I’m a senior software developer and I’ve been looking at trying to go work in Japan for a little bit now and I’ve learned a lot thanks to this forum. One thing I learned about was the points system.
Looking at the points system, I think I have about 60 points.
40 from salary (assuming I get a job paying somewhat similar to my current ~$120k )
10 from being 30 years old.
10 for 5 years experience in software engineering.
I also have an associates degree but my Japanese is extremely basic.
On to the question. Is there anyway I can close the gap and pick up an extra ten points? What is the easiest/quickest way to do that? If I wait till I have 10 years experience I will be 35 and will lose points for age. I think it would take a long time to pursue another degree.
Would love to hear any suggestions you might have.