Employment Situation in Southern California

There are a number of Japanese companies such as manufacturing and logistic industries in Southern California due to a large population of Japanese-Americans in the area. Although these companies often seek bilingual candidates, many Japanese companies have a tendency to hire a staff that is already authorized to work in the U.S. However, some companies offer a visa sponsorship, especially for IT and accounting positions.

 LA Downtown

There are job openings in industries such as finance, trade and government organizations. We often see openings for administrative positions as well as accounting positions including audit and tax accounting, as there are major accounting firms in the region. However, many Japanese companies are relocating from Downtown to South Bay and Orange county, thus job openings are decreasing in this area. Many residents of West Los Angeles and the North side of Downtown are commuting to Torrance where there are more job opportunities.

 South Bay (Torrance, Gardena, Long Beach, etc.)

Known for the largest Japanese-American community in Southern California, there are many Japanese companies of different industries in Torrance including manufacturers, logistics, IT, accounting firms and trading. There are various positions where you can utilize your linguistic abilities or technical skills. Compared to other areas in California, many companies offer a visa sponsorship to candidates that qualify.

 Orange County (Cypress, Costa Mesa, Irvine)

There are many Japanese companies (mainly manufactures). In recent years, more and more Japanese companies are moving further south from South Bay, and the number of Japanese companies has increased remarkably, especially in Irvine. However, due to localization of those Japanese companies, available job categories are limited compared to South Bay, and the need for Japanese bilingual candidates are decreasing.

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Latest Job Openings in California (the U.S.)

Others -- Writer/ Journalist

A Japanese media company is now seeking a reporter who can energetically be involved with the company. The job tasks will be expected to check, review domestic news, attend conferences, interviews, assist producers, and others. Business trips will be required. A new grad candidates are welcome!!

11/13/2019   Job No. RH9300   Apply

Administrative -- Research (Project Controller)

One of the first Japanese-English Bilingual FDA consulting firms in US and Japan is seeing a Project Controller to manage the assignment and flow of research projects who can manage and analyze the project’s and researcher’s data to provide and present comprehensive reports to Management.

11/13/2019   Job No. RH9297   Apply

Sales -- Sales Representative (Inside Sales)

11/11/2019   Job No. RH9295   Apply

Others -- Others-Other (QC/品質管理)

11/8/2019   Job No. RH9294   Apply

Administrative -- Sales Assistant

A game company is looking for a Sales Assistant.

Detail 11/1/2019   Job No. RH9280   Apply

Engineering -- Electrical/ Electronics Engineer (Engineering Manager)

Major Japanese manufacturer is seeking an Engineering Manager who has 10+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical and systems engineering. You will be responsible for leading the engineering team in subsystem integration, vehicle control design, vehicle network design, communications design, and technical program management. Excellent benefit.

Detail 10/16/2019   Job No. RH9268   Apply

Administrative -- Import/ Export (Import Coordinator)

Japanese freight forwarding company specializing in worldwide freight and food logistic services is looking for Ocean/Air Import Coordinator.

10/15/2019   Job No. RH9267   Apply

Finance -- Consultant (Tax Specialist)

Global consulting firm with leveraging expertise in finance, accounting and taxation is seeking a highly motivated Consultant specializing in Corporate Tax.

10/15/2019   Job No. RH9266   Apply

Administrative -- Human Resources

Global consulting firm with leveraging expertise in finance, accounting and taxation is seeking a highly motivated Japanese-English Bilingual Office Administrator.

Detail 10/11/2019   Job No. RH9265   Apply

Trading/ Logistics -- Export Coordinator

Japanese major logistics company is seeking Ocean Export Clerk who has 2+ years of freight forwarding export experience. The contract type is temp to perm (temp period: 2-4 weeks depending on your performance).

10/10/2019   Job No. RH9264   Apply

Others -- Chef

Japanese fast food restaurant is looking for full-time chef. This new restaurant specializes in high quality rice imported from Japan, and prides itself on attention to detail and carefully sourced ingredients which combine to produce a new age take on the long-time staple. 2-3 years' Japanese food chef experience is required.

Detail 10/1/2019   Job No. RH9255   Apply

Others -- Others-Other

Japanese fast food restaurant is looking for an Operations Manager. You will be responsible for departmental P & L expense lines, and supporting upholding all brand standards and core values, while meeting or exceeding business objectives. Restaurant management experience or shift management experience required.

Detail 9/30/2019   Job No. RH9254   Apply

Administrative -- Human Resources

Japanese tech company is looking for an self-driven HR Generalist with outstanding management and communication skills. An HR Generalist is expected to be a conceptual thinker with superb organizational and time management skills. You must be reliable and take responsibility for the smooth operations of the organization.

As HR Generalist, you should display remarkable conflict management and decision-making skills with a solid understanding of local and federal HR laws, employee relationships, staffing management, and payroll and benefits administration. Top candidates will be superb at problem-solving, efficient in project management, transparent in communication and precise in the recruitment process.

Detail 9/27/2019   Job No. RH9249   Apply

Sales -- Marketing (R&D)

Japanese major food company is seeking Research and Development Specialist. This position consists of market and product research planning, developing and overseeing production procedures in alignment with the Marketing Department. 4 year degree in Food Science or 3+ years of R&D experience in food industry required. Japanese language preferred.

Detail 9/27/2019   Job No. RH9247   Apply

Others -- Others-Other (Warehouse Manager)

Japanese Food Trading company is hiring for Warehouse Manager! Great Benefit plan especially with 401K.
This position will manage all daily operations of warehouse including: logistics, inventory, hiring and performance reviews, and safety.

9/25/2019   Job No. RH9245   Apply