Japan Technology Virtual Study Tour

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (North Asia CAPE) has partnered with GlobaLink Internships to offer students and young professionals the opportunity to undertake a virtual tour of Japan.

Over three weeks (approximately 5 hrs per week) students and young professionals will engage directly with in-market experts and businesses in NZ and Japan to learn more about the digital technology sector in Japan across these fields:

  • B2C software / apps               
  • IT and services consulting           
  • Retail & customer engagement technology
  • Mechanisation, Automation, Robotics and Sensor (MARS) technologies
  • Security access
  • Technology research & consultancy
  • Cyber security, data analytics, electronics, engineering and electrical services, tech services.

These interactions will happen virtually on Zoom or a similar platform. 

In advance of the virtual tour, North Asia CAPE will bring successful applicants together for a one-day, in-person orientation event in Auckland. The event will feature presentations from government representatives and academics, and give applicants the chance to meet each other and prepare for the virtual tour ahead.

North Asia CAPE will pay for successful applicants to attend the one-day orientation event (including domestic flights to Auckland if they live in another New Zealand city), and provide the virtual tour experience. There may also be opportunities to network further following the conclusion of the tour.


Key information

Dates and timing

  • One-day orientation event in Auckland prior to tour starting (to be advised)
  • Virtual tour will run from 23 August, 2021
  • Each week will consist of three sessions (Mon, Tue, Wed in the evening)
  • Each session will run between one to two hours (approximately five hours per week total)
  • Representative sessions (tbc)

Requirements (see application form for details)

  • Applicants must be either a current tertiary-level student or young professional (graduated within the last five years)
  • Applicants must be willing to commit to attending the one-day orientation in Auckland and completing the entire virtual tour
  • Applicants will be asked to submit their CV, a short application form, and short essay explaining why they wish to take part in the virtual tour
  • Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident



Applications are now closed.

  • 2021 Japan Technology Virtual Study Tour - Application Form T&Ss Last updated: 14 June 2021
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