Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in Europe

How many Japanese restaurants in Europe?

According to a report of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Japan, there are about 14,800 Japanese restaurants in Europe in 2019.

*227,299 Japanese live in Europe, as of 2017.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

In 2018, 80,221 European people live in Japan and 227,299 visited to Japan as tourists.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by European countries which have visa exemption arrangements with Japan, your are NOT required to obtain visas to enter Japan. The period of stay granted at the time of the landing permission will be 3-month.

Please click here to see the lists of countries/areas for visa exemption arrangements.

Many schools admit students all year round for a variety of classes(e.g. sushi, ramen, yakitori, tempura and more) ranging from a one-day private lesson to a 3-month course.  You are able to stay in Japan and participate a course at culinary schools within 3-month without visa. Course will be held in English and Japanese language is NOT required.

If you want to stay more than 3-month to study, you are required to obtain student visa or cultural activity visa.

To know more about culinary schools in Japan
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/about-culinary-schools-in-japan/

Culinary Schools in Japan

Tokyo Sushi Academy

The first and the most popular sushi school in the world.

Tokyo Sushi Academy

Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo

An academic program that reflects the latest trends in Japanese cuisine.

Cordon Bleu Tokyo
Miyajima Ramen School

More than 1,000 graduates from over 50 countries.

International Ramen School

Ramen study program combined with OJT

International Ramen School
Sushi Private Lesson

One day customized private sushi lesson

Private Sushi Lesson
90min Sushi Making Workshop

90min sushi making lesson for FUN!

90min Sushi Making Class

Work in Japan

Work in Japan from South Africa

To work as a chef in Japan, there are three major requirements: the first is a visa to work legally, the second is Japanese language ability, and the third is skill as a chef. When it comes to Japanese language skills, daily conversation is the basic minimum required. this is roughly the equivalent of 300 hours of Japanese study required at least.

if you are a chef with a specialty (i.e. an Italian chef who works at an Italian restaurant), 10-years of specialty cooking experience may get your visa approved. In this case, there is no requirement of Japanese language fluency.

To know more about chef visa in Japan
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/what-type-of-visa-is-required-to-work-at-a-restaurant-in-japan/

Working Holiday in Japan

Working Holiday Visa in Japan

You need to have a passport issued by Some european countries and the working holiday visa is issued for 18- to 30-year-olds in general, whether you work full-time or part-time, and valid for a year.

Many people work with a working holiday visa in such areas as Niseko and Hakuba, since they are frequented by European tourists and the kitchen staff may not be required to speak Japanese fluently.

To know more, please check this website Working Holiday Visa in Japan.

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