Japan is overwhelmingly an appealing place to live, but the experience of working for Japanese companies is not as alluring, according to a new survey of foreign students and workers.

The survey, conducted by the Japan Association for Promotion of Internationalization (JAPI), found 82.7 percent of 819 respondents said they felt living in Japan was either very appealing or somewhat appealing.

However, when it came to working in Japan only 22 percent responded that they were fascinated, while about half of respondents said they felt working for a Japanese company was either unappealing or very unappealing.