The number of interns accepted at Satellite Office
Location of the host companies by region
Industries of host companies
Size and status of overseas operations of host companies
Interns’ linguistic abilities
Applicant basically makes almost no mistakes, and communication is not hindered even if there is a mistake.
Although a few mistakes are evident, even those not accustomed to non-native speakers can understand the content of the applicant’s conversation without error.
Even those not accustomed to non-native speakers can understand the applicant’s conversation to a certain extent. Those accustomed to non-native speakers can communicate without hindrance.
Those accustomed to non-native speakers can understand applicant if speech is repeated several times.
Applicant is sometimes impossible to understand, even for those accustomed to non-native speakers.
Applicant cannot speak Japanese at all, or knows just a few words of greeting. Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5 or lower.
Participants’ voice* Results of a post-internship survey.
How satisfied were you with the Internship?
Did the intern/company that were recommended by the program office match your preferences?
What is the purpose of participating in the internship program?
What was your actual outcomes gained from the internship?
It was a great learning experience to hear the voices and opinions of the intern. The intern will deepen the understanding of what consumers are looking for, including market research, by investigating the parts that are not clear in Japan and making a report, such as local markets, consumers, advertising methods, etc. There was a lot of learning. (Manufacturing)
Even if we couldn't actually go to the site through fieldwork, we were able to make it work well by submitting a report and accurately instructing what we want to see and know in advance. (Construction industry)
I was able to acquire know-how about remote collaboration. (Information and communication industry)
I realize that there is no problem doing internships online, even if I am out of office since I can use online communication tools on my smartphone.
It was a valuable opportunity to experience the issue of strengthening the organizational structure necessary for overseas expansion within the company through an online internship. (Manufacturing)
What are advantages of online Internship?
I could get to know the opinions, impressions and the local current situation, which are different from the general information obtained by searching the Internet, through the interns. (Manufacturing)
I was able to approach local governments, companies, and industry groups without being resident in the field. (Construction industry)
Good cost performance. I hope that we will continue to make similar efforts around the world. (Manufacturing)
This internship shows that we can communicate with foreign countries while we are in Japan. It feels like it was spread to the employees that was watching the situation, which it is possible to work with foreign talent who lives overseas without making new capital investment. (Wholesale business)
In order to improve the productivity of Japanese companies, it is necessary to promote business not only face-to-face but also in a remote environment, and to learn management and business execution methods for that purpose. (Information and communication industry)
What tasks would fit into online internship?
Market Reserch：Finding needs, investigating sales targets, competition, laws and regulations, risks, and specific negotiation methods, online surveys, making manual
Development of overseas business：Finding a local sales partner, getting an appointment, attending an online business negotiation, interpreting in the local language
Making of sales promotion tools：presentation slides, company's leaflets, shooting and editing videos for online exhibitions, etc.
Raise of employee awareness：communicate with interns from overseas and experience promotion of practical work with the entire project team
Public relations：Website translation, SNS (Facebook or Instagram) localization
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