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Symposium: “Issues and Future Prospects for Job Hunting in Japan for International Students”

July 10, 2019

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) July 16, 2019 17:30 — 19:30
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Lecture Room B
Int’l Academic Research Bldg. 4F
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Submit your registration: Registration Form
Contact hashiguchi@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
[Overview]
The number of international students in Japan has been increasing rapidly. In teaching international students in classes such as “Case Study (Business environment, stakeholders and issues),” we teaching staff have found that many of these students hope to get jobs in Japanese firms. However, it is often difficult mainly because their Japanese language abilities do not meet the current requirements of Japanese companies.
As there are issues for both companies and students, we would like to provide the opportunity to share frank opinions with each other to foster mutual understanding and changing of minds to improve the situation.

[Program]
17:30-17:35: Opening Remarks by Prof. Masahiro Kakuwa, GraSPP

17:35-17:55: Presentation 1 “Current issues for international students job hunting in Japan”
1. Shunichi Amada, Deputy Director, Industry Creation Policy Division, Economy and Industry Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
2. Takashi Kumon, Visiting Lecturer, GraSPP / Professor, Institute for Asian Studies, Asia University

17:55-18:25: Presentation 2 “Successful cases of recruiting international students in Japan”
1. Japanese Manufacturing Company (TBA)
2. Skylight Consulting

18:25-18:45: Presentation 3 “Personal job hunting experiences of GraSPP students and alumni”
1. Lyu Runzhi (M1)
2. Kenneth Jeng (Alumnus)

– Break –

18:55-19:30: Q&A with Presenters 

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