UK Jobs

Japanese speaking Assistant (Invest and Innovation Department)

London | £14-£14.70/hour | Ref. VAC20065

An unique opportunity for Japanese speaker – those who are passionate to promote and develop new business opportunity for both Japanese and UK/European corporations.



The Investment & Innovation Department carries out three projects: local companies’ expansion into Japan, promotion of open innovation between local startups and Japanese companies, and support for Japanese start-ups to expand into the UK. In this work, we aim to promote open innovation and innovation among Japanese companies in fields such as carbon neutrality, digital, and healthcare, and will mainly carry out the following work targeting Europe, Africa, etc. (the “EMEA region”).


Job descriptions:

  • Assistance with the development of service across Europe with the aim of creating and deepening open innovation projects by Japanese companies in Europe
  • Support for business formation such as events to promote innovation in Europe, Africa, such as selecting the speakers, attracting customers, public relations
  • Gathering and organizing information on promoting innovation in Europe, such as promising projects, discovering stakeholders in related area and collecting related news/information
  • Discussions, coordination, and reporting with the relevant departments at Headquarters in Japan
  • General affairs related to the operations, such as obtaining appointments, coordinating with business operators regarding business trips/events, and preparing internal approval documents
  • Support for other operations that need to be handled within the department



  • Business level of both Japanese AND English
  • Work experience within corporate business environment
  • A thorough understanding of social, cultural, and business customs in the UK
  • Communication skills in order to build good relationship with potential local businesses
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams, and Salesforce



  • On-going full-time temporary contract to start with
  • Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
  • Salary – equivalent to £25-26,000 per annum
  • Location: London