About the method that a foreign student participates in
an internship programin Japan
- What is the internship?
When we think about internship, the description about "Work experience“ in Wikipedia of
the U.K." serves as a reference.
“ ････Work experience is any experience that a person gains while working in a specific
field or occupation, but the expression is widely used to mean a type of volunteer work
that is commonly intended for young people — often students — to get a feel for
professional working environments. The American equivalent term is internship.
Though the placements are usually unpaid, travel and food expenses are sometimes
covered, and at the end of the appointment, a character reference is usually provided.
Trainees usually have the opportunity to network and make contacts among the working
personnel, and put themselves forward for forthcoming opportunities for paid work.
Many employers in the more sought after professions (e.g. TV, politics, journalism)
demand that every new entrant undergo a period of unpaid "work experience" before
being able to get paid work. ････” (from wikipedia)
- The system of the internship in Japan
The operation of the internship system by the Japanese Government began after The
promotion of the spread of the action plan for a change and creation of the economic
structure has been approved in a Cabinet meeting to May 16 in 1997.
On September 18, the same year the Ministry of Education (existing Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
(existing Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and the Department of Labor (existing
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) formulated "a basic way of thinking on promoting
the internship" jointly and started the maintenance of systems concerned.
Thus the system of the internship has spread gradually, and then they reported that the
student of estimated 120 000 utilized the the system in 2005.
- "Report of employment of 2015, Internship edition” of Recruit Corporation
According to "Report of employment of 2015, Internship edition” of Recruit Corporation,
the action situation of internships of both Japanese university students and Japanese
companies is as follows.
☆The situation of the implement of the internship <company>
The ratio of the company which carried out the internship in 2014 (including the
plan) rose to 55.5% from 46.0% of 2013 and increased 9.5 points.
In addition it is expected that the ratio of the company which plans to carry out it in 2015
rises to 58.3% from 55.5% of 2014 and increases 2.8%
Regarding the purpose of the internship the reply of 88.8% of the company is "to
enhance understanding of the company, the industry and the work of a student”. And
then the reply of 64.7% of the company is "to contribute to the society by providing the
opportunity for work experience to a student".
Regarding trouble and a concern when carrying out the internshipthe reply of
the particularly many companies is either "plan, design of the program" (78.7%) or
"involution of the cooperator in the company" (72.7%).
Regarding the acceptance section of the internship, the reply of the most many
companies is "personnel affairs section" (54.7%) and it is followed by each reply of
"business, sales division" (29.5%) and "research and development section" (27.1%).
Regarding the contents of the program, the reply of the most many companies is
"problem and project that were different not normal duties" (51.1%), and it is followed by
each reply of "visit of the workplace and the factory" (41.8%) or "part of the supporting
duties of the employee" (40.4%).
Regarding the difference of the selection standard between the recruitment
and the intern, 22.5% of the company said, "It is identical". Meanwhile, among
companies varying in a selection standard, 94.7% of the company said, "recruitment
☆The situations of the participation in the internship by the student
ofthe graduation in 2015 <student>
The ratio of the student participating in the internship rose to 26.9% and
increased by 3 points compared to the ratio of the student of graduation in 2014.
Regarding the purpose of the participation in the internship, the reply of
"understanding of work" (67.3%) is followed by the reply of "understanding of type of
industry" (53.3%), and is followed by the reply of "understanding the atmosphere of each
the company and the workplace" (32.2%) successively
Regarding a thing to make much of in case of selecting the partner of the
internship, the reply of "type of industry" (50.1%) is followed by the reply of "the
contents of the internship" (44.1%), and is followed by the reply of "type of job" (32.7%)
Regarding a thing which he/she thought a good point when participating in
the internship, the reply of the most many students is "were able to know concretely
the contents of the industry" (68.0%).
And it is followed by each reply of "were able to know the type of industry" (56.9%) and
"were able to know the atmosphere of the company and the work place" (37.4%).
Regarding the reason why the student did not participate in the internship,
The reply of "did not feel charm in contents of the internship" (40.0%) is followed by the
reply of " The period and time of participating in the internship did not meet with his/her
own schedule” (28.0%), and is followed by the reply of "did not think that it became the
advantage of recruitment" (22.7%) successively.
14.8% of the students who participated in the internship intend to enterthe
same companies. In addition 25.2% of the students who participated in the
internship intend to enter not the same companies but the ones of the same type of
40% of the students intend to enter the companies of the same type of industry of which
the students have participated in the internship.
(from "Report of employment of 2015, Internship edition” of Recruit Corporation)
- As for the detailed information of internships for a foreign student of
a university in Japan espcially coming from asian countries and related
see the page "SMEsｲﾝﾀｰﾝｼｯﾌﾟ/Internship in SMEs" ↓
About the method that a foreigner goes to school in Tokyo.
- ☆About the method that a high school graduate abroad enters the
- Because the study system abroad is different from the Japanese study system
(12 years ), a high school graduate abroad should go to a technical college or the prep
school if his run of school is short before entering the Japanese university.
Some universities authorize an equal qualification as a high school graduate after an
individual interview and accept a university admission. Many Japanese language schools
provide necessary information for this purpose.
If entrance into a technical college or the prep school or a place of employment after
graduation is decided during attendance of a Japanese language school and the
application for permission for extension of the period of stay or for permission for change
of status of residence is completed before the date of expiration of the current residence
status, it is just possible without going back to the own country whether entering a school
of higher grade or working for a firm in Japan.
- ☆About the method that a person of leaving a high school halfway
abroad enters a Japanese high school.
A foreigner who quitted a high school abroad should go to a junior high school for at least
one year before entering a public high school in Tokyo. When they want go to a junior
high school (three years ) while working, there are eight evening public junior high
schools in Tokyo. Most of them perform Japanese education necessary for a class. If they want to know the details, they can access to the Homepage of the Board of Education of the ward office to be located.
- < Information from the Board of Education of the ward office to be
These are schools for people who were not able to complete their compulsory
education.People who meet the following conditions are eligible to take classes:
1. Did not graduate from either elementary school or junior high school
2. Living or working in Tokyo
3. 15 years old or older
Please feel free to contact and consult with any of the eight schools listed below at
- When they go to a high school while working after graduation of a junior
there are a metropolitan night high school and a metropolitan correspondence high
school. Especially there are a lot of various types of night high schools in Tokyo. Therefore
they can choose an appropriate school in consideration of convenience of attending school
at night from home or school expenses. If they apply to Tokyo Board of Education, they
can enter the high school to hope for after an entrance examination.If they want to know
the details, they can also access to the Homepage of the Tokyo Board of Education.
Tokyo Evening School
List of Evening Public Junior High Schools in Tokyo
- When they want to go to a junior high school while working, there are eight
high schools in Tokyo. Eight schools are as follows. If they choose a junior high school
which it is easy to go to and they apply to the Board of Education of the ward office to be
located they can enter it. If they want to know the details, they can access to the
Homepage of the Board of Education of the ward office to be located. Schools of ★ star
mark perform Japanese education necessary for a class.
- 1. ★足立区立第四中学校 （あだちくりつだい４ちゅうがっこう）
【Adachi ward Adachi 4th Junior High School】
1-2-33, Umejima, Adachi Ward 足立区梅島１－２－33
Tel （電話）03-3887-1466 / Fax 03-3887-6066
- 2. 八王子市立第五中学校 （はちおうじしりつだい５ちゅうがっこう）
【Hachioji city Dai-go Junior High School】
4-19-1, Myojinｰcho, Hachioji City 八王子市明神町４-19-１
Tel（電話） 042-642-1635 / Fax042-646-6473
- 3. ★葛飾区立双葉中学校 （かつしかくりつふたばちゅうがっこう）
【Katsushika ward Futaba Junior High School】
1-10-1, Ohanajaya, Katsushika Ward 葛飾区お花茶屋１-10-１
Tel（電話）03-3602-7979 / Fax 03-3602-9320（Evening School only 夜間学級専用）
- 4. ★墨田区立文花中学校 （すみだくりつぶんかちゅうがっこう）
【Sumida ward Bunka Junior High School】
1-22-7, Bunka, Sumida Ward 墨田区文花１-22-７
Tel（電話）03-3617-1562 / Fax 03-3617-7920
- 5. 大田区立糀谷中学校 （おおたくりつこうじやちゅうがっこう）
【Kojiya Junior High School of Ota Ward】
3-6-23, Nishikoujiya, Ota Ward 大田区西糀谷３-６-23
Tel（電話）03-3741-4340 / Fax 03-3744-2668
- 6. ★世田谷区立三宿中学校 （せたがやくりつみしゅくちゅうがっこう）
【Setagaya ward Mishuku Junior High School】
1-3-43, Taishidou, Setagaya Ward 世田谷区太子堂１-３-43
Tel（電話）03-3424-5255 / Fax 03-3424-5380（Evening School only 夜間学級専用）
- 7. 荒川区立第九中学校 （あらかわくりつだい９ちゅうがっこう）
【Arakawa ward Dai-kyu junior high school】
2-35-5, Higashioku, Arakawa Ward 荒川区東尾久２-23-５
Tel（電話）03-3892-4177 / Fax 03-3819-6818
- 8. ★江戸川区立小松川第二中学校 （えどがわくりつこまつがわだい２ちゅうがっこう）
【Edogawa ward Komatsugawa Daini junior high scool】
3-20-1, Hirai, Edogawa Ward 江戸川区平井３-20-１
Tel（電話） 03-3684-0745 / Fax 03-3684-1656