Right. To be clear, I was not saying every foreigner I knew got their apartment through their job, but that every foreigner I knew got their apartment when already in country, not online as the question asked. It’s certainly not impossible for a non-Japanese to find a rental, only that it’d be near impossible to do it online, outside of Japan.
Regardless, as we both said, it’s expense, frequently problematic, and often frustrating. Be prepared for that up front.
But it’s doable. People do it every day. Good luck. keitorininwonderland ritiri