Work experience related to future careers, implemented practically through companies and organizations. Internships offer work experience in management strategies (such as overseas corporate expansion), as well as participation and exchange of views in all kinds of meetings and seminars in order to build cooperative relationships and networks of related companies and organizations, promote understanding of commercial practices between the two countries, and make presentations for promoting internationalization of Japanese companies, etc.
Placements that aim at only acquisition of knowledge through lectures or classroom exercises, placements that are indistinguishable from basic labor due to repetition of simple tasks, and placements where relationships of subordination between intern and host company are confirmed to exist are not considered to be internships.
Companies in Japan that wish to accept foreign interns, and that have been approved by the Screening Committee following matching of interns.
Foreign nationals of developing countries (OECD/DAC-listed countries) who have been approved by the Screening Committee through document review, interviews, and matching with host company.
International students in Japan
As a general rule, people of non-Japanese nationality residing in Japan for the principal purpose of study
Overseas foreign nationals
Students or employees of non-Japanese nationality who intend to visit Japan from overseas for this Program
A committee commissioned by the Japan Internship Program Office, composed of external academic and industry experts, which in consultation with the Program Office approves the selection criteria for both host companies and interns, as well as the results of the selection process, and also approves any termination of internships etc.
METI Government of JAPAN, Japan Internship Program
2-6-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8228 (inside Pasona Inc.)
* “Japan Internship Program” implemented through PASONA and JETRO entrusted by the METI Government of JAPAN
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