|●Date: October 4-8, 2019
●Venue: Jakarta & Bandung,
●Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
|(Up&Coming 2020 New Year issue)
In the beginning of October 2019, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and
Industry held Ithe International Job Fair in Jakarta, the capital of
Indonesia and Bandung, the 3rd biggest city in Indonesia. Indonesia
has the 2nd highest number of Japanese learners in the world, and
many people want to work in Japan. There are many human resources
specialized in science or engineering including those graduated from
great engineering faculty. At this job fair, we attended not only
the recruit activities but also exchange events with students from
top universities. We were able to exchange information with many
The exchange events were held with a purpose of making a connection
between Japanese companies and teachers and students at local
universities. We visited career centers at local universities to
greet teachers and get information about students. Students and
staff members of career centers gathered at university halls for the
events. We could conduct no screening
test there since it was not a job fair, but we could understand the
reactions and levels of local students and students could know that
they have a choice of working in Japan.
October 5 (Jakarta)
After the company explanation of FORUM8, 123 students applied and we
had an interview with 9 students at site. This was very high number
among the participated companies.
Total number of participated
companies was 20 and over 700 people came to the event. Although the
FORUM8 booth was located at the far end of the site, we always had a
lot of students because we had good recruit conditions and answered
to their questions in Indonesian on site. In addition, 40 students attended the
company seminar started in the afternoon.
Most of applicants and interviewees wanted to join FORUM8 as a
technical engineer. They had really good English skills but their
Japanese skills were less than we expected.
We explained that we would do screening test and writing test in
Tokyo and will give a notification of appointment to the applicants who
passed the final interview by executives. Some of the companies
decided to employ students at site.
October 7 (Bandung)
After the event started at 10 a.m., about 600 students visited
around each booth of 16 companies. FORUM8 had 114 entries and 25
attendants to the company seminar and interviewed 6 students.
Same as Jakarta, FORUM8 booth was very popular, and we did
presentations in English and Indonesian to more than 70 visitors.
Since the number of visitors at venue decreased in the afternoon, we
did both of interview test and presentation. One of the interviewee
was a trilingual who could speak Japanese, English, and the mother