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Cross-Cultural Breakthrough – LJC Kai

1) Why do you like working with Link Japan Careers(LJC), Kai?

RW: So Kai you have been with LJC a relative short while also, having originally worked with Link Interac. What is it you like about working with LJC?

 

KT: LJC is quite a new company only 3 years old! So if I raise my hand there is always a project to join and get involved with.

 

I find it is  fun to work where there is a chance to be involved with a new business, training or recruitment.

 

I believe change is a constant thing, and there are always changes within organizations and with people.

 

Unfortunately, many Japanese companies are afraid to change and try to keep the same system.

 

In contrast, LMG (Link and Motivation Group) and LJC are embrace change, this resonates with me and allows me to keep growing, helping others accept change, and reach their potential along the way.

2) What does Cross-Cultural Design mean to you?

 
RW: What does Cross-Cultural Design mean to you?
 
KT: For me, cross-cultural design is the creation of works that transform differences into strengths, a technology that creates strong united organizations.
 
When I look at the Japanese team in the last Rugby World Cup, there were so many different experiences within the players, but all of them were able to share that- their culture to create a united power-house of a team.
 
We didn’t win the finals, but we came close! This is Cross-Cultural design to me, and it can make a successful business in Japan.
 

3) What inspires you as a LJC professional, Kai?

 

RW: What do you find inspiring as a professional who works with LJC, Kai?

 

KT: I take a lot of inspiration from sports teams, football, my peers, innovation, new businesses, One Piece(haha, it is also a story that has had many changes), study abroad programmes,  my internship in India, my friends around the world, and of course my grandpa and my dad! 

 

I am often inspired by my relatives’ working styles.

As a new employee of the LMG, I am serious about my time with LJC and I would like to give back to those who have taken care of me.

“A career should be mutually beneficial to both the employee and the employer, so if you do decide that now is the right time to leave, look for companies that reflect the values and skills that you admire”

4) What advice do you have to foreign professionals looking for a job with LJC, Kai?

 

RW: So what advice do you have for others who are wanting to work in Japan?

 

KT:First of all, I would like to thank you for making the decision to work in Japan.

 

The advice I would like to give you is when looking at moving to a new job, try to evaluate the reasons you have for wanting to leave.

 

A career should be mutually beneficial to both the employee and the employer, so if you do decide that now is the right time to leave, look for companies that reflect the values and skills that you admire. As a professional in Japan you are in a unique position.

 

Let’s work together to get you not another job, but a meaningful career!

5) What is your goal for 2020?

 

RW: So Kai, I know you have many goals but what are your goals with LJC this year?

 

KT: I have three goals for 2020.

 

1) to achieve LJC’s recruiting Goals with my fellow teammates.

 

2) to be a leader and create  new value projects for LJC and it’s applicants.

 

3) is to support their maximum growth and stretch as training mentors for Miyu and Aira(new team members) assigned this year.