Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career in the tech industry? If so, consider becoming an IT comtor. IT comtors are responsible for managing complex IT projects and ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of clients and stakeholders.

This article will explore what an IT comtor is, the skills and qualifications required to excel in this role, and strategies for finding the right IT comtor job. Whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to make a career change, this article will provide valuable insights and tips for success in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

What Is an IT Comtor?

IT Comtors (Information Technology Communicators) are interpreters who work in information technology, particularly for technology companies in Japan. IT Comtors are responsible for facilitating information exchange between project teams and clients, making communication smooth and acting as a bridge for cultural and other requirements of both parties. On the daily basis, IT Comtors have to work with technical engineers, project department managers, directors, or clients of companies.

The emergence of IT comtors is due to the demand for personnel in the field of project interpretation between countries, especially with projects coming from Japan, which is increasing. Companies want to hire IT comtors to serve as an interpreter and to provide information to clients quickly and accurately. Therefore, this has created a great career opportunity for those who are proficient in Japanese language and wish to develop in this field.

Overall, IT comtors play a critical role in ensuring the success of complex IT projects. Their combination of technical knowledge, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and project management experience make them an invaluable asset to any IT team.

What does it take to become an Associate Product Owner (APO)?

First and foremost, IT comtors must be proficient in Japanese and/or other relevant languages, as well as have strong communication skills in English. This allows them to communicate effectively with team members, clients, and stakeholders, and ensure that technical information is conveyed accurately and efficiently.

In addition to technical and project management skills, IT comtors should possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They should be able to identify and mitigate project risks, anticipate potential roadblocks, and develop contingency plans. This helps to ensure that projects run smoothly and that clients are satisfied with the outcome.

Interpersonal skills are also crucial for IT comtors. They must be able to build and maintain relationships with team members, clients, and stakeholders. They should be approachable, responsive, and collaborative, and able to work well under pressure.

Finally, IT comtors must be flexible and adaptable. They should be able to adjust to changing project requirements and timelines, and be able to pivot quickly if needed. It’s also important for IT comtors to continuously learn and develop their skills to stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and IT trends. This ensures that they are well-equipped to handle any project that comes their way.

How to Excel as an IT Comtor?

Communication and language skills are also crucial for IT comtors. They must be able to effectively communicate with clients, stakeholders, and IT teams throughout the project lifecycle. Not only that, they must be able to use Japanese and Vietnamese proficiently and know IT-related terminology well. This includes providing regular updates on project status, managing expectations, and addressing any concerns or issues that arise. Strong communication skills are also important for building relationships and maintaining trust with clients and stakeholders.

One of the key skills required for an IT comtor is technical knowledge. While IT comtors do not necessarily need to be experts in every aspect of a project, they must have a solid understanding of the technologies and systems being used. This allows them to communicate effectively with IT teams and stakeholders and to identify and mitigate potential risks and issues.

Another important skill for an IT comtor is problem-solving. IT projects can be complex and challenging, and unexpected issues can arise at any time. IT comtors must be able to quickly identify problems and develop solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders. This requires a combination of technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and creativity.

In addition to these skills, IT comtors must have project management experience. This includes developing project plans, creating timelines, managing budgets, and overseeing project teams. IT comtors must also be able to adapt to changing project requirements and timelines, and be able to effectively manage project scope and priorities.

  • Proficient in using and mastering two languages, Japanese and Vietnamese, especially IT-related vocabulary.
  • Understand the working culture of Japan.
  • Have extensive knowledge of IT, proficient in using IT terminology.
  • Fluent in soft skills such as communication, management skills, work overview, and the ability to convey information, etc.
  • Pursue continuous learning and professional development to stay ahead in this rapidly evolving field.

In conclusion, the role of an IT comtor is becoming increasingly important in the rapidly evolving IT industry. Companies are looking for skilled professionals who can bridge the communication gap between technical experts and business clients, particularly for projects that involve multiple countries and languages. To succeed in this field, IT comtors must possess a combination of technical knowledge, project management skills, communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. They must also have a solid understanding of Japanese culture and language, which can be highly advantageous in this field. Finally, IT comtors must be adaptable and continuously learning to stay ahead in this dynamic industry. 

How it like to be an IT Comtor (APO) at NALS?

At NALS, IT comtor as know as APO acts as a “bridge engineer”, accompanying the PO (Product Owner) to negotiate with Japanese customers and partners, analyze customer requirements and transmit them to the Dev team to turn these requirements into products such as applications and websites. In other words, you will work with the PO to manage the project, contributing to bringing impactful technology products to the community.


Not only getting rid of the repetitive tasks, but APO at NALS will also be able to participate in training classes on IT knowledge, Agile, QA… to supplement the necessary skills for the job. At the same time, be oriented and build a methodical roadmap to develop into PO or redirect to Pre-sales and even higher positions depending on the aspirations and capacity of each individual.


Competitive salary and attractive compensation policies such as: Macbook, 20-day leave/year, NALCare insurance, monthly and quarterly training programs…

Not only that, when becoming an APO at NALS you will get:

  • Training classes for knowledge and skills.
  • Agile mindset, QA classes, as well as many soft-skill courses at NALS
  • Being directly involved in the project, managing the project with the Product Owner and working with Japanese clients.
  • Chance to reach higher positions: Product Owner, Project Manager, Business Leader…

Requirements: Japanese language N2, have lived, studied or worked in Japan.


APO at NALS is not only being a translator between the project development team and Japanese clients, but APO (Associate Product Owner) is also one of the largest teams at NALS.

🌟 Our APOs have become POs, Team Leads, Production Leaders; and also “newbies”. Let’s listen to the sharing of the insiders! 😉

🙋‍♂️ T: It was both luck and pressure when I was directly “led by the COO”. After many times of hardships, my Japanese has improved beyond expectations. Mr. COO was also the one who helped me realize that using fancy words is not going to help listeners to understand, but much of it will depend on the way of expression and manner.

💁‍♀️Th: II was very confused with the decision to move from Hanoi to Da Nang to work. But when coming to NALS and receiving enthusiastic support from mentors so I think this is the right decision.

🧏 A: The team rarely hears the concept of “boss” because of the democratic environment, free for everyone to propose ideas.


💁‍♀️ You will get:

  • Training classes for knowledge and skills.
  • Agile mindset, QA classes, as well as many soft-skill courses at NALS
  • Being directly involved in the project, managing the project with the Product Owner and working with Japanese clients.
  • Chance to reach higher positions: Product Owner, Project Manager, Business Leader…

🌟 Benefits of working at NALS:

  • Level Macbook/Personal Computer Device
  • 20 days of leave/year
  • NALSCare Insurance
  • Review salary 2 times/year
  • Other attractive policies

Associate Product Owner (IT Comtor) – Junior/ Career Level – Da Nang/ Hue:

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