YOU-I was formed in 2006 as an international exchange group in Ishikawa, Japan. It was incorporated as a non-profit organisation in 2008. People in Ishikawa with high language ability are assets to the region. Our main goals are to provide initiatives that promote foreign resident participation in the community, and local internationalisation.
With the motto of "
YOU-I BANGKOK (Est. Aug 2019)
YOU-I SHANGHAI (Est. May 2020)
YOU-I BANDUNG (Scheduled 2022)
YOU-I HANOI (Scheduled 2023)
"Our multi-cultural & multi-language community is an asset"
The YOU-I Glocal Network is comprised of the knowledge and experience of its members, built up over many years. We will help you solve your international business problems.
YOU-I is made up of various people. A range of nationalities, languages and cultures is our most important strength. Meet a few of our members below.
In Japan since: April 2007
Languages: Russian, Japanese, English
Jobs: Japanese teacher, tourist guide, interpreter, cooking advisor
In Japan since: April 2014
Languages: English, Japanese
Jobs: Project manager, translator, web developer, English teacher
In Japan since: April 2007
Languages: Thai, Japanese, English
Jobs: Foreign worker supporter, Japanese teacher, tourist guide, interpreter, cooking teacher
Saw Wah Wah
In Japan since: June 2005
Languages: Myanmarese, Japanese
Jobs: Traditional crafts, translation
In Japan since: Sep 2000
Languages: Indonesian, Japanese, English
Jobs: Foreign worker supporter, Japanese teacher, interpreter
Do you need help with the following?
Technical intern trainees cannot speak Japanese
Japanese lessons provided in trainees’ native language, and introduction to workers that can speak Japanese
Due to the labour shortage, many companies have employed technical intern trainees. But they are now experiencing problems because the trainees cannot speak Japanese. YOU-I provides Japanese language education for trainees in their native language. In addition to everyday conversation and work-related language, we also teach trainees about Japanese culture and manners. Furthermore, by utilising our overseas partner networks, we can also introduce your company to reliable workers who can already speak Japanese.
Our company wants to expand overseas, however the language barrier and a lack of local connections prevents this
Utilise YOU-I’s overseas network and remove the language barrier via YOU-I’s 16-language capability
Due to the shrinking of domestic markets, the number of businesses wishing to expand overseas is increasing. However, communication with overseas businesses is daunting due to the language barrier and a lack of overseas contacts. Please leave such problems to YOU-I. We can deliver high-quality customised services at a reasonable cost via our trusted overseas partners, with a quick turnaround time. YOU-I interpreters (16 languages) will assist your business with foreign communication, so you can relax and focus on other important things.
Technical intern trainee staff turnover is too high
YOU-I’s worker-company matching tours and the creation of win-win relationships
The Specified Skilled Worker System stipulates that a technical intern trainee’s salary must match that of a Japanese worker’s, and that transferring between jobs is possible. Therefore, if working conditions are not satisfactory, trainees can leave. For this reason, confirming worker-company compatibility in advance is now essential in order to decrease the staff turnover rate. YOU-I’s matching tours include visits to your company, sightseeing, and the technical intern training test, helping you to secure motivated staff. Furthermore, YOU-I can also assist in creating a relaxing work environment for both your company and foreign workers, and helping foreign workers live a fulfilling life in Japan.
All questions welcome!
YOU-I JAPAN Co., Ltd.
Ha−34−1 Minamishinbomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
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