GPlusMedia Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; Representative Director: Kevin Holdaway) welcomed over 500 attendees and 25 exhibitors at GaijinPot Expo 2022, Japan’s leading job fair and international networking event, on Sunday, December 18. The Expo, which was back after a two-year COVID hiatus, received overwhelmingly positive feedback from from attendees and exhibitors.
GaijinPot Expo 2022 featured a job fair, with on-the-day job interviews, Japanese language schools and companies providing services for multilingual users, such as real estate agencies and university programs. It was an exciting opportunity for companies to meet with foreign nationals living in Japan, as potential employees, students, and customers; and many job seekers ended up getting a job on the day!
Date and time
Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 12:00 to 17:00
TKP Garden City Premium Kyobashi
(22F Hall 22A, B, C, 2 Chome-2-1 Kyobashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0031)
- Job Fair + Interview Space
- School promotion booths
- Corporate PR booths
- English seminars
Twenty-five companies from diverse industries exhibited at GaijinPot Expo 2022, including English, schools, university programs, travel and tourism, real estate agencies, recruiting and localization and gaming companies.
- Yatsuhashi Kindergarten
- GLOBIS University
- DAITOKENTAKU LEASING CO.,LTD.
- Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin
- Falafel Brothers LLC.
- Shangri-La Tokyo
- Tokyo Academics
- Temple University
- KA International
- Keywords International Co. Ltd
- Akamonkai Japanese Language School
- J PREP
- FJC Inc.
- Destination Asia Japan
- Japan International Institute of Cybernetics
- TRAVEL GALLERY CO., LTD
- MOTHERS Inc.
- Educational Network Inc.
- GaijinPot Study
- BORDERLINK, INC.
- Village House Management Co., Ltd.
- EM Labo co., Ltd
- Jstyle Co., Ltd.
- Brain Academy Inc.
- Adept Group Inc.
Excellent networking opportunities
The feedback we received from exhibitors and participants at GaijiinPot Expo 2022 was overwhelmingly positive.
Here are some representative comments from exhibitors:
— “It was great that the atmosphere was lively. We also liked that the booths of companies from different industries were mixed throughout the venue.”
— “The staff was very good in following up with any questions we had. This was really helpful, especially with respect to language issues.”
— “I think it was good that there was no break in visitor traffic from throughout the day.”
And here are a few comments from people who attended the Expo:
— “I was able to talk with the company I was interested in and I have learned more about the companies, organizations, and life in Japan.”
— “I got a job!!”
— “Was able to meet all kind of people and make connections.”
Seminars were scheduled throughout the day, offering practical advice for working, studying and living in Japan.
We will be uploading recordings of the seminars later in January to the GaijinPot YouTube channel.
Local experts and companies presented information on the following topics:
１）Ask the Experts: Panel discussion with the GaijinPot team
Join the GaijinPot team for a fun, interactive discussion about real-world experiences looking for work, finding housing, studying Japanese and adjusting to life here. Bring your questions and don’t miss this chance to get advice from our in-house panel of experts. By GPlusMedia Inc.
２）Crash Course on Permanent Residency: Methods & Pitfalls
English consultant Yasmine Chang will be sharing the latest immigration examination trends and practical steps you can take today in preparing for permanent residency. By ACROSEED Immigration Lawyer’s Office
３）The Power of Personal Branding
You can gain great benefits from continuing your education and professional development. Join us for this presentation on building our career, whether you’re just starting a job or are considering switching mid-career. By Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
４）Apartment Hunting: The Struggle is Real
Learn the ins and outs of finding an apartment in Japan. Participants will leave this session knowing the major differences between renting in Japan and abroad and some of the ways to overcome these difficulties. By Village House Management Co.
５）Turning Dreams into Reality
Remember how it felt before coming to Japan and wishing how you had someone to help you out? Jstyle bridges the connection between study abroad hopefuls and leading schools internationally to find the perfect match. By Jstyle Co. Ltd.
６）How to improve your Japanese language skills and earn income using live streaming platforms
We will share how our streamers use Ch-OMUSUBI to learn Japanese and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture. By Ch-OMUSUBI (FJC Inc.)
７）How to Stay Relevant
In this talk we will focus on the importance of continuing one’s education after your graduation. We will look at contemporary theories, research and the various methods to stay relevant. By Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ).
Let’s stay connected
Due to the success of this year’s Expo we plan to hold GaijinPot Expo again in 2023 but with even more exhibitors and participants. To learn how your company can take advantage of early-bird discounts and various ways you can participate in next year’s event, please sign up for our marketing newsletter using the form below.
We will also be publishing a full GaijinPot Expo 2022 report later this month with information about the event and participant demographics.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact our Sales team if you want to learn how GPlusMedia can help you immediately connect with the foreign community in Japan, whether you are looking to hire foreign talent or to sell your products and services to the international community.