Many things are currently afoot!
At the moment I am currently hunting for a job in Japan. A difficult task at the moment, as Japan’s economy is rather weak at the moment, but then again, so is the rest of the global economy. I have been doing what I can here, but usually the best way to go about things is to put yourself out right in the middle of things and see what you can drum up, and that is exactly what I plan on doing in August!
I am planning a trip to Japan in August. I leave from LAX on August 9th, arrive at Narita Airport on the 10th, and from there I stay in Japan till the 30th, which is when I catch my return flight back home. The goal of this trip is job hunting! However, there are a few other things I want to do while I’m over in Japan.
I am a part of Bakersfield Sister City Project Corporation, which is the Sister City of Wakayama in Japan. I have been working with the organization for a while now, but I have not yet been to Wakayama. During my trip I intend to visit Wakayama, to see what our Sister City is like so as to develop a closer connection with what I’ve been helping work towards here in Bakersfield through Sister City. I will focus my job hunting efforts in Tokyo. However, while in Wakayama I will focus on getting to know the people and the city. If they would have me as a guest, I would love to get to know them more.
I plan on seeing my host family that I lived with when I was in Japan studying abroad previously. I also plan on visiting some of my friends I know in Japan as well. Catch up and see how many of them are doing. There are also some places I want to visit, both to see the sights and to purchase some things. However, all these things are secondary to my hunting for a job in Japan. If I get a job in Japan, I can do many of these things on my day off.
Thus that is my plan. I will scour Tokyo for a possible job, as it is my intent to return to live there for at the very least a few years. After all is said and done, I’ll post about how my efforts have gone, the resources I have found, and the possible paths I’ve identified. Until my efforts are complete though I shall refrain from posting any details. I will, however, post about other things when I get the time. Please take the time to read and learn about the Keiretsu which I have recently posted about! I have still more to learn about it and I will update the post as time goes on, but the post thus far should provide an overview with some depth on the subject. I hope to add more posts to my business commentary section soon.
Till next time, hopefully from Japan!