Kanagawa companies to hold job fair for Asian students on Nov 21

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Kanagawa Prefecture will hold “Job Fair,” a joint company information session for students from Asia, at Shinjuku Mitsui Building near Shinjuku Station at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21.

Sixteen Kanagawa-based companies, including those planning to start business in ASEAN countries, China, South Korea and Taiwan and those already doing business abroad, will participate in the event. If you wish to find a job in Japan this is an opportunity that you should not miss, as all of these companies wish to hire students from Asia.

To join the event, applications must be made by the previous day, Monday, November 20. Advance registration is necessary.

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Outline of Job Fair

Time & date: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, November 21 (Doors open at 1:30.)

Participants: Students from Asian countries

-- Students from the ASEAN region, such as those from Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos and Singapore

-- Students from China, South Korea and Taiwan

-- About 150 students of university, graduate school, Japanese language school, vocational school, etc. who will graduate in spring 2018

For details such as information on participating companies, see the prefectural website.

Organizers invite people to come and join the event to directly talk with people from companies and learn about their working atmosphere and high level of technology. The prefecture hopes the job fair can be a bridge connecting Kanagawa with other countries.

© Kanagawa Prefectural Government

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Serious question...

English is taught in Japanese schools. Every town and city, big and small, have English schools, academies, etc. Are the point of these only to have the students grow up and leave Japan to use their language overseas?

The reason I ask is that when I see all these job fairs, they have one commonality - if you don't speak Japanese, they have no interest in your skills.

I know people here who get called in to meet/interview where the company knows from the start that their Japanese level is basic or so-so, and the hiring manager acknowledges this from the beginning as being fine due to skill set and work experience level. Yet in the end, they blame language as the reason for not hiring.

It feels pointless to emphasize learning English here in Japan if companies don't want to use it, nor accept people in certain industries where it would be an asset .

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