What can I do with...

...a japanese degree?

Want to find out what you can do with a Japanese degree? This handy little tool is designed to help you out. 



You might know the ins and outs of Japanese culture, have honed your language skills on a year abroad or be an expert on Japanese politics, but how does this all translate into a career? Well, a Japanese degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors, such as:



Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but here are some of the skills that your Japanese degree might help you develop:Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your Japanese degree…

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Cultural Awareness

Chief amongst your skills is an understanding of other cultures and how they function in a multicultural world.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Language Skills

You will have (hopefully) the ability to speak, read and write in another language – more likely two, if you have studied a combined language degree.


Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your Japanese degree…