Business in Japan the JMEC Way
The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) is a unique and long-standing business training program in Tokyo that centers around a business plan writing competition. The dual objectives of the program are to strengthen the skills of up-and-coming executives, while assisting foreign companies doing business in Japan. JMEC is supported by 18 Chambers of Commerce in Japan and has been offering the program for the past 26 years.
The program is entirely in English and provides participants the opportunity to write an actual business plan focused on the Japan market. The top three teams win Finnair tickets to Europe, an HP tablet and membership to the ACCJ. The program costs JPY150,000 for a 7-month program and there a number of scholarship opportunities available.
Participants are native and non-native English speakers and have graduated from a 4-year college. In JMEC 25, 20% of participants held a Masters or PhD degree.
JMEC 26 starts in November, 2019. Attend one of our JMEC Alumni Events or information sessions to speak with Alumni and learn more about the program.
Fosters development of foreign business in Japan
Teaches individuals about doing business in Japan
Proves hands-on experience writing a business plan
Produces quality business plans that are ready to implement