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Business Course / Internship Course

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Business Course / Internship Course

For those who want to conduct business using Japanese, we have designed an integrated course which combines 10 classes specifically designed to simulate a real-life work environment with a course aimed at giving students the skills they need to be successful in Japanese business. The Business Course will prepare students for the business world.

Business Course

Lesson Overview

Lesson Length:

180 min./day (three 60 min. lessons, five times per week) × 2 weeks (Cannot be extended.*)

Course Fee:

¥121,000 (2 weeks)

Prices include 10% tax, additional Enrollment fee of ¥10000 and Materials, Administration and Facility fee of ¥10000. 

Level Requirement:

JLPT N3 and above

Starting Date:

Every Monday

Lesson Contents

This course is designed by WAHAHA Japanese Language School specifically for individuals who require communication skills for the Japanese workplace and knowledge of Japanese business etiquette. In addition to reading, writing, listening, and speaking practice, classroom activities also include role-playing various business situations.

This course is aimed at students who intend to work in an international business environment with a Japanese company. Students will learn the appropriate honorific Japanese and other communication skills required for working with Japanese businesses.

The aim is to enable students to communicate properly in the workplace. During the ten practical lessons included in this course, students will participate in many role-play exercises to put what they have learned into practice.

Students who complete this course may be eligible to participate in an internship.

Lesson Materials

A selection of carefully prepared materials, featuring a variety of real-world role-playing tasks, is used to help build the practical skills necessary for Japanese business settings. DVDs, CDs, and other supplemental materials may be also used.

Certificate of Completion

Students who complete this course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Lesson Information

  • Basic etiquette
  • Greetings and self Introductions
  • Honorifics
  • Being an attendant and visiting clients
  • Asking permission
  • Making and turning down requests
  • Making suggestions and offers
  • Phone calls
  • Interviewing and resume writing skills
  • Review and wrap-up

In addition, once the student has found a company where he or she will work, individual training will likewise be provided.


Internship Course

Lesson Overview

Lesson Length: 180 min./day(three 60 min. lessons, five times per week) × 2 weeks (Can be extended by weekly increments.)

Course Fee:


Prices include 10% tax, additional Enrollment fee of ¥10000 and Materials, Administration and Facility fee of ¥10000, introduction to an internship company and consultation for the duration of the internship.

Level Requirement:

JLPT N3 and above

Starting Date:

Every Monday

Lesson Contents

Students who complete the ten lesson Business Lessons can participate in an internship. WAHAHA works to ensure workplaces are found to match requests from participants. WAHAHA staff will likewise continue to provide any support needed to participants during the internship. Upon completion of the internship, the participant will be rewarded a Certificate of Completion and an Evaluation Report.

Japanese Language Ability

1. Japanese level equivalent to the JLPT N3 or above

2. Student with Completion of Prior Traineeship Business Lesson (30mins) JLPT N1, N2, N3

Types of Visa

Tourist Visa (valid for 3 months)

The US and European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Turkey.

Working Holiday Visa (valid for 6 months ~ 1 year)

Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore.

Student Visa (Depends on the period of study)

All countries

*Internship Participants who lack the required Japanese communication abilities may be asked to take Japanese language lessons.

Internship Period

Minimum of 1 week. Extension is possible with consent from both the employer and employees.

Follow-ups by our school during the internship period

  1. Counselling and advice regarding students' work (once a week). Should any problems occur, we can provide assistance in English, Chinese or Korean.
  2. Lessons to improve Japanese language skills based on the nature of students’ work.
  3. Staff will visit the company providing the internship.
  4. Contact and conflict resolution with companies; problem solving should any issues arise.
  5. Support for everyday life
  • Arrange accommodations (student dormitories, shared apartments, private apartments, homestays). There is a ¥10,500 fee for arranging accommodation.
  • Support and help solving any problems and necessary paperwork for everyday life. 

The Steps for Applying for an Internship

  • Student Counselling
    We first review the student's Japanese level and skills and complete the “entry sheet” to be submitted to companies.
  • Matching Students WITH Companies
    Potential interns are then matched with the appropriate internship, taking into account both the student’s desired conditions and company requirements.
  • Consulting with Prospective Companies
    We will submit the student’s information to the company and arrange an interview.
  • Deciding On Companies
    We will then issue and exchange of memorandums with companies and confirm insurance and contract contents.
  • Final Agreement Between Students and Companies
    Final review of any questions, company rules, and the need for any preliminary job training.
  • Signing Agreements
    Check documents and finalize agreements.
  • Start Internship
    On the first day, a member of staff from our school will go with you and perform a final check.

Upon completion of the internship, each company will award participants a Certificate of Completion and an Evaluation Report.

Examples of Companies Offering Internships

Sutton Hotel Fukuoka

A trendy city hotel conveniently located for tourists.

Internship Position

Front Desk Assistance and Translation Work.


A travel agent providing services which suit each and every customer’s needs.

Internship Position

Telephone Inquiries, Sales Assistance and Attending Presentations.

Healthcare Corporation TEPORE Chihaya

TEPORE is Italian for Warmth. This is the motto of this private nursing home and daycare center for the elderly.

Internship Position

Daycare Center Dining Assistance and Recreation Activity Support.

MIMATSU Specialty Coffee Roaster

Coffee import business, barista school and coffee specialty shop.

Internship Position

Customer Assistance at the Café.

Photo-Rix Co., Ltd

Photographers for events including sports, dance, weddings and school entrance ceremonies. Planning and production of photo design.

Internship Position

Photography Assistant, Digital Photo Processing

Other fields accepting Interns

IT schools
Korean Cultural Event Business
International Student Agency
Software Development Business
International Exchange NPO
English Conversation School
Korean Language School
Education Related NPO

Upon Completion of an Internship

Upon completion of an internship, participants will receive an Evaluation Report and a Certificate of Completion issued by the company where the internship took place.