Tanuki Carrière-tweedaagse

Op 31 januari en 1 februari vinden de Tanuki Carrièredagen plaats. Hieronder is een overzicht van wat je precies van de dagen kan verwachten. 

Op beide dagen wordt een lunch geregeld voor alle deelnemers. Tijdens de Company Day is de voertaal Engels en bij de Carrièredag primair Nederlands.

On the 31st of January and the 1st of February the Tanuki Career Days will take place. Below you’ll find an overview.

Both days lunch will be provided for all participants. During the Company Day the main language will be English. During the Career Day mostly Dutch.

Japan Company Day | 31 januari – January 31st

De Company Day bestaat uit twee rondes van presentaties van, en speeddates met, bedrijven. Nadat bedrijven zich in een presentatie hebben voorgesteld, kun je tijdens de speeddate meer over ze te weten komen door met medewerkers in gesprek te gaan. Je hebt de mogelijkheid om tijdens de speeddates twee bedrijven te ontmoeten en hiervoor kun je bij het aanmelden een voorkeur aangeven.

The Company Day consists of two sessions of presentations and speed dates with companies. First the companies introduce themselves through presentations. After these introductions, you get the opportunity to learn more by conversing with employees during the speed dates. You can submit your preference for companies in the registration.


9:30-9:45 Inloop
9:45-10:20 Opening (met voorwoord van de Japanse ambassadeur)
10:20-11:50 Presentaties bedrijven eerste ronde
11:50-13:00 Speeddates bedrijven eerste ronde
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Presentaties bedrijven tweede ronde
15:40-17:00 Speeddates bedrijven tweede ronde
17:00-19:00 Netwerkborrel

9:30-9:45 Doors open
9:45-10:20 Opening (introduction by the ambassador of Japan)
10:20-11:50 Company presentations morning session
11:50-13:00 Company speed dates morning session
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Company presentations afternoon session
15:40-17:00 Company speed dates afternoon session
17:00-19:00 Networking drinks

Bedrijven – Companies

Ronde 1 – Morning session

Shin Etsu Polymer Europe B.V.


As a global manufacturer of custom made electro-mechanical components and materials like Touch sensors, Keypads, Inter-Connectors, Thermal Interface Materials (T.I.M.), acoustic and optical lenses and special moulds, Shin-Etsu Polymer is your partner for innovative solutions for applications in the telecommunication, automotive, medical, semiconductor, instrumentation, watch, consumer and office automation markets.

URW Europa B.V.


URW Europa B.V. was founded in 2000 as a subsidiary of Matsui Universal Joint Corp.. The Central distribution center in the Netherlands allows for quick delivery of products such as outer CV-joints and cardan joints. ‘Rebuilt’-products are being delivered for all brands that offer the following product groups: Steering boxes, steering pumps, steering columns and drive shafts for Asian applications. The revision for the European market takes place in the Netherlands. Hypermodern monitoring hardware and methods causes for a constant high quality and the perfect functioning of recovered products.



Established in Tokyo in 1927, EKO began distributing sensors for the Japanese meteorological and environmental market. In the 50s, we launched the first Japanese-designed and built pyranometer, producing a range of solar radiation sensors to meet the ever-evolving needs of the scientific community.

Since the beginning, renewable energy and the environment have been at the heart of what we do, guiding our mission to produce the most accurate solar radiation sensors and scientific instruments in the world.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV


Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (NV) has a relatively short history in Europe. The origin of HCME dates back to 1968, when Hovers Constructie NV in Tilburg was named the exclusive importer of Hitachi construction materials in the Benelux.

However, Hovers went out of business in 1970, afterwards Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd from Japan decided together with some employees from Hovers to open their own facility in Europe. In 1972 Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) BV (Short HMCE) came into being.

Nowadays we build with more than 600 HMCE employees forth upon Japanese technology. They deliver the best possible products catered to the European market.

Ronde 2 – Afternoon session

Kohyo Holland B.V.


KOHYO was founded in 1971 as a seafood import and export trading company.

For more than half a century since then, we have continued to develop as a general food trading company by expanding our business area to include agricultural products, livestock products, alcoholic beverages, and feed and fertiliser businesses that are related to food.

MGC Specialty Chemicals Netherlands B.V.


In January 2021, MGC Specialty Chemicals Netherlands B.V. (MSCN) was established in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Japanese Chemical Manufacturer Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Ltd. (MGC).

In September 2021, MGC decided to licence the production and sales of MXDA to MSCN and to build a new MXDA Plant in Botlek Rotterdam.

MXDA, a raw material which can be used for (mainly) coatings and epoxy, is produced in Japan in existing 2 Plants (factories): Niigata and Mizushima. However, due to the healthy demand for MXDA, the current production capacity would be insufficient to meet the market demands in 2024 and further years. For that reason, MGC decided to build a new MXDA Plant to expand production capacity.

Centre People Appointments BV


Established in 1986, we are a City of London based agency covering international trade, multi-lingual and office support vacancies, together with a dedicated division for Japanese speakers across all sectors.

Centre People Appointments is the UK subsidiary of QUICK Co., Ltd., which has been engaged in HR services in Japan for over 40 years. Our philosophy is simple – we place quality people in permanent, contract and temporary jobs – and are genuinely committed to providing a confidential, professional, friendly and supportive service to both job seekers and clients alike.

Murata Electronics Europe B.V.


Murata Electronics Europe is the organization responsible for the regional management of the Murata affiliates in Europe. Located in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands, very close to Schiphol airport, this office coordinates all of the European sales and marketing activities.

Murata contributes to the advancement of society and the electronics industry by creating innovative products and solutions, in close cooperation with our customers and other stakeholders. Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, we service our customers with a global network of manufacturing facilities and sales support. 

Carrièredag | 1 februari

Op deze dag is er een afwisselend programma. Dit zal voornamelijk bestaan uit presentaties van oud-studenten van onze opleiding die inmiddels al een paar jaar werkzaam zijn. Zij zullen vertellen over hun carrièrepad en tips geven op basis van hun eigen ervaring. Ook wordt er een workshop gegeven door de Career Service van de universiteit, waar ingegaan zal worden op baanperspectieven voor mensen die bij onze bachelor afstuderen, en hoe zij de vaardigheden die ze hebben ontwikkeld tijdens de opleiding optimaal in kunnen zetten bij het zoeken van een baan.


11:30-11:50 Inloop
11:50-12:00 Opening
12:00-12:45 Alumnus: Anoma van der Veere
12:45-13:30 Workshop Career Service
13:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:40 Alumnus: Isaura van den Berg
14:40-15:20 Alumnus: Eline Sikkema
15:20-15:25 Pauze
15:25-16:10 Lezing
16:10-16:50 Alumnus: Erik van der Molen
16:50-17:00 Sluiting


Anoma van der Veere

credit NOS/Stefan Heijdendaal


Isaura van den Berg


Eline Sikkema


Erik van der Molen