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Tokyo job fair to help students from Southeast Asia

A job fair for students from Southeast Asian countries seeking employment in Japan will be held Sunday in Tokyo. Recruiters from various industries, such as manufacturing, travel, transportation and retail, will be in attendance.

Jointly organized by ASEAN Youth Network in Japan and Intelligence, Ltd., the ASEAN Students Job Fair 2015 at Akiba Square in the Akihabara district is aimed at helping Southeast Asian students overcome the many job-hunting difficulties experienced due to a lack of information about recruiting customs unique to Japan, organizers said.

Panasonic Corp., Hitachi, Ltd. and Toshiba Corp. are among the firms participating, and their recruiters will set up desks to meet directly with students. A seminar with ASEAN nationals employed at Japanese firms will be held to let them share their job-hunting experiences and provide tips.

Admission is free. The fair will run from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., with registration starting at noon. Those who register beforehand via the official website (aseanjobfair2015.aynj.org) have better chances of exposure to recruiters and are eligible for transportation subsidies of up to ¥7,000.

If you have any inquiries, visit http://aseanjobfair2015.aynj.org/ask-a-question.