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A Month in the Life of a Student

I want to develop high quality employment services.
To do so, I need to acquire advanced knowledge and better techniques for identifying problems.

Employment Promotion Navigator for Residents of Japanese Descent Foreign Nationals Support Division, Hello Work Ota
Chinami Naman
Holds both Japanese and Brazilian citizenship. Lives with husband and two children in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture.
Works at the Ota Employment Office of the Gunma Labor Bureau, providing job placement assistance for foreign residents and those of Japanese descent. Currently placed in the Foreign Nationals Support Division as an Employment Promotion Navigator for Residents of Japanese Descent.
Engaged in a wide variety of activities to assist foreign residents in the workforce, such as developing unique kanji learning drills employing illustrations to aid recognition and comprehension of meaning in Japanese text, and translating documents related to local government services.
●Why I enrolled
I believed that regardless of whether I continue my present job or move to Brazil in the future, this program would provide me with knowledge and skills that I could use to help foreign residents in Japan, or Japanese people in Brazil. I am sure that the benefits I gain in terms of high-level knowledge and advanced techniques for identifying and addressing the underlying issues/problems and direct them to a solution will be applicable not only in the course of my work, but also to assist many individuals and the wider community. The idea of applying these benefits matches well with my own vision for the future.

●A supportive family
The commuting time from Ota City to my classes is 160 minutes return. I am only able to do this because the other members of my family not only support my participation in the program, but fully understand and respect its significance, and willingly cooperate by taking on a share of the household duties.
※To make the program more accessible for working adults, classes are mainly conducted from7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, or on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Project that where part-time students are involved in planning and operating

  • Japanese education project for ¨foreigners as residents in Japan¨ sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • Project for Establishing an International Exchange Program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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