Japan Texas Career Fair

A collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Houston Community College and the US-Japan Council to assist companies to find qualified employees or interns to work in the Japan or Texas. (Click on the image right to download the poster.)
* For REGISTRATION (exhibitors and attendees), scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Designed for:
Japanese companies looking for employees to work in Japan or in the USA.
Global/US companies looking for potential employees to work in Japan or the USA with a Japanese customer focus.
An opportunity to connect directly with top industry players, students and working professionals alike will attend this event to discover exciting new opportunities and look to launch fulfilling careers in new fields.  
*Professional attire such as business suit/jacket is required as Interviews are held on the spot.  Come prepared with your resume or get it polished on site. (Access to computers, printers, and copy machines)
Event Qualification: 
Possesses a minimum of beginner level in both Japanese and English and one of the followings: 
“Recent graduates or students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or higher degree program (Master, MBA, Ph.D., etc.) outside of Japan or with at least one year of study outside of Japan”
“Professionals with study abroad or work experience outside of Japan”
Event Schedule:
11:00am          Registration begins
11:30am          Welcome US Japan Council and Houston Community College 
                      Special welcome from Consul General Fukushima 
Box Lunches and Vegetarian Box Lunches will also be offered
Plenary: Japanese and American Company representatives and Speakers who have work in Texas and/orJapan:
Setting Expectations: employees of Japanese and American companies, working in Texas and Japan, and getting adjusted to the culture.
Programs: JET Program:Opportunity to Teach English in Japan     
  Japan America Societies: Learn more about Japanese Culture and Language,  Study Abroad Programs
1pm - 5pm    Company tabletop booths open 
1pm - 5pm    Interview rooms by pre-arranged appointments
1pm - 5pm    Assistance Area: recruiters,career coaches, resume writers, practice interviews, networking throughout the day.  Break Area with snacks and refreshments
2pm              Registration Ends
5pm              Interview Rooms Close
What is the Japan Texas Career Fair?
 A Career Forum is a job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals.
Who should attend?
  Anyone with at least a beginner level in both Japanese-English bilinguals.
  At least beginner level in both Japanese and English and one of the following 
•  Graduated or will be graduating with a bachelor’s or higher degree (Master, MBA, Ph.D. Etc.) outside of Japan.
•  Experience and studying abroad for more than one year and graduated or will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher from a Japanese university.
•  Professionals with study abroad experience outside of Japan or have experience working abroad.
Those who still have a year or two until graduation are also welcome to participate to find internships or conduct company research. We recommend that you bring your resume even if you are not planning to have any interviews with companies.
Is there a fee?
There is no cost to attend although you must register to attend. 
What to wear? 
Proper and professional dress code required?
The Career Forum is a place for interviews, so please wear attire appropriate for an interview. Even if you do not have a suit, we recommend you wear a jacket.
Will I have any interviews?
By applying with companies online before the event you may have an interview set up at the Career Fair 
Are interviews held at the Career Forum? Or is it company information sessions?
Although it depends on the company, the characteristic of the Career Fair is that it is a place to have interviews rather than information sessions. Some companies will have interviews after their information sessions, but some companies only do interviews, so it is better to be in the mindset that the interview starts as soon as you visit the company booth. Many companies conduct several rounds of interviews and there is a possibility of receiving an offer by the end of the event. Preparation before the event is key to a successful Career Forum.
Can I cancel my registration because I can no longer attend?
There is no need to cancel your event registration. If you have already scheduled an interview with a company, then of course please let that company know.
Is there a place to print resumes?
There is a business center inside the event hall. PCs, printers, and a copy machine are available for you to use free of charge, so if you wish to check your email, print or edit your resume, please use the business center. Printer and copy machines can only print black and white, one-sided, and letter size. Due to many participants utilizing the business center, there may be a line as well as a time limit. We recommend printing out your resume before you get to the Career Forum.
Is there free Wi-Fi?
There is free Wi-Fi provided by the venue, but since there are many job seekers and company representatives attending, it may be hard to connect to it. The Wi-Fi is a public account, so please be careful with security. There is a business center inside the event hall, so you can check your emails there as well.   Alternatively bring your own hotspot.
Are there any places to eat and drink inside the venue?
There will be snacks and refreshments throughout the day or bring your own snacks/drinks due to allergies or aversions.
Can you check the seminar schedule?
 Companies may hold seminars in the seminar rooms. And there will be organizations holding seminars as well, Coaching, Interviewing Practice Sessions, Language Brush up and Resume Writing Assistance.
Do I need a resume?
Even if you do not plan to have interviews, we recommend that you still have resumes prepared. There may be times when you unexpectedly need a resume, such as visiting booths as walk-ins you were not planning to visit or there may be many company representatives, so we recommend bringing plenty of copies.
Is work history record necessary?
If you are a working professional with work experience and using a Japanese resume, you may be  able to better showcase your experiences, so we recommend bringing it.  Translating your English resume into Japanese, it is not necessary.
How many company booths can I visit during the event?
A person should be able to visit on average 7 to 10 companies. 
This event is free and hosted by US–Japan Council and Houston Community College 
Corporate Exhibitors ($250), register at: https://usjc.wufoo.com/forms/zvjo2ij17s2ygj/
For more information go online to U.S.-Japan Council Japan Texas Career Fair or contact Ayumi Nagata  at ANagata@usjapancouncil.org
September 28th, 2019 11:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
Houston Community College-West Loop
5601 W Loop S.
Houston, TX 77081
United States