If you are an international student thinking of working in Japan, one sector that deserves consideration is the service industry. The service industry has a wide range of jobs, and is an attractive industry for international students with many employment opportunities. The following will explain about the service industry.
What is the service industry?
The service industry is a part of the Japan Standard Industry Classification, and refers to businesses that profit by providing intangible services rather than selling products. It is easy to confuse this with the sales industry, but the sales industry makes profit by “selling products,” where as the service industry “provides services needed by individuals and companies.” This is an industry where international students can use their skills such as their mother tongue and IT skills for work.
What is the service industry? Main jobs
The main jobs in the service industry include “human resources services” and “hotels.”
There are many others including services for ceremonial occasions (Note 1), life-related services such as the beauty industry and travel industry, entertainment-related services including working at theme parks, movie theaters, and sports facilities, the advertising industry, and various types of information services such as education and computer-related services. As consumer needs diversify, the service industry is expected to continue expanding.
The service industry contains many opportunities for international students
In recent years, the Japanese government has focused on promoting inbound demand. Therefore, demand for international students is expected to increase in the service industry. In addition to using language skills, the service industry can also allow you to find a job where you can use the skills you learned in Japan.
It is hoped that international students can act as bridges between their home countries and Japan. There are jobs in the service industry that can only be handled by international students who understand the cultures and customs of both Japan and their home countries.
(Note 1) Important traditional Japanese ceremonies, such as “coming of age ceremonies,” “weddings,” “funerals,” and “religious ceremonies for ancestors.” Major ceremonies and events in life such as marriages, funerals, childbirths, and celebrations as children grow.
The service industry has a wide range of jobs and is expected to become even more diverse. Therefore, it is an attractive industry for international students that provides many opportunities for utilizing your skills and experience.
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