Construction Industry of Minato Civil

The Minato Civil perspective on business overseas

To all those in Asia who want to work in the Japanese construction industry
Corporate Social Responsibility

To all those in Asia who want to work in the Japanese construction industry

We send this message out to the young people of Asia, with the aim of seeking foreign engineers to support the Japanese construction industry.
Until you master Japanese construction techniques, you can utilize the skills you developed at university in your home country to work as an on-site worker for about three years.
We make no distinction at all between men and women.

After earning a qualification as a first-class civil engineering construction and management engineer, you can choose one of two future paths.

The first path is remaining in Japan to become a leader in the Japanese construction industry.
Construction engineers enjoy a high income among all industries, but Japan has a chronic shortage of personnel. This is probably due to the decreasing number of people choosing the construction industry as a vocation.
The ongoing aging of the construction industry and the “hollowing-out” of middle-level employees aged in their thirties and forties have made the task of protecting Japan's infrastructure more difficult, creating a situation of urgency.
Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has proposed a switch to "i-Construction", with the aim of improving construction site productivity by 20% by 2025.
Three-dimensional surveys using drones and remote operation of unmanned ICT construction machinery have enabled construction in dangerous locations.
By learning this technology in your twenties and earning Japanese qualifications, you will secure a working environment not only on the contractor side but also on the commissioning side.
Furthermore, the construction industry enjoys high demand not only in Tokyo but all across Japan.
You’ll be able to choose your own working environment, as you prefer.
Becoming a manager or company president in your forties is no mere dream.
Securing replacement personnel is a major issue for small and medium-sized construction firms. When a government-affiliated financial institution think-tank conducted a survey of about 4,100 managerial-level workers aged at least 60, it found that over 50% of companies were scheduled for closure due to difficulties finding replacement personnel.
There is a great deal of opportunity to move from an engineer to a company manager, if you wish.

The second future path is acting as a bridge between your home country and Japanese construction companies.
In this style, engineers with Japanese construction and construction management skills live in their home countries while employed by Japanese companies and helping to develop their home countries.
Minato Civil does not undertake infrastructure construction in Asia alone, but we have commenced preparation for joint overseas construction projects with major construction companies in the future.
Move from being an engineer
to a company manager.
Work in your own country while employed by a Japanese company.
You don’t need to decide on your path immediately. After a few years working as a construction engineer in Japan, you can make your decisions based on your own lifestyle.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Minato Civil is also serious about observing corporate social responsibility. For the 11 years since 2007, twice a month all our employees have carried out cleaning of the Shiojibashi Bridge, located near offices that we constructed. This has been certified as the Tokyo Fureai Road Program.
We also actively engaged in securing and training the young engineers who represent the future of the construction industry, as well as creating an environment where women can play active roles.
In recognition of our actions to shorten long working hours, in 2012 Minato Civil became the first Tokyo Work–Life Balance certified company in the construction industry.
In addition, in 2014 we were selected to receive support from the Tokyo metropolitan government’s Dobojo Development Project, which promotes active roles for women, as well as becoming the second Tokyo Work–Life Balance certified company in 2016 in the category of promoting women in the workplace.

We are committed to pursuing a unique way of working that prioritizes our employees.
Technicians from Myanmar whom we employ will take the challenge of the second-class Civil Engineering and Construction Management Engineer exam. We support their learning and education within their working hours, and we are confident they will pass.