โ€“ Last updated / August 3 2021

Software developer jobs in Japan for English speakers.

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Insights from international developers working in Japan

  • How WOVN provides a flexible and friendly workplace

    with Kseniya Zalesnaya

    Kseniya, a backend developer, was attracted to WOVN because it was a place where she could be herself, and wouldnโ€™t be judged by her coloured hair, piercing, or tattoos. She found that flexibility extended to how they work, and people strived to create an emotionally supportive workplace too.

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  • Engineering freedom at SmartNews

    with YuCheng Chen

    YuCheng is a senior software engineer at SmartNews. He explains the freedom he enjoys at SmartNews: not only from a technical perspective, but also the influence he can have over the direction of the product.

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  • Growing your career by asking for you want

    with Ashwini Meshram

    Ashwini leads one of PayPayโ€™s payment sub-teams. She got there by doing something sheโ€™s done throughout her career: identifying something she wants to do and asking to do it.

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  • Identifying and fixing problems at Degica

    with Kazunori Kajihiro

    Kazunori initially joined Degica as a web application engineer, but by identifying problems he wanted to fix, his role shifted first to VP of Infrastructure, and then VP of Payment Products.

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Discussions about working in tech in Japan

Hi, I'm Paul McMahon.

Hi, I'm Paul!

tokyodev started off with me writing about my own experiences being a developer in Tokyo. As other international developers asked me questions about working here, I wrote articles to answer them. Now tokyodev has evolved into a site dedicated to helping international developers start and grow their career in Japan. Read more...

Events & Networking

If you're already in Japan, networking is the best way to find a great job. Here are some great English-language developer events in Tokyo I recommend: