Faculty-led study tour programs INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

INNOVATION -JAPAN

Overview

The Japan Innovation & Entrepreneurship study tour provides students an opportunity to undertake a broad study of the entrepreneur environment within Japan. Students will have the opportunity to engage with universities and academics, industry company visits, government agencies and visiting unique cultural attractions.

Recommended List of Companies to Visit

1

Cogent Labs

A innovator company of artificial intelligence.

2

Oisix’s

Japanese organic food delivery e-commerce platform.

3

WeWork

Provides flexible shared workspaces.

4

Dentsu Inc

Is an international advertising and public relations company.

5

Roland DG

A printer company specializing in 3D printers.

6

Knowledge Capital

Is a centre for intellectual creation.

7

Polaris Care

Specializing in elderly care.

8

The Pokémon Company

Brand and licensing of the Pokémon franchise.

9

Dena

Is a provider of mobile portal and e-commerce websites.

RECOMMENDED HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS TO EXCHANGE

Tokyo University | Keio University | Waseda University
Globis University | Hiroshima University

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Destination Highlights

TeamLab – Borderless Tokyo

Mori Building Digital Art Museum and Tokyo’s hottest art installation Borderless By TeamLab, a world-leading Japanese digital art company. This 10,000 square meter space uses 520 computers and 470 projectors to create an experience that will stimulate students with all five senses. There’s no set course for enjoying this digital art museum, so just let your curiosity and imagination wander, and pick any path to start.

Sushi Making

Sushi is said to date back to 19th century Tokyo when it was invented to satisfy the hunger of busy tradespeople in the capital. Now, it is your turn to try your hand at creating one of the world’s most famous snacks. And to prove that you are an accomplished chef, you get to eat your creations for lunch. This activity can be paired with a fish market visit with your teacher chef, so see the vast array of possible toppings!

Kinkakuji Temple

Rokuonji Temple is more commonly known as “Kinkakuji”, or the temple of the golden pavilion. It is perhaps the single most iconic site in Kyoto, and it is one of 1,700 Buddhist temples in the city. Monuments such as Kinkakuji are evidence of Kyoto’s status as Japan’s most important historical and cultural city, and it is one of the seventeen that are registered in UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage sites.

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