Here we present some frequently asked questions.
What kinds of companies are eligible to apply?
Please confirm the requirements here.
How do we apply?
Please register online using the company registration form on our website.
Can we apply even if we don’t speak English?
Yes, you can. Last year, around 70% of interns were able to speak Japanese at a daily conversational level or higher.
For details, please check "Interns’ linguistic abilities" in the “Performance Report”.
What is the training content?
There are three kinds of content related to cross-cultural management training for host companies. These comprise e-learning prior to the internship, Pre-training at the start of the internship, and follow-up training during the internship.
For details, please check this content as described in "Running Internships" in the “Internship Process”.
Is it possible to select interns?
The Program Office conducts document-based reviews, primary interviews, and secondary interviews of interns in order to narrow down the candidates. The Program Office recommends internship candidates based on preferences and requirements related to the intake aspects, and the content of the internship, but the host company makes the final decision.
For details, please check the “Internship Process”.
When will the entry start?
Application ordinarily starts in the middle of May.
I don't have my passport for now. Am I qualified as an applicant?
Yes, you can just apply our program only if your conditions satisfy our requirement. As you are chosen, please apply passport as soon as possible.
Who is eligible to apply?
For more details on requirement, please click here.
To what extent are Japanese language and English language ability required?
Japanese language ability (Level of N3 or higher on the JLPT as a guide) or sufficient English language ability will be indispensable for fully engaging in the program.
Please check the application requirements here.
I would like to modify my application form.
In case of modification of Name, Nationality, Age, and Language skill, please inform our office by email. For other information, you don't need to inform currently. Please wait until we contact you once we need concerning screening process.
When should I send my recommendation letter or CV ?
You don‘t need to send any application documents when you apply. We will inform you if your documents will be required in accordance with our screening process.
When will I know the result?
The final selection result will be fixed by the end of August at the latest. We will also inform you if you are not passed the selection at each screening stage by e-mail. Please wait for the contact from us.
What is the procedure after applying and how will the host company be determined?
We conduct a document-based review, primary interview (in your local language, English or Japanese), and a final interview (in Japanese or English). Interview is conducted twice at most. Some candidates are chosen among the finalists and recommended who might best match with the company. We notify the Host company and the intern of the matching result. After gaining consensus of both sides, Internship officially set up. For details, please check the “Internship Process”.
Is it possible to be an employee of the host company after finishing the internship?
This program is aimed to provide internship opportunity, not for job recruitment, however, some interns have been employed by their host companies after their internship in the past.
Can I trip abroad or go on overseas business trip during my stay in Japan?
You are not allowed to go out of Japan during internship in any case. Once you have departed from Japan, your visa shall be invalid.
Is the application fee required ?
No. There is no application fee. If you don‘t hold passport as of now or need to reissue before coming to Japan, Application fee will be covered out of your pocket.
What kind of companies host internships?
Host companies that participate in this program are small to medium-sized enterprises throughout Japan, and their industrial types and the company locations are wide-ranging. We are going to start sign-up process for host companies as intern screening process goes by, so if you are selected as an intern, we will introduce you to host companies that suit your skills and abilities. Please check here for the case studies from the past internships.
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