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Global Team PR Producer

SUNNY SIDE UP Inc. is looking for launch members of its new Global Team which has been established due to the increase of requests for general communication strategies by foreign-affiliated companies and foreign government agencies.

Requirements:

  • Plan and operate PR strategies
  • Produce PR events
  • PR consulting with clients
  • Produce PR-related events such as press conferences and media relations
  • Progress management of project budgets, and team management
  • Minimum five years of experience in marketing communications
  • Languages: business-level Japanese and English

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Game App Localizer

Drecom Co., Ltd. is looking for a native English speaker who can localize its game applications for global expansion. The role involves operating game products for overseas; direct localization-related business, managing progress, and improving work quality; planning and promoting marketing plans in cooperation with the marketing department.

Requirements:

  • Experience in game directing
  • Experience in the entertainment industry, including game industry
  • Experience in planning game development or planning game operation
  • Passion for Japanese entertainment and games
  • Skills in logical thinking and hypothesis verification
  • Currently living in Japan
  • Aged 28 to 38
  • Languages: JLPT level1 or above Japanese, native level English

Salary: ¥4.5 million – ¥6 million per annum (based on experience)

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Ruby on Rails Engineer

A rapidly growing company with heavy involvement in Bitcoin transactions is currently looking for a Ruby on Rails Engineer to join their team. As part of the company, you can expect the opportunity to work with and develop the latest cutting-edge technology in the market, as well as numerous chances for self-development and personal growth.

Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a Ruby on Rails developer
  • IBS/MS degree in computer science, engineering or related field
  • Good communication skills

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: ¥4 million – ¥7 million per annum (based on experience)

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Product Development and Marketer

A stable and established company involved in the leasing, development and sales operation of commercial facilities and office buildings is currently looking for a young Product Development and Marketer to join them in Kyoto. You will be involved in the development of products to be sold in cafe and souvenir shops, such as food, drinks and other goods targeted towards foreigners in Kyoto. No prior experience is required, and having the ability to speak Chinese or Southeast Asian languages is a plus. You will be based in Kyoto, but there may also be opportunities to work with projects in Tokyo.

Requirements:

  • Keen to work in Kyoto
  • Interested in product development work
  • Languages: Japanese and English

Location: Kyoto

Salary: ¥3.5 million – ¥5 million per annum (based on experience)

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Mobile Engineer

An attractive education tech company with flexible conditions and global offices is looking for a mobile engineer. You will be involved in the development of native applications for the company services. You can expect to work in a highly global environment, and there will be opportunities for you to grow and develop your skills through challenging tasks. Responsibilities include program design and development for front-end and server side; design and development of games using real-time communication; project realization; manpower and resource estimation and determination; proposing of improvement plan; team consulting; operational performance improvement.

Requirements:

  • Developing iOS apps with Swift
  • Developing mobile apps with React Native
  • Languages: Business level Japanese and English

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Game Localization Engineer

An established game company is currently looking for new engineers to join their team. With a focus on discovering and bringing value to its customers, the company aims to utilize the ever-evolving technology to realize its vision and exceed the expectations of its consumers. You will be involved in localization-related work aimed towards the global expansion of inhouse-developed game applications. You can expect to manage the game products meant for overseas expansion, as well as planning and promotions in cooperation with the marketing department.

Requirements:

  • Experience working as game developer/planner
  • Strong communication skills in both English and Japanese

Beneficial:

  • Experience working as game director
  • Interest in Japanese entertainment and games
  • Experience working in the entertainment industry, in particular games
  • Ability to hypothesize and think logically

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Web Engineer

A Tokyo-based IT company is looking for a Web Engineer to join their growing team. Engineers make up 40% of the company and they all work in-house. The company is proactive about using new technologies such as Scala, Node.js, Elixer and more. The main duties include development of digital marketing tools and new products. The ideal candidate will be interested in working in diverse teams to develop and advance each product. They will also have an interest in discovering and using new technologies to support company operations.

Requirements:

  • – Java, JavaScript, Ruby, C#, Scala, Elixer
  • DB: MySQL, Oracle
  • OS: iOS, Windows
  • General development and operational experience in web services
  • Experience in programming or planning and development of websites
  • Ability to learn necessary skills and develop them

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Brand Director/Manager

Eureka, Inc. is a software company looking for a Brand Director/Manager who can help to popularize an online dating service through planning and operating brand and PR strategies, gaining media exposure through existing advertising channels, and liaising with government agencies as well as the Japan Broadcasting Association.

Requirements:

  • Experience in planning and operating brand strategies for a foreign consumables manufacturer or publicity agency
  • Experience in project management at a communication agency, creative agency, PR agency, or government agency
  • Minimum two years’ experience in human resources management
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis and planning
  • Skill in building operations
  • Languages: native level Japanese and business level English

Salary: ¥7,500,000-13,000,000 annual income

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Translation and Communications Manager

Our company specializes in serving customers with a passion for the automobile industry. We provide a member service that enables our members to get the most up-to-date information about automobile products, innovations and services. We are looking for a candidate to manage the content translation (Japanese to English), information updates and editing of our website. You will also need an eye for detail to ensure the translations are high quality and our members’ needs are met. In addition, this position requires previous management experience to support and train a team of translators. This team will help support operations with your guidance. If you have a passion for translation and/or automobiles, we look forward to speaking with you!

Requirements:

  • Excel, Power Point, Office proficiency
  • Strong written English skills
  • Languages: native English and near native Japanese (N2/N1 level)

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Back-end Engineer

Are you someone who can communicate and brainstorm ideas within a team, and is open to constant challenges and personal development? We are looking for a Back-End Engineer with a passion for tackling new projects. Our work includes collaborations with top game makers, delivering creative services to clients, and helping clients to become more efficient with information management. We value team contributions and an environment for brainstorming new and innovative solutions.

Requirements:

  • RFP
  • Credit card settlement, iD, QUICPay
  • Java, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python, Web application development with languages such as Scala
  • Experience in the open-source software community
  • Large-scale data, development and operational experience in dealing with traffic
  • Native iOS app development
  • At least two years’ experience in system construction and development
  • LAMP or practical experience with LAPP system development
  • General DB and Web-related skills

Location: Central Tokyo
Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Web Marketer

A web marketing company with branches in Tokyo and Silicon Valley is looking for a new candidate to join their team. They have a partnership with Google Analytics. The ideal candidate will have experience in SEO consulting and web advertising.

Requirements:

  • SEO web marketing experience required
  • Japanese level: Proficient

Location: Central Tokyo

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Senior Graphic Designer

Havas Worldwide Tokyo is looking for a fulltime senior designer for advertisement content and key visual designing. The company bears business relationships with major manufacturers worldwide and is seeking an experienced, responsible and flexible candidate to join the team to assist with the expansion of businesses.

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years of experience in graphic designing using Photoshop or Illustrator
  • A strong sense in project planning
  • Experience working with clients
  • Active in responding to tasks and projects
  • A flexible mindset
  • A sense of responsibility and good at schedule management
  • Conversational-level English

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Annual pay ¥3-6 million (based on experience)

Probation period: Six months

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UI/UX Designer

An app developing company is seeking a UI/UX designer to join the team of an online dating platform. The site has successfully matched over 40 million pairs of members, and aims to develop a new dating culture in Japan.

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years of web designing experience
  • Japanese language level: business

Location: Central Tokyo

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Sales and Marketing Associate

An international biotechnology company providing metabolomic services is looking for a new marketing associate to join the team.

Tasks include:

– Marketing operations
– Market research and analysis
– Sales strategy planning and execution
– Creating sales materials/presentations
– CRM management
– Handling client relationships
– Website management
– Social media management

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ previous experience in a sales or marketing role
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Candidates graduated in the sciences / biotechnology / health field, or previous experience in companies related to the mentioned fields
  • Japanese language level: business

Location: Chuo-ku

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PHP Engineer

A digital solutions company working with luxury fashion brands is seeking a PHP engineer. The company works with small, luxury companies, providing e-commerce services, website design, customer services etc. Their ideal candidate is someone capable of troubleshooting, testing and maintaining the core product software and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality.

Requirements:

  • Proven PHP development experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep code clean
  • Japanese language level: proficient

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Product PR Assistant Manager

Louis Vuitton Japan is looking for a PR Assistant Manager to maximize on editorial exposure for their womenswear range. The job will entail maintaining smooth communication with internal and external parties, managing seasonal product presentations, and supporting product placement amongst opinion leaders and influencers.

Requirements:

  • Minimum seven years’ experience in the fashion industry, with a focus on womenswear
  • Strong media network
  • English language level: business

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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Retail Marketing Assistant

Triumph is seeking a candidate to help improve the consumer experience and brand perception across all key touch points in store with the end goal of driving commercial success. The role involves partnering with the sales team to create in-store strategies, and establishing a collaborative leadership style of trust and integrity.

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years’ marketing experience in multinational consumer goods companies, retail or fashion industry experience in areas of in-store communication, preferably in Japanese market or culture
  • University degree and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Japanese and English language level: business

Location: Central Tokyo

Salary: Competitive (based on experience)

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