Some of the participants we’ve placed have a lot to say about our program!
I had already studied in Japan before this internship opportunity, and spent time in Tokyo, but I was still able to experience new things. My work gave me a ticket to see a kabuki play, which I never thought I'd be able to see because of how expensive it is, and I was really moved by the performance.
I like Japan for its culture, place, and people. In technology, Japan is one of the leading countries known for its cutting-edge discoveries. Because of that, I think that I got the mentorship and growth I hoped for.
I worked with SJIP to find a position that was right for me. They really helped me negotiate my living arrangements and make my transition as simple as possible. SJIP showed continued interest in my well-being while I was in Japan and checked in with me regularly to provide support.
The company that hired me after my internship was surprisingly friendly. I used to think that all Japanese companies were really strict, but now I know that's not always true. Who knows if I'll be working at this company forever, but I'm glad I got to start my career in Japan!
My coworkers are very friendly, and our office environment is very co-operative. Everyone works very hard and focuses on what they can learn. In my home country, people don't seem to take as much responsibility for their work as they do here in Japan.
An internship in Japan is an experience that might not be possible anywhere else. Japanese work culture is very unique and respectable, and it is worth living at least once. I have a number of instances that are memorable to me. A lot of them involved my friends from the sharehouse. One such experience was running around Tokyo station collecting Santas for a bingo game on Christmas, and then cooling off with a bowl of delicious ramen.
I think an internship in Japan is a great idea if you are considering working in Japan, because you can find out if you like the Japanese working environment, enjoy living in Japan, etc.