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Work Japan Winter Jobs

Wanting a life less ordinary? Work and play in the Japenese snow for up to 5 months. Work Japan gets you a job even before you land on Japanese soil, with support throughout the entire process from pre-departure to your last day on the job. So what are you waiting for? Japan awaits.

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Before you leave New Zealand:
Visa assistance for your Japan Working Holiday visa
Skype preparation session (around 60mins) including intercultural training with a coach
Exclusive discount for Japanese Language Course


When you arrive in Japan:
7 nights of share house dorm accommodation in Tokyo
Comprehensive orientation including applying for a residence card, opening a bank account, tax number, mobile phone contract and advice about life in Japan
Access to our partner offices for your entire stay of 12 months
Job counselling session, translating CV to Japanese, appointment at Employment Centre
24 hour, 7 day support if something goes wrong

Working Holiday Visa for Japan:
Be a New Zealand citizen with a valid New Zealand passport residing in New Zealand and be able to apply in person
Be aged between 18 to 30 years (inclusive) at time of application
Have no dependent children
Be in good health
Have no criminal record
Have not previously obtained a Work Holiday Visa for Japan (on a passport of any country)
Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Japan – at least NZ$3,000
Have an insurance policy for the duration of your visa
Be travelling on a return/onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket (further NZ$1,000)

Work and Travel Japan Program deposit: $295

Total program fee: $1000 – paid within 8 weeks of your initial deposit.

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Before you leave New Zealand:
Guaranteed job offer
Visa assistance for your 12 month Japan Working visa
Pre-departure support
Skype preparation session
General advice including budgeting
Work Japan Handbook
Assistance booking domestic travel to employer
Access to our online members group where you can meet your future co-workers


What does it include?
Access to resort jobs
Pre arranged job - no job means a FULL REFUND!
Skype interview with the employer of your choice
FREE Staff housing with most jobs
Emergency support if something goes wrong
Perks of working at the resorts – including free or discounted season passes, discounted lessons, rentals, staff accommodation and more.


When you arrive:
15% off snow and ski gear
Emergency support 
Job Support 
Assistance with itinerary planning
Social Events 
Bilingual person on site in the Tokyo office (English & Japanese) for assistance
Exclusive discount for Japanese language course
Arrival Accommodation – 2 nights of dorm/share house accommodation in Tokyo
Airport pick-up 
Comprehensive arrival orientation of local area helping to sort out necessities.

Work and Travel Japan Program deposit: $295

Final program fee payment: $995 – paid within 8 weeks of your initial deposit.

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Terms and conditions

General T&Cs: Pricing is correct as of 29/06/17 and is subject to change without notice. Layby your Work Japan Winter job programme with a $295 deposit and pay off the balance 8 weeks after your deposit. Deposit goes towards your programme fee. $100 off deal: Save $100 on your programme cost when you book by 31/08/17.