Hello everyone. New to the forum and love this place already! Lots of great info so far and seems like tons of helpful members.
I am in the USA and hoping to relocate to either Tokyo or maybe Fukuoka for an entry-level developer position.
I am a recent grad from a programming major and also have a bachelors and a masters degree in other fields. My wife is Japanese and so I am eligible for a spousal visa. I speak only basic Japanese at this point. I understand a lot, speak much less. That can improve quickly I think with immersion and daily study.
I don’t currently have any professional developing experience. My only experience in my degree studies which I know is often not enough.
Do I have a chance from abroad at all or will I have to be in country and more fluent to get a position? I am willing to work for a very low salary to get my foot in the door. Much lower than you may expect since this is so important to me.
We are really hoping to relocate soon but are a bit afraid without a position in hand, of course. Japan and especially Tokyo can obviously eat up your savings like Pac-Man.
Any input is very welcome. Thanks everyone!