Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in New Zealand

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How many Japanese restaurants in New Zealand?

According to a report of Japan Government, there are about 3,400 Japanese restaurants in Oceania area. 

*20,822 Japanese live in New Zealand, as of October 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

〇JFC New Zealand LTD
Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington

〇Japan Mart
Auckland and Christchurch

〇Tokyo Liquor New Market
435 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland

〇KOSCO Blenheim Rd
227 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch

〇Big T Asian Supermarket
21 Foremans Road, Islington Christchurch

〇Sunson Asian Supermarket
386 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

〇Haere Mai / Well Mart
125 Victoria Street, Te Aro/ 31Tennyson Street, Te Aro Wellington

〇Asian Food Specialist
3 Mahora Street, Kilbirnie Wellington

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

3,486 New Zealander live in Japan and 73,208 visited to Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by New Zealand 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.

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

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. a New Zealander chef who works at a New Zealand 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

Working Holiday in Japan

Working Holiday Visa in Japan

You need to have a passport issued by New Zealand 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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