German Chamber Talent Café 2017 @ Waseda University – Get to know German companies!

On December 20, 2017, the German Chamber Talent Café took place for the fourth time in total and for the second time in corporation with the Waseda University. The participating companies could use the facilities of the Waseda University to install a company booth and participate in panel discussions to briefly introduce their business and engage in conversation with the students. In addition, a special seminar held by Mr. Kan Sumita, special advisor of the Japanese-German Business Association (DJW), concerning the differences between working in a Japanese and German company was organized.

Overall, the fourth German Chamber Talent Café with 13 participating companies and 136 visitors was a success. From the participating companies especially positive feedback regarding the shared interest in Germany, which all visitors had in common, was received. Attendees on the other hand were especially grateful for the opportunity to speak directly to the company representatives and took an interest in the workstyle and work-life-balance of foreign companies.

Based on the received feedback the German Chamber Talent Café will continue to improve in order to successfully connect young talented individuals and global companies in Japan.

About the German Chamber Talent Café:

AHK Japan introduced the German Chamber Talent Café for the first time in 2016. Held twice a year, the German Chamber Talent Café constitutes a platform where talented individuals and global companies can connect on a professional basis. The summer event aims at mid-careers who are searching for an employment with global companies in Japan. The winter event on the other hand is meant as a place for students of all backgrounds, ages and fields of study who harbor an interest in German business or Germany in general to be able to connect with and learn more about a number of global German companies.