & Farmer's daughter-in-law are in demand.

Minimum prerequisite
■Japanese Language and Kanji.
■Japanese school.
■Difficult qualification and a Japanese driver's license.

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Old 12-29-2012, 01:41 PM
Location: Guangzhou, China
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In a word: no.

If you spoke Japanese, got over there, had your own equipment, and were willing to work under the table for low wages, there's a chance you'd find some odd jobs here and there, but you wouldn't be working on building superstructures or things like that.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:08 AM
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Hmmm..realistically it will be very difficult for a foreigner to get any job in Japan without knowing the language. Heck, it'll be even more difficult getting around because there is kanji virtually everywhere. Even in unexpected places like on the doors of restrooms.

I think your best option is to become an English teacher in Japan, just for a while, so you can get a feeling of how it's like to work over there and to understand their high-standards. Also, it should give you a chance to brush up on your Japanese.

Have you been to Japan before?
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