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Campus ASEAN Short-term Study Program between Nagoya University, School of Economics & National University of Singapore, NUS Business School (7th-11th July, 2014)
Nine undergraduate students and an accompanying supervisor from the National University of Singapore, NUS Business School joined in a short-term study program at the School of Economics, Nagoya University. It was a week-long program from 7th-11th July 2014.
The program consisted of lectures, student interaction, and many great company visits to places such as Toyota Motor Corporation, Denso, DMG Mori Seiki and Brother Precision Industry. As there were many requests from the students last year to learn more from company staff, we arranged pre-training sessions at Brother’s headquarters in both Nagoya and Singapore. Skills they learned from the lectures about Japanese manufacturing were put to good use when they had discussions with company staff at Denso and Brother. Through the program they gained many insights into the different ways Japanese companies function. The details of the internship at Brother were reported in the largest national daily newspaper, the Asahi Shinbun (see the article below).
・Toyota factory tour
・Brother one-day internship
・MORI SEIKI special lecture and factory tour
・Denso one-day internship
・Overview of the Manufacturing Industry in the Nagoya Area
・Challenges of Japanese Firms：Organizational Restructuring
This was the second visit by NUS students, since we started the program last year. It was an opportunity to see how students have improved their capabilities. Although last year was a very challenging experience due to the language barrier and need to present in English, they have tried to improve their English and academic skills since then. Their strenuous efforts resulted in some improvement; this time they actively joined and led group discussions during the internship. Some of them have already decided to join another exchange program to visit Singapore and Thailand to reconfirm their abilities. This program has opened their eyes to things they never knew and provided them with rewarding experiences.