In the past, I’ve pointed out some of the fun jobs and opportunities that await the dedicated Japanese learner that has perfected their craft. But I’m always excited when I get an e-mail or see an ad about a new job that makes me think “how cool is that?” The reason why a Japanese job can seem special to a Japanese learner is simple. Since you love the Japanese culture, and jobs with Japanese involve the culture, there is a beautiful harmony that can appear.
If someone said to you:
“We’re looking for an interpreter who is knowledgeable in Final Fantasy to interpret at a Final Fantasy piano opera concert supervised by Nobuo Uematsu.”
How would you react?
While I’m not currently in a position to apply, the thought of this job brings a big smile to my face. Japanese interpreting opens you up to all different worlds you never thought you could be a part of.
If you could or had the chance, would you apply?