Not everyone can achieve their dreams of working abroad due to reasons such as lack of proper connections or problems with passport applications, language barriers, cultural differences, etc.
One of the biggest problems that foreigners face when they plan to work overseas is visa application. But in Japan, which is currently looking for skilled foreign workers to rectify the issue of labour shortage caused by the country’s aging population, one of the few ways to enter the nation is through a Work Visa. So, for those who want to work abroad, Japan is the perfect place to find the best job opportunities.
Currently, there are many job openings for plumbers in Japan. In this article, we are going to show you everything you need to know about finding a plumber job in Japan.
Who is a Plumber?
Merriam-Webster defines a plumber as “one who installs, repairs, and maintains piping, fittings, and fixtures involved in the distribution and use of water in a building.”
If you may be wondering, “Why should I work in Japan as a plumber when there are many plumber jobs in India?” The annual salary alone should be enough to entice you to work in Japan as a plumber. According to Salary Explorer, the average salary of a plumber in Japan is around ¥176,000 per month, which is around ₹1,13,669.62, while it is around ₹10,900 per month in India. You can see how big the difference is.
What Are The Roles And Responsibilities Of A Plumber?
The roles and responsibilities of a plumber include the following:
- Planning the layout of plumbing installations,
- Following plumbing codes and specifications to assemble, fix, maintain and repair drainage, sprinkler, heating, and gas system.
- Checking malfunctions in plumbing and repairing them.
- Repairing valves, commodes, sinks, water heaters, water heaters, pipes, dishwashers, washing machines, air-conditioning units, and other types of equipment in the kitchen that has to do with gas or water consumption.
- Calculating and preparing cost estimates.
What Are The Skill Required For A Plumber?
Following are the skills that one must have to be a successful plumber:
- Valid plumbing license.
- Ability to use plumbing tools and equipment.
- Knowledge of plumbing codes and procedures.
- Proficiency in interpreting blueprints, diagrams, and schematics.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills
- Physical fitness.
- Mechanical skills.
- Basic mathematics skills.
- Good customer service skills.
Do You Need To Speak Japanese To Be A Plumber In Japan?
While there are some jobs that do not necessarily need one to know or speak the Japanese language, it is highly advised that you learn Japanese language before you move to Japan. You see, the majority of the Japanese people in Japan only do not speak languages other than Japanese. So, if you want to live in Japan, the knowledge of Japanese language will make your life much easier. If you’re going to buy vegetables or ask for directions, you will need to speak the language of the locals there.
If you want to get a good-paying and stable job in Japan, you must at least clear the N5 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
Levels Of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
- N1 – Advanced Level
- N2 – Pre-Advanced Level
- N3 – Intermediate Level
- N4 – Elementary Level
- N5 – Basic Level
India has some of the best offline and online classes to learn Japanese language and culture. These Japanese Language Institutes, such as AKAL Japanese Academy in Delhi, are recognized by both the Indian and Japanese governments. Courses last only 4 to 6 months to make you comfortable with Japanese language. Once you clear the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, these institutes also help you in finding the right job in Japan
Through their AKAL Japanese Academy’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) program, which offers the best onsite training in Japan before placement, not only will you be taught the Japanese language and culture, but you will also receive support and help in finding a placement in Japan. They will also assist you in the visa application process.
What Is TITP (Technical Internship Training Program)?
TITP (Technical Internship Training Program) is run by the Japanese government and allows foreign nationals to Work in Japan for up to 5 years and learn Japanese ways of working, their culture, and, of course, the Japanese language. This is the perfect opportunity to find some of the best-paying jobs in Japan.
Through TITP, You will get a chance to work in Japan for over 3-5 years, and the employer will fully pay for your accommodation. You will also get a one-way travel ticket from India to Japan plus a monthly compensation of approximately 100000 JPY (as per market conditions).
To register for TITP to find jobs in Japan from India and to know more, visit and call on the number mentioned in the link below:
We wish you the best of luck finding your dream job in Japan.
Until next time, sayōnara for now.