I feel sorry for my Greek friend who rally wants to stay in japan but has to leave as he cant find a job. He speaks excellent English, but as his passport says "GREEK" he cant get a english teaching job. nobody wants to learn greek here. So, his tourist visa expiring, he has to return to greece. ;( He was thinking of just getting out the country and then returning again, therefore renewing his tourist visa for another 3 months - but you need money to live, and a job to get money.
I mean - he probably understands the english language more than me. He learnt it, so know how it works. i dont, I just speak it. God knows why I say the things I say!?!
I think its a little unfair that the Japanese only give away Working Holiday Visas to english speaking countries. I know its for their own benefit, but......
Guess too many foreigners would spoil the place.
Still, a shame.