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Special Lecture
Nov.6 (US ET)
Political Philosopher and Professor at Harvard University Michael Sandel
What's Become of the Common Good?
World-renowned philosopher argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure accompanying globalization and rising inequality.

Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author Michael Sandel challenges audiences to examine the ethical dilemmas we confront in politics, business, and our everyday lives. Sandel's legendary course "Justice" has enrolled over 15,000 students and was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. Sandel has also made appearances on Japan's NHK news television network series featuring lectures on justice and philosophy.

Lecture
Nov.6 (US ET)
Work-Life Balance, President Yoshie Komuro
Work-Life Balance: Increase Productivity to Produce Better Results
Japanese companies are reforming how they work. Minimizing overtime to increase quality and productivity. This seminar will cover the positives of reforming and how to make a change in your workplace.

Hold governmental posts such as Member of Prime Minister Abe’s Industrial Competitiveness Council, Member of Central Council for Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Provided consultation services to over 1,000 companies to raise labor efficiency, so greater business results are achieved with shorter working hours. Changing Japanese people’s style of work can be the solution for many of the problems Japan is facing such as low birth rate and aging population.

Head, License and Contract Compliance - Japan and APAC, Asia Finance Hyogo Okada - Regent Hairstyle Manager
Strengthening Your Global Skills
Nearly fired for a lack of English skills and struggling with sales to now a director at one of the world's top IT companies. The speaker will share skills and techniques essential for a career abroad.

Okada has made his career in Japan, USA, and Singapore with Accenture and Deloitte Consulting. He is now the Asia Pacific Regional Director at one of the world's top IT companies and working in Singapore. He received his Executive MBA from IE Business School. He has also appeared on TV, radio, magazines and other forms of media. He is the host of JR East's "One&Co" interactive online talk event "Hyogo Sonjuku." His book on global skills and working internationally was ranked #1 on Amazon's "Oversea Expansion" genre. His other book on top business English phrases was ranked number 1 in the "Business English" genre for 9 months straight. His motto is "STAY GOLD!"
▶ Twitter:@phoenix_hugo

President of Atsueigo ATSU
Thought framework for success and the importance of English skills
This session will provide a thought framework for personal success in life and career. The speaker will also explain the importance of English skills within the framework.

After acquiring his Master's Degree in Accounting from Australian National University, ATSU started his career in Melbourne at one of the Big 4 accounting firms, Deloitte. At Deloitte, he worked on countless Audit projects from America, England and Japan until he rose to a client manager position. He then decided to start his own business after his English Studies Youtube Channel, Atsueigo, climbed over 270,000 subscribers and founded Westway LLC. He has also published many English study resources including Distinction I, II, III, VOCABULARIST, Distinction 2000.
▶Twitter:@atsueigo
▶YouTube:Atsueigo

Nov.7 (US ET)
Clouds Architecture Office Founding Partner Masayuki Sono
Towards Unidentified Design
Presents creativity and innovation in design through study process in out-of-the-box approach. The method can be applied in various fields and also is metaphor of our career developments.

By fusing extensive research and creativity from fields of architecture, arts and science, Sono has worked on projects ranging from cultural institutions, public arts to extraterrestrial architecture in collaboration with NASA. His winning design for international competition of New York Staten Island 9/11 Memorial received American Institute of Architects (AIA) Public Project Award (2005). Other awards include First Place in NASA's Mars Habitat Competition (2015), AIA NY Interior Honor Awards (2015 & 2016). Founding Partner of Clouds AO (2010) and visiting professor at Pratt Institute (2013). He holds Masters Degrees from University of Washington and Kobe University. Born in Hyogo Japan.

Splunk, Inc. Software Engineer / Entrepreneur Jun Sakai
Silicon Valley Engineer's Strategy for a Career Plan Abroad
Working abroad involves much more than language skills. This seminar will cover how to strategically plan a career abroad while sharing personal experience as an engineer in Silicon Valley.

In 1998, Sakai went to Doshisha University on a Soccer Scholarship to play for the U21 Japan National Team. In 2001, he received a gold medal from the U21 East Asian Games. In 2002, Sakai graduated from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (JAIST) in computer science. He joined NTT Docomo in 2004, then started his own business in Hawaii and operated for 2 years. In 2006, he joined a startup in the U.S. which in 2 years went bankrupt due to the 2008 stock market crash. In 2009 Sakai joins NTTi3 and later joins his current company, Splunk, Inc. as a software engineer in 2012. Sakai currently resides in Silicon Valley and is active on his Twitter page.
▶Twitter: @sakaijun

freecracy, President and CEO Kazuki Kunimoto
Live freely with your curiosity, Let’s prepare for your journey
The world is now revolving around Startups. Startup is a lifetime project to incorporate your life style and actualize your ideal business. This seminar will discuss the reality of Startups overseas.

Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a minimum GPA, Kunimoto joined Abeam Consulting and received his USCPA while working on finance/accounting projects. With a passion to work overseas, joined multinational companies and worked on M&A/BPR projects in EU and Southeast Asia. Realizing the potential and love for Vietnam, started an education/media company there and operated for 4 years. Afterwards, joined a HR Tech startup and founded/operated the Southeast Asia branch for 2 years. In 2018, he founded, "freecracy," now consisting of 35 talents from Vietnam, India and Japan with a goal to disrupt the old fashioned HR industry and to promote a healthier and free work/life style.

Special Advisor to METI / Chief Representative NEDO Washington D.C. office Yuzo Yamaguchi
Science and Energy Policy Trends in Japan vs. the World
The tech race between the US and China, climate change concerns and shift in green initiatives have impacted the World's policy trends. This seminar will discuss Japan's policy changes and initiatives.

After graduating from Kyoto University in Agricultural Studies, Yamaguchi joined the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Over his career, he has worked with the manufacturing industry customs negotiation for ASEAN regions, acquired a Masters in International Policy from Stanford University to work on policies with the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, acquisition of overseas oil fields and digital trading negotiation practices for the WTO with the Trade Policy Bureau. From 2019, stationed at Washington D.C. to work on trade policies with the Minister's secretariat, Yamaguchi is leading the research on global trading technology and environmental energy as the head of NEDO Washington branch.

Nikkei Inc. Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau, Producer Masaki Nakamatsu
Trading Industry Seminar
This seminar will introduce the latest trends in the trading industry and analyze the difference in profit within trading companies. Unique trading companies will also be looked at.

In 1981, Masaki Nakamura joined Nikkei, Inc. after graduating from Waseda University in political science and economics. On top of his work with the Japan sales division, he also worked at Nikkei America's LA and NY offices. From 2015, he has been working as Producer of the Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau. He has conducted countless seminars not only for business professionals, but also for young students and seniors on how to make it easier to read and analyze business/economic news.

CFN Advisor
How to develop a Self-analysis and Self-promotion (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS how to develop effective Self-analysis and Self-promotion
Nov.8 (US ET)
Amazon Senior Product Manager Yu@honkiku.com
Gain Confidence with English Resume & Interview Techniques
How did I land a Product Manager position at Amazon Seattle Headquarters with no study abroad experience? I will speak from personal experience on how to prepare your resume and interviews.

From Ichinomiya, Aichi, Yu spent his early life in Japan with no plans of going abroad. Acquiring his Master's degree from Tokyo University, he pursued a career with an international consulting firm, then joined a successful IT startup. In 2013, he was sent to the San Francisco branch where he spent the next 4 years until its closure. After job hunting for half a year, he took a position at Amazon Seattle HQ as a product manager. From his job hunt experience in America, he now shares resources on English studies and job hunting via his Twitter and blog.
*This seminar is based on personal experience and does not represent his company.
▶Twitter: @honkiku1
▶Blog: https://honkiku.com/

Nikkei Inc. Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau, Producer Masaki Nakamatsu
Finance Industry Seminar
The finance industry is struggling to adapt to decreasing interest rates and the increasing influence of AI. The leading companies of the industry will explain the recent trends and fintech.

In 1981, Masaki Nakamura joined Nikkei, Inc. after graduating from Waseda University in political science and economics. On top of his work with the Japan sales division, he also worked at Nikkei America's LA and NY offices. From 2015, he has been working as Producer of the Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau. He has conducted countless seminars not only for business professionals, but also for young students and seniors on how to make it easier to read and analyze business/economic news.

CFN Advisor
Tips for Online Interview (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS for Online Interview.
Lecture
oct.23 (US ET)
EY Strategy and Consulting, Representative Director and President Akira Kondo
The detrimental effects of environment changes on professional firms
Technology, COVID-19, Geopolitics. Change is constant and greatly impacts all industries. This seminar will cover those effects and the viewpoint required when aiming for certain industries.

Working at a big consulting firm, Kondo worked on international projects such as corporate strategy, operational reformation, overseas expansion centered around the automotive and tech industries. From 2011, he became Japan's leading representative in the firm. In 2019, he joined EY Japan to oversee the corporate growth strategy division. From October 2020, he will serve as the President and CEO of EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd.

CFN Advisor
Talking Session: students with job offer (Held in Japanese)
Talking session by students who received job offer through Career Forum.
Talk Session: with Newly Hired Employees
Talking session with Newly Hired Employees who received job offer through Career Forum.
oct.24 (US ET)
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Southwest Asia Office, Director Noriyoshi Fukuoka
Corporate Infrastructure in Asia
The rising social infrastructure of Asia. This seminar will observe the current status and issues regarding social infrastructure from the viewpoint of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

Currently 14 years with the Ministry, Fukuoka is the Southwest Asia Director of Trade Policy. He began his global career in the health care division planning global expansion for Japanese medical companies. He then became a diplomat for the Japanese Embassy in Thailand. He built a health specialist training center in Thailand in hopes to promote his global expansion goals. He also assisted in electrical, railway and automobile manufacturing infrastructure projects. He received his Masters in Economics from Yale University and is currently working on Japan-China and Japan-U.S. cooperation and infrastructure planning projects as the principal deputy director of foreign trade promotion.

Nippon Life Insurance Company, Human Resource Development Dept. Ryota Kubo
What Counts is NOT ONLY the Expat Itself in Global Business
Expanding business globally requires transferring employees to oversea branches. This seminar will discuss business expansion, the importance of domestic experience and the reality of oversea transfers.

Joined in 2013 and currently in his 8th year with the company. Kubota did not have any study abroad experience and during his time at university, he studied law as well as being a part of the cross country cycling team. Kubota took some time off to travel as a backpacker and after experiencing Arab Spring in Egypt, he was infatuated by the world outside of Japan and aimed to work at a company that offers oversea transfers. He joined Japan Life Insurance after graduating to work on insurance sales consulting and marketing in Aichi prefecture. After 4 years, he was transferred to the India branch. From 2018, he now works in HR.

Panel Discussion : IT Startups
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Panel featuring 3 IT startups. This panel will discuss the appeal of working for a startup, what kind of talent startups are looking for and each panelist's job hunting experience.
oct.25 (US ET)
Steve’s POV - YouTuber & Entrepreneur Steve's POV
Bridging 2 Cultures: How to be Successful in Japan
Business in Japan & America has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Learn how to adapt and change with the times. This seminar will teach you the importance of cultural mannerisms and the connections you make along the way. The key to success can be found by bridging two cultures.

Steve Feldman aka "Steve's POV" is a bi-lingual YouTuber with 311,000 subscribers and a full-time Realtor based out of Dallas, Texas. Steve's cultural comparison videos are an entertaining way to learn about Japan & USA. After graduating from University of Wisconsin, Steve made the decision to work in Japan. After working for a Japanese company for 2 years, he started his own company and ran it for 4 years before moving back to America where he continues working with all the people he has met in Japan and throughout Asia during his time there.

salesforce.com Co.,Ltd., Futureforce Japan, Director Junichi Tokusa
Motivational Success in the Workplace
What motivates you in the workplace? This session will cover how you should consider changing the way you work and how companies can implement motivation in the workplace.

Graduated from Waseda University in Science and Engineering Management Systems, Junichi Tokusa joined a big Japanese IT company in the HR department to work on recruiting and a wide range of employee training projects. In 2014, he changed career paths and joined salesforce.com to be responsible for leading the recruiting initiatives for recent graduates. He is now working on obtaining his MBA at Waseda Business School. He works during the day and participates in night/weekend classes.

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, Automotive Sector, Associate Director Manabu Hirai
CASE/MaaS and Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry
The Associate Director of Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting will discuss the DX (Digital Transformation) required by the automotive industry and how CASE and MaaS will shape the "automobile" of the future.

Hirai worked in the system integration field until his current position. He has countless experience with incorporating IT in business planning projects to reform and improve work output and system integration projects. His strengths are not only in planning system integration projects, but incorporating and executing the projects itself. He is a specialist in system integration in the automotive and manufacturing industry.

Violinist / Entrepreneur Sumire Hirotsuru
Soft Skills: Why They Matter as much as Hard Skills
Global talent is in high demand. It's not enough to only know how to do something – soft skills are also crucial. This seminar will discuss the key to communication and flexibility in business.

Born in Oita, Japan, NY-based violinist Sumire Hirotsuru has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. She has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy series, and performed as a soloist at numerous venues including Carnegie Hall.
She is a co-founder of Summer in JAPAN, an annual English education program for Japanese schoolchildren. As a published author, she has published three Amazon best-sellers on self-management and has been featured in documentaries on several TV broadcasting companies. Sumire earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 2016 and the Master of Music at The Juilliard School in 2018.

Spice Up Japan, Inc. CEO Keiichi Toyoda
Survival of the Fittest: Adapting to the New Norm
The novel coronavirus has drastically affected the world we know today. The normal we once knew is no longer relevant, so how should we think and act as an organization and as an individual? Tune into this seminar to find out.

Keiichi Toyoda worked for Shimizu Corporation after graduating from Sophia University. After 3 years of international work, Toyoda started his own study abroad business. He provided study and internship opportunities outside of Japan over 15 years. Then he started multiple businesses focusing on global talent development and career development.
In 2018, completed Executive Master Program in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE Business School in Spain and published 18 books.
Currently, also working as visiting researcher at Waseda University Institute for Transnational Human Resource Management, Chairman of NPO Study Abroad Association, and as radio personality for Rainbow Town FM.

Lecture
oct.9 (US ET)
President of Atsueigo ATSU
Thought framework for success and the importance of English skills
This session will provide a thought framework for personal success in life and career. The speaker will also explain the importance of English skills within the framework.

After acquiring his Master's Degree in Accounting from Australian National University, ATSU started his career in Melbourne at one of the Big 4 accounting firms, Deloitte. At Deloitte, he worked on countless Audit projects from America, England and Japan until he rose to a client manager position. He then decided to start his own business after his English Studies Youtube Channel, Atsueigo, climbed over 270,000 subscribers and founded Westway LLC. He has also published many English study resources including Distinction I, II, III, VOCABULARIST, Distinction 2000.
▶Twitter:@atsueigo
▶YouTube:Atsueigo

Panel Discussion : Healthcare Companies
This panel will feature 3 leading companies of the healthcare industry. The panelists will discuss how their work contributes to society and future prospect of the Industry.
Nikkei Inc. Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau, Producer Masaki Nakamatsu
Finance Industry Seminar
The finance industry is struggling to adapt to decreasing interest rates and the increasing influence of AI. The leading companies of the industry will explain the recent trends and fintech.
Pharmaceutical Industry Seminar
A global race to develop the best medicine. This seminar will cover the latest trends in pharma and the growth expected from medical engineering due to increase in life expectancy and medical standards.
Gaming Industry Seminar
How will the gaming industry change with the introduction of 5G and the post-pandemic world? This seminar will also cover music streaming, smartphone features, and companies in the industry.

In 1981, Masaki Nakamura joined Nikkei, Inc. after graduating from Waseda University in political science and economics. On top of his work with the Japan sales division, he also worked at Nikkei America's LA and NY offices. From 2015, he has been working as Producer of the Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau. He has conducted countless seminars not only for business professionals, but also for young students and seniors on how to make it easier to read and analyze business/economic news.

HAKUHODO, Executive Manager, Human Resource Management Division Hiromitsu Numata
Advertising Industry Seminar
Marketing has continued to evolve around changing lifestyles and technological advancements. This seminar will discuss the past, present and future of marketing companies.

Graduating Tokyo University in the year 2000, Numata joined Hakuhodo as a sales rep.
From 2004, he was added to the brand design division and worked on branding projects for various industries. After training at the Vietnam branch, in 2013, he started Hakuhodo Consulting AP in Singapore and gained experience as a manager.
From 2016, he returned to the Tokyo HQ to assume his current position.

CFN Advisor
Tips for Online Interview (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS for Online Interview.
Job-hunting TIPS for BCF Online (Held in Japanese)
Will share online job-hunting tips at Boston CF Online.
oct.10 (US ET)
Comedian / Corporate Venture Capital Director Atsugiri Jason
WHY JAPANESE PEOPLE!
Do what you want to do,
grasp the future
Will cover how you could be "THE Only One" by using your own skill set.

Over 9 years in Japan, Atsugiri Jason started learning Japanese through Japanese TV shows. Still committed to learning Kanji, started to learn Japanese history. He joined Michigan State University when he was only 17, and completed B.A. degree. Then he completed his Master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently juggling both roles as a comedian and an executive of IT company in Japan.

Amazon Senior Product Manager Yu@honkiku.com
Gain Confidence with English Resume & Interview Techniques
How did I land a Product Manager position at Amazon Seattle Headquarters with no study abroad experience? I will speak from personal experience on how to prepare your resume and interviews.

From Ichinomiya, Aichi, Yu spent his early life in Japan with no plans of going abroad. Acquiring his Master's degree from Tokyo University, he pursued a career with an international consulting firm, then joined a successful IT startup. In 2013, he was sent to the San Francisco branch where he spent the next 4 years until its closure. After job hunting for half a year, he took a position at Amazon Seattle HQ as a product manager. From his job hunt experience in America, he now shares resources on English studies and job hunting via his Twitter and blog.
*This seminar is based on personal experience and does not represent his company.
Twitter: @honkiku1
Blog: https://honkiku.com/

P&G APAC HR Associate Director Pauline de los Santos
Building Your Personal Brand
Learn how global companies build world-class brands and how you can apply this brand building concept to your own personal branding so you stand out utilizing your strengths and fully unleash yourself.

Associate Director of APAC HR division, Pauline overseas the recruiting, training and D&I implementation of Japan and South Korea as well as serving as the recruiting leader in APAC. In 2011, Pauline joined P&G Philippines to lead the HRBP and recruiting team until she assumed her current position.

Panel Discussion : Tech Companies
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This panel will feature 3 tech companies who will discuss the appeal of working as an engineer. The panelists will speak from their job hunting experience and what kind of candidates are sought after.
Bain & Company × Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan × Morgan Stanley
Panel Discussion : Consulting / Government Agency / Finance
This panel will feature companies from various industries.
The panelists will discuss the common traits of success, expectations of study abroad candidates and how their work can contribute to society.
Nikkei Inc. Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau, Producer
Masaki Nakamatsu
Consulting Industry Seminar
The consulting industry covers a wide area such as management, research, HR, accounting and more. This seminar will cover the strengths and differences of top companies in the industry.
Trading Industry Seminar
This seminar will introduce the latest trends in the trading industry and analyze the difference in profit within trading companies. Unique trading companies will also be looked at.

In 1981, Masaki Nakamura joined Nikkei, Inc. after graduating from Waseda University in political science and economics. On top of his work with the Japan sales division, he also worked at Nikkei America's LA and NY offices. From 2015, he has been working as Producer of the Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau. He has conducted countless seminars not only for business professionals, but also for young students and seniors on how to make it easier to read and analyze business/economic news.

CFN Advisor
How to develop a Self-analysis and Self-promotion (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS how to develop effective Self-analysis and Self-promotion
Effective CFN Resume Building [Advanced] (Held in Japanese)
Will share advanced technique of CFN resume building.
Effective CFN Resume Building [Basic] (Held in English)
Will share fundamentals of CFN resume building.
oct.11 (US ET)
SHOWROOM Inc. CEO Yuji Maeda
How to Love What You Do
1) The efforts you make when starting your career can lead to doing what you love.
2) Enthusiasm is a skill in which we can understand and grasp.
3) How you lead yourself to enthusiasm is, in fact, your career path.

After joining UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd. in 2010, Maeda handled stock sales for institutional investors, and returned to Japan from the New York office in 2003. He then transferred to DeNA and launched the virtual live space service, SHOWROOM as an internal venture which he became CEO from 2015. His first book "Winning Possibility of Life" became a best sellers with over 90,000 sales, and his other well-known book "Magical Power of Note-Taking" made a record of over 170,000 sales within 2 days, and currently sold over 600,000 (including e-books).

PwC Japan Partner Yasuo Okada
Talent and Career in the New Normal Generation
Many factors have impacted our current society such as the increase in lifespan, technological advancements and COVID-19. This seminar will discuss how to plan a career in such a dynamic environment.

In 1987, Okada graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University with a law degree. He worked for a big real estate development company before joining PwC Japan Group in 1995. He has worked on consulting projects with supply chains, distribution businesses, consumer goods, and public sectors. In 2009, he became a partner. From 2018, he is now the new graduate hiring division partner.

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC Partner/ Deloitte Tohmatsu Cyber LLC Partner, Chief Strategy Officer Yuichiro Kirihara
How to find a "Successful Company" - Consulting Firm Viewpoint
COVID-19 has brought a new norm to business and that force companies to adapt. This seminar will discuss how to find companies that are able to adapt in a different economy and succeed.

Kirihara started his career as an engineer at a American automobile manufacturer. After working as an internal consultant, he then joined Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting. Using his experience in the manufacturing industry, specializing in aircraft reinforcement, he managed machinery, engine, suppliers, relating trading companies and airline businesses. He has completed a wide range of countless projects including management consultancy, launching of new projects, M&A, business planning, IT implementations, corporate culture restructuring and cyber security. From 2014, he also served as a global recruiting leader for 4 years. He now uses the extensive global deloitte network to create impactful solutions.

EY Japan Regional Chief Operating Officer (COO) Moriaki Kida
Importance of Diversity& Inclusiveness(D&I) at workplace
This seminar will cover the importance of Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) and LGBTQ+ inclusion within the workplace. The speaker's experience in Japan, UK and US will be the basis of this seminar.

With over 20 years of experience at EY, Moriaki Kida is now the EY Japan Regional COO and Asia-Pacific Area Operating Executive and currently oversees operations and implements initiatives that have supported the transformation of the Japan practice, which includes Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transactions Advisory Services. Additionally, he is the EY Global Executive Sponsor of Unity, the LGBTQ+ employee group and is an avid supporter of diversity & inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. He also holds an MSc in Business Administration - Accounting from San Francisco State University’s College of Business and a BA in Music - Piano Performance from the University of California, Irvine.

Nikkei Inc. Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau, Producer Masaki Nakamatsu
Food Manufacture Industry Seminar
Japan facing a declining birth rate, the future of domestic food manufacturing is limited. This seminar will cover how the leading manufactures plan to adapt and extend their products overseas.
Understanding B2B Companies
B2B companies are often times overlooked. In Japan, there are many manufacturing companies with bright futures ahead of them. This is your chance to hear about companies you may not be aware of.
IT Industry Seminar
The novel coronavirus has changed the way we work. DX (digital transformation), IoT, AI, share economy are the keywords that will be introduced in this seminar.

In 1981, Masaki Nakamura joined Nikkei, Inc. after graduating from Waseda University in political science and economics. On top of his work with the Japan sales division, he also worked at Nikkei America's LA and NY offices. From 2015, he has been working as Producer of the Business Consulting & Solutions Bureau. He has conducted countless seminars not only for business professionals, but also for young students and seniors on how to make it easier to read and analyze business/economic news.

Special Lecture
Sept.11 (US ET)
Journalist and Institute Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology Akira Ikegami
Ways to Live and Work during COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has thrown the world into chaos. It is times like these where we must take the opportunity to change. Glancing at the past, let us consider how we can live and work for a brighter future.

Born in 1950. After graduating Keio University, Akira Ikegami pursued a career in journalism at NHK. After 16 years of journalism, he became a top news caster for the greater Tokyo area for 16 years after which he is now a freelance journalist and contributing to news and television agencies. On top of being a freelance journalist, he also teaches at 9 different universities on Economics, Contemporary History and Islamic Culture.

Sept.13 (US ET)
MIT Scholar and Former White House Tech Adviser R. David Edelman
The Role of AI Today and the Foreseeable Future
As executives and boards increasingly demand data-driven decisions, Dr. Edelman helps make sense of the commercial revolution in big data and AI transforming individual firms and entire industries.

MIT scholar, Presidential advisor, and leading technologist R. David Edelman is one of the USA's foremost authorities on how new innovations are changing life and business around the globe. Dubbed the nation's "Chief Cyber Diplomat," his insights on issues like A.I., cybersecurity, data ethics, and the geopolitics of technology have shaped national and international policy at the highest levels.

Dr. Edelman served in the Bush and Obama Administrations, to become the youngest-ever Director named to the U.S. National Security Council. He currently teaches at MIT and leads its Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security.

Lecture
Sept.11 (US ET)
Work-Life Balance, President Yoshie Komuro
Work-Life Balance: Increase Productivity to Produce Better Results
Japanese companies are reforming how they work. Minimizing overtime to increase quality and productivity. This seminar will cover the positives of reforming and how to make a change in your workplace.

Hold governmental posts such as Member of Prime Minister Abe’s Industrial Competitiveness Council, Member of Central Council for Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Provided consultation services to over 1,000 companies to raise labor efficiency, so greater business results are achieved with shorter working hours. Changing Japanese people’s style of work can be the solution for many of the problems Japan is facing such as low birth rate and aging population.

CFN Advisor
Effective CFN Resume Building [Basic] (Held in Japanese)
Will share fundamentals of CFN resume building.
How to develop a Self-analysis and Self-promotion (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS how to develop effective Self-analysis and Self-promotion
Sept.12 (US ET)
Steve’s POV - YouTuber & Entrepreneur Steve's POV
Bridging 2 Cultures: How to be Successful in Japan
Business in Japan & America has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. Learn how to adapt and change with the times. This seminar will teach you the importance of cultural mannerisms and the connections you make along the way. The key to success can be found by bridging two cultures.

Steve Feldman aka "Steve's POV" is a bi-lingual YouTuber with 311,000 subscribers and a full-time Realtor based out of Dallas, Texas. Steve's cultural comparison videos are an entertaining way to learn about Japan & USA. After graduating from University of Wisconsin, Steve made the decision to work in Japan. After working for a Japanese company for 2 years, he started his own company and ran it for 4 years before moving back to America where he continues working with all the people he has met in Japan and throughout Asia during his time there.

P&G Japan Baby Care Senior Brand Director Yoshio Seto
Marketing & Branding Strategy in DX Era
What would change in this Digital Transformation Era. World's top company will share their marketing wisdom.

Born in December, 1984. Graduated Tokyo University in 2008, then joined Recruit Co., Ltd.
After working as a sales representative of hiring support for 3 years, joined P&G. From 2012, he was establishing the mid-term management strategy and marketing plan of P&G’s one of major baby-care products, Pampers.
And now, he is in charge of Executive Officer, Baby Care Brand Director, and hiring manager of the marketing department.

Shibusawa and Company, CEO/Commons Asset Management, Chairman Ken Shibusawa
Beyond 2020: SDGs and Purpose Driven Companies
Japan is at a crossroads for a new era. Companies should engage in SDGs not just to answer humanitarian needs, but also to implement strategic investments for sustainable value creation.

Ken Shibusawa founded in 2001, Shibusawa and Company, Inc., a strategic advisory firm for alternative investments, ESG/SDGs alignment and human resource development. He also founded in 2008, Commons Asset Management, a mutual fund dedicated to deliver long term investment opportunities to the Japanese household. Currently, he is working on a project to launch an impact fund to generate a new flow of capital to the emerging countries from Japan. He has extensive market experience at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as well as Moore Capital, a global macro hedge fund, where he was the representative managing director of the Tokyo Office.

A.T. Kearney × PwC Consulting LLC Strategy&
Panel Discussion : Strategy Consulting Firms
Panel discussion by consultants from strategy consulting firms. Will discuss what is rewarding and its best part of their jobs. Also talk about the type of candidates their firms are looking for and their own episodes from job hunting.
CFN Advisor
Effective CFN Resume Building [Advanced] (Held in Japanese)
Will share advanced technique of CFN resume building.
Job-hunting TIPS for BCF Online (Held in Japanese)
Will share online job-hunting tips at Boston CF Online.
Tips for Online Interview (Held in Japanese)
Will share TIPS for Online Interview.
Sept.13 (US ET)
TAKTOPIA & Co. Co-founder/CEO Yu Nagai
How to Find Happiness Working in the 21st Century
In this talk, the speaker, who founded three companies after leaving a consulting firm, will share his own experiences and talk about how to "live happy" in the 21st century.

Raised in Ibaraki and Chiba prefecture and graduated from Tokyo University with a Masters Degree in Music Industry. Yu Nagai worked at IBM as a management consultant. In 2010, he founded Habataku Inc. with the vision of providing creative and diverse educational training experiences. In 2015, the educational department branched off to become TAKTOPIA & Co with the mission of training future leaders who visualize the importance of both global and local entrepreneurship. Combining education and career to organize a better world in the 21st Century.

CFN Advisor
Effective CFN Resume Building [Basic] (Held in English)
Will share fundamentals of CFN resume building.
Talking Session: students with job offer (Held in Japanese)
Talking session by students who received job offer through Career Forum.