Returnees Guide & Links

Career Resources

Minnesota Workforce Centers provide valuable assistance for those who are entering the workforce. From job transition and resume building workshops to resume critiquing. Minnesota Workforce Centers offer a full library of job searching reference materials and access to computers, copy machines and other necessary equipment. The Minnesota Workforce Center will get you on track to your next job!

Additional Career-Related Links:

Job Hunting Resources

  • Check out this great guide for the Post-JET job hunt written by JET Alum, Karl Hoeschen, 2010-2013 from Saitama-ken, about cleaning up your presence online and preparation for job hunting.
  • How to Write a Resume is a good source for resume writing by Open Colleges .

Groups, Organizations, and Places

Restaurants

From kurukuru zushi or soba noodles served with tempura to a sushi bento delivered to your office, Minnesota offers a number of Japanese treats. Click on the links for more information.

Minneapolis Area

  • Fuji YaAuthentic Japanese food 600 West Lake Street, Minneapolis 55408 / 612.871.4055
  • Haiku Japanese BistroOffers a wide variety of hibachi and grilled Japanese foods 620 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis 55414 / 612.331.8888
  • MasuSushi and noodles! 330 East Hennepin Avenue,  Minneapolis 55414 / 612.332.6278
  • Midori’s Floating World CafeA variety of contemporary favorites 2629 East Lake Street, Minneapolis 55406 / 612.721.3011
  • Moto-iRamen and sake 2940 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis 55408 / 612.821.6262
  • OrigamiRated BEST sushi in Minneapolis with the most complete selection of Japanese whiskey 30 North 1st Street, Minneapolis 55401 / 612.333.8430; 1354 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis 55408 / 612.223.8666
  • Pinku – A restaurant bringing casual Japanese street food to the twin cities! 20 University Ave NE Minneapolis 55413 / 612-584-3167
  • Sushi TangoKnown for sushi and a variety of bento boxes 3001 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis 55408 / 612.822.7787
  • ObentoYa (Sushi Bento)Variety of bentos 1510 Como Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis 55414 / 612.868.4222
  • Ramen KazamaRated as one of the top five best places for Ramen in the Twin Cities!  3400 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN, 55408 / 612.353.6160
  • Zen Box IzakayaServes Japanese comfort food in a Japanese setting 602 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis 55415 / 612.332.3936
  • Wasabi FusionVariety of sushi and hibachi dishes and sake 903 South Washington Avenue / Minneapolis 55415 / 612.339.6688

St. Paul Area

  • Saji YaNorthern Japan comfort food with a large selection of small plates and teppanyaki 695 Grand Avenue, St Paul 55105 / 651.292.0444
  • SakuraOffers a variety of authentic Japanese cuisine and desserts 350 Saint Peter Street #195, St Paul 55102 / 651.224.0185
  • Fuji-YaAuthentic Japanese food 465 Wabasha Street North, St Paul 55102 / 651.310.0111
  • TanpopoNoodles, Teishoku (set meals), wine and beer 308 Prince Street, St Paul 55101 / 651.209.6527

West of the Twin Cities

  • BenihanaAward – winning teppanyaki as well as a variety of lounge food and cocktails 850 Louisiana Avenue South, Golden Valley 55426 / 763.542.9922
  • BenihanaAward – winning teppanyaki as well as a variety of lounge food and cocktails 11849 Fountains Way, Maple Grove 55369 / 763.315.0090

East of the Twin Cities

  • Sushi TangoKnown for sushi and a variety of bento boxes 8362 Tamarack Village, Woodbury 55125 / 651.578.0064

North of the Twin Cities

  • Osaka Sushi and Hibachi – Fresh food and an entertaining dining experience featuring a full sushi bar, hibachi and more! 12580 Riverdale Boulevard Suite B, Coon Rapids 55448  / 763.421.3356; 1675 West Country Road C, Roseville 55113 / 651.633.3188

South of the Twin Cities

  • BenihanaAward – winning teppanyaki as well as a variety of lounge food and cocktails Mall of America 358 South Avenue, Bloomington 55425 / 952.883.8800
  • MasuSushi and noodles! Mall of America 344 South Avenue, Bloomington 55425 / 952.896.6278
  • Tiger SushiVariety of sushi and appetizers *ask to see their vegetarian and gluten-free menus Mall of America 100 North Garden Nordstrom Court, Level 1, Bloomington 55425 / 952.876.9410

Japanese Groceries

  • United Noodle – 2015 East 24th Street, Minneapolis 55404 / 612.721.6677  (Largest Asian grocery store in the Midwest!)