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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Internships in Japan

Internships are available with Japanese companies in a variety of sectors, ranging from household names to the some of Japan’s most exciting start-up businesses.

Undergraduate Japanese Studies students in any year group may apply, however preference will be given to those students going on their year abroad. The deadline for applications is Monday, 25th February, 2019.

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Apply for an internship position

Step 1  Read through the various listings and company descriptions below. Decide which sounds best suited to you.

Step 2  Spend some time finding out what this company does and what industry they are in. Think about how this can help your studies and what you hope to get out of the experience. Also think about what you can bring to the company.

Step 3  Complete the relevant internship application form. In your statement make sure to mention why you are applying, and show that you have done some research into your potential employer.

Step 4  Send your completed application and a current CV to Make sure to include your full name in any correspondence. 

N.B., The Japanese Studies Subject group will make the initial recommendation based on your statement, however the final decision for internship placements rests with the companies themselves. FAMES cannot guarantee that you will be offered a placement.



Tokyo based business consulting company

With the simple and strong belief of human centricity, beBit was founded in 2000 as a business consulting company in Tokyo. Our belief has never changed but been evolved and reinforced over the years that companies should exist for the benefits of customers. Sustainable growth can be achievable only when customers and employees that serve customers are happy. We have been questing and redefining with most revered companies in the world what excellent customer experience is, what excellent companies are, and what it means to work for employees. Over 100 consultants sharing the belief and passions for customer centricity contribute and deliver best results to our clients in the Asia-Pacific region.


Download Application Form


Tokyo based events planning company

CRAZY Inc. is a fast growing Tokyo-based events planning company who specialise in bespoke wedding planning. CRAZY Inc's flat management structure, their focus on sustainability and the health and well-being of its employees set it apart from other Japanese companies, and make it an exciting and unique opportunity for interns.


Internship information from Crazy: Crazy Inc. internship information

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Quick Co.

Japanese HR and Recruitment business which works both within Japan and internationally.

Our Recruiting Business includes recruiting advertisement planning and handling, human resources consulting, education and training, and other activities. The Human Resources Services Business involves mainly personnel placement and temporary staffing. In the Information Publishing Business, we distribute regional information magazines and other publications. The Internet-Related Business includes operation of our Nihon no Jinjibu (Japan’s Human Resources Department) website with information about personnel and other labor-related subjects. The fifth category is our Overseas Business.


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Recruit are a Japanese HR and recruiting firm based in Tokyo. They operate in Japan and internationally.

"Founded in 1960, Recruit started out providing employment information in Japan, and now offers services tailored to global trends and needs."


Dowload Application Form [Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 8th March]


Tokyo based holding company

Toridoll is a Japanese holding company based in Tokyo which operates a number of popular restaurant chains both in Japan and internationally. With more than 1500 stores worldwide taking part in an internship at toridoll would give students the chance to see the working of a vibrant and growing company. 


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External internship opportunities

The internship opportunities listed above are all part of the Japan and the World campaign, and have been negotiated and arranged by the Japanese Studies Subject group.

Below are some more internships, not linked with Japan and the World, but which may be of interest to Japanese Studies students.

  • Ashinaga

For nearly half a century, the Ashinaga Movement has striven to support orphaned students through education and engender yasashisa (優しさ), or compassion, across Japan. With the generous support of people here, Ashinaga has been able to help almost 100,000 orphaned students continue their education.

Intern application:

  • teamLab

Tokyo based digital design company

Art collective formed in 2001.

teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as ultratechnologists, the group aims to go beyond the boundaries between art, science, technology and creativity, through co-creative activities.

Intern application: