Get help to find a new job or switch jobs in Hokkaido, Japan.

ADVANTAGESOur Advantages

1About our client companies

Since its establishment in 2008, REGIONS has helped 1,000 job seekers to change jobs in 8.5 years. During this process, we have accumulated empirical information about local companies. We do not claim to have a lot of information. But with our abundant experiences in local areas,
we have information about the companies where you can happily work, and we are willing to offer them for you. We have six criteria to evaluate a client company's suitability for you. Although not all the companies meet all the criteria we made, we want you to understand how we evaluate our client’s companies.



  • REGIONS, CO., Ltd. Yukio Takaoka, Representative Director

    1991: Employed by Recruit Co., Ltd. (company hiring 2 years, hiring consultant 15 years). Established sales office in Fukushima Prefecture. Niigata Branch company president. Operations chief in 30 prefectures from Hokkaido to Okinawa except Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka (company officer at 22 offices with sales of ¥1.06 billion and 400 employees).
    2008: Established REGIONS, INC. recruiting company in Sapporo specializing in job seekers wanting to move to provincial cities.
    2009: Established REGIONAL STYLE, INC. as a franchise system specializing in job seekers wanting to move to provincial cities. Installed as company representative.
    Started a nationwide network of franchise branches specializing in job seekers wanting to move to provincial cities. (As of 2018, 10 franchises in 21 areas.)
    Authored book titled, "採用を変える組織が変わる" (published by HS CO., LTD).
  • REGIONS, INC. Hua-yi Chen, Consultant

    July 1990: Born in Taiwan.
    June 2008: Graduated Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Girls' Senior High School, foreign language class.
    June 2012: Graduated National Chung Hsing University, majoring in law.
    July 2012: Employed by a major Japanese apparel maker.
    Worked as a store manager and in personnel training.
    November 2016: Employed by REGIONS, INC.


3Visa Assistance

REGIONS also helps you obtain the necessary visa. In 2017, we helped nine people obtain their visa. The normal visa application process and time required are explained below.

  1. 01Send the required application documents.

    After securing employment, we will send one copy of each of the following: graduation certificate, academic record transcript, full-face ID photo, and photocopy of your passport or other ID by postal mail to your employer. Note that depending on your residence status, the required documents for your visa application may differ. The residence status for many new foreign graduates joining a private company is "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/Int'l Services."

  2. 02Apply for Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status.

    After submitting your application to your company, the Japan's Immigration Bureau will screen your application. If there are no discrepancies in the information you gave to and you meet the requirements for the residence status for your planned activity in Japan, the Immigration Bureau will grant and send you by postal mail the "Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status" that allows you to live and work in Japan. The processing time can take one to three months depending on the type of residence status, your nationality, etc.

  3. 03Apply for the visa at a diplomatic mission outside Japan.

    After you receive your Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status, submit it together with your passport and one ID photo to your nearest Japanese Embassy, Consulate, or diplomatic mission to apply for the visa. Although it depends on where you live, it will normally take one to two weeks to get your visa.

  4. 04Procedure completed.

    After the period specified by the Japanese diplomatic mission elapses, you can go and get your passport stamped with the visa that allows you to live and work in Japan. This completes the visa process.

4How It Works

These are the steps we require until you get hired.

  1. 01
    Application form. Register yourself if you are interested in working in Japan.
  2. 02
    Interview Although English and Chinese are possible ways to talk, basically the REGIONS consultant will conduct the interview in Japanese.
  3. 03
    Job information. We will provide information about available jobs that may match your preferences based on your interview.
  4. 04
    Document check and submission. We will help you prepare the required documents to apply to the candidate company.
  5. 05
    Fixing interview date and pre-interview advice. If you pass the document screening, an interview date will be set.
  6. 06
    Follow-up before starting to work If you receive an agreement for employment by a company, we will help you prepare for working in Japan.
  • *We provide job information and other help for free.
  • *After you submit an application form, it may take about one to three months to get an agreement for employment.
  • *Your work visa application will be handled by you and your employer. It will take two to three months to receive the work visa.
  • *For your housing in Japan, your employer should basically provide support. Coverage for your moving costs and rent will depend on your employer.

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