ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020: International Symposium Report

The ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium was co-organised by OSIPP, Osaka University’s IAFOR Research Centre and the Singapore Management University (SMU) in association with the SEACE2020. With the Career Fair in its 8th year since Osaka University jointly founded the event in 2013 as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Reinventing Japan” project, this year was a chance to revisit on of the fundamental themes of the fair: How can Japanese institutions and businesses play a meaningful role in nurturing future talents in Southeast Asia?

Above from left: Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, who moderated the event; Yoshiya (Josh) Hara, Head of Human Capital Development at The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company; Professor Haruko Satoh of Osaka University; His Excellency Mr Jun Yamazaki, Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, opened the Symposium; Professor Izumi Walker of the National University of Singapore; Mr Yoshi Mitsui, CEO of CLO Labs, Singapore, and Mr Taro Ozaki, President and CEO of Energize Inc., the main organiser of the ASEAN Career Fair with Japan.

Below clockwise from left: Jack Lim, Director, Markets and Partnerships delivers the official welcome address from SMU. Professor Reddi Kotha of SMU addresses the delegates. Mr Yoshi Mitsui speaks on “New Challenges for Greater Innovation and Business Generation with Japan” with Professors Haruko Satoh and Izumi Walker.

Symposium Agenda

15:30 Introductory remarks
Dr Joseph Haldane, International Academic Forum
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University

16:00 Welcome Address by Mr Jun Yamazaki, Japanese Ambassador to Singapore

16:05 Panel presentations

Lessons for Japan from the ASEAN Career Fair
Haruko Satoh, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy
Osaka University

Challenges of Japanese Language Training and Education in Southeast Asia
Izumi Walker, Deputy Director, Centre for Language Studies
National University of Singapore

New Challenges for Greater Innovation and Business Generation with Japan
Yoshi Mitsui, CEO, CLO Labs, Singapore
Innovation and Business Generation in Singapore

17:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

17:30 View from a Japanese company
Yoshiya (Josh) Hara, General Manager, Human Resource Department
Human Capital Development Division, Dai-ichi Life Insurance

17:45 Q&A and closing remarks

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