For those of you who have spent time in Japan, the country and its culture have a place in your heart. The Embassy of Japan realizes that many of you—families and friends of Japan—have a strong desire to stay connected with Japan after returning to the U.S.
Did you know that there is an abundance of support organizations and experiences available to help you do this? Find out more by downloading "Japan in Your Heart," available here.
To help develop the next generation of U.S.-Japan and ACCJ leaders, the ACCJ has established the Young Professionals Forum (YPF) for members who are 35 or younger. We will be hosting a series of events targeted at young professionals over the course of the year, with a kick-off business networking event planned for early April.
In recognition of the YPF initiative, and to emphasize our commitment to growing this segment of our membership, the ACCJ launched a six-month Entrance Fee Waiver Campaign (from March 1 to August 31) for eligible candidates. This campaign allows prospective members aged 35 and younger to join the ACCJ and participate in the YPF without having to pay the standard entrance fee of 15,000 yen.*
The YPF will carry on activities from 2015 pilot program with peer-led programs, mentor forums, training and networking activities in order to provide a platform for young professionals to create new connections with peers and senior business leaders alike.
This is a great opportunity to engage our young professionals and provide an opportunity for some of our future leaders to network and advance their leadership skills.
• If you are 35 or younger and are interested in the program or participated in the pilot, keep an eye out for our event kick-off invitation e-mail.
• If you are a representative from one of our Corporate Sustaining Member Companies, please use this opportunity to identify suitable Young Professionals within your organization and direct them to the ACCJ Membership Department < firstname.lastname@example.org> to get signed up under the fee waiver campaign.
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With a business environment boasting excellent public transportation access, a living environment that allows foreigners to reside comfortably and safely, and one of the top vocational support systems in Japan, Yokohama welcomes companies from overseas.
It is currently host to a number of global headquarters, research facilities and more, and continues to grow as an international business city. This seminar introduces foreign companies to the appeal of Yokohama, a city that so many have already chosen.
For more details, including registration information, please click here.