CDF キャリアディスカバリー フォーラム

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 CDF is a career meetup event where you, students, can discuss with passionate researchers, engineers, and experienced managers from various industries in Japan. Please join us with what you want do pursue. Through the event, by freely exchanging the ideas, you will expand your career visions. 

Deepen your thoughts about your career

   When you are busy with your research and projects, you may not have a chance to deepen your thoughts. CDF offers you a place for your to discuss about your future. Step out of your comfort zone and join the discussions with companies and other participants from different fields. It will help find a new side of yourself.

To Meet-up personnel from various fields 

     CDF is NOT a job fair, but an opportunity to discover your career. You can network with people who have different knowledge and experiences. Find your future project partners or colleagues.

Bell Salle Shinjuku Grand Conference Center

Address: 8-17-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023

(Sat) 22nd June  2019, 10:00am Open

Time Contents
9:00-10:00 Opening Session of the Main Forum
10:00-11:00 Opening Session of the World Forum
11:00-12:00 Booths Session (30 min × 2)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Time
13:00-14:00 Tour session
14:00-15:00 Panel Discussion
15:00-16:00 Booths Session (30min × 2)
16:00-17:00 Work Session (90min)
18:00-19:30 Closing and Networking

Panel Discussion: "What’s it like to work in Japan? - Real Voices from Japanese Companies"

Do you wanna work in Japan? YES, you should be! From gigantic conglomerates to startups, there are really interesting Japanese companies to spend your time. Wait, wait, do international students have obstacles to overcome to be hired?  Or is this just a myth? In this session, we invite guest speakers from Japanese companies in various sizes and background to hear their real voices.

Booths Session: (6 participants maximum per booth)

We believe that YOUR vision and passion will change your future, and even the future of the company that you will work . In this session, you will have a short discussion along a topic given by each company. Through the discussion, you will explore various companies’ ideas to deepen your career viewpoint.

Work Session:(20 participants maximum)

If you want to know more about a certain company, you have a chance at this Work Session. In this session, the discussion will be a longer ver. Challenge yourself by exchanging your thoughts with people from industries. You may see your study and career from birds view through this session.

“I got to interact with microbiologists, engineers, business management experts, investors and start-up managers. It was good to see how people from other fields develop and sell their research and skills and it motivated me to be more strategic in how I market myself as a researcher and future employee(M.N).”

“I met a lot of really smart people from the field of bioengineering, who want to make a real, positive impact on the world! Their passion was inspiring.(J.B)”

World Forum Communication Partner

Active Connector co-designs World Forum with Leave a Nest as a partner. The company navigates you to various companies in Japan via its career consultation, tailored job recommendation services.

World Forum Communication Partner

MEXT Scholarship Association (MSA) helps spreading forum information for its network. MSA 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 Scholarship.

World Forum Communication Partner

STeLA helps spreading forum information for its network. STeLA is an international student-run organization aimed to create an international network of the next generation of leaders in science and technology.

Organizer with a booth

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) is a leading international tobacco company that is also actively present in pharmaceuticals and processed foods. We would like to meet passionate students who would like to talk about their own research. Let's think what you can do together.

World Forum Booth Partner


ACSL is recently IPO-ed drone company. We will continue to innovate and to grow this new industry through drones that think and fly all by themselves. We would like to meet students who are passionate on realizing drone society.

World Forum Booth Partner

Frontier Consulting designs future office environment with various companies. We really wanna meet with students who like to co-create the future of work with us.

World Forum Booth Partner

Kishu Giken is one of the leading companies who develops ink jet printer. We cover everything on that field; i.e., from R&D to product.We would like to meet students who are interested in creating next era of this business field.

World Forum Booth Partner

Langualess envision a new way of communication without language. Our first product INUPATHY gives you an example of it. It helps communication between human and dog.

World Forum Booth Partner

Challenergy is developing next-generation wind turbine that can safely generate energy even under strong wind speed such as typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes. We will provide safe and reliable energy to all human being especially where the typhoon hits every year. If you are interested in what we do, please talk to us.

World Forum Booth Partner

O2 is a platform specialized in manufacturing industry. Not only as a consulting firm, we have engineering service, and real factory to design and make mold. Now we would like to discuss about a topic “How can Japanese manufacturing contribute to your country?”.

World Forum Panel Discussion Partner

Hamano Products is one of the leading manufacturing factories in Japan. We have conducted various collaborations with startups and academic labs for prototyping. We would like to meet students who are passionate about solving the manufacturing problems in our world.

Organizer with a booth

Leave a Nest thrives to achieve global happiness by enhancing everyday life through science and education for future generation.

Leave a Nest Co.,Ltd.  Global Platform Development Division
Izumi Dateyama,  [email protected]