Hands-On Business Training in Japan

If you are seeking a business training program in Japan, the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) is a great way to improve your business skills while maintaining a full-time job.

How It Works

Often called a “Mini MBA”, the JMEC programs starts each November with a 5-week Saturday lecture series covering a range of topics related to business plan writing and how to do business in Japan. The classroom instruction and workshops are led by business professionals working successfully in Japan. The second phase of the program starts in January with the actual research, analysis and writing of the business plan. Participants are placed onto teams of 5-6 people and paired up with a company which is seeking to enter or expand into the Japanese market. JMEC teams will spend the next four months preparing a business plan for their client and a panel of JMEC judges. It is through this process that participants gain experience they can use to propel their career either at their current company or at any job in the future.

Participant Profile JMEC 21 (2014-2015):

  • English speaking professionals living in Japan who want to improve their business skills, broaden their business network and achieving higher career and personal goals

  • 50% Japanese and 50% foreign

  • 8 years working in Japan on average

  • Age range: 25-52 years old, Average age: 34 years old

  • 50% male and 50% female

  • Over 15 different nationalities represented

To participate in JMEC 22, apply on-line by October 15, 2015.

The Participant Fee is ¥125,000 for the full program and ¥75,000 for the Lecture Series only.

Apply by September 30th to get the Early-bird special of JPY100,000.

The fee is due in full by November 1st, 2015. To apply online click here.