I’m Quitting My Job In Japan. Why?

I’m quitting my job in Japan.

quitting my job in Japan


I’ve finally done it.

To be honest, I also didn’t expect that I would be quitting my full job in Japan in less than my initial plan of working for 3 years experiencing Japan job culture. But I decided to pull the trigger earlier after receiving the confirmation of not a really pleasant thing to write about.

Am I worried?

Of course.

I’m not just quitting my job, I’m also leaving my comfortable life in Japan where I can enjoy the difference in yen and Malaysia ringgit, 4 seasons scenery (I even make a plan to go to Kawaguchi Lake in autumn and Shirakawago in winter) and also the convenience of Tokyo train system.

To be honest, working in Japan has been an amazing opportunity, I experienced how different it is to live in Japan as a student and living in Japan as a normal seishain worker.

Living as a student in Japan and as a full time worker in Japan is so different.

Pension, taxes and did I mention about taxes?

My Japanese language improves according to my boss and coworkers lol not sure whether it’s just lip service but my speaking level is progressing to better as I’m surrounded by Japanese, speak only Japanese at work, read Japanese documents.

Basically, I breathe Japanese.

So leaving Japan is something that I worry about as I’m afraid that my Japanese level would drop because the Japanese speaking environment is no longer present.

Still, I resolute myself to quit and hand the resignation letter. If you’ve read my profile, you’ll know that this is actually my 7th year in Japan.

7 years.

7 years of missed family events and friends’ weddings.

And I don’t want to miss any precious moments in the future.

Leaving in Japan is so much work. I need to submit an official resignation letter, terminate the internet, water, electric services etc., contact a moving service, pack all of my babies books that I’ve collected and I also plan to buy more books especially Japanese novels that would be crazily expensive in Malaysia.

So much work to do.

Anyway, thank to God, I have secured myself a job back in Malaysia so I hope you guys can wish me well in my future endeavour *wink*

Wishing you guys the best of luck too!

  1. Good Luck Rasya for tje new future in home country. Tiada apa yang lebih indah daripada negara sendiri. eh,, hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri. Betul ke ni? All the best.. and please don’t forget your japanese language. It’s awesome tho’. ^^

    1. Yes! Senang nak makan kat Malaysia. Thankfully my job is dealing with Japanese client on a daily basis so I hope I won’t forget it.

  2. 7 tahun rupanya kat Jepun, lamanya… No wonder lah, kalau saya jadi Rasya, saya pun sayang nak tinggal tapi of course lah rindu family semua kan.
    Kirim salam kat bunga sakura yang cantik please T^T

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