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Career support

Start your career in Japan in as early as a year

VPL is a language school which has programs that support students in building their career in Japan. Students will have enough skills to start a job after a year at VPL without further studies, but will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of educational programs if willing to continue their studies after graduation.

Those who graduated a 4 year university prior to entering VPL

Japanese language skill
Above N2
Below N3
Profession
IT engineering, sales & business, hotel & tourism, interpretation, office work
Game, animation, fashion and other technical professions
IT engineering, sales & business, hotel & tourism, interpretation, office work
Game, animation, fashion and other technical professions
1st year

VPL
1st year

VPL
1st year

Vocational school
2nd year

VPL
2nd year

VPL
2nd year

Vocational school
2nd year

2nd year

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3rd year
 
 

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4th year
 

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Start working after 1 to 4 years

Those who haven’t graduated a 4 year university prior to entering VPL

Japanese language skill
Above N2
Below N3
Profession
IT engineering, sales & business, hotel & tourism, interpretation, office work, game, animation, fashion and other technical professions
IT engineering, sales & business, hotel & tourism, interpretation, office work, game, animation, fashion and other technical professions
1st year

VPL
1st year

Vocational school
2nd year

VPL
2nd year

Vocational school
2nd year

2nd year
 
 
3rd year
 
 
4th year

Employ
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Employ
-ment

Start working after 3 to 4 years

A curriculum based on profession

Select from a wide range of professions to learn necessary skills In order to achieve the best results, we build a curriculum that suits your interests, strengths and preferred industry. A curriculum to obtain skills necessary for landing a job in that industry will start in the second year, along with necessary language classes. Students willing to continue their studies after graduation will take language classes that suit their preferrence.

Profession and time necessary for studies

Industry
IT
Job example
IT engineer, web designer etc.
Time necessary for studies
For high school graduates: 4 years
For university graduates: 2-4 years

IT engineers build and manage computer, network and security systems. The demand is high, and communication skills are a must to satisfy client needs.

A web designer builds websites that are both good in design and function to fulfill the request of the client (a company or individual). You're able to seek originality and uniqueness.

Industry
Hotel & tourism
Job examples
Reception/reservation staff at hotels or ryokan (Japanese traditional inn)
Time necessary for studies
For high school graduates: 4 years
For university graduates: 2 years

Handles all services towards hotel guests, therefore high communication skills and manners are a must. It is one of the most important roles at hotels/ryokans.

Job includes guiding guests to their rooms and hotel facilities, handling their luggage and arranging taxis. They are the first hotel staff that greets guests, which leads to the hotel's impression.

Handles all reservations and questions via phone and/or email prior to guests' arrival. Both verbal and writing skills that leave a good impression are needed.

Industry
Sales & business
Job examples
Cell phone stores, electronics retail stores, apparel stores etc.
Time necessary for studies
For high school graduates: 4 years
For university graduates: 2 years

Job includes handling contracts, supporting hardware troubles, selling tablets etc. It requires giving advice and support on any kind of issue concerning cell phones, and is a fulfilling job as your salary reflects your efforts.

Selling various electronics such as TV, refridgerators, computers and cell phones in store is the main job. Your language skills can be used to the fullest as customers from overseas visit as well.

At apparel stores, suggesting the best clothes for each customer and giving necessary advice is required, as well as selling actual clothes. A good sense in fashion will make the job more enjoyable.

Industry
Production management/
Development management
Job examples
Management positions that mediate between Japanese and foreign staffs in Japanese factories, construction sites, and software development company and more
Time necessary for studies
For high school graduates: 4 years
For university graduates: 2 years

Manages staff to fulfill company's mission. It is a position full of responsibility in which you are able to support your company's growth.

Curriculum example

First year at VPL

Japanese language
class(JLPT level N3)

Selective class

IT programming/ web design Japanese

Second year at VPL

Japanese language
class(JLPT level N2)

Selective class

Sales
/customer service
Japanese

Lodging
Japanese

Production management
Japanese

IT programming/ web design Japanese

Classes for JLPT (N1) Japanese

Students seeking jobs
Students proceeding with studies

Path after graduation

Employment

Sales/ customer service

Employment

Lodging facilities

Employment

Production management

Enroll to a vocational school

Employment

IT companies

Other professions

Career Design and Career Support curriculum

Design your career through these curriculums and build upon it

By carrying out our three curriculums at once (Japanese Learning, Career Design and Career Support), VPL aims to build well balanced personnels.

Career Design

Japanese language skills are important for working in Japan, but finding the right job is as important. At VPL, you're able to search for both your interests and strengths, and prepare for any kind of work environment.

Career Support

Japan has a unique job hunting process, which often troubles international students. Through VPL's curriculum, you are able to not only learn about that distinct culture but also learn Japanese business manners and ways to make the job hunting process easier.

Alumni career paths

Vantan's alumni career paths* Excerpt from full list.

BEAMS Co., Ltd.

Shiseido Company, Limited

Sega Games Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

Capcom Co., Ltd.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Atlus Co., Ltd.

Level-5 Inc.

Take and Give Needs Co., Ltd

Fashion

ISSEY MIYAKE INC. / A-net.Inc. / EDWIN Co., Ltd. / Onward Kashiyama Co, Ltd. / STRIPE INTERNATIONAL INC. / COMME DES GARCONS / Columbia Sportswear Japan / SAZABY LEAGUE, Ltd. / Sanei-International CO., LTD. / ZOZO, Inc. / Donna Karan Japan / Chacott Co., Ltd. / TOMORROWLAND CO., LTD. / BAROQUE JAPAN LIMITED / Peach John Co., Ltd. / Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. / MASH Style Lab Co., Ltd. / UNITED ARROWS LTD. / YOHJI YAMAMOTO inc. / World Co., Ltd. / Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. / Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. / WEGO CO., LTD.

Beauty

Estée Lauder Inc. [M.A.C] / The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. / e'quipe, LTD. [RMK] / MAKE UP FOREVER / Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. / Chanel / NIHON L'Oréal [Shu Uemura] [L'ORÉAL PARIS] / Max Factor / Max Mara

Game & animation

BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. / SEGA Games Co., Ltd. / Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. / GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. / Koei Co., Ltd. / IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd. / Taito Corporation / AGE Inc. / Sunrise Inc. / Production I.G, Inc. / MADHOUSE Inc. / Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. / A-1 Pictures Inc. / GONZO K.K. / SHIN-EI ANIMATION Co., Ltd. / TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.

Culinary arts

Toshi Yoroizuka / ANDERSEN Co., Ltd. / Anniversaire Inc. / IKSPIARI CO., LTD. / Pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI / The Westin Tokyo / UKAI.CO., LTD. / Kyobashi-Sembikiya, Ltd. / AD Emotion Co., Ltd. [Dexee Diner] / Operation Factory, Inc. / BEST BRIDAL INC. / PH PARIS Limited [PIERRE HERMÉ] / TRANSIT GENERAL OFFICE INC. / New Otani Co., Ltd. / Imperial Hotel, Ltd. / Boulangerie Eric Kayser Japon Inc. / Restaurant Tateru Yoshino / MERCER CAFÉ

* Available career paths depends on the student’s academic background. Please contact us for more information.