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What is Sociarise?

 Sociarise is a company that helps foreigners to work in Japan whose motto is “difference is value”. The CEO of Sociarise came up with the idea of this business when he was a university student because he had seen so many talented international students having difficulties when job-hunting. Even though those students made so much effort to get a MEXT scholarship, struggled through studying in Japanese in order to acquire bachelor or master degrees and attempted job hunting but, they couldn’t get jobs in Japan. That’s why he launched a company to help those people.

Takumi Nakamura, CEO of Sociarise Co. Ltd.
A HR consultant, specializing in highly skilled foreign personnel. Takumi offers a variety of services for Japanese companies that wish to hire foreign personnel – personnel search, application for eligibility, Japanese education after foreign personnel join company, etc. He has also provided career consultation for over 500 international students, from over 80 countries, at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Yokohama National University. As well as this, Takumi has given multiple speeches and presentations at national institutions, such as at the Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Office and Ministry of Justice, and local adminstrations around Japan.

-What kind of services does Sociarise provide?

 Its services are mainly divided into two types. One is the service for international students and other type of foreign nationals and the other one is for Japanese companies that want to hire foreign personnel. Sociarise runs a website called “Your Career” which is a career development site specialized in foreign personnel that are looking for a Japanese job. Sociarise helps students with job hunting through “Your Career”. Also, it provides a free service which enables you to train your Japanese conversation skills that is called Shyaberriko! Even more, it cooperates with a number of universities and vocational schools so that it can support the students directly.

 For Japanese companies, it gives Japanese companies that aren’t used to hiring foreign personnel opportunities to learn diversity in workplaces. Also, it provides comprehensive consultation about hiring foreign people.

-What kind of impact does Sociairise have on society?

 Even though Japanese people realize that they need to be more globalized, there are not many companies that hire foreign people as regular workers and the field of career support for foreign people is still developing. Not only Japanese companies but also the Japanese government don’t understand this situation very well. So, the CEO of Sociarise has given advices to the government so that the government can change guidelines regarding foreign workers appropriately. Also, Sociarise does some speeches, seminars and events that make help people understand what it is like to work with foreign people and to share foreigners’ honest opinions.

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Sociarise has many connections with many groups and individuals including with us and MEXT Student Associates which is a non-profit community organization that works directly with the Japanese Government in representing and supporting the alumni and current recipients of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho / MEXT) Scholarship. Sociarise writes some articles on this site.

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