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Business Internships in Tokyo

International business internships in Tokyo allow young professionals to gain an understanding of Japanese business culture, and a broader knowledge about Asia’s increasingly prominent role in the global economy.

However, Tokyo is known for more than just its GDP. The most important aspect of interning in Japan is learning about the customs and etiquette required for doing successful business there. Interns will be immersed in the culture – both in the office and outside it.


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Our alumni have interned at 3,000+ organizations including:

Responsibilities at Tokyo business internships may include:

  • Executing business analysis including auditing internal processes and reporting feedback
  • Conducting market research and competitor analysis
  • Business development both domestically and abroad
  • Managing social media channels, tracking online presence

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Typical roles for a business internship in Japan

Here are a few examples of roles that our business interns in Japan have taken on before:

  • Industry Research

    Knowing how the consumer reacts and what your competitors are doing is essential to conducting an effective business. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct market research, competitor analysis, and trend forecasts, using them all to assist the business in making informed decisions regarding products and services.

  • Public Relations

    Public relations refer to how a company manages its reputation and builds its brand. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to draft press releases, manage social media, and work with relevant media outlets to build awareness for events and launches.

  • Project Management

    Being able to plan, organize and manage a project from start to finish and deliver the desired outcome is essential to the business environment. Interns will learn to use different tools, methodologies, and processes to successfully partake in and complete projects, small and large.

  • Risk Analysis

    Companies need to make informed decisions about when, where, and how they spend their money. Interns will have the opportunity to learn how to collect and analyze market data, track competitor performance, assisting the business in making an informed decision.

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Watch the internship experience below from some of The Intern Group alumni to see what an international business internship will be like for you.

Cultural excursion on an international business internship in Japan

The business industry

As globalization continues to soar year on year, opportunities in the business arena are becoming more accessible. Many driven, disciplined, and ambitious individuals are driven to business, and that is essentially what companies look for when taking on interns. The ability to communicate effectively and build relations are key to any organization’s and individual’s success. From finance and data to project management and human resources, every area of the business world offers unique opportunities for professional growth and the chance to network.


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Learn more about our internship program in Tokyo

Our business internship program in Japan offers successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable professional experience in one of the most important cities in Asia, all while growing their global network and boosting their resume. The  opportunities for professional growth are endless in Tokyo, spanning a vast range of business sectors. Learn more about our Tokyo internship program here.


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    Apply online

    Complete our simple application form and tell us about your passions, qualifications, and experiential requirements.

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    If your interview is successful, confirm your enrollment with a tuition deposit.

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    Collaborate in the internship placement process & accelerate your career.