Renee writes in – Hi there – love your site. It is very inspirational as an American looking to live in Japan for a month or two..I am curious if you know of any jobs that an ex-pat could work for a few months in Japan…Nothing too committed..I don’t plan on staying in Japan for more than a month, month and a half tops. Is there any feasible work in Japan for a non Japanese speaker? Something just to make some yen while couch surfing til we move out to Austria. I appreciate your help!
Hi Renee. I think it would be difficult to find reliable short term work (for one month), even as a teacher. You’d need to have the proper visa and many places are looking to hire for long term. You might contact a local foreigners center or visitor center when you’re in Japan. Sometimes people post ads about teaching private lessons, or ads wanting private lessons. And there are 1-day jobs where people do things such as hand out tissues, but I’m not sure how you apply for a job like that.
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