Event Information

I-HoP : Online lecture & practice for Resilience : How to navigate “The era of VUCA” (1/19)


Transferable Skills Seminar - How to navigate “The era of VUCA”-

We are living in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) era and may sometimes get caught up in pessimistic thinking.

In this event, you will learn and practice "resilience" to survive this difficult era.

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (DC, PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Contents
Lecture:
-Why resilience is essential to survive and thrive
-What is resilience
-Three elements to support resilience
-What is psychological resilience
-ABC model
-How to enhance resilience of living
-How to enhance resilience of local community
-How to enhance own resilience
-How to enhance resilience of family and friends

Work :
-Practice: applying ABC model to own case
-How to change pessimistic thinking
-Share of insights
-What I can do / I should do

■ Lecturer
Ms. Junko Edahiro

President, Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES)
Professor, Department of Leadership and Innovation, Graduate School of
Leadership and Innovation, Shizenkan University

Junko Edahiro is a Japan-based sustainability expert working to create a resilient and happy future. She conducts seminars
and works as a consultant, has written many books on the environment
and energy, resilience, animal welfare, and has translated dozens
of books into Japanese, including "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore.
She also works as an advisor to help build resilient communities
and local economies through approaches that include systems thinking
and scenario planning. Recent local community projects include Ama
Town in Shimane Prefecture and Shimokawa Town in Hokkaido.

■ Seminar date
1/19(Wed.) 16:00-17:30 Online (zoom)

■ Target
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs.

■ Registration
By 1/12(Wed.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
40

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP : Manuscript Writing for Researchers (12/15) 【英語論文執筆セミナー】


I-HoP : Manuscript Writing for Researchers (12/15)

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC and PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

This Transferable Skills Seminar, “Manuscript Writing for Researchers”, is intended primarily for young researchers who are submitting a paper to an international journal for the first time.

■ Outline
1)Tips for Writing an Effective Abstract
-Understanding “scientific” English
-Writing logically for emphasis
-Examples of strong/weak abstracts

2)Tips for Writing your Introduction and Discussion Sections
-Logically structuring your Introduction
-Clearly stating the purpose of your study
-Suitable statements for interpreting your results

3)Common Errors to Avoid when Writing a Manuscript
-Common language/grammar errors
-Style/format problems
-Overlooked requirements in the Instructions to Authors

4)Effective Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism
-How journals define plagiarism
-Methods for incorporating published text into your manuscript

5) Q&A Session

■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.
In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Seminar date and time
2021/12/15 (Wed.) 16:00-17:30

■ Place
Online (Zoom video Webinar)

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate students and postdocs

■ Application
By 12/8 (Wed.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
150

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:BJTビジネス日本語能力テスト受験支援 2021年度第2回


I-HoPではこのたび,日本での就職活動に有利となる「BJTビジネス日本語能力テスト」受験支援を実施します。

■BJTビジネス日本語能力テストの詳細
https://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/

■ BJTの特徴・メリット
https://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/about/feature_merit.html

■ 対象者
・受験時点で北海道大学の大学院留学生(MC,DC)または博士研究員(PD)で、いずれも母語が日本語ではない者。
・2021年10月以降にBJTを受験したことがない者
・受験の予約等の所定の手続きを自分で確実に済ませ,2022年2月18日までに,試験センターで受験できる者。
*支援を受けたにもかかわらず受験しなかった場合,今後のI-HoPの各種プログラムへの参加を認めない可能性があります。
・受験後,I-HoPにスコアのコピーを提出できる者

■ 費用
受講料約7,000円を大学が負担

■ 応募受付期間
2021年11月11日(木)~11月30日(火)16:00
*受付期間中に下記①②の両方を完了すること。
①Hi-Systemから申し込み
②応募フォームに必要事項を登録
応募フォーム:https://forms.gle/nAJ5uoj1RS58rgsv9

■ 手続き
・申し込み①②
・I-HoPにて個別面談(オンライン・日本語)。応募フォームの内容と面談結果を踏まえて支援対象者を決定します。
・支援が決定した場合には,受験用バウチャー番号を配付。
・本人が専用サイト「ピアソンVUE」から受験日時を予約(2022年2月18日(金)までに各自必ず受験すること。)
・受験日時をI-HoPにメールで報告。
・試験センターで受験(本人確認書類の持参必須)
*受験の24時間前まで変更可能であるため,都合が悪くなった場合等は本人が予約を変更し,変更後の日程をI-HoPに報告すること。
変更した場合も2022年2月18日までに各自必ず受験すること。
・受験後,スコア(コピー可)をI-HoPに提出

■ 定員
30名
*ただし,受付期間中に申込者数が10名に満たなかった場合は実施しません(団体受験のため)。

■ 試験センター
イーエデュケーションズ札幌北口テスティングセンター(予定)
060-0807 北海道 札幌市北区北七条西5丁目8-1 『北7条』ヨシヤビル4階(ドスパラの横)
※「串鳥」のビルではありません!※

■ 備考
新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大による試験センターの閉鎖等の理由により受験できない場合は,対応を考慮します。

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP : Shiseido information session in English for Ph.D. students and Postdocs

For the international Ph.D. students and Postdocs who are interested in working in Japan, online company information session in English!!

■Date & Time
11/11 (Thu.) 15:00-16:00 online

■Participating Company
Shiseido Company, Limited(資生堂)
https://corp.shiseido.com/en/

■Contents
-Company Presentation
-Q&A session

■Registration
By 11/2(Tue.) 16:00

■Maximum number of participants
30

■Language
English

■ Target and Eligible
Hokkaido University international doctoral course students and postdocs.

■ Application
By 11/2(Tue.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
30

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test 2021 Nov-Dec


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html


Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, let's keep studying and aim for JLPT Certification!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students* , whose native language is NOT Japanese. Current Hokkaido university students and Postdocs only.
*Only to whom are planning to continue their research in graduate school

■ Price
Free*The tuition is paid by the university.

■ e-learning available
From 11/11 (Thu.) to 12/10(Fri.)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From 10/26 (Tue.) to 11/4(Thu.)
*Click the banner on the left side of this page and click "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. Only one level will be accepted per person.

■ Maximum number of participants
50


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→


If you do not receive a confirmation email in three business days after level selection, please contact I-HoP.
-----------------
I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP : Japanese Manners for the Recruitment (11/9)


Transferable Skills Seminar - Japanese Manners for the Recruitment (11/9) -


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (DC, PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Contents
*During the seminar, exercises including pair work are planned.
Participants will be requested to set their camera on during the seminar.

1. Orientation
- Introduction of training objectives and program
- Toward smooth communication through online training

2. First Impression
- What is hospitality? ~How to express hospitality~
- Importance of First Impression

3. Interview Exercise
- Exercises are planned.

■ Lecturer
Ms. Inami Sumiko
Excusive lecturer / ANA Business Solutions Co.,Ltd.

■ Seminar date
11/9(Tue.) 15:00-17:30 Online (zoom)

■ Target
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs.

■ Registration
By 10/29(Fri.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
20

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP : CAREER LINK MEETUP 2021 -For international DC and PDs-


CAREER LINK MEETUP 2021 -For international DC and PDs-
(Akai-Ito ONLINE in English)


I-Hop will provide international doctoral course students and postdocs the special opportunity to meet up with Japanese companies who are looking to hire international talents in ENGLISH.

In Japan, most of the companies require their applicants to have high level Japanese language proficiency .
To prepare for the job-hunting in Japan, the first recommendation is still learning Japanese and get the certificate of N1 level on JLPT.

However, some companies do not require Japanese language in the application step.
I-HoP will invite some of those companies and provide you of the opportunity to meet and talk online with their representatives.
Do not miss this special opportunity! Looking forward to your application.

■Date
November 30 (Tue.) Noon to the evening.
*Detailed timetable will be announced to the participants.

■Participating Companies (As of Oct.8)
-Astellas Pharma Inc. (Recruitment for FY2024 or later)
-AWL, Inc.
-Cambridge Consultants Japan Inc.
-KPMG Ignition Tokyo, Inc.
-Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
-ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
-Sanoh Industrial Co., Ltd.
-Sony Corporation
(A to Z) 

■Program
-Company Presentation
-Student Poster Presentation
-Q&A at Company Exhibition Booth

■Language
English

■Target and Eligible
Hokkaido University international doctoral course students and postdocs (As of Oct and Nov. 2021) those who can communicate in English and will be able to meet the following preparation schedule:

-Oct. 18 4:00pm (Mon.) : Application through Hi-System deadline (Submit application form by Oct.19)
-Oct. 19 (Tue.) : Deadline for "Motivation letter" submission on Hi-System
-Oct. 21 (Thu.) : Notification for the result of the document screening
-Oct. 27 (Wed.) : Deadline for the drafts of “presentation slide” submission
-Oct. 28 (Thu.) afternoon : Presentation rehearsal & Orientation (online) *All participants will be required to attend.
-Nov. 8 (Mon.) : Deadline for the revised presentation slide submission (Only who would like to be checked again)
-Nov.12 (Fri.) Deadline for the final version of the presentation slides submission
-Nov 30 (Tue.) noon to the evening : CAREER LINK MEETUP!

■ Application
Complete both 2 steps as follows:
(1)Apply from Hi-System by Oct. 18 (Mon.) 4:00pm
(2)Upload the "Motivation letter" on Hi-System by Oct.19 (Tue.)
You can download the file here (Word)
Please refer to the guideline How to submit the motivation letter on Hi-System".
*The result of document screening will be notified by Oct.21(Thu.)


■ Maximum number of participants
30

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:Get prepared to develop career plans in Japan with writing skills for “Entry-sheet”(9/29)


Transferable Skills Seminar
Get prepared to develop career plans in Japan with writing skills for “Entry-sheet”

Hokkaido Univ. I-Hop offers the following seminar for international Ph.D. students.
Benefit? >>> Obtain basic information about industry/company for exploring your career paths in Japan with guidelines for job hunting!


■ Contents
- Typical Japanese employment habit and HR development policy
- Unique Hiring System in Japan: New graduate recruitment and mid-career recruitment
- Why the companies require proficiency in Japanese
- Job-hunting process for Ph.D. students in Japan—timeline and procedures
- What is the “Entry-sheet”? How do you fill it out?
- Effective writing for motivation/reason of application


■ Lecturer
Mr. Tomonori FUKASAWA
President/Emerging Technologies Corporation

Tomonori FUKASAWA developed the Emerging Technologies Corporation and led it as the president to support career development specifically for Ph.D. students/postdocs/researchers. He and his company support matching those who are exploring career paths in industries with companies. They have a broad network of companies that are eager to fully utilize their excellent capacity for research and development.

He has made efforts to develop original career support service including “Ph.D. AGENT” and “Ph.D.-engine wakate” all together with 8000+ users. He is also currently engaged in a project by universities as well as MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) on career advice including internship, job search and one-to-one career consultation for Ph.D. students/postdocs/researchers. He has been active in pursuing the cultivation of human resources for high-skilled people with a holistic insight involving industry-academic-government.

■ Seminar date
9/29(Wed.) 14:30-17:00 Online (Zoom)

■ Target
DC, PD and MC

■ Registration
By 9/21(Tue.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
90

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP : My journey from a PhD student at Hokkaido University to a postdoctoral research fellow in the USA (8/31)


Transferable Skills Seminar - I-HoP : My journey from a PhD student at Hokkaido University to a postdoctoral research fellow in the USA (8/31) -

This transferable skills seminar is targeted Hokkaido University current DC, PD and MC. This seminar will be conducted in English.

This is the alumni lecture from the USA!!
The lecturer, Nour Shobaki, PharmD, PhD gave a message as follows.
Do not miss this special opportunity to hear her lecture.

“I will present my personal story from pursuing my PhD at Hokkaido University to being a postdoctoral research fellow in the USA. I will share with you some of the challenges that I encountered during my journey, and how I obtained fulfilling scientific positions, lessons I learned throughout the journey, and advice and pointers for the students who would like to take a similar career path.”

■ Outline
-My career path and personal story
-Challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned
-Steps in job hunting for postdoc positions abroad
-Take home message and pointers for the students who would like to work broad after graduation
-Q&A session

■ Seminar date
8/31(Tue.) 9:00-10:30 (JST) Online
*Live from the USA

■ Lecturer
Nour Shobaki, PharmD, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow in Immuno-Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

2013 PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy, An-Najah National University
2016 MS, Pharmaceutical Science, Hokkaido University
2019 PhD, Pharmaceutical Science, Hokkaido University
2019-2020 Post-doctoral Fellow in immuno-oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2020-present Post-doctoral Fellow in immuno-oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center

Nour Shobaki PharmD, PhD, is an immuno-oncology postdoctoral fellow at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C. A native of Nablus, Palestine, she first trained as a clinical pharmacist and obtained her PharmD degree at An-Najah National University. Upon graduation, she was awarded a MEXT scholarship from the Government of Japan to pursue her master’s degree in pharmaceutical science at Hokkaido University. Dr. Shobaki went on to earn her PhD in pharmaceutical science at Hokkaido University where she focused on developing drug delivery systems (e.g. lipid nanoparticles) to target macrophages for cancer immunotherapy. As a graduate student at Hokkaido University, she was selected among five PhD students from Hokkaido University through the I-HoP program to give a presentation of her research topic and business plan to the corporate laboratories and venture accelerators in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA. Dr. Shobaki won several presentation awards at international conferences.

For her postdoctoral work, Dr. Shobaki joined the Rongvaux laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, USA where she studied tumor macrophages in humanized mice models. She next joined the Jeanie and Tony Loop Laboratory for Immuno-Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center where she currently works on studying T cells in the tumor-microenvironment aiming to improve T-cell based cancer immunotherapy.

■ Target
Hokkaido University DC,PD and MC

■ Registration
By 8/25 (Wed.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
90

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:BJTビジネス日本語能力テスト受験支援 2021年度第1回


I-HoPではこのたび,日本での就職活動に有利となる「BJTビジネス日本語能力テスト」受験支援を実施します。

■ BJTビジネス日本語能力テストの詳細
https://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/

■ BJTの特徴・メリット
https://www.kanken.or.jp/bjt/about/feature_merit.html

■ 対象者
・受験時点で北海道大学の大学院留学生(MC,DC)または博士研究員(PD)で、いずれも母語が日本語ではない者。
・2021年4月以降にBJTを受験したことがない者
・受験の予約等の所定の手続きを自分で確実に済ませ,2021年9月10日までに,試験センターで受験できる者。
*支援を受けたにもかかわらず受験しなかった場合,今後のI-HoPの各種プログラムへの参加を認めない可能性があります。
・受験後,I-HoPにスコアのコピーを提出できる者

■ 費用
受講料約7,000円を大学が負担

■ 応募受付期間
2021年6月16日(水)~6月30日(水)16:00
*受付期間中に下記①②の両方を完了すること。
①Hi-Systemから申し込み
②応募フォームに必要事項を登録
応募フォーム:https://forms.gle/sxhXydK25zesY4zq6

■ 手続き
・申し込み①②
・I-HoPにて個別面談(オンライン・日本語)。応募フォームの内容と面談結果を踏まえて支援対象者を決定します。
・支援が決定した場合には,受験用バウチャー番号を配付。
・本人が専用サイト「ピアソンVUE」から受験日時を予約(2021年9月10日(金)までに各自必ず受験すること。)
・受験日時をI-HoPにメールで報告。
・試験センターで受験(本人確認書類の持参必須)
*受験の24時間前まで変更可能であるため,都合が悪くなった場合等は本人が予約を変更し,変更後の日程をI-HoPに報告すること。
変更した場合も2021年9月10日までに各自必ず受験すること。
・受験後,スコア(コピー可)をI-HoPに提出

■ 定員
30名
*ただし,受付期間中に申込者数が10名に満たなかった場合は実施しません(団体受験のため)。

■ 試験センター
イーエデュケーションズ札幌北口テスティングセンター(予定)
060-0807 北海道 札幌市北区北七条西5丁目8-1 『北7条』ヨシヤビル4階(ドスパラの横)
※「串鳥」のビルではありません!※

■ 備考
新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大による試験センターの閉鎖等の理由により受験できない場合は,対応を考慮します。

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.


*You need to be registered on Hi-System in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test 2021 Jun-Jul


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html


Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, let's keep studying and aim for JLPT Certification!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students* , whose native language is NOT Japanese. Current Hokkaido university students and Postdocs only.
*Only to whom are planning to continue their research in graduate school

■ Price
Free*The tuition is paid by the university.

■ e-learning available
From 6/15 (Tue.) to 7/14(Wed.)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From 6/1 (Tue.) to 6/8(Tue.)
*Click the banner on the left side of this page and click "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. Only one level will be accepted per person.

■ Maximum number of participants
50


*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
Hi-System→


If you do not receive a confirmation email in three business days after level selection, please contact I-HoP.
-----------------
I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP:Essential knowledges and strategies for your career in Japan(5/19)


Essential knowledges and strategies for your career in Japan -(5/19)-

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers.
Seminar will be conducted in English.

Many international students and scholars in Japan have experienced difficulties in getting hired due to cultural differences. In this seminar, you will learn essential knowledges in the Japanese job-hunting system, and encourage you to make strategies and get relevant skills for your desirable career.
Please join us now and understand them before too late!

■ Seminar date
5/19(Wed.) 15:00-16:00 (3:00pm-4:00pm) Online (Zoom)

■ Contents
-Current situations of international students’ job hunting
-Company culture and career building in Japan
-Company’s recruitment schedule, and your planning and actions
-Internship in Japan; differences from that in other countries

■ Lecturer
Ms. SUDO, Ayumi
Manager at HR supporting team, Originator
After experienced study abroad and worked in airline and semiconductor industries, she became a career consultant at Ryukatsu www.ryugakusei.com one of the major job-hunting information and supports providers. She gives counsels international students whose background and purpose in Japan each different.

She has been supporting job hunting of many international students whose Japanese language level is not always advanced.

■ Target
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs.

■ Application
By 5/14(Fri.) 16:00 (4:00pm)

■ Maximum number of participants
90


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I-HoP : Tips to guide your future job search(2/25)


I-HoP Transferable Skills Seminar
Broaden Your Career Horizon :Tips to guide your future job search


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC and PDs).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

Let's connect with the world! This seminar will provide you with ways to find a job in Japan and abroad. JAPI, which provides career support for international students in Japan, and Linkedin, a business social network used around the world, will introduce the latest trends in job hunting. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

■ Seminar date
2/25 (Thu.) 14:00-16:00 Online Seminar

■ Outline
- Career Guidance for English Speakers by Ms. Iida / JAPI
- Tips for Using Linkedin by Mr. Yang / Linkedin
- Q&A Session

■ Lecturer
Ms. Yuuki Iida
General Advisor of International Student Support at JAPI, Career Advisor for International Students, Linkedin Official Creator

While at university, she conducted research activities on multicultural societies in Ottawa, Canada.
After graduating from university, she managed a job hunting support program for people from different countries sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
In 2018, she became in charge of international student support at her current workplace, Japan Association for Promotion of Internationalization(JAPI).
Currently, she is in charge of career guidance and career counseling at universities in Japan as a career advisor specializing in international students. She also keeps providing tips for job hunting in Japan though her own Youtube channel.

■ Guest speaker
Mr. Ray, Chuan-Ling Yang
LinkedIn Japan
Account Executive, Talent and Learning

■ Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs

■ Registration
By 2/19(Fri.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
90

■How to apply from Hi-System
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I-HoP : Improving Your Oral Presentation Skills (3/9) 【英語プレゼンテーションセミナー】


I-HoP Transferable Skills Seminar Improving Your Oral Presentation Skills

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC and PDs).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

For non-native English speakers, presentations in English may make you nervous.
We are planning to have 1.5h lecture and 30 minutes "Q&A" session. In addition to questions about the content of the lecture, if you have any questions or concerns about English presentations, please feel free to talk to the lecturer!
講演1.5時間と、質疑応答30分を予定しています。
講演内容に関する質問に加えて、英語プレゼンテーションに関する質問や悩みがあれば、ぜひこの機会に講師にお話ししてみてください。

■ Seminar date
3/9 (Tue.) 13:30-15:30 Online Seminar

■ Outline
1) Essential Information
-Outline of the seminar
-Importance of oral presentation skills for scientists
-The “keys” to an effective presentation: Content & Delivery

2) Content of an Oral Presentation
-Differences between written and spoken English
-Creating effective slides
-Deciding what text to include on your slides

3) Delivery of an Oral Presentation
-Appropriate appearance
-Using natural gestures for effective emphasis
-Speaking with clarity
-Using natural intonation and rhythm

4) Practicing Effectively
-Identifying areas to improve
-Practice methods for improving your presentation
-Available resources

5) Handling the Q & A Session
-Understanding your audience
-Anticipating possible questions
-Responding to difficult questions

6) Conclusion
-Review of the topics covered medicine

Q&A With the Audience (30minutes)


■ Lecturer

Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.

In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs

■ Registration
By 3/2(Tue.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
90

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I-HoP : Japanese Manners for Recruitment (2/12)


Transferable Skills Seminar
-Japanese Manners for Recruitment (2/12)-


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC and PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Contents
*During the seminar, exercises including pair work are planned.

[Orientation]
1. Introduction of training objectives and program
2. Toward smooth communication through online training

[First Impression]
1. What is hospitality?
2. Importance of First Impression
(1) Points of first impression that are emphasized in Japanese companies
(2) Understanding First Impression

[Interview Exercise]
1. Conversation Basics
2. Frequently Asked Questions
3. Summary

■ Lecturer
Ms. Inami Sumiko
Excusive lecturer / ANA Business Solutions

■ Seminar date
2/12(Fri.) 13:30-16:00 Online (Zoom)

■ Target
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs.

■ Application
By 1/28(Thu.) 16:00

■ Maximum number of participants
15

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Careers in the United States: How to find a place where you can shine(1/20)


Transferable Skills Seminar - I-HoP:Careers in the United States: How to find a place where you can shine(1/20)

This transferable skills seminar is targeted international researchers (DC, PD and MC).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

Mariko F. Matsuura Ph.D. will give you a lecuture regarding working in the U.S. and careers. She is a corporate researcher in the U.S. and actively communicates about science, working, studying and living in the U.S., and English through her blog and YouTube.
This is your chance to ask questions directly to the researchers from U.S.! Young researchers those who are interested in working abroad in near future, please apply!
Questions to the lecturer will be accepted in advance.

■ Outline
‐ My career path
‐ Career options after Ph.D. in the United States
‐ Preparation for careers in the United States

■ Seminar date
2021/1/20 (Wed.) 10:00-11:30 (JST) Online
*Live from the USA

■ Lecturer
Mariko F. Matsuura Ph.D.
Protein Engineering Scientist (R&D) at Corteva Agriscience (former DowDuPont)

2011 B.S. in Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
2017 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Florida
2017‐2018 Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology
2018‐2020 Scientist (R&D) at illumina
2020‐ Present post

Lecturer's Youtube channel (in Japanese)
http://bit.ly/3nEFHYv

■ Target
Hokkaido University DC,PD and MC

■ Language
English

■ Application
By 2021/1/13 (Wed.) 16:00

We will send a questionnaire form to applicants in advance.
Please send your questions to the instructor by 16:00 on Thursday, January 14. (Both in English and Japanese are OK)

■ Maximum number of participants
90

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Important Points for Journal Submission (12/8) 【英語論文執筆セミナー】


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC, PD, Faculty member/staff).
Seminar will be conducted in English and have two lectures, "Basic" and "Intermediate".
You can attend one or both session(s)!!


This Transferable Skills Seminar, “Important Points for Journal Submission - Basic”, is intended primarily for young researchers who are submitting a paper to an international journal for the first time.
*From 14:45, intermediate level seminar will be held. You can participate one or both session(s).
If you are planning to attend both, please also apply for intermediate level.

■ Seminar date and time
2020/12/8 (Tue)
13:30-14:30 Basic
14:45-16:00 Intermediate

■ Place
Online (Zoom video Webinar)

■ Outline (Basic 13:30-14:30)
1) Choosing a submission type
 -Common submission types
 -Following the Instructions to Authors

2) Choosing a target journal
 -Understanding the scope of journals
 -Identifying suitable journals
 -Considering the Impact Factor of journals

3) Avoiding predatory journals
-Defining “predatory journals”
-Useful online resources

4) Avoiding common mistakes
-Grammar errors
-Word choice errors

5) Q&A Session

■ Outline (Intermediate 14:45-16:00)
1) Choosing a submission type
 -Common submission types
 -Following the Instructions to Authors

2) Choosing a target journal
 -Understanding the scope of journals
 -Identifying suitable journals
 -Considering the Impact Factor of journals

3) Avoiding predatory journals
-Defining “predatory journals”
-Useful online resources

4) Avoiding common mistakes
-Grammar errors
-Word choice errors

5) Q&A Session

■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.
In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate students, postdocs and faculty members/staff

■ Application
By 12/2(Wed.)

■ Max participants
90

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I-HoP:Research opportunities outside academic institutions(11/6)


Transferable Skills Seminar - I-HoP:Research opportunities outside academic institutions(11/6)

This transferable skills seminar is targeted international researchers (DC, PD and MC).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Outline
Research in Industry: What are my options? Pharma, Biotech/Startup, or CROs
-A review/discussion of the different non-academic options to pursue a scientific career and their different opportunities.

Pros and Cons of each options
-Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each non-academic options in term of the probability to find a position, salary, benefits, and other incentives.

Importance of Networking
-Highlight the importance of networking and how to build a valuable/credible network.

My personal Journey
-Present my personal story from transitioning from academia to industry as well as the progression of my career

Advices and Tips
-Share a short list of take home messages that can be helpful for making a transition from academia to industry

■ Seminar date
11/6 (Fri.) 9:00-10:30 (JST) Online
*Live from the USA

■ Lecturer
JEAN-PHILIPPE THERRIEN, Ph.D.
Principal & Owner /JP Therrien Consulting LLC, Davidson NC

With more than 20 years of experience in skin biology with 11 years in dermal product development for both prescription (Rx) and consumer health (Cx) products, JP is recognized nationally and internationally as innovative leader in the field dermal drug development. JP has extensive background in, molecular and cellular biology, skin biology and skin diseases research, photobiology, skin aging, stem cell and cancer stem cell biology, virology, gene therapy, topical drug delivery, early safety screening (drug toxicity), drug activity assessment, reconstructed skin models, ex vivo skin culture, cell-based assay and animal model development where his work has been extensively published in high-impact journals, scientific presentations, patent applications, and sale aids. JP has proven successful experience and results building skin biology labs and team to support dermal product development.

Before embarking his new journey as consultant, JP was Vice-President of Skin Biology for Contract Research Organizations (CROs) specialized in topical drug development. Prior working for CROs, JP was Director of Skin Biology with the Dermatology Therapeutic Area at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), previously Stiefel. JP also spent 6 years at the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Health on the Dermatology Branch as Post-Doctoral and Research fellow working on human skin gene therapy before joining the industry. JP received a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) and Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology/Photobiology from Laval University (Quebec, Canada). JP is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Investigative Dermatology.

■ Target
DC,PD and MC

■ Application
By 10/23 (Fri.)

■ Maximum number of participants
90

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I-HoP:Japanese workplace communication & Business manners and online interviews(10/20)


Transferable Skills Seminar - Japanese workplace communication & Business manners and online interviews(10/20) -

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (DC, PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Contents
1. Orientation
2.Japanese Culture and Communication
3. Japanese Workplace Communication and Business Manners
4. Online Interview Skills
5. One-to-one consultation with instructor
*There may be a waiting time until your turn

■ Lecturer
Mr. James Corbett /ANA Business Solutions

■ Seminar date
10/20(Tue.) 13:30-16:30 Online (Zoom)

■ Target
Hokkaido University DC and PD as of October 2020.

■ Application
By 10/12(Mon.)
*Applications will be closed when capacity is reached.

■ Maximum number of participants
15
*First-come-first-served basis

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CAREER LINK MEET UP 2020~英語版赤い糸ONLINE~


Special Event - CAREER LINK MEETUP 2020 -For international DC and PDs-(Akai-Ito ONLINE in English)

I-Hop will provide international doctoral course students and postdocs the special opportunity to meet up with Japanese companies who are looking to hire international talents in ENGLISH.

In Japan, most of the companies require their applicants to have a minimal Japanese language proficiency level.
To prepare for the job-hunting in Japan, the first recommendation is still learning Japanese and get the certificate of N1 level on JLPT.
However, some companies do not require Japanese language in the application step.
This time, I-HoP will invite some of those companies and provide you of the opportunity to meet and talk online with their representatives.
Do not miss this special opportunity! Looking forward to your application.

■Schedule
October 28 (Wed.) Noon to the evening.
*Detailed timetable will be announced to the participants.

■Participating Companies (As of Sep.4 )
-AWL, Inc.
-INDETAIL Co., Ltd.
-KPMG Ignition Tokyo, Inc.
-Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
-Ridge-i Inc.
-ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
-Sanoh Industrial Co., Ltd.
-Shiseido Company, Limited
-Sony Corporation
 (A to Z) 

■Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University international doctoral course students and postdocs (As of Oct. 2020) those who can communicate in English.

■Eligible
Those who will be able to meet the following preparation schedule:
-Sep.10 (Thu.) Application through Hi-System deadline (Submit application form by Sep.14)
-Sep.14 (Mon.) Application form submit deadline
-Sep.16 (Wed.) Result of the document screening open
-Sep.17 (Thu.) Attend the online seminar “I-HoP:How to write “Entry-sheet” appealing to Japanese industries” to learn about Japanese Industries*
-Sep.28 (Mon.) Drafts of “presentation slide” and “self-introduction sheet” submit deadline
-Oct. 1 (Thu.) Presentation rehearsal & Orientation (online)
-Oct. 8(Thu.) Revised presentation slide submit deadline (Only those who would like to be checked again)
-Oct.15 (Thu.) “Self-introduction sheet” submit deadline.
-Oct. 28 (Wed.) CAREER LINK MEETUP!

* I-HoP:How to write “Entry-sheet” appealing to Japanese industries” to learn about Japanese Industries
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=1&view_category=1085#No.2127

If you are not available to attend due to the schedule conflict, let us know on your application form.

■ Application
Please complete both 2 steps as follows:
*The result of document screening will be notified by 9/16 (Wed.)


(1)Apply from Hi-System by 9/10 (Thu.)
(2)Submit an application form by email to I-HoP by 9/14 (Mon.)

Email Address:ihop-application2020@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
You can download the application form here.(Word

■ Maximum number of participants
26

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I-HoP Transferable Skills Seminar - Potential Long-term Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Research Community -


I-HoP Transferable Skills Seminar - Potential Long-term Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Research Community -

We would like to organize an online seminar for academics coping with current COVID-19 situation.

Outline

Impact at Academic Journals and Publishers
-New initiatives such as collections of COVID-19 papers, preprint screening, and volunteer reviewes
-Temporary policy changes to support researchers,
e.g., journal-dependent deadline extensions
-Rapid reviewing and retracting COVID-19 manuscripts
-Journals acting as hubs for information

Impact at Institutions and Researchers
-Managing reduced access to research facilities and equipment
-Facing the potential for an overall decline in research output
(number of research projects and published manuscripts)
-Facing changing priorities for funding agencies
-Overcoming the limitations of socially distanced research

Impact on Individual Researchers
-Adapting digital tools for use in academic setting
-The improtance of networking with other scientists from a distance
-Coping with the unanticipated impact of the pandemic on our mental health

■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.
In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Seminar date
8/27 (Thu.) 15:30-17:00 Online Seminar (Zoom)

■ Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs

■ Application
By 8/24(Mon.)


■ Maximum number of participants

90
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I-HoP:How to write “Entry-sheet” appealing to Japanese industries (9/17)


Transferable Skills Seminar - How to write “Entry-sheet” appealing to Japanese industries -

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (DC, PD).

Obtain basic information about industry/company for exploring your career paths in Japan with guidelines for job hunting!
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Contents
- Uniqueness of the Recruiting System in Japan: New graduates recruitment and mid-career recruitment
- Why the companies require proficiency in Japanese
- Job-hunting process for PhD students in Japan—timeline and procedures
- What is the “Entry-sheet”?—How do you fill it out?
- Effective writing for motivation of application
- Q&A

■ Lecturer
Mr. Tomonori FUKASAWA
President Emerging Technologies Corporation

Tomonori FUKASAWA developed the Emerging Technologies Corporation and led it as the president to support career development specifically for PhD students/postdocs/researchers aiming at matching those whothem are exploring career paths in industries with companies that are eager to remedy their manpower shortage in order to fully utilize their excellent capacity for research and development.

Since then, he has made efforts to develop original career support sites including Ph.D. AGENT and Ph.D.-engine wakate all together with 8000+ users. He is also currently engaged in a project by universities as well as MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) on career advice including internship, job search and one-to-one career consultation for PhD students/postdocs/researchers. He has been active in pursuing the cultivation of human resources for high-skilled people with a holistic insight involving industry-academic-government.

■ Seminar date
9/17(Thu.) 14:30-17:00 Online (Zoom)

■ Target
*DC, PD and MC

■ Application
By 9/8(Tue.)→By 9/10(Thu.)

■ Maximum number of participants
90

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I-HoP:Drug Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry(9/4)


Transferable Skills Seminar - Drug Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Career Path, Landscape and Future

This transferable skills seminar is targeted international researchers (DC, PD and MC).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

■ Outline
The landscape of drug development in the pharmaceutical industry changes in a short timeframe. Once the seeds show promising potential in the venture company or startup companies, these seeds will be bought by large pharmaceutical companies which have abundant resources to run clinical trials. Running clinical trials is extremely expensive and the average cost exceeds billion dollars. Therefore, any pharmaceutical companies make efforts to minimize the cost, maximize efficiencies toward early approval of the drug. Many animal studies and pharmacology studies are often outsourced to the contract research organizations (CROs) and academic institutions. Depending on the expertise, the career path crosses between the sponsor and CROs. It is important for your career planning to understand the structure and functions of the matrix team of the pharmaceutical companies and identify where your strength contributes most.

■ Seminar date
9/4 (Fri.) 9:00-10:30 Online
*Live from the USA


■ Lecturer
Tomoko Maeda-Chubachi, MD, PhD, MBA, Founder and Chief Mentor, The Institute of Drug Development Career Promotion; Vice President, Medical, Novan, Inc.

Tomoko Maeda-Chubachi, MD, PhD, MBA graduated from Osaka University, and completed MD (1991) and PhD (1996) programs. She trained in the postdoctoral fellowship programs in Boston University (1995-1997), US, and University of Alberta (2000-2002), Canada. She was a board-certified dermatologist. She entered the pharmaceutical industry in 2002, starting from Pfizer Japan as a Japan Development Team Leader, and moved to the US (2006) as a Clinical Lead in the ophthalmology and dermatology therapeutic areas. She was a Senior Medical Advisor and Senior Medical Director at Eli Lily and Company (2011) and at GSK (2014), respectively, to lead global clinical development projects for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pemphigus, and androgenic alopecia and negotiated the regulatory authorities (FDA, EMA, PMDA) for the approval. Since 2017, she provides medical input to help drive the strategy, design, and execution of Novan’s development programs as the Vice President in Medical. In 2019, she founded the Institute of Drug Development Career Promotion as a nonprofit organization in order to promote career development in the drug development arena for young physicians and scientists.

■ Target
DC,PD and MC

■ Application
By 8/28


▽DDCP (in Japanese)
https://ddcp-med.com/

■ Maximum number of participants
90

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I-HoP:Transferable Skills Seminar-Time Management(8/7)


We have reached capacity. If you apply from now on, you will be on a waiting list.


Time Management: Organize and Prioritize to Increase Your Productivity [LIVE On Line Training]

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (DC, PD). Seminar will be conducted in English.

Time escapes minute by minute and hour by hour. Nothing you do will stop or rewind a clock or calendar. Everyone has the same amount of time: 24 hours, which is 1,440 minutes per day. There is no short cut to managing yourself more effectively. The key is to invest your time in the most productive way, not only for the sake of your organization but also or your own peace of mind.

In this webinar, you will discover where your time is spent. With a clear picture of where time gets lost, you can see where you can improve. You will review specific tools and approaches to help you stay on target, increase productivity, and get better results in work and in life.

Participants will be able to:
-Leverage best practices for organizing your work, your schedule, and your life.
-Follow an eight-step process to improve prioritizing your projects and tasks.
-Use additional tips and digital tools that can help you achieve and sustain your time management goals.

Live Online Webinars
• 2-hour session delivered by a live instructor
• Fast-paced, interactive exchange of timely skills
• Participants interact with each other in real-time


■ Lecturer

Dr. Greg Story / President/Dale Carnegie Training Japan

■ Seminar date
8/7 (Fri) 15:00-17:00

■ Target
* Open only to doctoral course students (DC), postdocs
Hokkaido University doctoral course students, postdocs and faculty members who are comfortable with discussions in English.

■ Maximum number of participants
20

■Application Deadline
2020/7/31 (Fri.)
*Applications will be closed when capacity is reached.
We have reached capacity. If you apply from now on, you will be on a waiting list.

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I-HoP:在米日本人研究者のオンライン金曜会 (6/27)

人材育成本部I-HoPでは昨年度,名古屋大学のアメリカオフィス「NU Tech」の協力のもと,ノースカロライナリサーチトライアングルパーク(RTP)にて海外企業訪問を実施しました。

このたび,そのNU Techより,「オンライン金曜会」のご案内がありました。
海外で働く日本人研究者のお話を聴くことのできる貴重な機会です。
時差の関係で土曜の朝ですが…ぜひご参加ください!

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日時:2020年6月26日(金)18:00 EDT (日本時間: 6月27日(土)7:00am)

ミーティングルーム使用プラットフォーム:Google meet
→Hi-Systemからお申し込みのあった方に,接続先をお知らせします。

講演者:中鉢知子博士(NOVAN Vice president, DDCP チーフメンター)
講演タイトル:医薬品開発にもっと医師の視点を
使用言語:日本語
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■申し込み方法
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申し込みがあった方に,イベントURLをお知らせします。

■締め切り
2020年6月24日(水)
短い期間での告知となりますが,ご参加をお待ちしています。

■Hi-Systemからの申し込み方法
こちら↓のバナーをクリックし,「申し込む」ボタンを押してください。



■以下,NU Techからのご案内です。

【RTP金曜会について】
毎月最終金曜日にNU Tech周辺の大学、企業、組織で研究をしている日本人が集まり、日頃の研究成果を発表してもらう会です。 COVID-19による影響で暫く開催ができなかったRTP 金曜会ですが、今回「e-RTP金曜会」としてオンラインで開催する事になりました。
今回は医薬品開発能力促進機構(TheInstitute of Drug Development Career Promotion: DDCP)の中鉢知子先生に医師のセカンドキャリアとしてのお話をして頂く事になっております。
詳しくは以下の講演要旨をご覧下さい。皆様の参加をお待ちしております。


【アブストラクト】
医薬品開発能力促進機構(The Institute of Drug Development Career Promotion: DDCP)の紹介世界の売り上げトップ100にランキングされる医薬品が創出された国を調べたデータによると、約70%が米国発で、2位が日本の5%、3位がEU4%となっています。この米国との大きな違いはどこから来るのでしょうか?一つには企業で開発の仕事に従事している医師の数に大きな違いがあります。米国のトップ医薬品企業ではひとつの開発部門で100名近い医師たちが活躍していることが稀ではありませんが、日本では多くても数名程度です。私は日本でこの仕事につき、その後アメリカに来て多くの医師が企業や行政の医薬品開発に携わり、新しい薬を世に出すためにこの分野でリーダーシップをとっていることを目の当たりにしました。医薬品開発の潮流は変化しつつあり、患者さんの視点がより重要視されています。患者さんが苦しんでいること、問題に感じていることをじかに経験した医師の視点が医薬品開発にもっと生かされるべきだとずっと考えてきました。日本でももっと多くの若い医師、医学生に医薬品開発のことを知ってもらいたい、そして日本発の医薬品を世界に出してもらいたい、活躍の場を世界に広げてほしいという思いを込めてDDCPを立ち上げました。医師としての将来の選択肢の一つとして企業での医薬品開発という重要かつエキサイティングな役割があることを知っていただきたいのです。企業の開発部門で臨床試験を企画し、病院の医師に試験を依頼し、行われた試験の結果を医学的、科学的に評価して医薬品を創り上げていくという役割の医師です。医薬品開発はグローバル化しています。医薬品の承認申請に用いる臨床試験はグローバル規模で行われることが大半です。医薬品開発に携わる医師の活躍の場はグローバルに広がっています。そして留学を経験された医師の方はこのグローバル環境に順応しやすい場合が多いのです。DDCPのウェブサイトには医薬品開発に関する情報、この分野で活躍している識者、先輩たちのインタビューがちりばめられています。そして興味を持っていただいた医師、医学生の方にはメンタリングmentoring)が用意されています。医薬品企業の開発経験のあるベテラン医師が指導者(mentor)になりオンラインでメンタリングが行われます。これまで体験してきた研究や臨床の場と全く異なる分野に入るためのハードルを少しでも低くして、企業ですぐにでも活躍できるようにサポートするシステムです。メンタリングのお問い合わせは遠慮なくDDCPのウェブサイトからお願いします。

【講師略歴】
1991年 大阪大学医学部卒業。 1996年 同大学院修了。
ボストン大学およびカナダアルバータ大学にてポスドク。
大阪大学医学部皮膚科、大阪厚生年金病院皮膚科にて皮膚科臨床に携わる。
1998年 皮膚科専門医取得。
2002年 ファイザー日本法人にてジャパンディベロップメントチームリーダー。骨粗しょう症治療薬、高血圧、高脂血症薬などの新薬開発、当局対応に携わる。
2006年 ファイザー米国法人に転籍。眼科領域および尋常性乾癬のグローバル開発を指揮。その後、イーライリリー社にてシニアメディカルアドバイザー、グラクソスミスクラインにてシニアメディカルディレクター。各種皮膚科疾患のグローバル臨床開発計画立案、施行、FDA(アメリカ), EMA(ヨーロッパ),PMDA(日本)当局対応・交渉に携わる。
2017年よりNovan, Incヴァイスプレジデント(メディカル)。ノースカロライナ州ダーラム市在住。

I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test 2020 Jun-Jul


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html
*The first test has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 spread. http://info.jees-jlpt.jp/


Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, let's keep studying and aim for JLPT Certification!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students* , whose native language is NOT Japanese.
*Only to whom are planning to continue their research in graduate school

■ Price
Free*The tuition is paid by the university.

■ e-learning available
From 6/15 (Mon.) to 7/14(Tue.)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From 5/26 (Tue.) to 6/9(Tue)
*Click the banner on the left side of this page and click "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.Only one level will be accepted per person.

■ Maximum number of participants
50


*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
Hi-System→


If you do not receive a confirmation email in three business days after level selection, please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

Job Hunting Guidance for international students_Online

I-HoP has distributed a video for international students, "Job Hunting Guidance for international students".
Originally we had planned to invite the lecturer and hold a seminar, however we changed to video recording and distribuion due to COVID-19.
We hope this video will be helpful for you.

[URL]
https://cofre.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/video/video.cgi/view/?id=1238

[Lecturer] Ms. Ayumi Sudo/Originator

[Available period]
From May 8 to May 21

Furthermore, I-HoP started using Twitter from April 28. Follow us!
Twitter(I-HoP&S-cubic): https://twitter.com/HokudaiDCcareer

博士のオンライン情報交換会/Social Online Gathering for DC(4/16)

Currently, many of the events and schedules related to job hunting are being postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19.
At this time, we would like to organize an online information exchange event. This online information exchange event will be held on April 16th, co-sponsored by S-cubic and I-HoP. The topic of this event will be to share your thoughts on "the current job hunting situation", " support that you would like to receive from I-HoP and S-cubic " and etc. Please feel free and join us!

■Date and Time
2020/4/16 (Thu.) 14:00-16:00
Please feel free to come and go as you wish. (Registration required in advance.)

■Target
DC & PDs

■Online tool : Remo Conference
For this trial run use Remo Conference. In this application, you can talk with small group at each table.
We are considering using online tools including Remo in our future event, your comment about Remo and other online applications will be highly appreciated.
There might be some connection problems using smartphones, therefore PCs with a camera and microphone are recommended.

*Remo Conference
https://remo.co/conference/

■Application
Apply from Hi-system by the deadline. We will send the event URL to the applicants.
Please access the URL in advance and click [Save me a spot!] button to complete your registration.

■Application Deadline
2020/4/16 (Tue.) 13:00
Sorry for the short notice, but we look forward to your application.

■ How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

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新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大により,
就職活動のスケジュールをはじめ,様々な場面で影響を受けていることと思います。

今回,皆さんと気軽に情報交換する機会を設けたいと考え,
S-cubicとI-HoPの共催で,オンライン情報交換会を4/16に開催します。
「就職活動の状況」「人材育成本部でこんなサポートがあったらいいな」等をテーマに,
博士のざっくばらんな情報交換の場として,お気軽にご参加ください。

■日時
2020年4月16日(木)14:00~16:00
*時間内の入退場自由。(事前の参加登録が必要)

■対象
北海道大学の博士・ポスドク(DC・PD)

■使用するツール:Remo Conference
今回,試行としてRemo Conferenceというアプリケーションを使用します。
テーブルごとに少人数で話ができるのが特徴で,
今後の人材育成本部のイベントに使えそうか等,スタッフも色々模索していますので,
Remoやその他オンラインツールに関するご意見もぜひおきかせください。
人材育成本部のイベントやスマホでは一部機能が正しく動かないことがあるので,PCでの参加を推奨します。
(マイクとカメラが必要です。)

*Remo Comference
https://remo.co/conference/

■申し込み方法
Hi-Systemから申し込みをお願いします。
申し込みがあった方に,イベントURLをお知らせしますので,
事前にイベントURLにアクセスし,"Save me a spot!"をクリックして参加登録をしてください。

■締め切り
2020年4月16日(木) 13:00
短い期間での告知となりますが,ご参加をお待ちしています。

■Hi-Systemからの申し込み方法
こちら↓のバナーをクリックし,「申し込む」ボタンを押してください。



I-HoP:Preparation for an Oral Presentation(3/2)


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC and PDs).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

This Transferable Skills Seminar, “Preparation for an Oral Presentation” is intended primarily for young researchers who are going to give a presentation in English.

■ Outline
1) Essential Information
-Importance of oral presentation skills for scientists
-The “Keys” to an effective presentation: Content & Delivery

2)Content
-Preparing your presentation script
-Differences between written and spoken English
-Creating effective slides
-Deciding what text include on your slides

3)Delivery
-Learning from good speakers
-Appropriate appearance
-Using body language and your voice effectively
-Practice methods for improving your presentation

4)Handling the Q & A session
-Understanding your audience
-Anticipating possible questions
-Useful phrases

5)Conclusion
-Review of topics covered

6)Q & A session


■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.
In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Seminar date
2020/3/2 (Mon) 16:30-18:00

■ Place
Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development
Hokkaido University
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Bldg #1,
Kita 12, Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate students and postdocs

■ Application
By 2/28 (Fri.) 17:00

■ Max participants
30

■ How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:Business email seminar(2/27)


■ Outline
When you work with other business people, email writing skill is very important to process your work and research.
This seminar will help you to learn about "How to write business email".
This will be the last seminar by Iida sensei for this academic year!

■ Lecturer
Mr.Yoshichika Iida
Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University

■ Seminar date
2020 Feb 27th(Tue) 16:30-18:00

■ Place
Hokkaido University Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Bldg. #1, 1F

■ Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University international graduate students and postdocs

■ Application
By 2/26 (Wed.)

■ Max participants
30

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:Talk with global companies (2/18)


Talk event with Japanese companies!!

We believe it will be a precious opportunity for you to interact with business people in Japan.


■ Outline
Mr.Sumi from Panasonic will teach you some tips for job-hunting in Japan.
You can interact casually with Panasonic, Somic Ishikawa and more…

■ Participating Companies:
・Panasonic (https://www.panasonic.com/global/home.html)
・Somic Ishikawa (http://www.somic.co.jp/en/)
・And more…

■ Seminar date
2020 Feb 18th(Tues) 15:00-17:00

■ Place
Hokkaido University Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Bldg. #1, 1F

■ Language
English & Japanese

■ Target

Hokkaido University international graduate students and postdocs

■ Application
Please access below website and apply.
https://www.univents.jp/#/events/62


“グローバル企業とのカジュアルな交流会(留学生向け)”を開催します。

パナソニックの鷲見(すみ)さんが北大の留学生向けに日本での就活の方法を教えてくれます。

そして、下記の企業とカジュアルに交流するチャンスです。

・パナソニック(https://www.panasonic.com/jp/home.html
・ソミック石川(http://www.somic.co.jp/
・その他決まり次第お知らせします…

日本のグローバル企業とカジュアルに交流できるとても良い機会なのでぜひご参加ください!

【日にち】2020年2月18日(火) 15時〜17時
【場所】北海道大学 中央キャンパス総合研究棟1号館 1階会議室
【人数】30人
【言語】英語と日本語
【参加方法】こちらにアクセスして応募してください。
https://www.univents.jp/#/events/62

I-HoP:Business Communication and Japanese Manners (2/12)


This transferable skills seminar is targeted to researchers (MC, DC, and PD).
The seminar will be conducted in English.
I-HoP will invite 3 lecturers from JAPAN AIRLINES and hold a seminar in English regarding Japanese Business Communication and Manners.
It is aiming to be useful for the preparation for job hunting in Japan.

■ Outline
The lecture will be understanding the difference of cultures and communications among several countries.
After learning the essence of Japanese communication, you will be able to know and experience the business manners which will be useful in Japan.

-Opening (Self introduction)
-Overview of Intercultural Communication
-About Japanese culture
-Japanese business manner (Practice including)
- Summary

■ Lecturers:
Ms. Kyoko Uchida
Ms. Mari Okajima
and Ms. Tomoyo Ishida
/JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL)

PROFILE:Ms. Kyoko Uchida

Joined JAPAN AIRLINES as a Cabin Attendant in 1991.
Appointed to Instructor of Inflight Service for Trainee at the Training center.
Worked at Safety Department to improve inflight safety issues.
Appointed to Director of Cabin Attendants Division in 2015.
Manage and coordinate oversea based crew as such as SHANGHAI, TAIWAN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, BANGKOK, LONDON, FRANKFURT for their operating flight.
Provide feedback from passenger and lead / instruct them to keep JAL’s service standards as of now.

■Seminar date
2020/2/12 (Wed.) 10:00-16:00

■Place
Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Seminar Room #2
http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/building/detail.php?area=2

■Target
Hokkaido University international graduate students and postdocs

■Application
By 2/5 (Wed.)

■Max participants
30

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

Writing for Academic Journals (12/17) 【英語論文執筆セミナー】


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for researchers (MC, DC, PD, Faculty member/staff).
Seminar will be conducted in English and have two sessions, "Basic" and "Advanced".
You can attend one or both session(s)!!

■ Outline (Basic 16:00-17:00)
1) Basics
-Writing clear and direct sentences
-Eliminating unnecessary words

2) Preparing your manuscript
-Deciding the submission type
-Identifying suitable target journals
-Finding suitable reference material

3) Avoiding common mistakes
-Inconsistencies
-Unclear figures/tables
-Clear and precise language

4) Q&A Session

■ Outline (Advanced 17:15-18:30)
1) Preparing your manuscript
-The “writing process”
-Appropriate content for each section

2) Communicating effectively
-Stating the importance of your research
-Expressing the logic of your approach
-Emphasizing uniqueness
-Examples of weak and strong manuscripts

3) Increasing your chances of acceptance
-Writing an effective cover letter
-Common reasons for rejection
-Responding to reviewer comments

4) Q&A Session

■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Adams / Managing Editor
FORTE Science Communications : Experts in Academic Papers
https://www.fortescience.com/

Mr. Greg Adams is the Manager of the Production Division at FORTE Science Communications in Tokyo.
FORTE is a global leader in STEM editing, translation, and publishing. Greg is a 15-year veteran of the science communications industry.
In the course of his career, he has edited a wide range of medical and technical papers that have been published in high-impact journals around the world. Based on his extensive experience in the academic publishing industry, ranging from the planning stage to the post-publication stage, Greg has provided practical training on the skills necessary to write research manuscripts to both young researchers and senior scientists at universities, hospitals, and research centers throughout Japan. In addition, he provides behavioral training and coaching in oral presentation skills for both small groups and large audiences.

■ Seminar date
2019/12/17 (Tue)
16:00-17:00 Basic
17:15-18:30 Advanced
*You can participate one or both session(s).



■ Place
Frontier Research in Applied Sciences Building, 2nd Floor Seminar Room #2
http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/building/detail.php?area=2

■ Target
Hokkaido University graduate students, postdocs and faculty members/staff

■ Application
12/13th (Fri.)

■ Maximum number of participants
50

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.





*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test 2019 Nov-Dec

I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html

Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, let's keep studying and aim for JLPT Certification.!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students* , whose native language is NOT Japanese.
*Only to whom are planning to continue their research in graduate school

■ Price
Free*The tuition is paid by the university.

■ e-learning available
From Nov 22 (Fri) to Dec 21(Fri)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From Nov 6 (Wed.) to Nov 15(Fri.)
*Click the banner on the left side of this page! Only one level will be accepted per person.

■ Max participants
50


*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
Hi-System→


If you do not receive a confirmation email in three business days after level selection, please contact I-HoP.
-----------------
I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

CAREER LINK MEET UP~英語版赤い糸会~


Special Event - CAREER LINK MEETUP -For international DC and PDs-(Akai-Ito Kai in English)

I-Hop will provide international doctoral course students and postdocs the special opportunity to meet up with Japanese companies who are looking to hire international talents in ENGLISH.

In Japan, most of the companies require their applicants to have a minimal Japanese language proficiency level.
To prepare for the job-hunting in Japan, the first recommendation is still learning Japanese and get the certificate of N1 level on JLPT.
However, some companies do not require Japanese language in the application step.
This time, I-HoP will invite some of those companies and provide you of the opportunity to meet and talk directly to their representatives.
Do not miss this special opportunity! Looking forward to your application.

■Schedule
December 10th (Tue.) noon to the evening.
*Detailed timetable will be announced to the participants.

■Participating Companies
-Cambridge Consultants Japan Inc
-NEC Corporation
-ROHTO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
-Sony Corporation

■Language
English

■ Target
Hokkaido University international doctoral course students and postdocs those who can communicate in English.

■Eligible
Those who will be able to meet the following preparation schedule:
-Nov.5th (Tue.) Application deadline
-Nov. 8th (Fri.) Result of document screening opened
-Nov.12th (Tue.) Deadline for PR sheet submission
*After the instructor’s check, you may revise and submit again.
-Nov.21st (Thu.) Deadline for the poster presentation
-Nov.29th (Fri.) P.M. Presentation rehearsal & Orientation
-Dec.10th (Tue)

■ Application
10/28(Mon.) – 11/5(Tue.) 17:00
By November 5th (Tue.), please complete both 2 steps as follows:
*The result of document screening will be notified by Nov.8th (Fri.)
(1)Apply from Hi-System
(2)Submit an application form by email to I-HoP.
Email Address: ihop-application@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
You can download the application form here.(Word

■ Maximum number of participants
17

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
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I-HoP:Why now and how to start it (11/25)


I-Hop strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills and will be organizing the seminar regarding Japanese Language learning.


■Outline
In this seminar, you will learn about “How to learn Japanese and why it is necessary to do so” in English. Join and get pointers for learning Japanese!


■Lecturer : Yumiko ENYO Ph.D
Dr. Yumiko Enyo is a part-time instructor at Hokkaido University and other universities, teaching Japanese language for non-native speakers.
She received her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Her teaching experience includes full-time instructor positions at two colleges in the United States for 10 years.



■Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017


■Seminar date:
November 25th (Mon.) 16:30-18:00

■Language
English

■Target:
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs.


■Application:
10/28 - 11/21 17:00

■Max participants
30


■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
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I-HoP:Career consultation days (10/31-11/1)


For international MC, DC students, the CEO of the international students' career support will have career consultation days as follows.
Join us and have a relaxed time to talk about your career.

■ Lecturer
塚本 将弘 氏
Mr. Masahiro Tsukamoto
CEO, Harmony For Inc.
Supporting international students to find a job
https://job-tree-japan.com/en

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017

■ Seminar date
Slot A_10/31/2019 13:00-16:00
Slot B_11/1/2019 9:00-12:00

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University international graduate school students and postdocs

■ Application
10/4-10/29 13:00

■ Max participants
30

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP:Career Seminar How’s like to work in Japan? (10/31)


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (MC, DC, PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

The CEO of the company supporting international students for their job hunting is coming to Hokkaido University and talk to you about "How’s like to work in Japan?" and the "Important things to work in Japan".
Join us and get the tips of the job hunting in Japan!

*Career consultation available

■ Lecturer
塚本 将弘 氏
Mr. Masahiro Tsukamoto
CEO, Harmony For Inc.
Supporting international students for find a job
https://job-tree-japan.com/en

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017

■ Seminar date
10/31/2019 16:30-18:00

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University intarnational graduate school students and postdocs

■ Application
10/4-10/29 13:00

■ Max participants
30


■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:For more details
Hi-System→

I-HoP: Event name Site Visit to Takenaka Research & Development Institute (竹中技術研究所訪問)

Special Event - Site Visit to Takenaka Research & Development Institute, Chiba prefecture
This is a special event targeted for internatilnal DC students and Postdocs.
*日本語の案内も下にあります。

I-HoP will take a total of 3 Doctor Course students and Postdocs of Hokkaido University to the Takenaka Research & Development Institute in Chiba prefecture on November 14th.
The purpose of this site visit is expanding your network and experiences so that you can consider your career path more widely.

The flight ticket will be arranged and transportation fee covered by Hokkaido University. (Estimated to be one day trip.)
The participants will have the opportunity to take the institute tour in English and may have the opporunity to discuss about your research with Takenaka's researchers in English .
*Though this site visit is conducted in English, to be employed with Takenaka, JLPT N2 or higher will be required.

■ Schedule:
Oct 10th: Deadline for application
End of October:The result of document screening will be notified
Nov.14th: Sapporo-Narita-Takenaka-Narita-Sapporo (Estimated to be one day trip)

■ Place
Takenaka Research & Development Institute, Inzai-city, Chiba prefecture

■ Target
Hokkaido University international doctoral course students and postdocs

■ Application
By October 10th (Tue.), please complete both 2 steps as follows:
*The result of document screening will be notified by the end of October.

(1)Apply from Hi-System
(2)Submit an application form by email to I-HoP.
Email Address: ihop-application@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
You can download the application form here.(Word

■ Maximum number of participants
3

Details for Takenaka Research & Development Institute
https://www.takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/
https://www.takenaka.co.jp/rd/about/access.html

■How to apply from Hi-System
Click on the following banner, then click "Apply" on the bottom of the page.



*You need to be registered on Hi-Systemv in advance.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.
:詳細はこちら
Hi-System→

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特別イベント ~竹中技術研究所訪問~
外国人博士後期課程学生および外国人ポスドク向けの特別イベントです。

人材育成本部I-HoPでは,博士後期課程学生とポスドクのキャリア形成支援を目的として,竹中技術研究所訪問を実施します。研究所の見学は英語で実施されます。また,竹中工務店の研究者と英語でディスカッションする機会を得ることができる可能性があります。
企業の最新鋭の研究所を訪問し,新たな知見を得ることにより,今後のキャリアパスを広げることを目的としています。
交通費は本学規定に基づき人材育成本部が負担します(新千歳⇔成田の日帰りを予定しています。)

注意:このイベントは英語で実施されますが,竹中工務店で働くためには日本語力N2以上が求められます。

■スケジュール
10月10日(木) 応募締め切り 10月中旬~下旬 選考結果通知
11月14日(木) 札幌→成田→竹中技術研究所→成田→札幌(日帰りを予定)

■場所
竹中技術研究所(千葉県印西市)

■対象者
北海道大学大学院博士後期課程学生およびポストドクター

■応募方法
10月10日(木)までに以下2点を完了すること。
選考結果は10月下旬までに通知します。

①Hi-system*から申し込み。
②所定の応募用紙を人材育成本部I-HoPにメールにて提出。

提出先: ihop-application@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
応募用紙はこちらからダウンロードできます。(Word

■ 募集人数
3

■竹中技術研究所の詳細
https://www.takenaka.co.jp/takenaka_e/
https://www.takenaka.co.jp/rd/about/access.html

■Hi-Systemからの申込方法
下のバナーをクリック、もしくはHi-System イベント情報ページの該当イベントをクリックして「申し込む」ボタンを押すと申込完了となります。
(確認画面は表示されませんので、ご注意ください。)


*事前にHi-Systemへのご登録が必要です。
登録がお済でない方は、人材育成本部HPのHi-Systemページをご覧ください。詳細はこちら
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I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test 2019 Aug-Sep


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html

Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, let's keep studying and aim for JLPT Certification.!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students* , whose native language is NOT Japanese.
*Only to whom are planning to continue their research in graduate school

■ Price
Free*The tuition is paid by the university.

■ e-learning available
From Aug 29 (Thu) to Sep 28(Sat)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From Aug 9 (Fri) to Aug 22(Thu)
*Click the banner on the left side of this page! Only one level will be accepted per person.

■ Max participants
50


*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
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If you do not receive a confirmation email in three business days after level selection, please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

Transferable Skills Seminar - Negotiations by Dale Carnegie


Transferable Skills Seminar - Negotiations: A Human Relations Approach -

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for young researchers (DC, PD, etc).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

『Negotiations: A Human Relations Approach』 by Dale Carnegie Training Japan

Our career success depends to a large extent on the trusting, dynamic relationships that you build at every stage of your professional development. By taking a strategic approach to strengthening key relationships, you give yourselves the best opportunity to make strong, lasting connections with influential individuals. These connections help you to have successful outcomes in current situations and lay the groundwork for future career growth and opportunity.

Disagreements, fr om time to time, are not only inevitable, but are a natural dynamic that develops between people. Left unresolved, however, these disagreements and conflicts can waste enormous amounts of your time and energy and can affect the bottom line in lost productivity.

Many people actively try to avoid disagreements to maintain a peaceful and cooperative environment. Yet, you can gain so much from people who have different opinions, if you can learn to view these situations as learning opportunities and deal with them in an agreeable and professional way. In fact, research shows that successfully resolving disagreements and issues with work associates or in your personal life ultimately results in greater mutual respect and a more positive relationship.

Regardless of the position you hold in your organization, your work day is a series of negotiations.
The ability to use all-win negotiation skills can make all the difference in your negotiating success and is essential to influencing people and facilitating constructive, positive relationships.

■ Outline
At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
・Examine opportunities for positively impacting professional relationships
・Define principles for changing their own behavior to enhance relationships
・Commit to timetables for personal change and relationship improvements
・Identify personal hot buttons and their role in disagreements
・Give others the benefit of the doubt and cushion opinions for greater acceptance
・Apply a formula for contributing ideas and disagreeing in an agreeable way
・Assess their negotiation skills
・Identify qualities of successful negotiators
・Generate all-win outcomes through planning and preparation
・Apply negotiation approaches to achieve mutually beneficial results

■ Lecturer
Mr. Greg Story / Dale Carnegie Training Japan President

■ Place
Hokkaido University North Campus Sousei Building 5F
http://www.mcip.hokudai.ac.jp/cms/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=files&view_file=1383_1/

■ Seminar date
9/20/2019 (Fri.) 9:30-17:30

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University doctoral course students, postdocs and faculty members
who are comfortable with discusstions in English (International students/researchers will be given priority)

■ Application
7/11-8/30/2019

■ Max participants
25

■ How to register
You need to be registered in the Hi-System.
If you are not, please go to Hi-System page in Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development homepage and register in Hi-System.

Click on the banner "NEGOTIATIONS" on the left, or
go to event information page on Hi-System.
Find the event "NEGOTIATIONS".



*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
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* Hokkaido University faculty members/staffs *
Please register from the page below.
https://forms.gle/i1cy38UFUyYVEaCS6


If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.

I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

USA Site Visit in Research Triangle Park


Special Event - USA Site Visit in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
This is a special event targeted for DC students and Postdocs.

I-HoP will host a group tour from October 13th through 20th 2019, taking total five Doctor Course students and Postdocs of Hokkaido University to the laboratories of companies and university in Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina, USA.
The purpose of this site visit is expanding your network and experiences so that you can consider your career path more widely.

All the transportation and hotel accommodations will be arranged and covered by Hokkaido University. (Participants are required to prepare the passport and visa or ESTA by themselves.)
The participants will have the opportunity of giving a presentation and discussion in English about your research to the companies.

■ Schedule:
July 24th: Deadline for application
Beginning of August:The result of document screening will be notified
End of August: Kick-off meeting
From End of August to Beginning of October: Practice for English presentation

Oct.13th: Departure from Sapporo (*Hakodate campus participants: Negotiable)
Oct.14th - 17th: Visiting the companies and university
Oct.18th: Despatch from North Carolina
Oct.20th: Arriving at Sapporo (estimated)

■ Place
Research Triangle Park in State of North Carolina

■ Target
Hokkaido University doctoral course students and postdocs
(Regardless the nationality)

■ Application 
By July 24th (Wed.), please complete both of the 2 steps as follows:
*The result of document screening will be notified by beginning of August

(1)Apply from Hi-System
(2)Submit an application form by Email to I-HoP
Email Address: 
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
You can download the application form here.
Word / PDF)


Click→→→

■ Max participants
5

■Details for RTP
https://www.discoverdurham.com/maps-info/districts/research-triangle-park/
https://www.rtp.org/

*Hi-system registration also required:Details
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If you do not receive confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.
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ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP:Evening Japanese Language Course: Advanced (7/25)


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills and will be organizing the Japanese Language Course in the EVENINGs.
Now, improve your Japanese language proficiency and make your university life more and more fruitful!!

■ Outline
In your researcher life in Japan, you will face the opportunity to explain your research in Japanese.
Learn the vocabulary, phrases and the structure of Japanese presentation concerning research explanation.

■ Lecturer:
Ryo TAKEDA Ph.D
Assistant professor,faculty of engineering

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017

■ Seminar date:
2019/7/25 Thursday 16:30~18:00

■ Language
English (Contents are regarding advanced level Japanese)

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application
2019/6/12-7/23 17:00

■ Max participants
30

■ 申し込み方法
こちら→→→

*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
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If you do not receive confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP:Career Talk Experiences and Advice by SENPAI (6/19)


Talking event with senior international students!!

How they have carried out their university life?
How they have started and completed their Syukatsu (job hunting in Japan)??
The two Senpai (senior students) will talk to you their experiences and give you some advice.

■ Lecturer:
Mr. LI (Faculty of Engineering DC3)
Mr. ALBERT RODRIGUEZ MULET ( Faculty of Science DC3)

■ Seminar date:
2019/6/19 Wednesday 16:00~17:30

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application
2019/6/6-6/19 13:00

■ Max participants
30

■ 申し込み方法
こちら→→→

*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
Hi-System→


If you do not receive confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP: Evening Japanese Language Course: Beginner (5/30,6/6,6/30)


The schedule for the first lecture has been postponed.

I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in
improving Japanese language skills and will be organizing the Japanese Language Course in the EVENINGs.
Now, start learning the Japanese language and make your university life more and more fruitful!!

■ Outline:
・Learning and practicing Hiragana and Katakana
・Learning and practicing Japanese vocabularies used in university
・Self introduction in Japanese

■ Lecturer
Ms. Yuki Ota
Nihongo Lecturer
2016-2018: Japanese language instructor at Japanese IT companies in the Philippines (for JLPT N4-N2)
2018: After returning from the Philippines, Japanese language instructor to Chinese "highly Skilled Professionals" (targeted to JLPT N3 to N2)
2019: Teaching Japanese and life etiquette to Vietnamese and Chinese technical interns who just arrived in Japan (N5 to N4 levels)
Japanese instructor for JLPT N3 pass for Vietnamese and Chinese technical interns who have stayed in Japan for more than 1 year (for N4 to N3)

■ Seminar date:
2019/ 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 and 6/20 or 27 Thursdays 16:00~17:30
*This course consists of 3 lectures.
Participants are required to attend all of those lectures.

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
https://goo.gl/maps/rLmxXjjUpp82
https://www2.synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=contents&view_category_lang=2&view_category=1017

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application
5/16 - 5/24 17:00

■ Max participants
30

■ 申し込み方法
こちら→→→

*Hi-systemへの登録が必要です:詳細はこちら
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If you do not receive confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157

I-HoP: E-learning JLPT Online Practice Half-test


I-HoP strongly supports international graduate students and researchers in improving Japanese language skills!
For your future career in Japan, JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) certification! will be required.
It is important to study systematically since the test will be held only twice a year.
*Details for JLPT: https://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/index.html

Now, I-HoP offers you the e-learning "JLPT Online Practice Half-test" provided by Ask Publishing Co., Ltd. as follows.
It is planned to be offered continuously during this year, keep practicing and aim for JLPT Certification.!

■  JLPT Online Practice Half-test
The JLPT Online Practice Half-test is an e-learning practice test for the JLPT (for each level from N5 to N1) that is half as long and takes half as much time as the real JLPT test.
It can be taken anytime on your computer or smartphone, and you can see your results simply by clicking on the scoring button.
This will display not only your total score, but also show your score broken down by section, scoring section and subject.
Your strong and weak areas will be displayed to make it easier for you to figure what you need to focus on in your studies.

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students, Postdocs and research students (who are continuing their study at graduate school) , whose native language is NOT Japanese.

■ Price
Free

■ e-learning available
From May 28 (Tue) to June 27(Thu)
* You will receive your e-learning account & password later.
* Account is valid for 1 month.

■ Registration
From May 10 (Fri) to May 21(Tue)
*After the registration on Hi-System, select one level (N1~N5) through the link which will be sent by E-mail.

■ Max participants
50

■ How to register
Click→→→

*Hi-system registration also required:Details
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I-HoP:Career Seminar for International Researchers and Students (4/25)


This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (MC, DC, PD).
Seminar will be conducted in English.

Your future career option may include, but not limited to, pursuing academic career as a scientist, practicing your scientific skills as a corporate researcher, advancing to wide variety of business arena, or launching your own company to realize your ambition. In the era of Life Shift, you may experience some or all of the options in your deserved career. The seminar introduces tips for the diversified vocations and some unique career development programs that the university provides.
*Career consultation available after the seminar

■ Lecturer
飯田 良親 氏
Mr. Yoshichika Iida
Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University
JCDA certified CDA (Career development Adviser)
FY2014-2018: Program Director, I-HoP, Hokkaido University
FY2010-2013: Executive Expert, NEC Corporation (Business Development)
FY2006-2019: Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation of America

■ Seminar date
Apr.25 2019 16:00-17:30

■ Place
Mid-Campus Open Laboratory Building#1, 1st floor
South-East corner of Main Street & Gingko Avenue
MAP
Google MAP

■ Eligible
Hokkaido University graduate school students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese

■ Application
4/17-4/25 13:00

■ Max participants
30

■ How to register
Click→→→

*Hi-system registration also required:Details
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If you do not receive confirmation e-mail in three business days after registration,
please contact I-HoP.
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I-HoP
ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp
011-706-2157