ACF 10th Anniversary Feature Article

ACF Alumni
Special Interview

Let’s take a look at the voice of ACF Alumni
who are currently playing an active role in a Japanese company!

Ms.Jewel Amante, FUJITSU Japan

Graduated : Ateneo de Manila University
Major : B.S. Electronics and Communications Engineering

  • Q1

    Please briefly introduce the reason you choose to participate in ACF 2016 and your experience during the event.

    Over the course of 4.5 years of working here, I get asked this question countless times, but my answer remains the same: it was a leap of faith. I took this leap of faith because I’ve always wanted to venture out of my comfort zone and face challenging situations to be able to reach the depth of my capabilities and potentials as an individual.
    Deciding to join Fujitsu Japan right after University graduation had actually been a no-brainer. It was the kind of prospect that comes once in a lifetime and would have been crazy not to grasp.
    I’ve always been fascinated by the Japanese society, culture, and inner mechanisms. I’ve also always been interested in technology and its impact to the world. Therefore, it just made perfect sense for me to jumpstart my career in Japan and work for Fujitsu, the #1 ICT Company in Japan.

  • Q2

    What kind of job are you in charge of ? ( what about training is also fine.)

    Currently, I am a part of Japan Global Gateway Unit. We are handling internal operations in Fujitsu and we aim to streamline our global delivery capability services and expand it to Japan.
    Before this, I was a part of the Sales Department. I chose to start my career in Fujitsu Japan in the Sales field because business has always been my passion and it’s a great way of expanding my personal skill set.
    As part of the sales team, I got acquainted with many people all around the world. I also had many opportunities to travel a lot for my work, both in Europe and in Asia. These kinds of opportunities are really very hard to stumble upon and I feel that Fujitsu is a great avenue for me (and others) to reach their dreams.

  • Q3

    How is working in a Japanese Company? How do you feel living in Japan?

    Entering Japan right after graduating from University meant that I’ll be facing the real world away from the comforts of my own home. It has been rough figuring out how everything works with language barrier and culture limiting what you can and cannot do. Not to worry though, the overall support of everyone in this society and the company HR has been astounding.
    Working for Fujitsu Japan, even with the obvious struggle of the language barrier, makes me feel like what I am doing creates an impact not only to my team but also to the company. I am constantly challenged to go beyond expectations and to do well under pressure from the different tasks that I am in charge of. The main skill I’m learning is about problem-solving by being adaptable while still exemplifying my individuality and providing diversity to the team.
    Additionally, with the pandemic ravaging the world in 2020, Fujitsu has also provided great support for the permanent work-from-home setup. This setup has given us the freedom to do our jobs smoothly while being safe and productive in our own homes.

  • Q4

    What are your plans for the future?

    I would like to further my career in terms of making Fujitsu a more global company which Fujitsu has a huge potential to do so as a tech company. Also, it has always been my dream to “leave a mark” in the world. I see how Fujitsu is a great platform for me to reach this dream since technology is at the forefront of the development of the society.

  • Q5

    Message for the younger generations interested in working in Japan

    Japan is an amazing country to live in and Fujitsu is a great company to work for. Be courageous and take that leap of faith!
    You might be venturing into the unfamiliar but make sure to enjoy the amazing journey that will possibly become the best time of your life.

Mr. Lim Han Seng, FUJITSU Japan

Graduated : University Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Major : Electrical & Electronics Engineering

  • Q1

    Please briefly introduce the reason you choose to participate in ACF 2016 and your experience during the event.

    The first time I thought of working in Japan is when I travel to Japan in year 2015. The security satisfaction I felt during the trip was impressive. After that I begin searching online for job opportunities in Japan, then I come across ACF 2016. Since I was in the final year of my study, I knew it was my golden opportunity and gave it a shot without hesitation.
    The fair was well organized and there were many students from universities across ASEAN. After some research and study on the Japanese companies presented in the fair, I decided to apply to FUJITSU because of the recent fast paced trend in technology industry. Most importantly, having chances to involve and work in technology development has always be my ideal career.

  • Q2

    What was your image about Japan ? What about the Japanese companies?

    My impression of Japan always are clean, safe, and various hobbyist's heaven. The creativity and imagination are beyond limitless in Japan.
    As for Japanese companies, my impression before I have my internship or working experience with them were long working hours, language barrier, and professional. Thanks to the internship opportunity which proves the bad impression was wrong. Indeed they are professionals, and because of that, most of them speak English which allowed me to communicate with fellow co- workers and progress the work task.

  • Q3

    Why did you decide to join the internship program offered by Fujitsu Japan?

    In my opinion, internship program is a very good assessment platform especially for foreign students. The program allows employer to thoroughly evaluate respective candidates and explore potential talents.
    On the other hand, the program also allows participants to determine themselves whether the corporate atmosphere suits them and the like of living in Japan.

  • Q4

    How was your internship in Fujitsu Japan?

    My internship in Fujitsu Japan was an awesome and fruitful experience. Co-workers are friendly and easily approachable. After an introduction of department on my very first day of internship, my trainer and manager gave me a briefing on a problem to be solved in a month internship. We discussed several approaches and potential solutions to the problem and finally reach a consensus.
    My internship goal is to design and develop an Internet of Things (IoT) system to monitor the comfort level and availability of all meeting rooms in the office building in order to improve the efficiency of utilization of the meeting rooms. Co-workers are kind and helpful to give advice and feedback on every progress of development.
    Besides that, the interns were also given Japanese Language Training not only to teach us the language but also the culture on top of the language itself. The training was also a great session to make friends across ASEAN from the same program.
    Moreover, exploring Japan during after work hour and weekends was always fun and interesting. The security atmosphere and clean environment made me relax and enjoy every moment of my stay in Japan.

  • Q5

    What are your plans for the future?

    I will continue to broaden my views and knowledge in order to solve world’s problems, and continue to sharpen and develop new skillsets in order to become a successful engineer.
    Together with FUJITSU, shaping better tomorrow.

  • Q6

    Message for the younger generations interested in working in Japan

    Dare to dream big, eager to pursue!
    Step out of comfort zone, make “magic” real! You only live once, you gotta live once!