Japanese grocery stores and ingredient suppliers in South Korea

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How many Japanese restaurants in South Korea?

According to a report of Japan Government, there are 8,962 Japanese restaurants in South Korea in 2016.

*39,403 Japanese live in South Korea, as of October 2018.

Japanese Grocery Stores and Food Suppliers

Japanese grocery stores and food suppliers

Study and Work in Japan to learn Japanese cuisine

451,543 Korean live in Japan and 7,538,952 visited to Japan in 2018.

Study in Japan

4weeks Sushi Course at Tokyo Sushi Academy

If you have a passport issued by South Korea 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
https://chefswonderland.com/feature-article/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 Korean chef who works at a Korean 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-types-of-visa-are-required-to-work-as-a-chef-in-japan/

Working Holiday in Japan

Working Holiday Visa in Japan

You need to have a passport issued by South Korea and the working holiday visa is issued for 18- to 25-year-olds in general, whether you work full-time or part-time, and valid for a year. 10,000 is the maximum number which Japan welcome those from South Korea with working holiday visa every 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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