May 21

JETAA UK – Recent Careers and Networking Events

A recap of some of JETAA UK’s recent career-oriented activities.  Stay tuned for more to come. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


Robert Walters Japan UK Careers Seminar, London
Organised by JETAA Careers and Networking Coordinator Anna Dingley, this event was the 2nd of our UK Japan Careers Seminars and featured JETAA members Jon Fisher and Joachim Stubbs from Greenback Alan LLP, Adrian Cohen from Tazaki Foods and Michael Shearer, British Consulate to Western Japan, sharing their experiences of using the JET experience in their jobs. There were also speakers from Mitsubishi Corp CSR, Daiwa Securities and Ippudo, sharing their experiences of how nurturing other skills apart from Japanese language ability was important too. David Swann, MD of Robert Walters Japan, said “JETs are very employable in Japan in our office because of their in-depth knowledge of the country and their immersion in the culture”. This was followed by networking drinks and nibbles- thank you so much for everyone who attended.

Rebuilding Japan Airlines-The Inamori Way
Director of University of Oxford Japan Office and JETAA member Alison Beale organised a lecture for the legendary Japanese business leader Dr Inamori to speak at Oxford in May. Dr Inamori, who, at the age of 78, turned JAL around after it went bankrupt in 2010, chose Oxford for his first public European lecture. The Sheldonian theatre was full of British and Japanese people, some from the companies Dr Inamori had previously setup-KDDI, Kyocera and of course JAL. He spoke about the principles and philosophy he created during his career which he drew upon with JAL by always acting in the right way as a human being and enabling a clear understanding of a common goal amongst the employees to get them to work together effectively toward a successful result. It was indeed a successful result as JAL became one of the most profitable airlines in the world. JETAA UK Chair Sarah Parsons and Careers and Networking Coordinator Anna Dingley also attended the reception afterwards.

To get more information about careers and networking events around the country, please make sure your details on our website are up to date so you receive our mailshots, check our events on the website and follow us on facebook, twitter and Linkedin @JETAAUK. If you would be interested in organising, speaking at or letting us know about networking events in your area, please contact us on careers @

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