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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan's capital and largest city is Tokyo. Japan is a country of over three thousand islands extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. Together they are often known as the Japanese Archipelago. It also has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people.
* The People
As an island nation shut off from the rest of the world for a long time, Japan is very homogeneous. Almost 99% of the population is of Japanese ethnicity. The Japanese are well known for their politeness. Many Japanese are thrilled to have visitors to their country and are incredibly helpful to lost and bewildered-looking foreigners. Younger Japanese people are often extremely interested in meeting and becoming friends with foreigners as well. Do not be surprised if a Japanese person (usually of the opposite gender) approaches you in a public place and tries to initiate a conversation with you in somewhat coherent English. On the other hand many are not used to dealing with foreigners and are more reserved and reluctant to communicate. Visibly foreign visitors remain a rarity in much of Japan, and you will likely encounter moments when entering a shop causes the staff to seemingly panic and scurry off into the back. Don't take this as racism: they're just afraid that you'll try to address them in English and they'll be embarrassed because they can't understand or reply. A smile and a Konnichiwa ("Hello") often helps.
* Technologically Advanced
Close government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defence allocation have helped Japan become the second largest economy in the world. Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation and telecommunications are all major industries. Japan has a large industrial capacity and is home to some of the largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles and processed foods. It is home to leading multinational corporations and commercial brands in technology and machinery.
An internship abroad is the best experience you can have for your professional as well as for your personal development. Experiencing a foreign culture, and having to get organized in a foreign place, are very good ways to broaden your horizons. And when applying for a job, some experience abroad is often expected.
It goes without saying that personnel departments expect most applicants to have knowledge of English as a foreign language. Having a good knowledge of a second foreign language makes you stand out against competitors and, in most cases, opens the door for an interview.
If you would like to go to Japan to experience the culture and nature whilst improving your Japanese through an internship, we can help. With our extensive network of companies and contacts we are in the perfect position to offer you all the support you need in your application for an internship and/or a language course in Japan.
In order to prepare you for the Internship we offer language courses in the local language. Because it is important for us to provide a high quality of language course we only work together with specially chosen language schools. This way you can rest assured that you will be taught by professional teachers that will prepare you fully for the coming Internship. During your Internship with us you will have the chance to meet people from all around the world and improve not only your professional but your personal skills.
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Independently or in Groups
Since 2001 we have been successfully active in the organization of economically priced internship placements. This means that we can offer you the benefit of our long-term experience throughout the entire organization process and your stay abroad. We have set ourselves the aim of encouraging the intercultural exchange of young people from all over the world. In order for as many young people to take advantage of our program as possible we offer the highest quality for the lowest possible price. We also offer language courses on location to ensure that each intern can understand his or her co-workers during the internship placement and make the best of the time spent abroad. All of our partner schools fulfill the highest standards of quality and are specifically chosen! Through our many years of experience we can proudly say that we offer: * Highest quality at economical prices! * Short lead-times for booking of internships and language courses abroad! * Monitoring throughout the entire program! * Extensive network of companies in almost all sectors! * Free choice of sector and start date! If required we can also organize accommodation. Booking without Risk! With us you are always on the safe side.