– Last updated / September 22 2021

Software developer jobs in Japan for English speakers.

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Insights from international developers working in Japan

  • Why Octopus Energy is an award winning workplace

    with Polly Sutcliffe

    Polly Sutcliffe came to Japan on the JET programme. After working as a translator, she pivoted her career through a coding bootcamp. Now she's a frontend developer at Octopus Energy, where she works on their consumer-facing portal.

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  • Growing a career in Japan

    with Matthew Bailey

    Starting as a server side engineer at LINE, Matt is now a software development manager. He shares his experiences of finding a job in Japan, and gives tips on how you can be successful at landing one too.

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  • YC Founder, Engineer at Uber, and now MeetsMore

    with Eugene Yaroslavtsev

    After founding an IoT Platform that was backed by Y Combinator, and building the fare system at Uber, Eugene relocated to Tokyo to join the marketplace for local professionals, MeetsMore, as their second engineer.

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  • 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 wouldn’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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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: