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Hands-On Business Training in Japan in English

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Often called a “Mini MBA”, the JMEC programs starts in November with a 5-week Saturday lecture series covering topics related to business plan writing and how to do business in Japan. The classroom instruction and workshops are led by business professionals working successfully in Japan.

The second part of the program starts in January with the actual research, analysis and writing of the business plan. Participants are placed onto teams of 5-6 people and paired with a company which is seeking to enter or expand into the Japanese market. JMEC teams, supported by a team mentor and consultant, will spend the next four months preparing a business plan for their client and a panel of JMEC judges. It is through this process that participants gain experience they can use to propel their career either at their current company or at any job in the future.

The regular participation fee for the 7-month business program is JPY150,000. Early bird discount (JPY125,000) applies when you apply before September 30, 2022

Profile of Past Participants

English speaking professionals living in Japan who want to improve their business skills, broaden their network and achieve higher career & personal goals

> Mid-career professionals in Japan

> 50% Japanese and 50% foreign nationals

> 50% male and 50% female

> Average age: 33-34 years old (range 24-55)

> Typically over 15-20 different nationalities represented

> Diverse professional background

You find the application form to apply online by clicking here.  Admissions is rolling.  Upon acceptance, the fee is due to secure your place


Join a JMEC 29 Info Session!

The info sessions are free of charge but advance registration is required to attend. For more information and to learn how JMEC can improve your career join one of our online sessions by clicking on the respective link of your preferred date below: 

Information Session - 1: September 7, 2022  from 19:00 till 20:00
Information Session - 2: September 15, 2022 from 19:00 till 20:00
Information Session - 3: September 21, 2022 from 19:00 till 20:00
Information Session - 4: September 29, 2022 from 19:00 till 20:00
Information Session - 5: October 5, 2022 from 19:00 till 20:00
Information Session - 6: October 12, 2022 from 19:00 till 20:00