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Application Requirements

  • Sales positions
  • Planning positions
  • Design positions
  • Director position

Sales positions

We will be your point of contact to contribute to the development and prosperity of your business. We understand the needs of our customers, form an internal team, and promote projects while considering deadlines and budgets. It also develops new customers.

Recruitment target

You can apply for new graduate recruitment if you meet the following three conditions.
① Under 30 years old at the time of joining the company
(2) Less than 3 years of working experience at the time of joining the company
(3) Be able to join the company on April 1st of the applicable fiscal year

Recruitment Department/Major

Any major

Employment status

Full-time employee (3 months trial period)

Work location

Initial location: Tokyo or Osaka *Subsequently transferred to other locations

Head office (Tokyo)
2-3-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Osaka Office (Osaka)
2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Parks Tower 19th Floor

Salary

Starting salaries vary by location. Please check my page for details

bonus

Twice a year (June, December)

Working hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *Flextime system available (3 months trial period not applicable)

Allowances

Commuting allowance, telecommuting allowance, overtime allowance, housing allowance, etc.

holiday vacation

[Holidays] 2 full days off per week, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
[Vacation] Paid vacation (10 days in the first year of employment, plus 2 days every year thereafter, up to a maximum of 20 days)
Refreshment, congratulations and condolences, transfer, before and after childbirth, childcare, nursing care, public injury, volunteer leave, etc.

Welfare

[Systems] Various social insurances, retirement allowances, corporate pensions, mutual aid associations, defined contribution pension system, telework system, flextime system, childcare/nursing care shorter working hours system, employee stock ownership association, various in-house recreational club activities, etc.
[Facilities] Male and female single dormitories, company housing for transferees, contract recreation facilities, etc.

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Planning positions

Planning specialist. A key person involved in the planning and production of large-scale properties and highly difficult projects in various phases, from conception to realization, by making various surveys and analyses, making business proposals, planning proposals, and detailed plans based on the results. A diverse occupation that can capture a wide range of spaces from virtual to reality, and can conceive everything from urban planning to digital content.

Recruitment target

You can apply for new graduate recruitment if you meet the following three conditions.
① Under 30 years old at the time of joining the company
(2) Less than 3 years working experience at the time of joining the company
(3) Be able to join the company on April 1st of the applicable fiscal year

Recruitment Department/Major

Any major

Employment status

Full-time employee (3 months trial period)

Work location

Initial location: Tokyo or Osaka *Subsequently transferred to other locations

Head office (Tokyo)
2-3-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Osaka Office (Osaka)
2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Parks Tower 19th Floor

Salary

Starting salaries vary by location. Please check my page for details

bonus

Twice a year (June, December)

Working hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *Flextime system available (3 months trial period not applicable)

Allowances

Commuting allowance, telecommuting allowance, overtime allowance, housing allowance, etc.

holiday vacation

[Holidays] 2 full days off per week, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
[Vacation] Paid vacation (10 days in the first year of employment, plus 2 days every year thereafter, up to a maximum of 20 days)
Refreshment, congratulations and condolences, transfer, before and after childbirth, childcare, nursing care, public injury, volunteer leave, etc.

Welfare

[Systems] Various social insurances, retirement allowances, corporate pensions, mutual aid associations, defined contribution pension system, telework system, flextime system, childcare/nursing care shorter working hours system, employee stock ownership association, various in-house recreational club activities, etc.
[Facilities] Male and female single dormitories, company housing for transferees, contract recreation facilities, etc.

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Design positions

We are involved from the research and planning stages, and perform high-quality concept design work while considering the client's business theme, requests, issues, budget, schedule, and social needs. This also includes complex spatial concept design using digital devices, from virtual to real.

Recruitment target

You can apply for new graduate recruitment if you meet the following three conditions.
① Under 30 years old at the time of joining the company
(2) Less than 3 years working experience at the time of joining the company
(3) Be able to join the company on April 1st of the applicable fiscal year

Recruitment Department/Major

Specializing in spatial, three-dimensional, plastic, graphic, media concept design, architecture and urban planning
*This includes design, layout complex spatial presentations that use digital devices from virtual to real.

Employment status

Full-time employee (3 months trial period)

Work location

Initial location: Tokyo or Osaka *Subsequently transferred to other locations

Head office (Tokyo)
2-3-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Osaka Office (Osaka)
2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Parks Tower 19th Floor

Salary

Starting salaries vary by location. Please check my page for details

bonus

Twice a year (June, December)

Working hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *Flextime system available (3 months trial period not applicable)

Allowances

Commuting allowance, telecommuting allowance, overtime allowance, housing allowance, etc.

holiday vacation

[Holidays] 2 full days off per week, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
[Vacation] Paid vacation (10 days in the first year of employment, plus 2 days every year thereafter, up to a maximum of 20 days)
Refreshment, congratulations and condolences, transfer, before and after childbirth, childcare, nursing care, public injury, volunteer leave, etc.

Welfare

[Systems] Various social insurances, retirement allowances, corporate pensions, mutual aid associations, defined contribution pension system, telework system, flextime system, childcare/nursing care shorter working hours system, employee stock ownership association, various in-house recreational club activities, etc.
[Facilities] Male and female single dormitories, company housing for transferees, contract recreation facilities, etc.

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Director positions

Product (production management) concept design drawn by clients and designers are embodied as actual "spaces." We oversee manufacturing from various perspectives, including safety, quality, budget, and process management. This also includes directing implementation in the digital and mechanical technical fields.

Recruitment target

You can apply for new graduate recruitment if you meet the following three conditions.
① Under 30 years old at the time of joining the company
(2) Less than 3 years working experience at the time of joining the company
(3) Be able to join the company on April 1st of the applicable fiscal year

Recruitment Department/Major

Recommended for architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, information systems, machine control, special modeling, equipment (air conditioning/electrical/sanitation)

Employment status

Full-time employee (3 months trial period)

Work location

Initial location: Tokyo or Osaka *Subsequently transferred to other locations

Head office (Tokyo)
2-3-4 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Osaka Office (Osaka)
2-10-70 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Parks Tower 19th Floor

Salary

Starting salaries vary by location. Please check my page for details

bonus

Twice a year (June, December)

Working hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *Flextime system available (3 months trial period not applicable)

Allowances

Commuting allowance, telecommuting allowance, overtime allowance, housing allowance, etc.

holiday vacation

[Holidays] 2 full days off per week, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
[Vacation] Paid vacation (10 days in the first year of employment, plus 2 days every year thereafter, up to a maximum of 20 days)
Refreshment, congratulations and condolences, transfer, before and after childbirth, childcare, nursing care, public injury, volunteer leave, etc.

Welfare

[Systems] Various social insurances, retirement allowances, corporate pensions, mutual aid associations, defined contribution pension system, telework system, flextime system, childcare/nursing care shorter working hours system, employee stock ownership association, various in-house recreational club activities, etc.
[Facilities] Male and female single dormitories, company housing for transferees, contract recreation facilities, etc.

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Recruitment introduction

今泉 まどか 
Recruitment Section,Human Resources Development Department Joined in 2016MadokaImaizumi

Turn what you love into work!

I discovered NOMURA because I love the atmosphere of airports. With so many different companies out there, it can be difficult to choose the right company for you. In that case, try to choose one based on points like "I love this company! It excites me!" I look forward to meeting you all!

杉野 佑樹
Recruitment Section, Human Resources Development Department Joined in2019YukiSugino

Do everything in your power!

Nomura's employees are characterized by the fact that they always face their work and play with all their might and earnestness. "You only join a company as a new graduate once in your life." That's why I want to face everyone seriously and honestly as a senior member of society before being in charge of recruiting for a company. When we meet at events or selections, let's talk about Nomura and each other until we understand each other thoroughly!

江村 泰輔
Human Resources Development Department Recruitment Division Joined in 2023TaisukeEmura

A company that realizes curiosity!

When I joined the company mid-career, I imagined it to be a strict company with over 130 years of history. However, as I got to know the company, I realized that all the employees have a fundamental mindset of "It looks interesting!" and "It's exciting!" I think every day that it's a wonderful environment to be able to work with that mindset. I look forward to meeting you during the selection process.

CultureGet to know the company culture

As a ``fan'' of the company where I worked for 42 years, I continue to convey its history and charm both inside and outside the company.

As a ``fan'' of the company where I worked for 42 years, I continue to convey its history and charm both inside and outside the company.

Atsuko Ishikawa has worked as a librarian supporting the creativity of NOMURA, Ltd. She has made an effort to build an information database and create new value for NOMURA that is known throughout the world. She also works as a "storyteller" who conveys the company's history, aiming to create fans of the company. She talks about the values she has held toward her work, which she has held since joining the company, with an eye to the future. From part-timer to full-time employee. Ishikawa was attached to the Knowledge Support Room in the Human Resources and General Affairs Department of NOMURA 's Osaka office, where she was attracted by the fact that it was a "company that is not like a company." After working in the information resource room for 42 years, she retired in March 2023. She is now an external cooperation staff member, and continues to be responsible for tasks such as accepting, reorganizing, and managing materials related to the Expo. Ishikawa: "I met NOMURA by chance. At the time, I was a university student and was studying to become a librarian in a seminar. At that time, a friend from university asked me if I wanted to work for a company that was looking for part-time librarians. I was asked to give it a try." I was assigned to put 7,000 to 8,000 books spread out on the floor into empty bookshelves. Ishikawa: "I remember being surprised that most of the books were in the fields of architecture and concept design. There was a bias towards certain genres, and many of them were foreign books, so I couldn't classify the books well using the Nippon Decimal Classification used in public libraries, so I consulted with the head of the department and decided on my own classification." During the winter break, I received another offer for part-time work. At that time, a female employee in the same department asked me, "If you haven't found a job yet, why don't you come to NOMURA?" This was the trigger for Ishikawa to get a job. Ishikawa: "I was attracted by the company's atmosphere and the personalities of the employees, so I decided to join the company. However, at the time I knew almost nothing about NOMURA, Ltd. I had been to the 1970 World Expo (Osaka Expo) when I was 12 years old, and was overwhelmed by it, but I never imagined that NOMURA was in charge of the pavilion displays. I had no knowledge of interiors or concept design work involved." However, even without a deep understanding of the work involved, he felt a vague attraction to NOMURA, Ltd. Ishikawa: "Looking back, NOMURA Ltd. at the time was, in a good sense, a "company that didn't seem like a company." People who looked like they were not really company employees were working with enthusiasm, and I was shocked to discover that such a world existed. I think it was quite rare at the time to be in an environment where people would listen to me as an equal, even though I was a young person who had just graduated from university. As I studied and somehow learned the job every day, something happened that flipped a switch in my awareness. One day, an employee came into the information reference room and asked, "Where is the book that has the Pompidou Center in it?" At that time, my senior colleague who was sitting next to me immediately replied that it was in the book on which row of the shelf, on which level, about the middle page. At that moment, I strongly felt that I wanted to be like him, that I had to be like him." Producing original content "EXPO REPORT COLLECTION" ▲ Ishikawa says that the most important role in the work of the "EXPO GALLERY" (reservation required), which opened in January 2023, is "reference." He answered questions from employees who came to the reference room and guided them to the most suitable materials from among the 20,000 books. At the same time, he collected completion photos of the deliverables at the Osaka office. He created an environment where anyone at the Osaka office could easily view them. Ishii: "Then one day, when I was collecting completion photos, the chief designer told me, 'Your work is half-hearted.' He said, 'You can find out about the work at the Osaka office by asking the person in charge directly. Instead, I want to know what the Tokyo head office and the branches are doing.' Aware of this need, we began exchanging information with the Tokyo head office and each branch." After a while, when the age of the Internet arrived, Ishikawa began managing the completion photos digitally and making them available on the company's in-house network. At the same time, he put the existing book register into a database and put in place a system that made it easy to search. Gradually, he says, people began to say, 'If I ask Ishikawa in Osaka, I'll get an answer.' Ishikawa: "However, I felt that it was difficult to get people to understand the necessity of an indirect department like ours - that is, a department that doesn't directly generate profits. I began to think in my own way about what we could do to become a department that wasn't thought of negatively, such as, 'Maybe we don't need that department.'" After thinking about how he wanted to increase the value of the information resource, Ishikawa arrived at the decision to create original content that only NOMURA could offer. Ishikawa: "In 1992, we published our 100th anniversary corporate history, 'Display: A 100-Year Journey.' The corporate history room happened to be part of the Osaka office's archives. I was watching the production from the sidelines. After the 100-year history was published, the person in charge of the corporate history told me, 'There is an external supervisor, Mr. Tsuyoshi Terashita, who has been collecting and storing materials from some of Japan's leading expositions for the past 40 years.' He also told me, 'When you've finished your work, go and see the materials.' I knew it was me. Exposition materials are related to the core of our business. I thought they should be organized as original content, so I went to see the materials with my boss." Ishikawa was deeply moved when he saw Terashita's valuable materials. After signing a memorandum, it was decided that the collection, which was the equivalent of two 2-ton trucks, would be donated to NOMURA as exposition materials. This was the beginning of our original content, "EXPO MATERIALS COLLECTION." Ishikawa: "The collection was so huge that sorting it was extremely difficult. The catalogue of materials was only in Terashita's head, so we started by understanding the whole picture. Official records, photo albums, postcards, medals. To classify the materials, we had to check all the materials once before we could decide on a category. So after checking everything, we started to create the database. It was only when we finished that we realized there were just under 10,000 items in total. The only condition that Terashita set when donating the materials was that they be put to good use in society. That's why we were determined to manage them as a highly convenient database and make them available to the public in a form that could be accessed both inside and outside the company. In the end, we received the kind words from Terashita, who said, 'I couldn't have done this on my own. I'm glad I donated them to you.'" (Reference: Nomulog "Things that can be passed on - A collection of materials from domestic and international expositions and expositions" Organizing exposition materials that would allow the baton to be passed on to future generations without dispersing the collection was a major milestone in Ishikawa's career. Ishikawa "Once we made the 'EXPO Materials Collection' public, we saw a steady increase in inquiries from outside. Researchers from Japan and abroad wanted to see the materials, and we began to be contacted by media requesting the provision of images. The information resource room went beyond its function as an in-house library to become something like a point of contact for the outside world, and I remember feeling like the scale of the work I was involved in had increased dramatically." The collection is one that Terashita has amassed over the course of 40 years. Ishikawa will continue to work single-mindedly with the mission of making the materials useful to society in mind. Ishikawa "One of the members of the 2025 World Expo team said something very memorable to me. They said, 'You can change the future, but you can't change the past. The fact that we've properly accumulated all these Expo materials will never change.' Even if other companies in the industry wanted to do something similar, they would have to start from scratch, but our company has already accumulated about 20 years of experience. This is a great strength. I think that many of our current employees, especially the younger generation, don't know anything about expos or World Expos. First of all, I want them to look at these materials and learn more about the company I work for, NOMURA, Ltd. And I would be happy if they were proud of our company. I want to pass the baton to future generations without letting the collection dissipate." 42 years of service. The words exchanged and the connections with people are precious treasures ▲ Presentation at the Event Society Research Conference (2010) As he had more opportunities to interact with people outside the company, Ishikawa decided to obtain a curator's qualification. He obtained the qualification when he was over 50 years old. In 2012, during NOMURA 120th anniversary, he joined the company history compilation department and gained a deeper understanding of the company's history. Since then, at the request of the Human Resources and General Affairs departments, he regularly speaks about NOMURA 's history to mid-career employees and external executives. His goal is to "create fans of NOMURA." Ishikawa: "I have been involved with NOMURA for 42 years, and before I knew it, I had become a fan of NOMURA myself. The founder, Yasusuke Nomura, was the kind of person who would never say 'I can't do it,' even when given an impossible task. He would always offer an alternative, saying, 'I think we can make it happen this way.' When I joined the company, the fourth-generation president, Eiichi Arita, was also a very creative person, more like a designer than a manager. I still find the inquisitive personalities of the previous presidents fascinating. I think that the personality of the presidents spreads throughout the company. The current employees are all people who will boldly overcome any difficult situation and will absolutely see it through. I feel that everyone is pursuing 'NOMURA level' work. I have worked in the reference room for a long time and met many people. The words we have exchanged and the connections we have made are treasures in life. Words like 'thank you' and 'you helped me' have been the greatest encouragement. After participating in the Expo Study Group, I was asked to take on the challenge of writing a 20,000-word paper, which turned out to be a turn of events that exceeded my expectations. I am very grateful for that. Compared to when I first started working there as a part-timer, NOMURA has become a much more company-like company. But what has never changed is that each and every employee has a strong sense of individuality, and that this is respected. I will continue to work with pride as a fan of NOMURA," said Ishikawa, who found himself joining NOMURA through a fortuitous encounter. Now that he has devoted himself wholeheartedly to the challenges before him, he feels that his life has become more vividly colored. *The content of this entry is current as of December 2023.

The idea you create becomes a product. A designer's belief in valuing "customer experience" that changes people's minds.

The idea you create becomes a product. A designer's belief in valuing "customer experience" that changes people's minds.

Hiroshi Inoue is mainly in charge of the hotel market and serves as room chief. concept design that prioritize experiences that change the user's mind are winning the hearts of customers. While he is a designer, he also works as a Shinto priest in his family's business, and uses his experience as a unique characteristic in his work.This article explores the values that Inoue values. The first thing to think about is "experience." Inoue belongs to the 4th concept design Department of the First Design Center of the concept design Headquarters, which creates experiences and transforms them into concept design. I joined the company in 2007, and since 2017 I have been mainly responsible for hotels and regional revitalization projects. Inoue: ``I often work with hotel operators who place importance on storytelling and customer experience.For example, Hoshino Resorts started work with KAI Kaga, and OMO7 Asahikawa, the first OMO brand store, also opened. In 2021, I helped ARTH Co., Ltd. convert an old private house in Izu into an auberge (restaurant with accommodation facilities) called LOQUAT Nishiizu.'' concept design of the hotel was Inoue's commitment is to think about the "customer experience" first. Inoue: ``It's quite difficult to attract customers based solely on the appeal of the space concept design I stay there myself, I get more satisfaction from the variety of experiences and the number of times I can talk with the staff than from interiors.'' OMO7 Asahikawa When I was in charge of ``By Hoshino Resorts,'' I thought about creating an experience that would connect staff and customers, and created a space based on that experience.A faucet shaped like a carved wooden bear is a classic Hokkaido souvenir that allows you to enjoy a local welcome drink. I believe that by creating devices that lead to experiences in the space, such as creating a space, the stay itself will be enriched and satisfaction will be increased.'' Inoue's own experience is the starting point for his thinking. I trust my instincts and create customer experiences. Inoue: ``Hotels set up personas (typical user images), and make assumptions such as ``A couple in their 30s will stay there, and they have these hobbies...'', but only those people will fit that description. I believe that there will be a discrepancy between the persona and the person who actually comes, so I think that anyone who stays at a hotel that they and their family find ``fun'' will find it enjoyable. Inoue also currently works as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts, and is also involved in the Shinto priesthood at a shrine in his hometown of Okayama. In a company culture that views complex work styles as ``interesting,'' he embodies his belief that ``more than being an office worker, one should live as a designer.'' Inoue: ``During the year-end and New Year holidays, I return to my family's shrine in Okayama and serve as a successor.In 2018, I took a year off to obtain Shinto priesthood qualifications.My boss at the time told me, ``What will happen next?'' I remember someone telling me, ``I think it would be good to have such a designer in Okayama who works as a Shinto priest while concept design in Okayama, because there will be more freedom in working styles in this society.'' The lifestyle of each designer is directly reflected in their work. I feel like this is a company that is directly connected to my output, and that makes my unique career interesting as an individuality.'' I was moved by the designer's words, ``Let's do it together,'' and joined Hiroshima Kogyo when I was a student. Studied architecture at university's Department of environmental design, majored in concept design at Tokyo University of the Arts' graduate school, and acquired a wide range of knowledge from interior design to urban concept design. During my job search, I went to interviews in various industries, and the deciding factor in my decision to join NOMURA was the interviewer's words. Inoue: ``The main interviewers were three designers, and after they gave a presentation on their work related to urban development, Echiyo Suzuki, who is currently our executive creative director, said, ``I am also involved in urban development like this. Let's do it together.'' I got the impression that the company was seriously looking for people to work with, and I had an image of working as a designer, so I decided to join the company.'' Creating my own work I had a hunch that the work at NOMURA was an extension of this. After joining the company in 2007, I was assigned to CC Company (abbreviation for Creative Communication), which handles corporate culture-related projects. Inoue: ``At the place I was assigned, I was involved in creating facilities that disseminate information such as museums, displays, and corporate showrooms.I spent about 10 years creating spaces based on the idea of ``how to convey information,'' and in 2016 I completed a junior rotation. As part of the system, I was transferred to the Chubu Branch, where I was in charge of a project for Hoshino Resorts, a commercial company.''The first project Inoue was in charge of for Hoshino Resorts was the renovation of the public bath at KAI Kaga, which was experiencing sluggish customer satisfaction at the time. . Inoue, who started his career in the corporate culture field, made proposals from a different perspective than other designers. Inoue: ``I gave a presentation saying that no matter how cool a public bath is concept design, it will not increase customer satisfaction.I believe that customer satisfaction depends on how conversations occur with customers. It is important to create a space where conversations can naturally occur, such as, ``I heard that Kutani ware is famous in this area?'' ``This time, we will concept design with a focus on how we can increase the number of conversations.'' When I proposed this proposal, Representative Hoshino highly praised it and said, ``It's an interesting proposal.'' Since then, I've continued to work on projects for Hoshino Resorts.''Customer satisfaction Proposing a hotel concept design to improve the quality of the hotel ▲ “OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts” Having been involved in a variety of projects, two that remain strongly in Inoue’s mind are the 2018 “OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts” and the 2021 “OMO7 Asahikawa by Hoshino Resorts” project. "LOQUAT Nishiizu". OMO7 Asahikawa's theme was ``a hotel filled with hospitality that lifts your spirits with playfulness and humor,'' and we proposed a project to match that theme. Inoue: ``There are many different ways to raise your mood, so I proposed making devices in various places around the hotel.For example, Asahikawa is a wood-producing area, so when you check in, you receive a kit and make a carved wooden spoon, and the next morning you can use that spoon for breakfast. When you eat, I think the taste becomes even more delicious.When I proposed that I would like to create many such devices to increase customer satisfaction, it was accepted in a competition and I was able to begin the design process. ” What we struggled with was ``how to imagine the root of the customer's needs and come up with an answer.'' Inoue: ``As the project progressed, the person in charge told me, ``In particular, we would like to change concept design of the restaurant.Your proposal is like a consommé soup.What we want to make is pork soup.'' We interpreted what our customers thought of pork soup in our own way, and realized that the design was the answer to the need for an easy-to-use space where the base of the space does not change even when various things are concept design in. We have made some bold changes to the hotel.Currently, it seems that the staff are coming up with new ideas and evolving into a fun hotel using the concept design space we left behind.''LOQUAT Nishiizu is an old private house converted. Looking back on the planning stage, he says, ``The deciding factor was how well we could visualize the final product and convince people.'' Inoue: ``Most of the hotels in old folk houses, which are increasing in number these days, have refinished the walls.However, Mr. Okada of Okada Construction Company, whom I respect, asked me, ``How do you preserve the memory of a building?'' ``Even if the design doesn't look pretty at first glance, preserving even a little bit of this memory will lead to a more satisfied customer's stay, and it will become a topic for the staff to talk about with the customer.'' We received a request from the representative and staff, saying, ``We don't want it to look dirty, so we want you to repaint all of the clay walls,'' but we were told that if we painted it, the product value would be lost. We continued to communicate this to them, and in the end, they were convinced.As a result, communication between the staff and customers increased, and we were able to differentiate ourselves from other old folk houses.Nowadays, we have a constant stream of repeat customers, and it is difficult to make reservations. Based on the idea of emphasizing experience, Inoue has gained experience across multiple markets, including cultural facilities, corporate showrooms and displays, and commercial hotels, where he utilizes his experience in multiple industries. . In the future, I will make use of that experience and demonstrate my strengths without narrowing down the industry. Inoue: ``It's not that I want to do this, but I enjoy solving problems no matter what kind of work comes my way.Currently, I'm involved in designing residences for seniors and utilizing idle land in rural areas.'' Our goal is to use the know-how we have cultivated to contribute to society.For example, in a residence for seniors, creating a mechanism for them to go out into the city can be expected to increase their chances of walking and extend their healthy life expectancy. As a room chief, I am also conscious of making sure that my know-how, regardless of genre, can be successfully used to contribute to society.'' Inoue also supervises training for new employees at the Creative Division. He says that if you train your creativity, your work will become more enjoyable. Inoue: “When I was asked to concept design a place to drink coffee, I thought that if I created it without thinking about it, I would end up with concept design that would have the atmosphere of a major coffee chain that is currently doing well. The important thing is to think about the root cause of the situation: ``What is the moment when you feel that coffee is truly delicious?'' This could be coffee you drink outside on a very cold day, or instant coffee brewed for you by your child. If you think about it all the way down to the basics, you shouldn't end up with concept design like that of a major coffee chain.If designers can't generate answers based on their own feelings that cannot be derived by artificial intelligence, in the near future the work of designers will be completely lost. I don't think it will disappear.However, the ideas that come from your own feelings and the things that are born from your mind are undeniable, and I'm sure there are people who will empathize with them.The ideas that you create will become products as they are, so I'm sure you'll be able to create a It is the designer's responsibility to come up with ideas that make people want to experience things and go there.'' Inoue concept design with an emphasis not only on what is visible, but also on the story behind it. Armed with the power of imagination = product power, we continue to create concept design that stand out from the rest. *The contents are as of December 2023.

The breadth of our business supports our growth. Careers as female managers expand in the value-up area

The breadth of our business supports our growth. Careers as female managers expand in the value-up area

Mai Sakai is in charge of production management as a director. After gaining a variety of on-site experience in commercial facilities, hotels, and events, he is currently active mainly in the value-up area of office buildings. In addition to being involved in management as a section manager, Sakai has also participated in recruitment activities and human resource development projects, so what is her vision as a director and as a female manager? In order to maximize the value of office buildings, the Product Direction Department 2 of the Sales Promotion Division, 5th Division, to which Sakai belongs, is mainly involved in the workplace and building value-up markets. In particular, we have excelled at increasing the value of office buildings. Sakai: "Increasing the value of a building means adding value to the building again by renovating common areas such as the entrance. As the market is expected to grow more and more in the future, we are focusing on this as an area. My role is to work with sales to develop new customers and projects. In addition, since value-up construction often involves work while the building is in operation, one of the important tasks is to discuss with the customer to finalize the construction conditions and formulate a construction plan," says Sakai, who participates in the project as a production manager. He says that there are things that he keeps in mind because he is responsible for increasing value. Sakai: "Many of our customers are building owners and management companies, and we take great care to ensure safe and smooth construction so as not to cause inconvenience to tenants. In recent years, there has been a growing need for eco-friendly materials, materials that combine excellent functionality and environmental performance. 'Environment' is also a keyword in NOMURA 's social good activities, so we are actively proposing such materials to improve the value of buildings," says Sakai, who joined the department in 2022. As of December 2023, we are leading six members as section managers. Sakai: "My main duties as a section manager are to assign each project to members, manage their progress, and follow up with them. We hold a weekly progress check meeting for each project to listen to problems and give advice. In the early phase, I may participate in meetings with customers to show them the path of the project, and I may also go to the site at important times such as mid-term inspections. There are also projects that I am in charge of promoting, so I act like a playing manager," while Sakai has also been involved in work outside of his department. Sakai: "I've been in charge of interviews for new graduates for director positions for some time, and I'm also a member of the production management human resource development project, and I'm also participating in activities such as examining training methods and thinking about the placement of the right people for the right positions." I went to NOMURA in search of a place where I could have a variety of experiences. Serving as a project promoter was a turning point ▲ Meeting with team membersSakai majored in architecture at graduate school and studied urban planning. As part of a project in my laboratory, I was involved in the renovation of an old house in a certain village, which led me to aspire to be a production manager. Sakai "When renovating an old house, I was in charge of arranging craftsmen, coordinating schedules, and managing money. I really enjoyed communicating with the villagers and craftsmen, and I came to think that I was more suited to the job of promoting projects than concept design and design. Not everyone in the village welcomed us students who suddenly rushed into their living space. I found it rewarding to have a good relationship with everyone through dialogue through various events," says Sakai, who took on the challenge of job hunting with a focus on the display industry, and ultimately chose NOMURA. The deciding factor was that the company was involved in a wide range of markets. Sakai "I wanted to be a production manager from the beginning, so I had a way to go into a general contractor, but as I was involved in the renovation work of an old private house, my interest in interiors increased, and I wanted to be involved in a space that had a large impact on people. NOMURA Speaking of which, it is the largest company in the industry. I decided to join the company because I was attracted to an environment where I could experience a variety of jobs," says Sakai, who has been involved in a variety of projects in a wide range of markets since joining the company, including commercial facilities such as apparel and restaurants, hotels, and events and displays events. There was a project that I felt was a solid challenge in terms of production management. Sakai: "In my 5~6th year after joining the company, I was assigned to a renovation project of the Honda Innovation Lab Tokyo Roppongi, which aims to be a place for co-creation in collaboration with business partners and research institutes, and I was involved in the promotion while working closely with the PM (project manager). Participated in the project from the early stages of conception. In addition to managing the construction, I was involved in all processes, including communication with designers and partner companies, from a bird's-eye view of the entire process. I really enjoyed the process of getting the customer's consent here, then doing this, correcting the course if something doesn't go well, and so on, assembling each piece as we move forward with the project. I was able to demonstrate my aptitude and at the same time, it became a place where I could feel a great deal of growth." With the success of this project, Sakai began to lead the team in a similar position while juggling multiple projects. While making the most of his strengths, he gradually made his presence felt. In his ninth year, he was promoted to section manager. In 2021, Sakai was promoted to section manager. He recalls how he felt at the time. Sakai "I was approached for a promotion when I was just getting used to my job and looking for the next stimulus, and I never imagined that I would become a section manager, but I was given a new role and felt that it was a good opportunity to try something different from what I had done before, so I decided to accept it." Find new meaning in your work. Sakai "I was conscious of chatting and actively communicating with the members. I thought that in order to bring out their true feelings, it was necessary to create an atmosphere where it was easy to talk on a regular basis. They talked about how to behave in the field, their problems, and what they were not good at, and I gave them careful advice one by one in my own way. After that, the members who listened to the advice gradually became able to do things that they could not do. I remember seeing them accomplish something and grow, and I felt a joy that I had never experienced before." They say that they have given maximum consideration to what they want to do. Sakai "I have tried to assign work in anticipation of growth that matches the career goals of the members, such as 'This is what I expect from this project,' or 'If I can grow in this area this time, why not take on this challenge next time?' It is also important to explain the details of the project in detail so that they can work on it with a sense of satisfaction. In the past, when I asked a member of the team for a job that seemed a bit of a hurdle, he was very enthusiastic and enjoyed working on it. As a result, the project was a success, and the reputation of its members increased significantly. If you ask me if I'm able to assign everything as I want, I don't think so, but I'm feeling a little bit better." On the other hand, Sakai has also actively participated in human resource development projects within the company. Sakai: "For example, around 2020, we worked on the 'PD (Product Director) in 2025,' which was to think about what production management should be in the future and discuss how to develop young human resources for that purpose. Now, I find it very rewarding to train young people in this way." NOMURA That's why I have a lot of experience and connections. While the active participation of women in NOMURA is steadily expanding in production management, the number of female managers in charge of production management is still small. Under such circumstances, Sakai is eager to become a role model and promote the active participation of women. Sakai: "We don't often have managers go to the site because we have a person in charge of the site, but if there is an accident, of course we have to rush to the site immediately. At such a time, if you have a small child, you can't rush to ...... site. Construction is not always done during the day, so it ...... even more so at night. It's easy to think like that, but it's the same for men who can't take their hands off raising children. Of course, it's not just a matter of production management. Now that the way we think about working styles is changing drastically, it should be easier to be flexible than before, such as following up with each other. I'm still trying to figure out what my future career will be, and I haven't been able to give an answer yet, but I hope that I can lead the way and set an example so that more women want to become managers NOMURA." While touching on the charm of working at the company, Sakai calls on his future colleagues. Sakai: "You may think that if you change the market area you are in charge of, you will have to relearn from scratch or re-accumulate knowledge each time, but that is not the case at all. There was a sense that the knowledge gained in one market was useful in another market, and there was a sense of a chain of learning, and I was always able to feel my growth. In addition, if the market area changes, such as sales and designers, the members who work together will also change, so there is also the advantage of expanding the network within the company. There are many diverse members with skills and ways of thinking that I don't have, and every time the team changes, the relationship that started with "Nice to meet you" eventually strengthens the bond and NOMURA grows into a good team. I'm looking forward to meeting women who want to become female managers in production management." Sakai has grown steadily while taking advantage of the growth opportunities unique to NOMURA. Her career as a production manager and as a female manager is full of possibilities and inspiration and continues to shine a beacon of hope on the next generation of leaders. * The information is current as of December 2023.

Adding new value to the city ── NOMURA planners envision creating a "city of the future" with commercial facilities as the starting point

Adding new value to the city ── NOMURA planners envision creating a "city of the future" with commercial facilities as the starting point

Chihiro Tokai has been interested in urban development since her student days. After joining the company in 2007 and gaining experience in development sales and leasing, she is now working as a planner for mixed-use development and commercial facilities. It is a dream job that involves carefully communicating with the people involved and drawing up the city of the future. We will unravel Tokai's career and aspirations. In charge of many large-scale projects. The key is "accumulating small decisions" Tokai belongs to Planning Division 2 of the Planning Center of the Creative Headquarters. As a department head, she manages about 20 members while also working on the ground. Planning Division 2 is responsible for planning in a wide range of fields, including mixed-use development, commercial facilities, sports and entertainment, public facilities through public-private partnerships, and regional revitalization. She deals with everything from creating spaces to creating systems in all kinds of fields on a daily basis. While working on the ground as a player, as a department head, she decides which members to assign to which projects and follows up on the work that members are promoting. What she values in her work is the importance of valuing "small decisions." Watarai: "The projects that my department handles tend to be large-scale developments. The larger the project, the longer it takes to complete. We have many long-term projects that will be completed after 2030. Sometimes we feel impatient or frustrated when what we have been doing does not take shape immediately, or when we are unable to accompany the project to the end due to various circumstances, but no matter how big the job, it is a series of small decisions. We are conscious of carefully building up each and every consideration and decision." It is the accumulation of small steps that leads to the best work. Watarai: "What is common to all of our work is that there is no single correct answer. Even for the same issue or purpose, there are countless ways to approach it, methods, and proposals. It is a collaborative effort in which the team seeks out the optimal solution through dialogue with the customer. For any project, we have to keep thinking of something new and custom-made every time, which is difficult. But that is also the interesting point. As we exchange opinions together, the feeling of gradually getting closer to the optimal solution is interesting and rewarding." During his university days, he witnessed the revitalization of the city. I felt the potential of working in urban development▲ "Tokyo Solamachi" Ⓒ TOKYO-SKYTREETOWN I majored in urban planning at university and graduate school. In a research lab with the theme of regional revitalization, I was thinking about approaches to revitalizing the city. Watarai: "There is an unforgettable scene that I witnessed in a city where I frequented for research activities. One day, a cafe opened in a corner of a chaotic city center lined with small and medium-sized office buildings. Thanks to the personality of the owner and the open and sophisticated atmosphere, a new community was born around the cafe, and new stores opened in the surrounding area, and the city gradually became more active. It was a transitional period when the number of residents increased due to the development of apartment buildings in the surrounding area, and the city changed from a place to work to a place to live. I later learned that the store was finally realized because the building owner had a strong desire to turn the first floor of a building that was a warehouse into a place where everyone in the city could gather. I was moved by his feelings for the city, and at the same time, I realized the power of a store. I strongly felt that I wanted to work in a way that would bring about positive change in the city." I want to become a planner who can be involved in urban development. With hope in his heart, he dived into his job search and connected with NOMURA. Watarai: "What particularly impressed me about my interview with NOMURA was the openness of the place. Everyone was natural, even the executives were not pretentious at all. Regardless of their position, everyone was very relaxed and charming. I also remember being shown the details of the work of my seniors during an alumni visit. Based on various proposals, they carefully explained the whole story to me: how they interpreted the characteristics of the area, what elements the town needed, and what usage scenarios they envisioned when planning and concept design. I felt that this was the job I wanted to do." After joining the company, he was involved in projects in the sales development department for two years. Tokai: "My first job was working on the basic concept for Tokyo Solamachi, a commercial facility at the base of Tokyo Skytree. As I was new, I didn't know much to do, but I was overwhelmed by the passion that everyone put into their work. Every day, all kinds of stakeholders from inside and outside the company gathered for regular meetings. My senior sales person at the center of these meetings was like the conductor of an orchestra. He took a bird's-eye view of the situation, identified the issues, and decided what measures should be taken in advance, and the planners and designers would act in response. It was an experience that left a strong impression on me: this is what it means to work as a team." After two years in sales, he moved to the tenant leasing department in 2009. Watarai: "Tenant leasing is the job of working with developers to create strategies for attracting customers and generating revenue that are suitable for each commercial facility, and attracting the most suitable tenants to realize that strategy. A commercial facility cannot exist without the power of its tenants. We carefully talk to each company and negotiate to attract them. In the leasing department, even young people often faced business negotiations alone. The other party was the president or the store development manager, and they had a wealth of experience and knowledge that was incomparable to what I had at the time. Naturally, I was scared at first, but I gradually came to enjoy the time spent having thorough conversations, conveying my thoughts and strategies in my own words and asking the other party about the brand's concept and future prospects. I made many mistakes, but it was a period in which I learned a lot and gained courage." Joined a redevelopment project in an area in the city center. After childcare leave and maternity leave, where I made adjustments while overseeing the entire business, I transferred to the planning department in 2018. I have been involved in projects related to commercial facilities and area revitalization in various areas, including central Tokyo and regional cities. The big job he has been in charge of recently is the redevelopment of an area in the heart of Tokyo. Watarai: "This is an area where large-scale redevelopment will continue around the station over the next four to five years. Several high-rise buildings that combine various urban functions such as commercial facilities, offices, halls, and hotels are planned, and I am involved in the basic concept of the low-rise lively zone for some of these projects. I was also involved in creating a commercial master plan, not only deciding how each individual project should be, but also how each development should divide up the roles and revitalize the entire area. I gathered people from the relevant departments in charge of each project and had a lively discussion with about twenty people. It was quite difficult at first because there were many different people with different vectors." Watarai says he felt a great sense of accomplishment in seeing the people who were initially disjointed come together. Watarai: "It's a long-term development, so the policy may change in the future. But I put my current vision into words and tried to proceed along with it for now. I made adjustments as I went along. I felt a sense of accomplishment in creating the foundation to encourage such movement." How to make the most of "Infinite Art Style" Focusing on the assignment of planners Every day, I am involved in the planning of urban development, which was a dream of mine in my student days. Although there are many difficult cases, I will continue to face them sincerely. Watari: "Although commercial facilities are profit-making businesses, I think they are also very public-oriented businesses in the sense that they create a place for everyone in the city. For example, I would like to create facilities that fulfill the role required as a central point of the community, such as approaches to social issues such as loneliness, co-nurturing children in the community, and initiatives that utilize the unique charm and assets of the community." I will continue to encourage my members and move forward. Watari: "We have employees with various characters and styles of performance. We have 600 creators, so if two people come together, we can produce 360,000 different outputs, and if three people come together, we can produce 200 million different outputs. Within the company, we talk about "infinite styles of performance." That is why it is very important to decide what type of work we will tackle with what type of members. I would like to act like a talented manager at a talent agency to match people who will produce better results." I aim to further upgrade not only my department but the entire company. Watanabe: "The number of planners who work while raising children has increased considerably, but when I returned to work after childcare leave, I was the only working mother in this department. That's why I've always wanted to work in a way that would make my juniors, who may have children in the future, think, 'I could do that too.' Not to try too hard, not to restrain themselves in a weird way, but to work hard and be active in the normal way. There are still many things we can do to support this. I would like to try to improve the environment, such as streamlining and systematizing work. Also, in terms of business, I would like to find ways to sell planning at a higher price. I feel that there are many tasks that are too cost-effective compared to the quantity and quality of the output. I want people to correctly understand the value and significance of NOMURA 's planning, and I want to use this to gain recognition from society. I hope to raise the position of planners even more." A job that creates cities with rich ideas and thinking skills. By involving many people, we will continue to realize an exciting future. * The contents of this article are as of December 2023.

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