Discover the new programme - Get Ready for Japan

Get an in-depth understanding on how to do business in Japan

The 2-week "Get Ready for Japan" scheme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements. Continuously improved to meet the latest expectations about business in Japan, the Get Ready for Japan provides EU businessmen with a professional Japan-related expertise.

Cluster Support Missions

1-week training programme and matchmaking mission in Japan for EU clusters working in the targeted sectors and their SME members. This sector-specific programme (e.g. nanotechnology) aims to develop EU-Japan cluster cooperation, strategic partnerships and business cooperation. It consists of business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair, and networking events.

Human Resources Training Programme (HRTP)

4-week training programme + 1 week of company visits (optional) in Japan for EU Managers. The HRTP aims to provide EU managers with practical business experience and a broader understanding of the Japanese economy, politics, language and culture. It consists of lectures, joint seminars and company visits and is designed to help participants become thoroughly informed about the actual conditions of Japanese business. The 5th week is optional and consists of individual company visits.

World Class Manufacturing Programme (WCM)

Bi-annual, 1-week training course in Japan for EU Managers and Executives working for manufacturing companies. The mission aims to help participants gain an in-depth knowledge of Japan’s world-class production methods and manufacturing principles. The training programme consists of lectures and workshops.

Driving Competitiveness in the EU

2 days of company visits to leading European factories for employees in manufacturing companies.  This event complements the WCM mission. The aim of this mission is to help European manufacturing companies expand their business abroad and become more competitive by deepening their understanding of good manufacturing practices. The visits will include lectures, shop-floor visits, coaching and detailed explanations of best practice techniques.

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