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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, Tokyo is 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.
Tokyo 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. 
Rural Japan offers an absolute contrast to Tokyo. In Japan's countryside you will experience fascinating landscapes and nature, impressive cultural heritage and people who are deeply connected with their traditions.
We offer a variety of programs in rural areas of Japan such as Working Holiday jobs and Environmental Volunteering on Sado Island, internships in various National Parks, Working Holiday jobs on farms and in traditional Japanese hotels (ryokans) in most prefectures of Japan, as well as ski resort jobs in Hokkaido and Nagano.
We have been active in Japan since 2013 with our own team and we are now one of the largest providers of Working Holiday support, internships, volunteering and language programs in the country. Our main office, which is the support point for all our participants, is centrally located in Tokyo. In addition, we are partners of the Sado Island Tourism Association and have a permanent presence in Sado Island

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 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.

Sado Island

Sado Island, with 855 km2, is the sixth largest island of Japan. When gold was found on Sado Island in 1601, the island flourished economically and culturally, developing a unique and rich cultural heritage, including performing arts such as dance, chants and music, the world-famous Taiko drumming, puppet theater, folklore festivals, and traditional handcraft. Sado has hundreds of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and several historical villages from Edo Period (1603-1867), which have remained architecturally mostly intact.
The island is of extreme scenic natural beauty, with 288 km of rocky coastline, dense forests, terraced ricefields and a northern and southern mountain range reaching an altitude of 1172 meters. Sado is sparsely populated, with the vast majority of the population of around 55,000 living in Sado City in the flat middle part of the island. The island has an oceanic climate with hot and humid summers and cool, humid winters.
The last Crested Ibis of Japan, which is a symbolic national bird in Japan (Nipponia nippon) died in Sado in 2003 due to the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on rice fields. Since then, an internationally renowned reintroduction program was successfully implemented in Sado, with birds from China being bred in captivity and released since 2008. The first hatchings in the wild were observed in 2012. Today there are again around 440 Crested Ibises on Sado Island. The integration of the Sado rice farmers and the promotion of traditionally farmed, high quality organic rice from Sado Island were essential in the success of the reintroduction program.
Sado Island has been working hard in recent years to boost tourism and has some interesting and modern landmarks, such as the Silver and Gold Mine, the Toki Park for breeding Crested Ibises and numerous hiking trails, natural sites and beaches. There are also tourist offers such as scuba diving, boat trips and more.
World Unite! is a cooperation partner of the Sado Island Tourism Association, whose office near the ferry port we share.

Activities in Japan

Working Holiday

We offer Working Holiday support in Tokyo. 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 Tokyo here. We also arrange Working Holiday jobs on farms, in traditional Japanese hotels (ryokans), in ski resorts, and on Sado Island (hotels, farms, fishing).

Internships & Volunteering

We organize internships in Tokyo with companies from diverse sectors. Also we arrange internships at National Parks and with (eco-) tourism providers at sites of natural beauty.
We also have volunteer placements in Japan, including our Mother Nature Conservation Camp in Sado Island.
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. Group lessons are offered in Tokyo and one-on-one lessons in Sado Island.

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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