Aug 25, 2021
1 mins read
Konnichiwa, minna-san! We dropped episode 7 last Tuesday and it features The Land of The Rising Sun. Listen here: The Greener Side episode 7
In this episode, we speak with Ram Tan, who has lived in Japan since 2018 under a work visa. If you want to live and work in Japan and eventually become a Japanese citizen, then this episode is for you!
00:00 - 03:00 - We introduce Ram, our Tokyo-based interviewee
03:00 - 09:20 - Find out more about Japan's work visa: its process, requirements, and timelines. We also discuss the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration's (POEA) requirements.
09:20 - 12:00 - Know more about the jobs that are available to non-Japanese speakers, plus the other pathways to live in Japan.
12:00 - 28:30 - Ram talks about the various facets of Japan, including its work and dating culture. Is the overwork culture real? What is 'kokohaku'? What societal pressures do Japanese women and the youth face? Also, how different is the country's standard of living to that of the Philippines'?
28:30 - 34:00 - How hard is it to learn Japanese? Also, how could one apply for citizenship? 34:00 - end - Is the grass greener in Japan? Let's find out!
Ram Tan on Instagram @wamtan | Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
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