Jobs & Career after Learning Japanese Language in India

Why Learn Japanese language? Need some reassurance or compelling reasons? Here are ten amazing career options and job opportunities after learning Japanese in India.
Why Learn Japanese

Why study Japanese? Need some reassurance or compelling reasons? Here are ten career options and job opportunities after learning the Japanese language in India.

In today’s globalized world, we all need to be skilled language learners, so why not start learning a new language you are interested in and passionate about? Although there are multiple benefits of learning a new language In India. The career scope in a foreign language is undoubtedly the most important motivator. If you’re wondering which foreign language to learn in India, then picking the Japanese will immediately set you apart from the crowd.

Overview of Japanese Language

The word “Japan” is roughly translated to “Land of the Rising Sun.” It is called にほん (Nihon) or にっぽん (Nippon) in Japanese and Kanji and written as 日本. Unlike most of the other dialects, Japanese is acknowledged as “a language isolate.” It means it is not related to any different language. The Japanese, along with Ryukyuan languages, spoken in the Ryukyu Islands of Southern Japan. Several defunct and other vernacular languages and dialects are widespread in different parts of Japan belongs to the Japonic language family.

Japanese, also known as Nihongo, is spoken by around 130 million people around the world. Almost 98% of the native Japanese speakers live in Japan. Besides, it is the native language of a small portion of the population in the US, Philippines, China, Korea, Brazil, England, Canada, etc. Japanese is the 9th most-spoken language in the globe, but it’s the sixth-largest on the Internet, according to W3Techs.

Career after learning Japanese language in India

Even though there are several distinct local languages and sometimes dialect is still spoken in different parts of Japan. Some of which are mostly incomprehensible. Besides, they are mutually intelligible to people from other parts of the country. However, nearly all citizens can communicate using a standard form of the Japanese language.

Is Japanese a difficult language to learn?

In one word, YES. Learning Japanese takes your effort and money, but more importantly, it takes time.

It has three alphabet systems (Hiragana — Native Japanese words, Katakana — Foreign words and Kanji — adopted Chinese characters). You can also speak the elementary level with the help of Katakana, Hiragana, and Rōmaji (Romanized Japanese). If, however, you want to achieve a higher level of competence to acquire a high-paying Japanese specialist job, you need to learn approximately 1,500 to 2,000 Kanji.

How Long Does It Take To Learn Japanese?

A few years back, when I was studying Japanese at Mosai. My native Japanese teacher told me if I devout 15 hours every week with the right method and proper guidance, I can clear JLPT N1 in 4 years! Well, I believe it!

Most people I’ve interacted with were very keen to learn Japanese. Then after a few months, it dawns on them that it’s a much bigger task than they were led to believe. A significant majority of them eventually stopped. As per my own experience, only about 5% succeeded in reaching an advanced level.

Unlike Romance languages, Japanese nouns have no genders, plural forms, or articles about studying. It has only two tenses (Past and Present) and very few irregular verbs. Moreover, the pronunciation is not very hard to understand. There are three caveats. (i) Different and Unique (means prior knowledge of other languages won’t help), (ii) Kanji Script (there are too many), and (iii) Lengthy (it will take years to master due to complexity).

Once you start adding some efforts and practice to the overall perspective, you will start catching up within a short while, especially with the help of your Sensei (Japanese teacher). Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. Armed with the right language learning approaches and regular practice, you can surely clear N1/N2 of the Japanese language proficiency test in India in 3-4 years.

Read — (i) Benefits of Learning French (ii) Scope of Spanish in India (iii) Benefits of Learning Chinese (iv) Benefits of Learning Korean (v) Career after learning German (vi) Career After Learning Italian (vii) Why Learn Portuguese? (viii) Scope of Russian Language (ix) Arabic, Persian, or Turkish?

Benefits of Learning the Japanese Language in India

What are the first few things that come to your mind when you think about Japan or Japanese?

For me, it often evokes the vibrant culture and Japanese design and precision. For some, it might be flavorsome sushi or tempura or mellifluous language or high paying foreign language jobs in India. Whatever the reason may be. Learning Japanese is downright fun and an accomplishment in itself!!

If you’re here, you’re probably already learning Japanese or thinking of choosing Japanese of all the foreign languages. Here are four compelling and great reasons to learn Japanese in India that will keep you motivated.

Japanese Language in India

1. A Rich, Vibrant, Colorful and Unique Culture

Do you love Japanese culture? I’m sure you do. Who doesn’t? It is one of the prime reasons why people learn Japanese. After all, the Japanese give you an exclusive insight into this culture and customs.

Japan is an incredibly beautiful country with a diverse, vibrant, unique, and long history. It’s a mélange of traditional and modern practices. The country has plenty of historical places, and it has some of the friendliest people in the world. There is hardly anyone that doesn’t know sushi, karaoke, manga, Pokemon, bonsai, origami, Nintendo, and many more. All of these had accelerated people’s interest in learning the Japanese language.

Some of the most globally successful characters like Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Mario, Sailor Moon, Pikachu, Goku, Dragon Ball Z, Astro Boy were created in Japan. From J-pop to enthralling Movies, Beautiful house of worship to entertaining sumo, delicious cuisine to mesmerizing mountains, lively animation to enjoyable comics. The list is virtually infinite!

Proficiency in Japanese can open your perspective on etiquette, values, discipline, customs, religious beliefs, ethics, manners, traditions, and aesthetics. If you are in love with Japanese culture, customs, history, and tradition, you need to learn Japanese.

2. The Competitive Advantage of Japanese Language

The majority of people in India who learn a foreign language choose a European language like French, Spanish, or German. Japanese is not always the first choice for people looking to learn a foreign language in India. But maybe it should be. Choosing a less commonly taught language will pop out on your CV and differentiate you from the crowd.

Studying Japanese isn’t easy, and it will take time. How long? It’s probably fair to say the average learner needs a commitment of a minimum of 3 to 5 years, and possibly more. Of the hundreds of people, I’ve seen learning Japanese over the past 14 years, only about 5% succeeded in achieving the Japanese language with a higher level of competency.

Hiragana Katakana Kanji Characters

Although there are thousands of people, who are learning Japanese in India. The truth is, very few people reach advanced level proficiency like N1/N2 of the international JLPT exam in India. The number of Japanese speakers in India is quite limited. Thus, there is less competition for positions with Japanese-speaking applicants. As such, your chances of becoming the “anointed one” for the job is almost, if not, a guarantee.

3. Higher Studies in Japan

Japan is one of the famous study abroad destinations for Indian students who want to venture overseas. With approximately 1,000 universities and educational institutions from which to choose, the academic options for international students are nearly endless. Additionally, The Japanese people always respect for learning and support sharing their language and customs with international students and visitors.

Japan is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Ranking third overall in the globe in the economy. The small country is a world leader in innovation and R&D on Science and Technology. No surprise that Japan has the highest number of Nobel prize winners in Asia thanks to its extraordinary and exemplary academic tradition. It will enable you to a high-quality higher education opportunity steeped in the relentless pursuit of knowledge and progress.

Although Japan is an expensive place to live, there are tons of good institutions options at an affordable price. Traveling would become more comfortable for you by the time you have started speaking Japanese. You can check the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). It is an incredible resource for international students planning to study in Japan!

4. Career Benefits And Job Opportunities In Japanese

For many people, the name Japan evokes technology. It is true when you consider that most Indians see Japanese as the most important and popular of all the languages in Southeast Asia.

Japan is among the most influential investors in India. It is a powerhouse in many sectors of the global economy. They lead in consumer electronics, automobile, infrastructure, shipbuilding, semiconductor, optical media, and more.

Many Japanese companies are operating in India, and you can put down your name among the high-paid employee registers in these companies. Ability to speak Japanese will boost your professional value. Therefore, here are some career and job opportunities you can achieve with your expertise in Japanese.

Job opportunities in Japanese language

1. Translation & Interpretation

Translation and interpretation are some of the most famous career opportunities for people that speak Japanese.

Now, you have to know this; translation is different from interpretation. That’s right!

When you are working as a translator, your work will be to “take materials written in Japanese and convert them into English” and vice versa. On the other hand, when working as an interpreter, you will be mediating between two speakers of two different languages. Both of which you MUST understand) — and translating the two tongues to each of the parties involved.

Many companies in the private and public sectors require these services. While you may get employed to work as a translator, most times, the position demands that you work as both translator and interpreter. So have that in mind. The average salary for a Japanese translator in India is quite lucrative.

2. Japanese Trainer / Teaching

Japanese are ridiculously shy when it comes to learning another man’s language. It is one reason why the majority of their companies in India are hunting for trainers. As a Japanese language speaker in India, you can apply to work as a trainer for any Japanese company to help in training potential candidates for an outstanding opportunity. Or maybe help train their staff on how to deal with clients and businesses as well of a different nature.

Again, numerous job opportunities for foreign language teachers in the educational sector offer a career opportunity for people who want to add value by teaching Japanese. When you take a career in teaching, you will also help to sharpen your language skills, and as well inspire future generations of Japanese speakers. Many schools and colleges, institutions, and corporate buildings/offices have openings for Japanese teachers in India.

Japanese Brands

3. Outbound process/ Voice coordination

In India, some BPOs deals with Japanese clients, and they are always on the look for a candidate who can render for them language support services. Your fluency in Japanese can give you a job in BPO and KPO. It pays well, and there are other extended opportunities attached to a position of this nature.

One of the jobs you can offer for such companies in need of voice support services is voice coordinator. It means you will be helping to extend language support and effective communication outreach in BPOs and teleconferences.

4. Jobs in Embassies and Government sector

Indian Government entities like External Affairs Ministry, Indian Embassy in foreign countries, Ministry of Tourism, and other Ministries like Education, Commerce, Science & Technology, Agriculture, Textile require Japanese language experts. While the number of the opening is quite limited, if you are not a government employee, still you will be able to grab a job opportunity with these government entities.

When we say “Foreign Language Jobs in Embassies,” we are referring to a supportive staff or officer that is posted in India or abroad to serve at embassies or consulates. Alternatively, you can work as a staff for the Japanese embassy in India. The second option is very much possible since the majority of the Japanese rarely learn another man’s language. Japanese-speaking diplomats do their jobs in embassies /consulates across Japan, meaning you should prepare to relocate.

5. Flight attendant and Jobs in Aviation Industry

Here is a career opportunity that requires just a bachelor’s degree. You can apply for this job by making sure you focus on your Japanese ability and your English/native language. A career as an international flight attendant tends to be fun and rewarding. As it will also help you to hone your Japanese language skills in the area of customer service relations. You could also have better chances of promotion.

6. Sales representative / Service agent / Export sector

Since the Japanese economy is export-driven, most of their companies rely on service agents or sales representatives. It is to help in communicating with foreign clients, data entry, answering telephones, advancing the company’s objectives, and such other administrative tasks.

You can use your Japanese language skills (alongside your primary qualifications, say MBA in marketing) to work as a sales representative here in India. Or on behalf of Japanese businesses and clients back and forth India and Japan. The number of job opportunities in the import and export industry is endless!

7. Hospitality Industry / Tour guide

If you’re looking for careers involving languages and travel. Then the broad spectrum of travel, tourism, leisure, and hospitality industry is one such great option. The hospitality industry is one huge area where you can look for career options in some events, establishments, travel companies, hotels, and many more. You can even decide to go solo and work as a tour guide.

As we said earlier, the Japanese economy is mainly driven by export, and India is a major destination for Japanese goods and services. So, there has been a steady rise in the number of Japanese visiting India each year. You can function as a tour guide for Japanese tourists or a visiting group of students or researchers who are touring India for one or more reasons. Conversely, you can also work as a tour guide/consultant for Indian students or groups visiting Japan for one or more purposes.

8. Work at a Japanese company

There are branches of Japanese MNCs doing business in India. You can become an employee of one of these companies. According to the Embassy of Japan and JETRO, The total number of Japanese companies registered in India is 1,441, and that of Japanese business establishments is 5,102, as of October 2018. Depending on your primary skills, you can work in Japanese MNCs like Toshiba, Honda, Suzuki, Sony, Toyota, Canon, Yamaha, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Casio, Daikin, Fujitsu, and more. The position on offer will also vary according to the company.

Japanese Companies in India

The good thing is that once you have the primary qualification required for such jobs. For example, an engineering degree, or MSc in IT or MBA in finance, or a simple graduate for various kinds of assignments. Your Japanese fluency will put you far ahead of others who cannot speak the language but have better qualifications. You can also work for companies that have a business relationship with Japanese MNCs in the automobile, engineering, information and technology, animation, or gaming sectors.

9. IT sector

The majority of the Japanese MNCs and their Indian counterparts doing business in the country and beyond prefers potential employees with technical skills and strong Japanese proficiency.

Since most of their clients and customers are Japanese. Therefore, it is only sensible that they have someone in system admin, Data management, developer, Programmer, System analyst, etc., who knows the Japanese language and understand the work ethic. If you have these technical skills, your Japanese proficiency will be an added advantage to get employed.

10. Work in Japan

Learning the Japanese language in India will certainly help to enhance your career. Once you have attained an advanced level in mastering Japanese, you have the opportunity to travel and work in Japan. Many companies in Japan that are willing to employ someone can speak Japanese and English fluently, not to mention the additional skills prerequisite for the job. Japanese companies and businesses will be glad to have someone with such versatility.

If your organization has offices in Japan, or you do business with other Japanese companies. You will be not only able to communicate with your Japanese business associates or clients, but also be able to represent better your organization in your business travels there.

Conclusion (Final Words)

Without any doubt, there is a tremendous scope when it comes to career and job opportunities in Japanese, and from all indications, it is going to grow further in the future. The jobs and career options mentioned are not by any means exhaustive, but they represent ideas of what you can benefit from your Japanese language proficiency in India. Think about it and reach out to us if you need any form of assistance.

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Vikash Gupta

Vikash Gupta

I take a great interest in the languages of the world and that is why I choose this career. By profession, I'm a College lecturer and trainer and by passion, I am still a language learner. I write at and

174 thoughts on “Jobs & Career after Learning Japanese Language in India”

  1. Hey sir! I have been studying Japanese for 7 years and also have experience in teaching it for the past 2-3 years to my colleagues. However, I want to increase my reach now and start my own classes. Are there any legal requirements or other ways to prove my credibility? I have an N2 certificate. My bachelor’s degree isn’t completed yet so I don’t know if I qualify to teach though I am fairly good at teaching.

    1. Since you already have the N2 certification and experience, you can start teaching Japanese. Many language schools can hire you without having a bachelor’s degree. You can also work as a Freelance teacher. Good luck!

  2. How many types of job which I can do other than the “translator” that does not involve the English language?

    1. It is not the type of job, but work profile and where you’re working. In most cases, you don’t need to be fluent. Some elementary or lower intermediate levels in English will do fine, which I guess you already possess.

  3. Sir, I am currently doing English honors, and I have been learning Japanese for over 1 year. I am an n4 student, and hopefully, I will complete n3 this year. I want to know that after graduation, what should I choose — MA in Japanese or MBA? Which degree is in high demand.

    1. MBA (full-time from a reputed College) + JLPT N2/N1 offers more and better career opportunities than MA in Japanese.

  4. Hello Sir,

    I’m currently doing English Hons, and I have been learning Japanese for over a year. Is there any requirement to pursue an MA in Japanese? Is there a way to use my degree in English along with my Japanese skills? Also, please guide me as to what I should study after my graduation.

    Thank you.

    1. If you wish to make a full-fledged specialist career in Japanese, Masters in Japanese is a fabulous choice. Another alternative is the JLPT N2/N1. The combination of two languages works in translation, teaching, content writing, interpretation. Beyond that, it is all about luck, opportunity, personality, and experience. Every person is unique, and that is why there is no single career that suits all. With limited information and without face-to-face interaction, it is tough to guide someone.

  5. I have completed my English Hons in 2019, been studying Japanese since Feb 2019, and hopefully going to complete N3 this year (my goal is N1 though). What diploma course would you suggest if my area of interest lies in: 1. translation and interpretation 2. aviation (flight attendant). And can you tell which one of the above is better long term, I’m intrested in both though?

    1. Instead of a diploma, consider doing Masters in Japanese (for translator or interpreter career), or MBA in an in-demand specialization for opportunities across the industries.

      1. To be honest, I don’t have enough time to do masters or any other degree course, and that’s why I am looking towards doing some good diploma/ certificate course, which I can pursue along with my JLPT. And by the time I become good enough to crack n2, I want to have some decent certificate or diploma in my hands. That’s why I wanted some guidance regarding my query above.

        1. I understand your situation, but it is difficult to say which Diploma will be more valuable. You can check some trending diploma courses, and pick one as per your understanding. You can also get a decent job solely based on N2.

          1. Is anyone get a job after learning Japanese or other languages if he doesn’t know how to speak good English?

          2. Possible if you’re working as a translator or job that does not involve the English language.

  6. Hello Sir! I would be very grateful if you could clear up my doubts about these certain questions as soon as possible! Well, I will be passing my 10th board exams this year. So, I am wondering if I take Arts Stream, then do JPLT here for graduation in Japanese! Will there be a chance that I can go to Japan for further studies on a student visa to choose a language course there to get a job? Is Arts stream fine for doing so, or will one have to take another stream too?

    1. I’m not sure if I understood your question properly. You can surely go to Japan to learn Japanese, but it would be difficult to get a job there solely based on the Japanese language.

  7. Hello sir,
    I have done my N5 level of Japanese language and also pursuing a BSc from IGNOU. I want you to suggest me the right and safest career path after learning Japanese.

    1. After passing JLPT N2, you can work as a Japanese language specialist. After your graduation, you can consider a full-time MBA in an in-demand specialization.

  8. Hello sir
    I am pursuing my BA from IGNOU and doing a job in a hotel as a hotel staff in Delhi and getting paid about 25k. But I don’t see any future in it. So I want to learn Japanese so that I can get a highly paid job and a secure future. Should I go for it? I can only devote 4 years for that? Can I get a higher paid job, not in calling?

    1. There is no guarantee that you will get a high paid job after achieving Japanese fluency. There are too many variables. But many Japanese experts do make decent money working in various MNCs. Learning Japanese is a serious commitment. Take your time, read more, think over all the aspects, and then make an informed decision. Irrespective of monetary gain, there is no disadvantage associated with language learning.

      1. What if I get to the N2 level, and even after that, is it not going to give me any more confidence about my future? Please I need real help here.

        1. Focus on progress instead of the goal. Every step along your career path will make you better and will boost self-confidence.

  9. Hi sir,
    I’m a BA graduate and certified with JLPT N3 level. I already have 4 years of experience as a Japanese language expert. Planning for N2 this December. I would like to know what should learn or do certification along with JLPT to enhance my career more.

  10. I’m a BCom graduate and have a keen desire to study Japanese and work in Japan. What opportunities do I have and can one guide me for achieving them?

    1. Pursuing higher studies in Japan is one of the best ways to work in Japan. By the way, you will gain Japanese language skills, academic qualifications, and Japanese experience. All these will help you to find a job there. It will be also easy to get a visa after your studies.

  11. Hello sir,
    I’m from Faridabad and in the last year of BA from IGNOU. I’m learning Japanese. Please suggest to me what would be beneficial with Japanese after completing BA? I mean, which course will enhance my career with the Japanese language?

        1. Not necessarily. However, the Intermediate level English skills help, from career advancement to learning another European language.

  12. Good Morning Sir,

    I am completing a diploma in mechanical engineering after two months after that I want to learn a foreign language just like Japanese etc. Please suggest to me what is the best foreign language for earning much more money.

    1. Why languages? There are plenty of career paths that pay a lucrative salary. I believe money-making shouldn’t be the criteria to pick a language. Since language learning takes time, patience, and money; thus, it is wise to choose a language according to your interests and goal. It helps to persevere through the elementary stage until you come to the point where you can speak fluently, and consequently make a good career out of it.

  13. Hi, I have a keen interest in learning new languages. As a hobby, I learned a little bit of German, but now I want to learn a language for professional practice. I want to know which language course will be better; German or Japanese. Which one do you suggest?

    1. There is no better. Both are equally popular. Pick the one where your interest lies or the one that will be more beneficial to you.

  14. I’m a BCom graduate and pursuing CA (inter-level). I am also learning the Japanese language. Can it be a complimentary thing to do along with CA? If yes, then please explain how?

    1. It may be, but possibilities are limited. Until and unless you are working in a Japanese company or business that deals with Japan, the Japanese language won’t enhance your career as a CA.

  15. Hello sir,
    I am a final year student pursuing B.A. (hons) in Japanese from Delhi. I am thinking of going for a job after my graduation and after gaining experience of few years in the corporate world. I wish to enroll myself in one of the IIMs or the B schools for the MBA course by appearing for the CAT exam. So, sir, I want you to guide me on what I am planning to do is right for me or not?

    1. Well, you are on the right career path Chandan. A combination of Japanese, MBA from a reputed University, and some experience will open a world of new possibilities. But do take this path only if you get through some of the top-notch B-school. Avoid MBA programs from average Universities. As a backup, you can also consider an MA in Japanese from Japan if you’ve got the required interest. JNU offers some scholarships for the same, and since you’re a JNU student (my guess), you can easily find out. Good Luck!

      1. Thank you, sir, for your valuable advice. I am thinking of going for a job and preparing for the CAT exam along with it. I understand that it won’t be easy but I am ready to work really hard to get into one of the best IIMs or B schools.

      2. Sir, actually i m pursuing my b.a prog. Degree. I m quite confused about what language i choose as a professional. I m getting information regarding Japanese and found my interest in it, but reading the above comments seems that its too difficult. As you said, it took once for 3 to4 years for completing N1 or N2 level, and this terrified me badly. So I need a good councilor badly. Please do a favor. Tell me where i can contact you. And the last question: If I choose this language from where it would be helpful for admissions like an embassy or private institute or any college?

        1. You should pick as per your liking. Yes, Japanese is a tough language, and it takes a considerable time to accomplish great fluency if you wish to explore high-paying jobs. Fill the form in the contact, I will update you shortly.

  16. I am a fresher graduate, and I want to learn a foreign language for a good career. Which language is best for learning and a better future? Please suggest to me. And tell which language can learn in less time and can give high pay in salary. I want to learn in less time from gurugram.

  17. Hi Sir,
    I am a Mechanical Engineer currently working at Gurgaon, having three years of experience and a Diploma in Tool & Die Making. Now, i am confused between doing Btech or do a Japanese language course for my future. What will you suggest?

    1. Engineering is beyond my core competency. So, I won’t be able to compare and advise. The Japanese language, however, is beneficial from a career perspective.

  18. Hello sir.
    I need your precious advice. What is more beneficial, study Japanese from Japan or study Japanese from India. And what is different from studying Japanese from Japan?

    1. Studying Japanese in an immersion mode in Japan is undoubtedly better provided that the duration of the course is at least 1 to 2 years. A short-term course might not be that beneficial. However, this isn’t a cheap option. You have to spend a considerable amount of money (¥).

  19. Sir, I am doing a mass-communication. Recently I have started the Japanese language. What types of jobs will available after learning Japanese?

  20. Hi sir, my name is Reecha Parmar from Gujarat. I completed nursing in 2016, and I have 3-year experience in my field. Now I am learning the Japanese language and recently gave the N5 exam. For N4, I want to know about some free colleges, please suggest to me.

        1. That will depend on your fluency level, existing skills, experience, nature of the job, and company profile. There is no average salary in the field of languages!

  21. I appreciate your time and patience. I’ve completed a diploma in Electronics (UG), 7 years of exp in BPO, and KPO, cracked JLPT N3 in Dec 2017 hoping for a better future but, Tech Mahindra and TCS did not take me for not having a degree even after getting selected. I’ll get a Degree by this year-end. Unfortunately, I lost grip on Japanese due to deviation towards business.

    I Started revising till N3 and simultaneously planning for N2 but, my trainer didn’t recommend N2 instead suggested me to do some software courses like (salesforce) and some suggested (Production Planning). I’m willing to learn but have no clue even to think which software course can be the right combination for Japanese. Please suggest me N3 and N2 apps for comprehension and kanji exercises, and also I’m not fluent in spoken part, please advise on how to improve on speaking skills. Thank you

    1. Had you continued with Japanese, by now, you might have completed N1, and it would be enough to get a Japanese specialist job. Whatever happened, happened. It is better to enroll in any institute to complete N2/N1 and enhance speaking and listening skills. Learning a language through an app mostly works at the elementary level; beyond that, it is quite challenging. I’d suggest trying offline classes. You’ll get professional guidance, the right learning approach, and enough motivation to practice, and achieve your goal.

  22. Hello sir, I’m currently in my final year of BBA and was confused between learning Japanese and German language. Will a BBA degree and language proficiency be enough to get a decent job?

  23. Hi Sir, I’m 27years old. I am a Visual Communication graduate having 2 years of work exp in the television industry and 4 years exp in advertising. I’m not satisfied with my current package with being 6 years of exp, and I am not getting jobs anywhere. I am planning to switch over to learn Japanese, will that be helpful for me? Kindly need your advice.

    1. I don’t consider language as an easy money-making career option for three reasons. (i) It takes time. 3 to 5 years! Nearly every successful linguist I know has spent a considerable amount of time. (ii) You need the zeal and enthusiasm to study for that long, and that is why only 5% to 10% achieve higher levels. (iii) Like any other profession, success and failure depend on lots of variable factors.

      And that is why I usually don’t recommend career-shift. To sum up, if you’re prepared to take the risk, willing to spend significant time, and have enough interest (or ready to generate), go with it. Otherwise, Avoid!

  24. Hello sir
    I am Ajahar from Kolkata, West Bengal. I completed my graduation in Japanese also having the JLPT N3. I want to work in the govt sector, so how can I apply or what is the procedure to get a job in govt sector? Please help me, sir, by guiding.

    1. There are not many Gov jobs for language specialist other than teaching. While you can keep an eye for any new opening, but don’t ignore the private sector. A significant majority of language jobs are in MNCs and Indian companies with global footprints.

  25. Hello Sir
    I am from Delhi and in 11th class. I like Japanese and want to make my career in it as a teacher. S what are the steps after 12th. I need a well paid job.

    1. After 12th, you can try for BA or Advanced Diploma in Japanese from any University or JLPT N3 from any private institute. Then after graduation, you can pursue an MA in Japanese from DU or JNU!

      1. Sir, my name is Neha, and I’m 12 passed. I have completed my n4 level also. If I want graduation in the Japanese language, what should I do?

  26. Hello sir, I’m a mechanical engineer with one year of work experience in a production company adding that I did MBA in operations management and finance management, and also having one year or work experience in the finance department. Currently, I’m learning the Japanese language, what will be my job opportunities in Japan? Is my qualifications will be an adding point, or it will be considered as overqualified?

    1. Your qualification is fine. Plus, you’re also learning Japanese. In most cases, Companies in Japan hire people who are living there and not foreigners. Getting a job from India is challenging. It is better to contact any overseas consultant that deals with Japan.

  27. Hello Sir,
    Myself Rohit recently I have done my in taxation and my core interest in finance and accounting and my further plans is MBA in finance. And a fluent in Japanese isn’t easy. So my question is it right to give 3-4 yrs to Japanese for my career rather than to be more professional in my profession.

    1. Why do you want to Learn Japanese when your interest and existing skills sprawl in Finance? It is better to concentrate on your current profession. You can always study Japanese as a hobby in the future.

  28. Hello sir,
    For working as a translator/interpreter or teacher advanced Japanese language, N1/N2 is essential or basic of Japanese language is sufficient?

    1. For these kinds of job role, you need a higher competency. While one can teach beginners level Japanese after N3 also, but to work as a translator-interpreter or impart Intermediate level instruction, N2/N1 is a necessity.

  29. Hello Sir,
    I am 26-year-old working as a Lab Technician in a blood bank, but I am not satisfied with my job and want to learn Japanese language and do master in English. Sir, please guide me would my age become a barrier or still I can learn this language with dedication so that can grab a job in the translator or any other job related to this please guide me.

  30. Prajakta Gadkari

    Respected sir, I have pushed my and on the N2 level please tell me the jobs which I will be eligible for.

    1. If you have completed official JLPT N3, you can search for new openings on various job portals. It also depends on your location, fluency level, and where you wish to work.

  31. Prasenjit Sarkar

    Hello Sir, this is Prasenjit from Kolkata, could you kindly guide how to find Japanese Language job, already I have passed N3, preparing for N2, as like you everyone says Japanese Language job is well paid, but I can’t find Job or Company, need your guidance, sir.

    1. I’m not sure about Kolkata, but one can find plenty of opportunities in Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Maybe you can make an excellent profile and upload on several job portals.

  32. Hey sir,
    I am from Delhi and I found the detailed information provided by you to be quite useful for me. Currently, I am beginning to prepare for JLPT n4 yet I want to earn side by side in this Japanese field itself. Can I apply for some jobs for some exposure at this point of time along with continuing my N4 studies?

  33. Siddharth Singh

    Hello Sir,
    I am Siddharth Singh. I am also learning Japanese. Currently, I am preparing for N3 level. Sir, I would like to know from you as I have done MCA from IGNOU university. What will be the career scope with the Japanese language in the IT sector? Currently, I am working in business operations.

    1. Hello Sir, I am working in an Indian banking company and have started learning Japanese. Are there good Career options in foreign bank branches of Japan which are located in India? If yes please explain.

      1. There aren’t enough Japanese banks in India. As of today, Out of 46 Foreign Banks in India, only 3 are Japanese — Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui, and MUFG Bank. There may be some Non-banking financial companies.

          1. If you’re working in a Japanese business or deal with them, then yes. Otherwise, limited opportunity! You can also work as a Japanese expert in any MNCs after completing N1, but that might 4-5 years of study.

  34. Respected sir. I have completed JLPT N3 in the Japanese language in 2014. I am searching for job opportunities in medicine or paramedical field. I have completed my BAMS and have 10 years of experience in Ayurved and general practice. Kindly guide me.

    1. Sir, I don’t track Medicine and pharma sector. So, I may not be the right person to advise. Since you have already completed N3, you can also try to complete JLPT N2 since it is considered a benchmark to qualify as a Japanese language specialist.

  35. Hello sir,
    I’m from Faridabad and in the last year of BBA. I’m learning Japanese. Please suggest me what would be beneficial with Japanese? After completing BBA. I mean which course will enhance my career with the Japanese language?

  36. Namaste Sir Ji,
    I’m Rahul from Patna. I have completed my Graduation, and I want to learn the Japanese language. So you suggest me who is the best institute (private/ Government) in Bihar or Varanasi or Delhi.

  37. Sir,

    I am working in an Automobile mfg Company at Visakhapatnam as an import purchase manager, would like to learn any foreign language, kindly suggest which language is the best for my better career.

  38. Namaste Sir, Thanks for posting useful information. My both boys (16 & 18 years) are learning Japanese at JLPT Mumbai. They have passed N5 last year and appearing N4 this year. Both are studying Mechanical Engineering. The younger son is in 2nd-year Diploma and elder one will get admission to 2nd-year degree by Aug 19. Hopefully, they will acquire at least N3 or N2 in the next 3-4 years. I need your kind guidance if they should go for PG in India or Japan. ME PG or ME BE with MBA which will provide better career or future in Japan. Both are highly influenced by Japanese Anime, discipline, cleanliness, and automation. So they are taking a deep interest in studying Japanese. Is it too expensive to study (PG) in Japan? What would be the approximate cost of completing PG at Japanese University? Appreciate your response.

    1. Namaste Mr. Prashant,

      Your question is more related to Higher studies in Japan than the Japanese Language. There are simply too many variables and an overseas consultant dealing with study in Japan can clear your confusion. I’d suggest you contact a few.

  39. Dear Sir
    I am 39 yrs and have worked with one of a good Japanese company for 2 years. My working area is Admin/HR. I want to learn Japanese. Just have a doubt, will it be beneficial to me and will age matters. Will the N5 level help me for daily conversation. Please guide.

    1. I already replied to you. No, N5 is not sufficient. To achieve day to day intermediate conversational fluency, You need at least N3 if not N2. This will take time!

  40. Hello sir, my self Rahul from Delhi. I am pursuing my graduation as well as I want to make my career in a foreign language. My English is not well. So tell me if I learn Japanese which kind of problem will have to face? and which is the best institute for me learning Japanese?

  41. Dear Sir
    I am working professional from Pune. Currently working in HR/Admin Field. I am 39 yrs old. I had already worked with one of good Japanese Company for 2 yrs. Need your guidance. I want to learn Japanese Language. Will it be helpful at this point of career and age. what are the opportunities for me in future. Please guide.

  42. Priyanka Rustagi

    Respected Sir,
    I’m Priyanka and I want to ask you which language has a scope of learning? Chinese or Japanese. Tho’ I’ve decided to learn Japanese but my interest is in learning Chinese since I watch Chinese movies and dramas a lot. And I even know some basic Chinese language. But my family is asking me to learn Japanese because they think that the Japanese would be better for me. I’ve got the potential to learn any kind of language I just want to ask you that learning Japanese would be more beneficial than learning Chinese for a high paid salary job?

  43. Hello sir, I am a graduate and now I want to learn the japanese language so from where should I do the language can you suggest to me?

  44. I’m studying in BA (Japanese) 1st year, which alternative course should be useful to me, related to enhancing my Japanese skill or in this field?

  45. Hi sir I’m entering to final yr student of B.E. I want to learn Japanese language. Will I get the job in Japanese MNC? Which level I should complete for this? Please tell me sir.

    1. Jobs on the basis of B.E. or Japanese? It is difficult to say whether you will get the job or not. If you just want to add some Japanese skills and work as an engineer, then Intermediate level N4/N3 is enough. If, however, you want to be a Japanese specialist, then JLPT N2 or Master in Japanese is required. This will a long time.

  46. Hello sir,
    I completed a diploma in mechanical engineering. And I also passed N5 level. I want to learn the next level but I have confused that after I complete all levels of JLPT, can I get a higher salary paid job? Because someone said that if you complete graduate and then complete jlpt then you have got a best job options. Please suggest me after the diploma is that better to do JLPT.

    1. These days, the graduation degree and in some cases Master degree is necessary to get a decent paying job. Since you wish to complete all JLPT levels and it will roughly take 3-4 years more to achieve N1. Thus, it is better to combine part-time Japanese course with bachelor and maybe later PG too. You will be glad in the long-term.

  47. Prashant Singh Panwar

    I am learning Japanese I am a student of N5 I am thinking another course with it what should I do. My teacher says that MBA is good.

  48. Prajakta kulkarni

    Sir, I am BSc graduated and I’m planning to learn Japanese. I am doing competitive exam study simultaneously that’s why I do not join any coaching classes. How much time required to learn a language? And Tell me about the examination which is taken for the Japanese language.

  49. Dear Sir, can you suggest a technical course with the Japanese language? I am learning Japanese currently.

    1. It will difficult to suggest any particular course. The knowledge of Japanese provides an academic boost for those pursuing a master degree like MBA in the in-demand specialization.

  50. I’m a BMM student and 20 years old I am planning to learn Japanese just to have a unique approach in my future, I’m deeply inspired my anime and mangas and hence decided this is the language I should study. Do you think I should just go for it since anime and mangas are the reason why I’m inspired to study this language? Am I too late for this?

  51. Sir, recently I have completed my 12 class now I want to learn a foreign language but I am confused in Korean or Japanese which language is good for career.

    1. Japanese is more popular than Korean as far as career prospects are concerned. However, this should never be criteria to choose a language. I believe one should learn a language as per interest or future goal. The purpose and interest are the best way you can become enough motivated to learn a language up to Advanced level. It will also help you to persevere and scale through whatever hurdles it contains.

      1. What is the option of getting a graduate in Japanese in Delhi? I have completed my N5 and doing N4 and currently appeared in class 12th with humanities.

  52. Sushama bhosale

    Hello, I’m completed MBA in hr. can you tell me if I learn Japanese language what are the job opening?

  53. Hello, I am completed my post graduation in physics. Can you tell me if I learn Japanese language what are the job opening ?

  54. Hello sir,
    If someone will do BBA as graduation and MBA as post graduation with Japanese language. Will that person will be able to get a good job in Japan?

    1. Well, getting a job in Japan without living there is really difficult since it is expensive and time-consuming for any Japanese company. If however you know Japanese well and have academic skills that are in demand, things would be relatively easy. In short, complete your education, get the visa, move to Japan the “Land of the Rising Sun” and start the job search!

  55. Which is the best bachelors degree with jlpt n2? I want to do English honors should i do? As i want to work in Mncs after my jlpt n2. Plz suggest.

    1. Well if you want to work as a Japanese specialist, why not try for BA in Japanese? If you wish to pursue major in English, you can do it but in most cases only Japanese skills are required for Japanese related jobs in MNC. After bachelor program and JLPT N2, you can try for MBA or MA in Japanese. The average learner clear JLPT N2 in three to four years, depending upon how much time you devote.

      1. Hello sir, I am in my BCom 2nd year and I am fluent in Japanese and I have been practising it for over a year now. I can read Japanese almost upto the n3 level and I am hoping to find an English or Japanese teaching job in Japan although I have no experience in teaching whatsoever. Is it possible for me to get one? Its my dream to work in Japan but I dont have many options that can support it. Please help.

        1. Difficult. To qualify as an English teacher or ESL, you need a master degree in English (in most cases). Besides, To speak fluent Japanese with natives in Japan, N1 is required.

  56. Hello Sir,
    I’m a final year student of B.A English Hons and want to pursue the Japanese language course. As of now, I’m doing self-study but after graduation, I’d like to continue learning it from an institute. I’d also like to do my Masters alongside the language. What course in Masters would be beneficial to get good jobs in the field of the Japanese language?
    Thank you.

    1. Well if you want to work as an Japanese specialist, then MA in Japanese is the best choice. But it won’t be possible for you. You can try the SLAT entrance exam for 2 year Full-time Post Graduate Intensive Advanced Diploma in Japanese (JF1,2) from DU. For this course, you don’t need any prior knowledge in Japanese. You can also try some professional course like MBA or even MA in English. While all master degree offers some kind of opportunity. If however, you want to work as a Japanese expert, you need something like MA or PG in Japanese or JLPT N2. It will take 3-4 years to clear N2. Read — Japanese Language Courses in Delhi and Japanese Proficiency Test in India

  57. Hi,
    I am really interested in learning Japanese language. Please suggest some good institutes in Kolkata.

  58. Hi,
    I want to learn Japanese and learned the basic level in my office. A few things I need to know are as follows: 1) Which is the best institute to go for? 2) The duration, of course (Depending on the level) 3) What level will I need to achieve for getting an interpreter job which I am interested in?

    1. 1) Where you want to learn? You can read about good options in Delhi and Bangalore – Japanese Institute in Delhi and Japanese Classes in Bangalore 2) The duration will depend upon the purpose of learning. The time-frame can greatly vary between 6 months to 5 years! If Career is the reason, then at least 3 years! 3) To be a successful interpreter, you need near-native proficiency in Japanese. This will requires a high level of proficiency like JLPT N1 or MA in Japanese. This can take roughly 4 to 5 years if you study 15 hours per week. Read — Japanese Certification Test and Career as Interpreter in India.

      1. Hi, i am mother of 15 months old. Planning for Japanese language course. As a full time mother with no family support except my husband who is busy with his job, its difficult for me to go outside and learn. Can i go for online courses? Will that be helpful in terms of career?

        1. I can understand your situation. Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any good online Japanese course. My search is still on. Maybe i will write something on that soon. As far as career is concerned, it will be very difficult to achieve higher proficiency without classroom interaction, a prerequisite for a decent language jobs. You can try self-study. Maybe you will be able to complete the beginner level, then in future you may get the opportunity to join any learning centre. Read – Best Language Learning Methods, Career in Japanese Language and Time required to learn a language?

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