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re: Working in Japan: Myths, Realities, Compensation, Culture (By A Software Engineer) VIEW POST

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re: Awesome. I have a Japanese degree and just got some experience as a Front-end Dev. Always wondered if I could work in Japan
 

If your Japanese is good and your skills are relevant, you could certainly find work here.

 

What about if my Japanese is rusty (but used to be great), and my skills are relevant to Front-end? (JS, React, Vue, Node)

So, this is a bit of a tricky situation. I don't think it's the end-all be-all, but using the JLPT is a fairly okay way to gauge what your skill might be in the absence of any other data.

When you say "rusty but it used to be great", approximately what level relative to the JLPT are you talking about?

like back in the day I could have passed level 2, but now I'd need to hit the books pretty hard to work back up to that

Right. I would say that if you get to N2 level, you'll be okay. Lower than that, and your JS skills have to be really, really good. If you have an impressive project, you'll do well. Otherwise, definitely hit the books.

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