Situated at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu, Tokyo is the capital city of Japan with a population of more than 37 million people. Its metropolitan area spans 13,452 square kilometres making it the most populous city in the world. Previously known as Edo, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan economy in the world and is one of the country’s prefectures.
In the world’s most populous city, transportation is as good as it gets with a variety of transportation means to get you from one place to another. The first means of getting around town is through the use of trains from buses to water buses, taxis and ubers. The best way to get around the city is through the use of subways and trains as Tokyo’s transport system is cleverly divided into different urban nodes like Shinjuku, Shibuya or Roppongi to name a few. It is best to buy a prepaid Suica or Pasmo card to pay for transportation in Tokyo.
When it comes to the industries that are dominant in Tokyo; IT, Manufacturing and Finance tend to be the biggest in the city. Tokyo reached its status of being the city that generates the most GDP as a result of its strong economy and finance sector. The city also grew tremendously after the second world war as a result of its manufacturing industry, and lastly, its IT sector is a leading industry driving the country’s economy. These are popular industry choices for a Tokyo internship.
Before you commit yourself to a Tokyo internship, surely you would like to know more about what the program offers. When you arrive in Japan to do your Tokyo internship you will be welcomed with an orientation that will inform you more about your company, the city itself, food and all other essential information for your stay in Tokyo.
A Tokyo internship ensures student support as each student will be assigned a designated coordinator throughout the internship process. Once placed, our community manager will introduce themselves and inform applicants that they will be the main point of contact in case of emergencies or if they have any questions or queries.
Lastly, we also provide visa assistance so that applicants know what visa they should apply for to do a Tokyo internship. We will inform them of all the necessary documents and provide any additional documents should they be required from company letters to contracts and so on.
For all AIP internships, there are 25 different industries applicants can do an internship in. Popular internships in Tokyo include engineering, IT, business development and hospitality and tourism. Check our website for all our industries sectors.
Japan is one of our most popular destinations for students to do an internship in and it is not really a surprise. From its unique culture to its delicious cuisine and beautiful landscapes and scenery, Japan offers interns an experience unlike any other. Check what our latest interns have had to say having recently done their Tokyo internship.
I desperately needed an internship to complete my degree. I tried looking for internships on my own but with no success. Luckily, I came across AIP. I applied on their website, sent my CV, and the next thing I know I was being interviewed by one of their admin. Everyone has been so nice and helpful throughout the whole process. They sent many great offers until I finally found the right fit for me. They guided me through processing my visa and not long after I was on a flight to Japan! The whole process was really smooth and quick. During my time in Japan, I met so many great people, experienced their wonderful culture, and gained hands-on work experience that I will always remember. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of it without the help of the wonderful staff of AIP!
Danny Selly, United States
It's been amazing having the experience to do an internship in the very place that I dreamt of ever since I was a kid. It's not every day that I'm presented with this type of opportunity and the moment it was shown, I took it without ever looking back. Things clicked easily seeing that I'm doing an exchange here in Japan and with the pandemic happening, online classes became a thing and so did remote work. The experience was amazing and although new, very efficient.
Michael Boyle, United Kingdom
Currently finishing up my 6 month internship program in Japan from AIP and since it's almost done, it's safe to say that everything has been going well so far and has lived up to my expectations, maybe even higher. I was able to escape the whole lockdown and arrived back safe in my country, however, it wasn't the end of my internship since AIP helped me keep my internship intact. I'm looking forward to going back to Japan!
Amelia Suddan, Malaysia
In our guide to an internship in Tokyo, we have introduced the capital city of Japan to the industries present as well as what our programs offer, the industries one can intern at and the positive Tokyo internship experience of recent interns. With borders easing up, doing a Tokyo internship has become a lot easier.
If you are looking to experience the best of what Japan has to offer then apply to do a Tokyo internship. Head over to our website and apply today. Japan will be waiting for you!