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I was just wondering what sort of level of speaking & understanding Japanese would be required to get by working (say in a hotel) in Japan. I have only been learning a short time and have been thinking about trying to find work out there for a year.
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You're also unlikely to get a visa to work even if you DO speak Japanese unless you can provide a reason that a Japanese person can't do that job.
And, for the record, working in a service industry (like a hotel) would require a higher level of Japanese than other environments, as polite language forms and keigo are required -- and they're not first year subjects.
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Think about it this way:
Why would a company hire you over a country full of Native Japanese speakers?
When you can give a good answer to that, then you should start looking for a job. Working in a hotel will require almost fluent level Japanese. If you are in a hotel that caters to foreigners, fluent Japanese and near fluent English.
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