Global business experience tackled by high school students
We would like the next generation to communicate in English and have critical thinking skills coupled with a global vision. This is the spirit of our policy. For this reason, top-ranking financial institutions in the world and well-established exchange organizations have a corporate relationship with us to help us conduct student-related activities.
Attractive of the program
1Intensive English program
You can learn Practical English in 3 days for communicating in business situations with the support of the staff who are working for one of the largest banks in the world. The entire program will be conducted in English (except in safety situations where Japanese is needed for communication).
We will discuss the role and relevance of business in today's world, how business can affect local issues and restoration work to be conducted in cooperation with the local companies. This will widen your world view and would be useful to help you chart your future career plans.
3On-the-ground business experience
You will form groups and discuss in both English and Japanese to learn and design products to make them even more appealing. Then, you will sell them online. This is a good exercise that helps you to think both in Japanese and English. The outcome of the online sales will accrue as the actual profits for the local companies.
Discussion in English
All programs will be conducted in English (except in safety situations wherein Japanese is needed for communication) by foreign staff. You can learn Practical English for communicating in business situations.
You will participate in the volunteering activities and a study tour aimed at providing an understanding about the local issues. These well-organized activities are meant for high school students.
You will form groups and each group will visit local companies to learn about business, how business can tackle local issues and restoration work. Also, you will discuss both in English and in Japanese to make the company's products even more appealing. Then you will sell them at our onlineshop.
Each group will make a presentation in English on the products which the local companies sell. You may use video or any other media so as to make your presentation more effective.
PR photos and product information photographed by high school students will be posted on the Yahoo! Shopping website operated by NICE.
Program Facilitator Mr. Avery IKEGAMI
Avery Ikegami was born and raised in Hawaii and from a young age he was brought up in a cross-cultural environment. As Japanese-Americans, his parents did their best to raise him not only with Japanese values but also with American sensibilities.
After graduating from high school, he went to the university on the US mainland in Utah for two years before going to Japan to serve for a two year volunteer religious mission. It was during this time that he learned Japanese and developed a deep love for Japan. After two years of stay in Japan, he returned to the university and graduated with a degree in Japanese literature. After graduation, he returned to Japan to work, and has spent most of his working career in Japan.
He has spent most of his career in corporate training and people development; however, he is also involved in marketing and new business development. His work has taken him to many Asian countries (i.e. Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia).