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ARCHIVED The Japan Society Careers Networking Series – Getting into Gaming

Wednesday 20 April 2022 / 6:30pm
The Japan Society Careers Networking Series – Getting into Gaming

Wednesday 20 April 2022

London Business School
Regent's Park
London NW1 4RG

Booking Details
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Free for Japan Society Members
£7.50 for non-members
Includes light refreshments

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Please note that spaces are limited and early booking is recommended.

For the second in our exciting new series of careers events in collaboration with the Japan Club of London Business School, we invite guests to join us for an in-person panel discussion, followed by an audience Q&A and networking session/light refreshments.

This session will provide a particular focus on careers in the gaming industry – with Japanese videogames and popular media such as anime providing one of the biggest draws for those developing an interest in Japan, jobs in these highly dynamic, creative industries remain an incredibly attractive route for those wishing to combine work and play. Informed by the personal experiences and career trajectories of a panel of expert speakers - Kendra Evans and Marc Melton - this event will offer participants an in-depth, knowledgeable overview of how to land a Japan-related job in this sector. Our speakers will share how their own careers started - their journey into their current positions and how this developed in tandem with their involvement/interest with Japan.

The event is open to all, but is particularly aimed at university students/new graduates as well as young professionals, and aims to help individuals looking to further their careers approach the job market with both confidence and knowledge in the wealth of opportunities available to them.

Kendra Evans
Awarded a BA in Japanese Studies from University of Cambridge in 2016, spending her year abroad at Doshisha University in Kyoto. After graduating, she was a Coordinator for International Relations in Yamanashi Prefecture on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, working as a translator and interpreter as well as arranging educational exchanges. She graduated with an MA in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2018, with a specialism in links between Japan and Africa. She then spent two years working as a Personal Assistant in the Political Section at the Embassy of Japan in London. She now works as a Localisation Associate at The Pokemon Company International.

Marc Melton
Has been working with entertainment brands, media companies and investors for over 20 years. Currently Managing Director of Marvelous Europe, a subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., a publicly listed Japanese developer and publisher of video games including Story of Seasons, Rune Factory, Daemon X Machina and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. Prior to Marvelous he held various marketing, commercial and managerial positions at Konami, WarnerMedia (Cartoon Network) and Universal Pictures amongst others.

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