Recruitment Conference: Japan’s Hot Jobs: Opportunities in Japan’s New Economy

March 8, 2001
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8:30 am – 1 pm


With the growth of the Internet and the advent of the financial “big bang,” non-Japanese companies looking to expand in Japan are seeking aggressively to fill out their ranks with computer-literate, language-savvy, bicultural employees.


This half-day conference explores opportunities in Japan’s changing jobs market and Japan-related industries by bringing together leading professional recruiters, corporations and executives who are focused on Japan. Where does the corporate world turn to find qualified executives and where does an executive turn to find exceptional new opportunities? What issues do they face that are unique to the Japanese employment markets? This conference addresses these and other critical issues from the both the client and the candidate points of view.

Includes continental breakfast and buffet luncheon.


Speakers Include:
Sakie Fukushima, Managing Director & Country Manager, Japan, Korn/Ferry International–Japan
Terrie Lloyd, Founder, Inc.
Toshiya Kosugi, President, Corporate University Platform Inc.
Koichi Fukuda, Partner-in-Charge, Worldwide Japan Practice, Heidrick & Struggles, International Inc.
Margaret Haas, President, The Haas Associates, Inc.
Masao Tejima, President, Macromedia Japan
Dr. Allan Bird, Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Missouri
Vanessa Bailey, Founder, Cressida Partners LLC
Daniel Videtto, CEO, Thomson Financial Corporate Group
Machiko Fujishima, Vice President of Marketing, Handspring K.K.
Joyce Munn, President, Cultural & Linguistic Consultants, Ltd.
Linda G. Buggy, Vice President, Garthwaite Partners International
Ken Somers, Principal & Head of HR, Japan, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Japan

Tickets: $55; Japan Society members $45; students $25.


8:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 Opening Address: “From Trainee to Half-a-Million Dollars a Year in Tokyo”–Terrie Lloyd, Founder, Inc
9:30 Panel One “The Talent: Challenges of Recruitment from the Corporate Perspective”
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel Two “The Job: Issues from the Candidate’s Viewpoint”
12:30 pm Keynote Address: “Marketable Global Executives”
Sakie Fukushima, Managing Director & Country Manager, Japan, Korn/Ferry International–Japan
1:00 Buffet Luncheon & Drinks Reception

  • Thursday, March 8, 2001
  • 8:30 am