Japanese Career Forum 2016-2017

2016-2017 Career Forums flyer

Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies for full-time and internship positions at three Career Forums during this academic year.

Positions are located worldwide. We encourage you to explore future options and make connections even if you have a few years left before graduation. Be proactive!

Details and Dates:

*Approximately 30 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses
BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2016 (Nov. 18 – 20)
*Approximately 200 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses
*Approximately 30 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses
*Special financial participation incentives for qualified IT/engineering students


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MoMA: Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour

Happy Hour. 2015.

Happy Hour. 2015. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

The Museum of Modern Art will present Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film Happy Hour, a “wise, precisely observed, compulsively watchable drama of friendship and midlife awakening,” through August 30th.

Times and Details
Location: MoMa,
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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Manga Creator Comes to NY for Exclusive Talk

Mind of the <em>Mangaka:</em> Yusei Matsui, Creator of <em>Assassination Classroom</em>


Mind of the Mangaka:Yusei Matsui, Creator of Assassination Classroom

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 PM

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ANSATSU KYOSHITSU © 2012 by Yusei Matsui/SHUEISHA Inc.

Thurs., Oct. 6, 6:30PM

Yusei Matsui is the mangaka on everybody’s mind. Author of the wildly popular Assassination Classroom, Matsui has created one of the best-loved, and bestselling, manga in both Japan and the U.S. in recent years. An action-packed comedy in which middle school misfits face off against their smiley-faced alien teacher, Assassination Classroom has been a consistent New York Times bestseller, and was adapted into a popular anime series and hit live-action film. Matsui joins us at Japan Society for an intimate conversation in conjunction with New York Comic Con, a rare opportunity to see the manga master in person. Moderated by animator/producer Justin Leach. Followed by a reception.

Yusei Matsui is appearing in partnership with VIZ Media, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution and global entertainment licensing, and ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events.

Tickets: $30 /$25 Japan Society members, seniors and students

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From Senseionline


In June, the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai launched the Listen Together: The Songs of Japan<http://nihon-no-uta.jp/index.html> website to plenty of positive feedback. Now you can teach your students songs of varying levels of difficulty, with videos!

In July, they astounded us with the Japanese e-Learning platform “Minato<https://minato-jf.jp/>.” This website features a range of free online courses for beginners. Although most of them are self-study courses, there are also “tutor-supported courses” with live lessons from teachers.

And now, in August, they have just launched the HIROGARU<https://hirogaru-nihongo.jp/> website for higher-level learners. This modern website features audio clips, videos, vocabulary lists, and quizzes surrounding 12 different topics about Japan, Japanese culture, and language.

Please consider using all three of these amazing free websites in your classrooms! Feedback is always welcome!


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E-learning Minato by Japan Foundation


JF Japanese e-Learning Minato is a Japanese language learning platform provided by the Japan Foundation. Minato means “port”. Here at Minato, a place to learn and meet other like-minded people, we invite you to expand your understanding and knowledge of Japan, Japanese people, and the Japanese language.

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Classic Japanese Films at the Metrograph


Kuroneko, directed by Kaneto Shindo

Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa

On Friday, July 29, the Metrograph will bring Kuroneko (1968), a feline ghost story and a tale of revenge, to the screen.

On Sunday, July 31, Metrograph will present Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), introduced by Helen DeWitt, whose novel The Last Samurai details “the story of a precocious eleven year old who sets out on a quest, inspired by countless viewings of the Kurosawa epic, to find his lost father.”

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Entrepreneur on mission to make it easier to study abroad



Entrepreneur on mission to make it easier to study abroad


Foreign students looking to study in Japan would probably want to ask a million questions before taking the plunge.

Which schools and universities offer classes in English? What kind of scholarship programs are there? How does one find housing? Are part-time jobs available?

But given the language barrier and school websites that are less than helpful, many find the answers elusive.

Enter Shota Morikawa, a 24-year-old entrepreneur who is carving out a niche for himself in the education industry, where website technology remains fairly low-tech.

Last September, Morikawa launched ST Booking, a one-stop website offering information to foreign students who want to study in Japan. Morikawa wants schools to use his site as a marketing platform to recruit students, just like prospective home owners use Suumo.jp, a popular real estate search engine.

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MoMA: Naomi Kawase series


Still in the Water, 2014, directed by Naomi Kawase.

The Museum of Modern Art will showcase the works of one of the “most renowned contemporary Japanese filmmakers”, Naomi Kawase. The program will begin with a master class, featuring a discussion with the director herself on June 26. The series runs through July 14.

Dates: 6/26 – 7/14
Location: Museum of Modern Art,
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

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Kanze Noh Theatre: Lecture + Demonstration


Kanze Noh Theatre: Lecture + Demonstration

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 PM
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From Disco, International

We try to keep our email announcements to you and your students brief, so it may be difficult to imagine exactly how our Career Forums work.
That’s why we’re extending an invitation to you and others in contact with students with Japanese language ability to come see the events for yourself.

Remember that the Career Forums are free and beneficial to ANY students (undergrad, grad, MBA) with some degree of Japanese and English language abilities, including:

– International students from Japan
– Students with study abroad experience in Japan
– Students taking Japanese language courses
– Any other students who happen to have Japanese language ability

It would be our pleasure to show you around any of the following Career Forums. Please let us know at anytime if you are considering attending so that you can be added to the guest list.

Los Angeles Career Forum (Oct. 7 & 8, 2016)

Boston Career Forum (Nov. 18 – 20, 2016)

San Francisco Career Forum (Feb. 11 & 12, 2017)
Website available from late August

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all regarding the Career Forums.

Warm regards,

Catherine Rackley | c.rackley@discointer.com
DISCO International, Inc. | www.discointer.com
15 W 44th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10036 USA
Tel: 212-403-6844 Fax: 212-382-2390
Website: http://www.careerforum.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careerforum.net

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