Pilot Jobs in Japan

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Explore the 'Land of the Rising Sun'. Rishworth Aviation is currently seeking Type Rated and Non-Type Rated Captains and First Officers for a variety of pilot jobs in Japan.

About Japan

Japan is a unique blend of traditional and modern. It is famous for its food, advances in technology, breathtaking geography, historical landmarks, and the friendliness and politeness of the Japanese people. Japan has one of the world’s lowest crime rates, making it an ideal place to live and raise a family. The opportunities Rishworth Aviation offer, provide you with the chance to either live and work in Japan, or commute.

Working with Rishworth Aviation during your contract in Japan 

Rishworth Aviation has over 25 years' experience, dealing with over 40 international and domestic airlines, spanning 35 countries. More than a decade's experience in Japan has provided us with an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing pilots working for airlines in Japan. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding support through the selection, screening process and once working for the airline in Japan. We are at your service - which means we can help you settle in and enjoy a rewarding and successful experience in Japan.

Japan based Pilot Jobs

Your Base

Tokyo (Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Airlines)

Tokyo is the capital of Japan. At over 12 million people in the official metropolitan area alone, Tokyo is the core of the most populated urban area in the world. This huge, wealthy and fascinating metropolis brings high-tech visions of the future side by side with glimpses of old Japan and has something for everyone.

Narita (Air Japan) 

Narita is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, on the eastern outskirts of Tokyo. The city is most famous for being the site of Tokyo's international airport, Narita Airport - Japan's busiest international airport. The atmosphere of Narita is charming and relaxed compared to Tokyo and features unique attractions for travellers with a short layover period.  

Osaka (Peach Aviation) 

Osaka is a large port city located on the Japanese island of Honshu. Nicknamed 'The Nation's Kitchen', Osaka offers a great range of food and restaurants, and is also one of the more laid back and affordable cities in Japan.

Sendai (IBEX Airlines) 

With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai is by far the largest city in the Tohoku Region and one of the country's 15 largest cities. The City blends an abundance of nature and the remnants of an historic castle town with the vibrancy of a large city, and is known as ‘The City of Trees’. Sendai is only 100 minutes from Tokyo by Shinkansen (bullet train).  

Pilot Jobs in Japan

Pilot Jobs in Japan

Air Japan - 

B767 Type Rated and Non-Type Rated First Officers (Airbus, Boeing and Other Jet Experience)

Air Japan is a Japanese charter airline with its main base at Narita International Airport. The carrier operates scheduled services using B767-300s, under the ANA brand. Air Japan operates an international service throughout Asia as well as flights to the United States and Guam.

Skymark Airlines - B737 Type Rated and Non-Type Rated Captains

Skymark Airlines is Japan’s 3rd largest carrier, it is a low-cost carrier, currently operating B737-800’s throughout Japan.
The airline is based in Haneda, the airport closest to the centre of Tokyo.

Peach Aviation - A320 Captains

Peach Aviation based in Kansai/Osaka, Japan commenced operations in 2012 with a fleet of A320s. Peach Aviation expects to expand their fleet and operating routes in the coming years, making it a great opportunity for pilots looking to progress their career.

IBEX Airlines - CRJ700 Captains

Established in 1999, IBEX Airlines is a Japanese airline based in Kōtō, Tokyo. The carrier operates scheduled and charter service to destinations across Japan from its main base at Sendai Airport, Natori, Miyagi.  The airline currently operates 10 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft.

Solaseed Air

Rishworth Aviation provides expatriate Captains to Japan’s low-cost carrier, Solaseed Air. Please contact us to register your interest in flying for Solaseed Air.

Rishworth Aviation Pilot Support in Japan

Tsutomu Terashima -  Japan Representative

Tsutomu Terashima Japan Representative

With over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry, mostly in management roles with Air New Zealand’s Japan Office, I joined Rishworth in April 2008. I am primarily focused on assisting you whilst attending Screenings and once on contract, and facilitating communications with you and the airline. It is a privilege and a pleasure using my knowledge and experience to assist you. In my spare time I enjoy meeting with Mr.Green (Golf) - a difficult sport! 



Captain Francisco Garcia -  Pilot Representative

Captain Francisco Garcia Japan Pilot Support

I have been flying in Japan since 2008 and have been with Rishworth Aviation since I joined Skymark Airlines as a B737NG Captain. Before moving to Japan, I was based in the Dominican Republic for 19 years working for a large American company flying corporate jets and helicopters. I live in Tokyo with my wife and my 2 youngest children, who attend the local Japanese school close to our home. My wife is now taking Japanese class and starting a business in the import-export area. In our spare time, we enjoy going on camping trips around Japan.

Captain (B737NG) J. Diaz
Skymark Airlines
J. Diaz, Captain (B737NG)
Skymark Airlines
I am on my second contract with Rishworth and all I can say is thank you. Rishworth are very efficient and on my arrival in Japan, I didn't find a Rishworth representative, I found a friend. Thank you Tsutomu Terashima san.
Ref: JO2039
JO#2039 Peach Aviation A320 Captains - Non Type Rated & Type Rated

Peach Aviation A320 Captains - Non Type Rated & Type Rated

Kansai/Osaka, Japan
Excellent Pay & Benefits!
Ref: JO1094
Ref: JO957
Ref: JO1949
Ref: JO129
JO#129 Skymark Airlines B737NG Captains - Urgent Requirements!

Skymark Airlines B737NG Captains

Tokyo, Japan - with commute home each month
Ref: JO570
JO#570 Skymark Airlines B737NG Non Type Rated Captains - Urgent Requirements!

Skymark Airlines B737NG Non Type Rated Captains

Tokyo, Japan - with commute home each month

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