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World Unite! in Japan

 
Whether you are interested in Japanese pop culture such as Manga, Anime, Cosplay, J-Pop, the world renowned Street Fashion of Tokyo or in the Japanese high tech, which has contributed more than any other country in everyday life, or in traditional Japanese culture, Japan and particularly Tokyo are fascinating and bewildering for those from the western world. Many travelers describe Tokyo as the most fascinating and bizarre metropolis in the world.
 
Through Working Holiday in Japan you can now make your dream come true to live in Tokyo and finance your stay through a job, such as at a restaurant, shop, kindergarten, or factory. You can of course also travel around and get to know other Japanese cities and landscapes.
 
Japan is also perfect for Internships - a highly developed industrial country that with the constant Japanese striving for excellence, offers specialized internships at companies that work at the highest professional level. 
 
From 2017 we will be offering volunteer placements in Japan - for instance in exciting environmental projects.
 
It is of big advantage for Working Holidays, an internship or volunteer placement in Japan to have Japanese language skills! You can acquire this knowledge through a language course.
 

About Japan

 
After the war, the Japanese managed an Economic Miracle. This was made possible in the 1960s by building and exporting machinery, automobiles, electronics and ships. In the 1980s Japan assumed the role of technology innovator and world leader in many areas. This made Japan the world's second largest economy to the United States, which brought prosperity to the Japanese. Japan today, has more than 80% of the population amongst a very large middle class and very few social problems. The income, particularly in metropolitan areas are high and the property prices in central Tokyo are among the most expensive worldwide.
 
Japan is still a relatively closed, homogeneous society with a very low percentage of foreigners (only 1.7% foreigners, of which 3/4 are Chinese and Koreans). Social behavior in Japan is significantly different from Western and neighboring Asian countries. The Japanese have a strong awareness of being different, which is often difficult for foreigners to understand, especially on the deeper cultural level, which determines thought and action. This is usually only noticed if you spend a longer time with Japanese people.
 
For this reason, we would like to emphasis the importance of intercultural training and on-site support when traveling to Japan. This involves more than simple rules of etiquette, but to understand the reasons for the behavior and thought patterns of the Japanese.
 
Japan consists of a chain of islands that connect over a long arc from north to south on the eastern end of the Asian landmass. As a result, there are many climates, from the Arctic Hokkaido in the north to tropical Okinawa in the south.
 

Locations in Japan

 

Tokyo

 
 
Tokyo is located approximately in the center of Japan. With nearly 38 million people in the Tokyo metropolitan area, it is the largest metropolitan area in the world and also one of the most densely populated. The city has the highest economic power worldwide. The actual downtown area has about 9 million inhabitants, and is subdivided into 32 districts.
 
For those who are familiar with Tokyo, the following names will definitely ring a bell:
 
Shibuya - Fashion center, especially for young people, and Nightlife
 
Shinjuku - the station has the world's largest passenger volume, the red light district Kabukicho and the creative music and artists hub, "Golden Gai"
 
Asakusa - Here tourists visit the Buddhist temple Senso-ji
 
Odaiba - artificial island in the Tokyo Bay with attractions such as the Toyota Museum, Cirque du Soleil, the Sega Joypolis theme park, several large shopping malls, Science Museum, Onsen etc.
 
Ginza - the luxurious boulevard with the flagship stores of all major brands
 
Ueno - known for the many museums and the great Ueno Park
 
Roppongi - District where many Americans live, international nightclubs are present, as well as most embassies are located
 
Akihabara - the Mecca for electronics enthusiasts and the otaku culture with anime, manga, video games and maid cafes
 
Sumida - with many museums and the Skytree, at 634 meters, the second highest building in the world, with a big Shopping Centre
 
Shiodome - postmodern skyscraper district with high population density. Here are some TV stations that promote their programs in the studios. Right beside are the Hamarikyu Gardens with a traditional tea house
 
Toyosu - new district on central island at the Tokyo Bay with new skyscrapers and shopping centers. The majority of the new sports venues for the Olympic Games 2020 will be located here and in the bordering districts Ariake and Odaiba.
 
On of our accommodation is located in Kiba, a very central location. You can reach all parts of central Tokyo easily by public transport (Tozai Line). Our other accommodation is located in Kita-Toda in the Saitama Province from where the two trendy neighbourhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku are particularly fast to reach by train.
 
The months of May to November are warm to hot in Tokyo (July to September, very hot). The winter usually only starts in January and then, it takes a relatively long time, often until May, until it gets really warm again. However, the winters are temperate and rather similar to the Euro-Mediterranean region, or California.
 

Activities in Japan

Working Holiday

We offer Working Holidays in Japan. For this, you come to Tokyo, where we prepare you to living, working and landing jobs in Japan.

You can find details about Working Holidays in Japan here.

Internships & Volunteering

We organize internships in Tokyo with companies from diverse sectors. From 2017 we will also be offering volunteer placements. You will find internship and volunteer placements in Tokyo and Japan in our "Internships and Volunteering" menu.

Language Lessons

You can attend Japanese language lessons as the main reason for your trip to Japan, or you can combine them with a Working Holiday, internship or volunteer placement.

You can find details about Language Lessons here.

Discover The Country

Almost all of our participants also travel around to explore Japan. Mount Fuji is only 100 km outside of Tokyo. With the Shinkansen bullet train or with low-cost airlines, you can travel even longer distances quickly - for instance to Osaka, Kyoto and Okinawa.

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