Job Ads in Japanese Newspaper & Magazines

Japan Classifieds

Japan classifieds.
Japan job vacancies advertised in the Japan Times

If you are looking for a job or searching for a new job, the classified ads section of English-language newspapers and magazines is a good place to start your job search.


The Monday edition of the Japan Times carries ads for job vacancies in Japan in both English and Japanese aimed at both English speakers and bi-linguals. Typical job ads include positions in sales, English-language teaching, jobs at embassies in Tokyo, engineering, acting and work in hotels and restaurants. Situations vacant usually require an up-to-date resume and the need for an interview.

The English-language The Daily Yomiuri classified section has employment ads on a Monday including jobs advertised in English and Japanese. Typical ads include positions for babysitters and housekeepers and ads in Japanese for admin staff. The large Japan-based job agencies advertise here offering positions for bilingual professionals.

Magazines For Finding A Job In Japan

Japan has a selection of both weekly and monthly English-language magazines which carry job ads, with Tokyo having the greatest number of (mostly free) magazines.

Tokyo Magazines

The Metropolis classified section "Atom Jobs" directs job seekers and advertisers to its online jobs site.
Tokyo Notice Board is a listings magazine with a "jobs offered" section with a majority of jobs advertised in the entertainment industry: bar staff, hostesses, exotic dancers etc. There are also ads for English teaching.
Tokyo Journal has a classifieds section with jobs both wanted and advertised.
Tokyo Weekender has a bulletin board with positions both wanted and advertised. This section is also online.

Kansai Scene job classifieds.
Japan job vacancies advertised in the Kansai Scene magazine


Japanzine - the major free mag in Nagoya has a comprehensive job section for positions available in the Chubu central Japan area.


Kansai Scene covering the Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto areas has mainly jobs for both full and part-time English teachers and teachers of other languages.
Kansai Flea Market carries a number of job ads in a variety of fields in both its paper and online versions.


Fukuoka Now has jobs classifieds for job seekers and employers offering emplyment in the greater Fukuoka area in Kyushu.

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