Reply To: Moving to Japan as a fresh graduate

  • Josh Grisdale

    June 10, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Hi Carl!

    Great to hear you love Japan!

    Well, you have one of the biggest requirements – a degree. You cannot move here without a degree (or a few other situations).

    First, the good news: if you get a job and therefore a visa, you are entitled to the same benefits as anyone else with a disability here. So, if you get here you can get personal care workers, rail discounts etc.

    The challenge is always with finding a job… and you need an employer to sponsor your visa. They become responsible for you in a way, so, it is risk for them. And if you have a disability, it may seem like to big of a risk. I’m not trying to be discouraging, but just letting you know their thought process.

    So, I suggest you just keep applying and applying while building skills at home. Also, you may want to consider studying in Japan – even at a language school. Getting a work visa is hard, but switching from a student visa to a work visa is much easier because you can show your future employer you are doing fine in Japan so they don’t need to worry about that.

    Hope this helps!


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