The opening up of the Indian economy has created interest in Japanese. There has been a huge increase in the number of students who take up studying Japanese as a language to further their careers. Learning Japanese can add a feather to your cap.

Jobs for Japanese Language Speakers and Translators

The best job you can get by mastering this language is becoming an interpreter. As an interpreter you will mostly work on a retainer ship. You will have to accompany Japanese official delegations or business groups on foreign trips.

Those who know Japanese language have great scope in airlines, tourism, and the hospitality industry as well. With more and more Japanese people coming to India for medical treatment you can get jobs in hospitals. Technical translation work is also a big draw.

As there is a huge shortage of Japanese teachers in universities and private institutions, you can also take up teaching Japanese as a career. You job opportunities in research organizations and multinational firms are very high. Japanese translators are employed by publishing houses. Job opportunities also occur in export agencies, exhibitions and fairs, radio stations and trade organizations.

There are many jobs related directly to speaking Japanese. Japanese now will simply enhance and increase your salary at your current jobs.

Knowledge of Japanese language can help you get jobs in translation bureaus, international organizations like the UN, FAO, diplomatic and defense establishments, etc. Even embassies employ language specialists for translations, business correspondence and interpretation jobs.

You can learn Japanese in the following institutes in India

Andhra University, Dept. of Japanese Language
Visakhapatnam, 530 003 Andhra Pradesh
FAX 0891-555547

Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages
Hyderabad 500007

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
J.L.Nehru Academy of Foreign Lang.,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110 001
011-338 9942

Ahmedabad Management Association Japanese Language Course
401, Parijat Apartments 55, Bhaikaka Nagar, Thatlej, Ahmedabad 380 059
079-674 7801 674 7802
FAX 079-674 0764

Karnataka Regional Centre, 19/7, Basement Floor, Maruthi Mansion,
Cunningham Road, Bangalore 560 052 Karnataka
71, 228 6571
FAX 080-228 6570

Institute of Japanese Studies, Alumni Society of AOTS
c/o ER/DC. Vellayambalam, Trivandrum 695 033 Kerala
FAX 0471-331654

Indo-Japanese Association
Near Bharat Saw-mill, Khend-Chiplum,
Ratnagiri Dist. 415 605 Maharashtra

Academy of Japanese Lang. & Culture
H-4, Kalpita Enclave, Sahar Road,
Andheri(E) Mumbai 400 069

Manipur University, Centre for Development Studies, Japanese LanguageDepartment
Canchipur- 795 003 Imphal
7, 220 847 FAX 0385-221 429

All India Institute of Management Studies
29, Lazarus Church Road, R.A. Puram,
Chennai 600 028 Tamil Nadu
044-4933210, 4956036, 4952719,044-494 0066

Banaras Hindu University, Dept. of Foreign Languages
Varanasi 221 005 Uttar Pradesh
0542-316938 FAX 0542-316946

The Bhawanipur Education Society College
5, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Calcutta 700 020 West Bengal
FAX 033-2478903

Jadavpur University, Electrical Engineering Department, Japanese Language Course
Calcutta, 700 032 West Bengal
033-473 4044

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  • By nainesh mithaiwala on June 7, 2010, 2:35 am My name is Nainesh,my education qualification is B'com,currently I am working at tourist company as part time job,I am looking for the job of Japanese translator as I can speak and read Japanese language and I have very good experience of Japanese cultures. I spent 15 years in japan.
  • By Shreyatri Das on January 6, 2011, 2:14 am My name is Shreyatri Das, I have passed BPP from IGNOU. It is equivalent to 10+2.I want to know whether I can get admitted to any University in Kolkata for Foreign Language. Moreover, I want to know which foreign language would be better to get a good job in Kolkata, and what type of job can I get after completion of my course.

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