Work in Japan: 2019 IT and Software Engineering Jobs

Finding IT jobs in Japan is not easy and even harder if you don’t have a good Japanese language skill.

In here, I compile companies and resources you can check to help you find a job here in Japan.

Rakuten (company)

  • Provides Visa Sponsorship
  • Japanese Language Not Required
  • Hires Overseas Applicants

Rakuten is the Amazon of Japan. It started as an online retail e-commerce website. Now, it provides services across multiply industries like banking, insurance, mobile services, etc.

You can check this list of Rakuten jobs.

Mercari (company)

  • Provides Visa Sponsorship
  • Flexible Time Schedule

Mercari is a secondhand online marketplace. It’s probably Japan’s first unicorn company. Based on their website, they are open about hiring foreign workers.

You can check this list of Mercari jobs.

Tokyodev (Job Listing)

  • Provides Visa Sponsorship
  • Japanese Language Not Required
  • Hires Overseas Applicants

TokyoDev is a career blog with a list of Software Engineering jobs targeted for international developers and software engineers. You can check the curated list of jobs specially for English speakers here.

Justa (Job Listing)

Justa is an English job postings, mostly for engineering positions. It has a focus on lesser-known startups.

I haven’t fully check this website and I feel the website is lacking with a good filtering and sorting mechanism.

If you feel like working for start-up companies, check it out in here.

Japandev (Company Listing)

This next one is a full website dedicated for listing tech companies in Japan which accepts foreign workers.

The website provides a summary of each company and also has links to each company’s careers page. Here is the Japandev’s website.

There you go. I hope with the resources above, you’ll be able to find a good company where you can work at the same time, enjoy Japan.

Btw, last one, don’t forget to create a LinkedIn account and make a great profile. A lot of IT recruiters look for candidates from this platform.

That’s all and good luck!

5 thoughts on “Work in Japan: 2019 IT and Software Engineering Jobs”

  1. Hello Rowell, question lang, gaano katagal ung visa processing if ever natanggap ka na sa work sa Japan via online interview? Gaano ka katagal nakaalis simula ng pumirma ka? Salamat

    1. Hi Cubes,

      If willing mag-sponsor ng work visa yung company mo, aayusin nila yung “Certificate of Eligibility” (COE). Isa-submit ng company ito sa immigration (sa Japan) at tatagal ng 1 month to 3 months yung processing.

      Kapag nakuha nila yung COE, ipapadala ng company sayo yung COE. Gagamitin mo yung COE at yung iba pang requirements sa pag-aapply ng Japanese work visa.

      So ayun, tataggal ng 1 month to 3 months yung processing. Swertihan din talaga. 🙂

      > Gaano ka katagal nakaalis simula ng pumirma ka?
      Yung sakin, tumagal ng 3 months na naghintay dati.

      Sana nakatulong ako 🙂

      1. Salamat, malaking tulong ung sinabi mo. Iniisip ko kasi, let’s say nahire na ko. Tinatsansa ko kung kelan ako magreresign. Since 1 – 3 months ung max, I think its better na magresign ako once na okay na ung COE at working visa para wala ng problema.

        Nga pala, nung pumirma ka, pinagwfh ka muna tas sineswelduhan ka na or dun ka na sa Japan naswelduhan? Also sino ung magaayos ng tirahan mo sa Japan kung lilipat ka na? Ung company o ikaw?

      2. Hi Cubes,
        About sa tirahan, laging company to company basis.
        May mga company na nag-ooffer ng dorm sa mga employee (minsan libre, minsan subsidized lang), meron din sagot nila yung hotel for a few months (relocation allowance) and minsan naman ikaw mismo mag-aarrange ng apartment mo. Mas maganda kung matanong mo ito agad sa kanila during the hiring process para hindi sayang oras niyo parehas.

        Yung first company ko sa Japan, meron silang office sa Ortigas so doon ako nagwork habang naghihintay ng COE ko.

  2. For tech jobs, Japan is definitely the place to be. The future is there because of a huge demand-supply gap. And this situation is getting worse because of the declining and aging population.

    Many Japanese companies are looking for tech employees from overseas. This has created many job opportunities for overseas tech workers. Some of the helpful companies are job boards like EJ ( and recruitment companies like ReachExt (

    Being in a place where there is a huge demand for your skills and experience is a great opportunity for the career growth.

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