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As you start to explore working in Europe, you will find that under EU law, there are a number of programs that govern working visas. One of the most popular programs is the Working Holiday visa (link to Government of Japan website). Here is a link to the European Migration portal with information on different countries. Here is a link to a page explaining the Schengen Visa in the EU, which lays out requirements for applicants.

Job Boards in France (French/English)

  • Pole Emploi (French)
  • L’Etudiant (French)
  • RegionsJob (French)
  • Apec (French)
  • Monster (French)
  • MeteoJob (French)
  • Jobteaser (French)
  • Stepstone (English)
  • Viadeo (English)
  • Business and Industry associations can be a good source of information on companies that need people with language skills and experience to do business in Japan. The French Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo is a group of French and other companies that support French business in Japan. You can also look for Japanese companies that sell in France or do business with France and who might be looking for people to work with them in France or Japan. The Japan Chamber of Commerce in France is a good way to find leads for companies doing business in France.

    You should conduct searches for information in both your native language and English. If you can understand some of the native language in the country where you want to work, conduct a search for jobs and job resources in that language. For this example, I use Japanese, and here are links to visa information in France in Japanese フランスのビサーの記事。This is another link for information on getting a job in France for Japanese-speakers フランスの仕事の情報

    If you can, it's good to balance the information you find in different languages, in order to check if it is helpful in your situation or for your goals.

    Here is a top 10 cities list in France. Is there one that you want to work, study or live in during your time in France? There might be programs aimed at attracting foreigners to more rural or less-populated areas.

    1. Paris
    2. Lyon
    3. Nice
    4. Marseille
    5. Bordeaux
    6. Toulouse
    7. Strasbourg
    8. Montpellier
    9. Dijon
    10. Nantes

    There are different programs at both the national and EU level for skilled migrants. Here are some EU - Japan Links.

    1. Skills Shortages in the EU
    2. Skills Panorama for the EU
    3. EU Blue card program for Skilled Workers
    4. Embassy of France in Japan

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