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2012 Paid product testing gigs

For foreign people living in Japan, one thing which is universally appreciated, is oppurtnities to earn $$ money $$. When paid product testing research gigs fall in our lap, the race is on to not only gather friends, but make sure as many friends as possible get to earn some well deserved yen.

2012 Gigs

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Past paid product testing gigs

Survey Deadline Confirmation went / accepted / gathered Pay / person (yen) Total (yen)
Hand gesture motion filming survey -- African ethnicity 20-50yo (Need 6 men / 6 women) Sat Jan 19th, 2012 10AM --/--/-- 8,000 yen --
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Skin care survey -- caucasian ladies 20-45yo (need 5) Tue Dec 25th, 2012 8PM --/--/-- 20,000 yen --
Line of sight measuring survey -- ladies 27-43 yo French (need 3) Fri Oct 5th, 2012 10AM --/--/-- 10,000 yen --
Translators Japanese to English -- Japanese or foreign people living in Tokyo Thu Sep 14th, 2012 11AM --/--/-- 4.5M - 8M yen --
Line of sight measuring survey -- ladies 30s American / French (5 each) Fri Sep 21th, 2012 11AM 10/11/18 10,000 yen 100,000
Foreign language student group interview -- get paid to talk about learning Japanese (Need 28 ppl) Thu Aug 16th, 2012 6PM --/09/11 8,000 --
Card game trial interview -- for Indian parent with male child Fri Jul 6th, 2012 6PM cancelled 6,000 --
Furniture Inspecting Interview -- for American women 20-54yo (Need 3 more) Sat Jun 30th, 2012 9AMExtended -- / -- / -- 23,000 --
Electronics Testing -- Brazil, Indian (Need 4 each) Mon Jun 18th, 2012 9AM -- / -- / -- 6,000 --
June Printer Testing -- US, Canadian, UK, Irish, Kiwi, and Australian Wed Jun 13th, 2012 6PM -- / -- / -- 9,000 --
Printer Testing 2nd Time this month -- US, Canadian, UK, Irish, Kiwi, and Australian (10 ppl needed) Mon May 28th, 2012 10AM -- / -- / 38 9,000 --
Printer Testing Yokohama -- US Canadian UK and Australian (need 4 ppl) Mon May 7th, 2012 10AM -- / -- / -- 11,000 --
Interpreter for Printer Testing Yokohama (need 1 person) Wed May 2nd, 2012 6PM -- / -- / -- 50,000 --
Beverage taste testing English interview -- Australian women student 20s market research interview of Australian women. Testing two beverages destined for the Austrialian market. Tues Apr 20th, 2012 2 / 2 / 3 8,000 16,000
Oral care interview -- Chinese Thai Korean Indonesian women Tues Apr 3th, 2012 12 noon -- / -- / 0 10,000 0
Cosmetic preferences interview and home use trial Fri Mar 23th, 2012 6pm 3 / -- / 7 14,000 42,000
freelance native editor for financial research firm Wed Mar 30th, 2012 6pm -- / -- / -- Provide rates 0
f/t Jap 2 Eng financial research translator Wed Mar 21st, 2012 6pm 0 / 2 / 17 4.5M - 8M yen 0
Web site usability testing in Tokyo -- US, Canada UK Fri Mar 9th, 2012 6pm -- / -- / 26 10,000 or 8,000 --
Product testing printer in Yokohama -- most western foreigners 20-65yo Mon Jan 30, 2012 10am 9 / 9 / 39 11,000 99,000
Interview on Cosmetic Preferences -- Latinas 25-45yo Mon Jan 26, 2012 8pm 3 / 3 / 3 7,000 21,000
Play with car nav system -- French guys 30-49yo Mon Jan 20, 2012 2 / 2 / 3 11,000 22,000
Interview on Cosmetic Preferences -- Foreign ladies 25-45yo Mon Jan 26, 2012 8pm 6 / 6 / 22 7,000 42,000
Archived survey work 2010 and 2011 16 paid surveys 165 went ~2,248,000