Hi all, I have been considering a move to Japan for some time but am hesitant to jump straight into software development for a few reasons:
- My 5 years of experience is with Java and I’d rather move away to another language & would like some time off development in general
- I’m unsure whether I’ll enjoy living in Japan so would prefer to do something less committal first
My current thinking is to go to Osaka as a language student for a year and decide after 6 months or so whether I want to work there as a developer, using this time to hopefully gain N3 level Japanese as well as learn & develop in a new language (probably Go or Scala) on personal projects.
Do you think that this year of language study will make it harder for me to find development work? Any general thoughts on whether this seems sensible? Thanks!
Edit: I do have a computer science degree