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Job for Construction Worker in Japan (Labour, Engineer, Civil Construction)

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Have you always dreamt of working abroad? Well, why don’t you make that dream come true by working in Japan?

Japan, one of the most technically advanced countries globally and among the leading force for research and development in many industries, is currently looking for construction workers who would be able to live and work in Japan.

You see, the increase in the aging population and low birth rates resulted in shortages of the country’s workforce. So, to rectify the issue, the government of Japan has opened doors for foreigners who want to live, work, or study in Japan. As a result, in 2016, the country witnessed over 1 million foreign nationals working in Japan. As long as you have the right skills set, required qualifications, and a Japan working visa, getting a job in Japan should be easy enough.

Now, you may be wondering, “Why should I work in Japan as a construction worker when there are many construction jobs in India?” Well. for one thing, the pay is much attractive. According to PayScale, while the average salary of a construction worker in India is ₹231,125 per annum, the average salary of a construction worker in Japan is ¥3,912,924, which is 2,535,745.59 in INR.

Moreover, if you ever want to live in Japan, among the few ways to enter the nation is through a Work Visa.

Who Is A Construction Worker?

Wikipedia defines a construction worker as someone who “is a worker employed in the manual labour of the physical construction of the built environment and its infrastructure. There are many types of jobs in construction, from civil engineering, construction management engineering, scaffolding to labouring work.

In this article, we are going to share with you some of the in-demand construction Jobs in Japan for foreigners.

1. Civil Construction Worker

Average Annual Salary
Rs. 80000 to 100000 Per Month

Minimum N Level Requirement
N5 level of Japanese Language

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Unloading and preparing materials, tools, and equipment at the construction site.
  • Digging and leveling to ready the site.
  • Make cement by mixing the ingredients.
  • Using construction materials to build structures or fill gaps.
  • Clear debris and discarded material.
  • Following health and safety regulations while working on site.
  • Completing assigned tasks within the time provided by the construction manager or supervisor.

Skills Required

  • Time management skills
  • Ability to use construction tools such as hammers, saws, drills, etc.
  • Physical strength and endurance
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Information management

2. Construction Management Engineer

Average Annual Salary
Rs. 80000 to 100000 Per Month

Minimum N Level Requirement
N3 level or above of Japanese Language

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing technical expertise to drawings and designs of the project.
  • Planning and overseeing the design stages of the project.
  • Coordinating with contractors, vendors, suppliers, etc.
  • Supervising the construction engineering processes.
  • Preparing work schedules.
  • See to it that the project meets the budget and is completed on time given.
  • Keeping logs and documenting the processes.
  • Updating clients and senior managers about the progress of the project.

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • Planning skills
  • Time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Proficiency in construction management software
  • Knowledge of construction industry regulations

Do You Need To Speak Japanese To Work In Japan?

There are jobs that don’t require one to speak the Japanese language to work in Japan. But wouldn’t it be easier if you were able to understand just the gist of it? Being in a foreign country without any knowledge or understanding of the language can be difficult and even horrifying at times. For instance, what if there is an emergency or accident and you need to speak to the cops? And keep in mind that more than half of the Japanese people in Japan don’t speak English, let alone Hindi.

Moreover, if you want to get a legit and good-paying job in Japan, you need to at least clear the N5 Level, which is the easiest one, 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

If you are a beginner who wants to learn the Japanese language, we suggest you learn it from AKAL Japanese Academy. Through their Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) program, not only will they teach you the Japanese language and culture, but they will also help you in finding a placement in Japan and assist you in the visa application process. They also offer onsite training in Japan before placement.

What Is TITP (Technical Internship Training Program)?

TITP (Technical Internship Training Program), which the Japanese government runs, 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 an excellent opportunity to find good-paying jobs in Japan. 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.

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