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Established in 1970, the ICA (International Computer Association) has grown into one of Japan’s largest, most influential organizations covering Information Technology and Business in Japan. The ICA provides a forum for information exchange, networking, and identification of business expansion opportunities with many of the key movers and shakers in Japan. Read more about the ICA

[Nov. 20th, 2014] I'm 40 Now!!!!! Is It Really Game Over For Me In Japan's Job Market ?

Picture of James SantagataSpeaker: James Santagata
Founder and Managing Director of Career OverDrive! and SiliconEdge.

Even 6 years after the Great Recession and the Wall Street Bank Implosions began, a large majority of job seekers are still finding the job search and career transition process to be extremely rough if not a brutal and harrowing experience.

The slides for our presentation can be found here ICA Over 40 Presentation Slides.

Among job seekers, arguably no group is more negatively affected by this brutal reality than 40+ year old job seekers.

[Oct. 16th, 2014] Branding YOU

Picture of Rei Hasegawa.Speaker: Rei Hasegawa
Head of Corporate Communications, Japan and APAC Social Media - LinkedIn Japan

Our speaker will show the importance of self-branding as a professional, and advise on how you can get the most out of LinkedIn, like many successful companies and individuals have, to help you and your company be more successful and productive.

The presentation also introduces how LinkedIn is used, and LinkedIn's business updates in Japan. The workshop will be delivered in English.

[Jul. 24th, 2014] Tokyo Bay Cruise ICA Summer Networking

201407_Tokyo_CruiseTwo hour boat cruise in Tokyo Bay out past Haneda Airport. Come in a YUKATA to get in the JAPANESE SPIRIT. Two hours Nomihodai (all you can drink no food included). Over 1,000 people aboard ship, ICA will reserve space on the top deck

Fun under the moon light in Tokyo Bay.

Escape the summer heat by joining us for a fun filled evening aboard ship cruising Tokyo Bay. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of the Tokyo night skyline while connecting with professionals and business executives from a variety of industries.