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About Winter Japan

The Winter Japan Seminar is packed with incredible opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Japanese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

12/28/2021 - 1/8/2022

Tokyo, Hiroshima & Osaka

Program Cost

Application Deadline
November 15


Dec 28

• Depart USA


Dec 29

• Arrive Tokyo and transfer to hotel
• Welcome Dinner and Program Orientation


Dec 30

• Business Visit: U.S. Embassy – Commercial Services Economic Briefing
• Business Visit: en world Japan – Labor Market in Japan


Dec 31

• Business Visit: Yamato Transport Chronogate – Logistics and Operations
• Weber Grills Japan with BBQ Lunch
• Afternoon free to explore Odaiba


Jan 1

• Tokyo Half Day Tour – Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, and Shibuya
• Afternoon free to explore Tokyo


Jan 2

• Disney Sea Marketing Scavenger Hunt


Jan 3

• Travel by Bullet Train to Osaka
• Transfer to the Osaka Hotel
• Osaka Minami Walking Tour- Namba & Shinseikai


Jan 4

• Travel to Hiroshima by Bullet Train
• Hiroshima Peace Museum w/ Speaker – UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Ferry to Miyajima – UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Return to Osaka by Bullet Train


Jan 5

• Business Visit: Kawasaki Heavy Industries – Rolling Stock Heavy Manufacturing
• Business Visit: Humans of Wagyu – Entrepreneur Spotlight


Jan 6

• Business Visit: D:matcha – Sustainability in Japanese Tea Production
• Group Lunch at Farm-to-Table Cafe
• Business Visit: Capcom – Gaming and Innovation


Jan 7

• Free day to enjoy Osaka
• Farewell Dinner and Wrap up Session


Jan 8

• Return to USA

Sample Seminar

Sample Seminar Itinerary

Seminar Highlights
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Seminar Highlights


  • Stay in Tokyo and Kyoto and visit Hiroshima.

  • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.

  • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Kiyomizu Temple, and more.

Business Experience

  • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the US Embassy Tokyo, Kawasaki, and more.

  • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, economics, and more.

  • Experience an opportunity to network with global executives, like-minded students, and university professors.


  • Stay in 3 to 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.

  • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.

  • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.

What's Inclued
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What's Included

During the program

  • International company seminars

  • Networking opportunities

  • Experienced and dedicated US faculty leaders to provide guidance, insight, and direction

  • 3 to 4-star hotel accommodations; shared room with private facilities (single room options may be available at supplemental cost)

  • Sightseeing and unique activities

  • Transportation from location to location

  • Travel and medical/accident insurance

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • 24-hour emergency support


  • International airfare, arrangements, and airport pickup (optional)

  • Personal advisor to help you with questions, concerns, processes

  • Easy online access to academic reading materials, travel tips, and program itinerary

  • Luggage tags and an allowance for a checked luggage item

After returning home

  • Access to our Alumni & Professional Network

  • Receive an Alumni Scholarship for a future IBS program

  • Gain valuable business experience for your resume and career

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