WORK IN JAPAN (WIJ)
WHAT IS WORK IN JAPAN (WIJ)?
“Work in Japan” is our special recruitment project that provides permanent job opportunities and internship programmes for students from top universities in Hong Kong to develop their careers in Japan and hence broaden their horizons overseas.
Find Asia will consistently support students’ job hunting process and bridge between students, companies, and universities. This project can help support cost-saving in recruitment and management for recruiting global talents and guarantee the quality of potential talents.
Established the project in 2012, we have achieved the No.1 Global Talents Provider in Hong Kong in the “Work in Japan” Project in 2018.
Summer Internship at Ricoh Japan, 2019
HOW CAN "WIJ" HELP TO SOLVE SOCIAL ISSUES IN JAPAN?
Japan is experiencing a rapid change in its population structure with accelerated aging and declining birthrate, as well as the decline in productive population and labor force by 2030.
"Work in Japan" project can help companies to solve labor shortage issues by expanding the global talent pool.
Shortage of talent: Science & Engineering
Due to issues such as fierce competition of recruiting talents, low industry recognition, and limited students studying in Science and Engineering fields, many companies could not hire Science and
Engineering talents as planned. The shortage of such talents would cause a difficult situation in the manufacturing industry.
Hong Kong has many potential candidates in the fields of Finance, Science and Engineering. Japanese companies may shortlist and secure global talents from universities in Hong Kong.
Due to the shortage of talents who can perform R&D globally and manage technology with a global perspective, it is causing a delay in creating and developing new industries and markets, technological innovation, and value creation.
Delay in the trend of globalization
Candidates from Hong Kong are familiar with multilingual, multicultural backgrounds and have created a broader network during their university studies. By recruiting candidates from Hong Kong, they can become the bridge between people from different backgrounds and Japanese companies to develop their business globally.
By recruiting a global talent to the company, it helps to revitalize the workplace environment. Japanese employees will be able to interact with the global talent and be exposed to different values, perspectives, and experiences, leading to more motivation for work.
To let Japanese young talent to have international perspective
Japanese people in the younger generations tend to worry about their level of English and their adaptability to the multicultural environment.
Previous Japanese Minister Shinzo Abe mentioned that “Japan will continue to welcome foreign talent with specialized and technical abilities, including from Hong Kong.” (The Nikkei, 2020).
Many Hong Kong talents are fluent in three languages (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) and have a broad talent network from the top universities in Hong Kong. We believe that they can provide and contribute to companies’ sustaining development in the world’s economy.
The Nikkei, 2020
WHY IS JAPAN ATTRACTIVE FOR HONG KONG STUDENTS
Many Hong Kong people are familiar with Japanese culture and are looking forward to staying in Japan.
The values of companies and societies in Japan and Hong Kong are similar.
Japanese companies have good welfare systems such as employee training systems and housing support.
Working in Major Japanese Trading Company
Working in Japan has so far been a great experience since I get to explore Japanese unique business culture, speak Japanese every day and most importantly know more about myself.
What surprised me most is their emphasis on personal development. They put so much effort into organizing workshops and On-the-job training so that employees can truly understand and learn their business at a moderate pace.
I studied engineering during my university studies, but I am glad that I joined the overseas division.
I started learning Japanese 3 months before heading to Japan to work.
The working cultures of Japan and Hong Kong are different, particularly the seniority-wage system and lifetime employment system.
My boss and co-workers are very nice to me, and I am gradually getting used to living in Japan.
Working in Major Japanese Manufacturer