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What’s it REALLY like to work in Japan? | TOTO Concept 190 | 190 King St, San Francisco

June 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

If you are tired of Silicon Valley rents, monster Bay Area traffic jams and over-priced sushi, consider taking your skills to Japan.  Explore how you can improve your quality of life in one of the coolest cultures in the world–and at a lower cost of living than the Bay Area!

Japanese companies and the Government of Japan are taking proactive measures to attract talented high-skilled workers to Japan.  Japan has significantly eased work visa and long-term residency rules to make it very easy to work in Japan.  In addition, Japanese companies, faced with a shrinking labor market, are intensively searching for talent, especially in the IT sector.

Please come hear about new startup incentives and the changing job market in Japan, and get practical advice on how to take advantage of these new incentives and how to land a job in Japan.  Experts in Japanese employment and immigration, as well as those who have already made the jump, will give you a realistic view of how simple it can be to make a major change in your life and work in one of the world’s most fascinating, safest and hospitable countries.

Our amazing speakers:


 Noriko Higashizawa is a partner of City-Yuwa Partners specializing in labor and employments, among other things.  She has represented many global companies in various industries in Japanese labor and employment matters.

Masumi Takimoto (left) and Noriko Higashizawa (right)

City-Yuwa provides a full range of legal services to international and domestic clients.  Many of the lawyers at City-Yuwa have experience working in various fields including as former prosecutors, high-ranking governmental officials, in-house counsels for financial institutions, trading companies and other business corporations. This broad professional background enables City-Yuwa to offer practical advice and to solve any legal issues confronting clients.

Masumi Takimoto is a Licensed Immigration Law Specialist with more than 15 years of experience.  She has assisted our clients in obtaining the various kinds of visas including the permanent residence visa.





James K. Hoover Management Consultant, Accenture

Calling all technology companies! The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is offering financial incentives and free consulting support to startups and small- to medium-sized tech companies interested in expanding their business in Japan. Companies with cutting edge applications in AI, IoT, Robotics, AR/VR, Blockchain, and FinTech can qualify for various subsidies and programs that will help launch their business in Tokyo. Learn about two different TMG programs and opportunities to apply your technology in the Japanese market in this Access to Tokyo presentation given by Accenture.






PASONA is a leader in Japanese employment and staffing solutions.  Their expert representatives will introduce to you what a career in Japan is really like.



The event venue, side dishes, and more has been provided with generous support from TOTO



June 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


TOTO Concept 190
190 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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