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 20.10.2017  (Okinawa) Global Career Opportunities in Okinawa, Japan!

Do you know Japan's southernmost prefecture "Okinawa"?

Okinawa Prefecture, consisting of more than 100 islands, is surrounded by emerald green seas and has a temperate climate all year round as well as a lot of delicious local food. There are also many foreigners living in Okinawa, which help to create an international environment.

With a lot of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Okinawa, and with its position as a hub of Asia, Okinawa Prefecture is actively promoting the globalization of its local companies.


◆「Work in Okinawa」◆

Okinawa Prefecture will be holding a career fair at Marina Bay Sands on Saturday, October 28th (10:00-15:00). Please see the attached flyer.

You can register for the event from the website below. (There are no industry restrictions.)

The flyer says the qualification requires bachelor degree and above, however, polytech students are also welcome!

Moreover, it is also an introductory site about life and work in Okinawa, so please have a look.

Work in Okinawa Homepage is here!



The event schedule, pictures of the event, as well as information of participating companies will be introduced on the Facebook page, so please share it to your friends who might be interested.

Work in Okinawa FB page is here!



For more information, you may also contact:

“Work in Okinawa” Secretariat, Force Valley Concierge Corporation

 20.10.2017  (Tokyo) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Accelerator Program – New Tech Business Camp Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has been actively working to attract foreign companies to raise international competitiveness and bring about further growth for the city by promoting the creation of a more business-friendly environment for overseas businesses and startups.

Building on its efforts to date, the TMG will hold for the first time, the New Tech Business Camp Tokyo accelerator program for foreign companies that possess advanced technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence. By matching up Tokyo’s businesses with foreign software businesses, this program will help Tokyo to achieve its vision of becoming a “safe city,” a “smart city,” and a “diversity (diverse city).”


1 Program features

This program will follow the steps below and focus on initiatives 2 and 3 over a short period of about three months.

① Call for applications from foreign businesses that possess business models or advanced technologies in IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, etc., and selection of program participants

② Provide support for drawing up business plans through efforts including matching up selected foreign and Japanese businesses, IT vendors, etc.

③ Host a business plan presentation geared to Tokyo’s investors, businesses, etc.

2 Application outline

Target companies

Foreign companies that possess advanced technologies or business models and have yet to establish a business in Japan. Refer to the program website noted below for application details.


After confirming the application details provided on the website, send the required documentation to the program secretariat by Friday, November 3, 2017 11:59 p.m. (JST).


3 Tentative schedule

September: Acceptance of applications

December: Selection and announcement of around five Foreign Companies

January: Introductory seminar

January to March: Implementation of mentoring / Compilation of a business plan / Networking events / Business matchings

Mid-March: Pitch events (open to the public)



the New Tech Business Camp Tokyo Office

E-mail: techbct@access2tokyo.com


Aiming to reclaim the title of Asia's number one global financial center, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government(TMG)is working with the national government,private sector and others to revitalize Tokyo's financial industry.

In order to transfer cutting-edge technology and know-how from overseas to Japanese companies,TMG has taken initiatives to attract foreign companies.
In addition to this,TMG will launch a new initiative called the "Accelerator Program-FinTech Business Camp Tokyo("the program")
TMG aims to generate ground-breaking innovation to improve convenience for Tokyo's residents,and re-energize Tokyo's economy by intensively running this substantial three-month progaram.

Please refer to the following link for the details.

 16.6.2017  (Nara Prefecture) “Taste Nara Narajikan”

Nara City launched new website “Taste Nara Narajikan”(http://narajikan.jp/) where you can find specially curated information on tourism, dining and local produce in Nara which is not available in guidebooks. The website is available in 5 languages -English, Chinese, French, Korean, and Japanese.
You can also watch a movie introducing the cuisine and seasons of Nara through which you can feel the attraction of Nara.

 29.5.2017  (Tottori Prefecture) Comic Art Contest

Tottori Prefecture is calling for submissions to its annual "Comic Art Contest".
This year's theme is "Trip".
Please refer to the following link for the details.


 07.02.2017  CLAIR Singapore Newsletter Volume69
 23.11.2016  The 8th Mt.Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka
Please find an announcement from Shizuoka Prefecture as follows.

The Mt.Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka is an international competition in which young singers around the world compete in singing opera arias. It was established in 1996, the 50th year after the death of MIURA Tamaki, a famous opera singer whose parents were born in Shizuoka. The 8th competition will take place at ACT City Hamamatsu in November 2017, and its organizer is now recruiting participants from all over the world.


Call for designers: collaboration program between Singapore designer and Yamagata companies.
Please find an announcement from Yamagata Prefecture as follows.

Yamagata Prefecture is located in the north-east part of Japan and is proud of a wide variety of industries from traditional craftwork such as metal casting to cutting-edge technology such as Organic LED.

Yamagata Prefectural Government and Yamagata International Economic Development Support Organization (Y-ES) launch a new program named “New Product for Singapore – Gift which fuses Singapore and Yamagata.” The program provides a Singapore designer with an opportunity to collaborate with some companies in Yamagata, aiming to develop a new product which people want to give as a “present.”

Yamagata Prefectural Government and Y-ES will invite a Singapore designer to Yamagata companies to find the best partnership for the collaboration. The open call for designers in Singapore is conducted until 21 November.

Please visit the following website for the information of the participating Yamagata companies, application guideline and forms, and more details.


18.10.2016  CALIR SIngapore provides support to Japanese local governments in their various promotion activities overseas.
Please find an announcement from Hiroshima Prefecture as follows.

Now, highlights of the Peace Arch Hiroshima Project are on our official website
You can watch the Classical Music Concert, the local Artist Concert and the Requiem Concert as well as small concerts at a hospital and other places.
All artists who joined our concerts sent messages of peace to the world through their music.
Please visit our website!

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List of Japan Tourism Website (PDF)
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