Q&A

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”.

Can we participate even if not for the purpose of overseas business development?

Yes, you can. they still saw results in new business development and inbound business. For details, please check "Introducing Case Studies in New Business Development/Innovation."

What is the burden of cost for the company?

The host company must bear the costs required for the intern to participate in the internship, including the intern’s accommodation (unless the intern can commute from home) and travel expenses for commuting to the internship.
For details, please check "Main responsibilities of host companies."

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”.

Who is eligible to apply?

Please check the requirements here.

To what extent are Japanese language and English language ability required?

All internship activities will be in Japanese or English. Therefore, Japanese language ability (Level N3 or higher on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test: JLPT) or English language ability is required.
Please check the application requirements here.

What kind of companies host internships?

We recruit interns and host companies at the same time, so if you are selected as an intern, we will inform you about host companies that suit your skills and abilities. Please check here for some examples from last year's internships.

What is the procedure after applying?

We conduct a document-based review, primary interview (in your local language, English, or Japanese), and a second interview (in Japanese or English).
For details, please check the “Internship Process” .

How will the host company be determined?

In selecting, we match the experiences, abilities, preferences, and requirements of the internship applicant with the host company’s registered information the intake system, preferences and requirements, prioritizing combinations that we expect will achieve the goals of this Program. We finalize the matching process by notifying both the host company and the intern applicant of the matching result and obtaining their mutual agreement.
For details, please check the “Internship Process” .

Can I choose the period of my internship?

For international students living in Japan, the internship will last about 3 months from August to Thuesday, December 4. The exact period will be decided in consultation with the company.

For overseas foreign nationals, there are 6 possible schedules for the internship:
C: Entering Japan on Sunday, September 2 & departing Tuesday, November 20
D: Entering Japan on Monday, September 10 & departing Thursday November 29
E: Entering Japan on Tuesday, September 18 & departing Friday, December 7
F: Entering Japan on Tuesday, September 25 & departing Thursday, December 13
G: Entering Japan on Monday, October 1 & departing Tuesday, December 18
H: Entering Japan on Monday, October 8 & departing Friday, December 21
*The Program Office will determine whether participants will follow schedule C, D, E, F, G or H.

How much do interns need to bring to Japan?

The cost of transport and so on required for internship activities will be borne by the company or the Program Office. Interns are responsible for their own living expenses and other personal expenses, so if you feel 4,000 yen per day will be inadequate to cover your expenses, please bring any extra funds you require.
An amount of 4,000 yen per day (120,000 yen for a 30-day month) will allow you to live without problems in an urban area such as Tokyo. (You can buy lunch for around 1,000 yen.)

INQUIRY / お問合わせ

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In the course of conducting the Japan Internship Program (hereinafter referred to as "the Program") for the FY 2018 Technical Cooperation & Emerging Market Development Program, as commissioned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, Pasona Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Pasona"), will handle all personal information provided as outlined below.

1. Purpose of use
All personal information provided will be used for the purposes of receiving, replying, and managing inquiries, applications, and comments, providing documents, conducting information briefing sessions for this Program, implementing internships as part of this Program, creating statistical data, and so on. In addition, photographic and video images and audio recordings etc. will be used for publicity announcements, reporting on outcomes for this Program, etc.

2. Third-party provision
All personal information provided may be provided to third parties, as described below.
(Item 3 below concerns provision of personal information about interns and Item 4 concerns provision of personal information about host company intern officers or personnel at other organizations hosting interns.)

(1) Purpose of provision: Reporting on this Program
Provided by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Items offered: All application information / Activity information / Daily reports / Other matters for reporting
(2)Purpose of provision: To manage safety in the course of implementing this Program
Provided by: Japanese diplomatic stations abroad / National immigration bureaus / National embassies in Japan
Items provided: All application information / Activity information / Daily reports / Other matters for reporting
(3) Purpose of provision: Preparing for hosting of interns in this Program, managing affairs after hosting, workplace experience after hosting
Provided by: Internship host companies and other organizations
Items provided: All entry information for hosted interns / Activity information / Daily reports / Other matters for reporting
(4) Purpose of provision: Preliminary preparations for internship under this Program, contact after start of Program, other workplace experiences
Provided by: Interns involved in this internship program
Items provided: Information about the person in charge of internship of host company
Provided by:
Earnest Law and Management Firm
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
JTB Corporate Sales Inc.
ALC PRESS INC.

In addition to the items listed above, we may also provide information to our overseas group companies as follows.

Purpose of provision: For planning, implementation, and management of internships related to this Program
Items provided: Application information / Activity information / Daily reports / Other matters for reporting of destination residents
Provided by:
Pasona Human Resources (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Pasona India Private Limited
PT Pasona HR Indonesia
Pasona HR Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Pasona HR Consulting & Recruitment (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Pasona Tech Vietnam Co., Ltd.

3. Shared use of personal information
All personal information provided is subject to shared use with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), an independent administrative corporation that also jointly implements this Program.

・ Scope of parties for shared use
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

・ Items of personal information for shared use
<Internship applicants> Name, email address, telephone number, nationality, location/country name, student enrolment status/employment status, Japanese/English language ability, passport number
<Person in charge of internship of host company> Name, email address, place of employment, address of place of employment, work phone number

・ Purpose of use by parties sharing use
All personal information provided will be used for the purposes of receiving, replying, and managing inquiries, applications, and comments, providing documents, conducting information sessions for this Program, and implementing internships as part of this Program. In addition, photographic and video images and audio recordings etc. will be used for publicity announcements, reporting on outcomes for this Program, etc.

・ Name of party responsible for management of personal information for shared use
Pasona Inc.

4. Outsourcing
We may outsource some handling of personal information within the scope of the purpose of use. In our selection of outsourcing providers, Pasona will maintain strict judgment and will confirm that the specified standards of Pasona have been achieved before commissioning such services.

5. Voluntary provision of personal information
Personal information is provided on a voluntary basis and may not be forcibly requested in any way. However, please note that if a user cannot provide personal information, that user will not be permitted to use the services described in the purpose of use.

6. Use of cookies
On this website, we may use cookies to expand the scope of the information and services we provide and to facilitate their convenient use. We do not use cookies to obtain information that might allow us to identify individuals, except in cases where the individual has given consent in advance.

7. Disclosure, amendment, and deletion of personal information
With respect to the notification, disclosure, amendment of content, addition, suspension or cancellation of use, or suspension of provision of personal information to third parties (below referred to as "disclosure, etc.") based on the Personal Information Protection Act, we will handle all such requests through the point of contact listed below. When requesting disclosure, etc., you will need to confirm your identity and the content of your request, so please fill out and then submit the necessary documents as specified by Pasona.

8. Point of contact for personal information & privacy
Please submit the documents to this program office (within Pasona Inc.).
Japan Internship Program Office
(within the Pasona Inc., Governmental Business Division)
2-6-2 Otemachi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Japan 100-8228)
E-MAIL: jip@pasona.co.jp

9. Privacy manager
Managing Director, Pasona Inc.
E-MAIL: privacy@pasona.co.jp

10. Privacy policy
Pasona Inc.
https://www.pasona.co.jp/utility/privacy.html