Exploring Tokyo during a publishing internship in Japan

Publishing Internships in Tokyo

Internships in publishing in Tokyo provide aspiring professionals with the perfect opportunity to explore their creativity and literary prowess by immersing themselves in one of the world’s largest and most influential cities.

Tokyo is home to some of Asia’s most prestigious and largest digital media publications and publishing companies. This experience is bound to buff your resume and inspire new styles and perspectives of writing, the perfect opportunity to diversify your skillset.

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Responsibilities at publishing internships in Tokyo may include:

  • Proofreading & Editing

  • Drafting PRs, editorials, and blogs

  • Research & Pitching stories

  • Client management

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Typical roles for Tokyo publishing internships

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

  • Publicist

    Publicists promote authors’ works to as many potential readers as possible. Interns will have the opportunity to plan and organize book tours, as well as develop marketing strategies to promote an author and/or their work. Publishers work closely with departments such as editorial, sales, and design.

  • Copy Editor

    Copy editing is the first step in the editing process, requiring meticulous and detail-oriented individuals, as they are responsible for eliminating grammatical and syntactical inconsistencies. Interns will have the opportunity to work on several literary forms, from online newspapers to magazines and even manuscripts.

  • Literary Agent

    Representing an author, literary agents liaise between an author and publishers. Agents are responsible for pitching the author’s work to editors/publishing houses while negotiating contracts and deals. Interns will have the opportunity to manage sales, contracts, and the publication process of their designated clients.

  • Editorial Assistant

    Editorial assistants assess manuscripts and provide feedback to the editorial staff as well as the author. Interns will have the opportunity to edit manuscripts, pitch ideas for new works, and influence design, distribution, and marketing, all to ensure that the publishing process runs smoothly.

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Walking around Japan during a publishing internship in Tokyo

The publishing industry

A love of storytelling is key for this internship, as well as a talent for spotting an exciting, well-written story that will sell. Internships in Publishing in Tokyo will allow you to enhance your writing and proofreading skills, as well as broaden your experience in various genres. No matter what genre you choose, rest assured that you will develop your craft and identify tones of voice to speak to a multitude of readers.

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Learn more about our publishing internships in Tokyo

Help bring words to life from upcoming authors, as you delve deep into the culture, traditions, and mindsets of wordsmiths from all over the world. Our internships in publishing in Tokyo cover everything needed to set your career in motion. You will get to work with experienced editors, witty writers, and proficient proofreaders, as all of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our Tokyo internship program here.


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