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Jorge Eiki Nakajima

Director of Industry Division
Robert Walters Japan

Date of birth: Aug. 28, 1976

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 27 (as of July 2019)

Jorge Eiki Nakajima
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

My mother is a Japanese national and my father is a second-generation Japanese from Peru, but my first real encounter was in junior high school when my family moved to Japan.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

Tap into your true potential by learning from the ups and downs of life. Success is important, but the toughest and most challenging moments make the best lessons and learning from them will take you to the next level of your personal and professional development.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

The work that my colleagues and I put into the company set the foundation for the success of the manufacturing department in Japan. We began with a small team, and after 12 years, the department is now around 15 times larger. Our clients and candidates also played a key role in this growth.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

One of my goals is to keep developing successful recruitment consultants. The difference between recruitment consultants and regular recruiters is their attitude. Recruiting consultants are proud individuals who are dedicated to their profession and create solid business partnerships and long-term, win-win relationships with clients. Our success comes by matching good companies and talented individuals.

Q5 : What wisdom, advice or tips can you give to people living and working in Japan?

I think both foreign and Japanese nationals have many privileges here. There are a lot of chances to make great social contributions or develop business opportunities, but they often pass us by because we are in a society and market that considers international and bilingual professionals niche or still in high scarcity. We could inspire Japanese professionals and corporations by reaching out and developing strong connections. The competitiveness and globalization of Japan starts from a “glocalization” viewpoint, and we can contribute to this important challenge.

Last updated: Jul 22, 2019