The 52th “Human Resources Training Programme – Japan Industry Insight” (HRTP)

The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for this next mission HRTP to Japan, a training programme financed by the European Commission.

What is HRTP?
The 4/5-week managerial programme in Japan provides an outstanding opportunity for EU companies to acquire within a short time an integrated in-depth view of Japanese industrial structure and business practices.
It is targeted at EU managers who have a major role in defining and implementing their company’s policies in relation to Japan, or who are to be transferred to Japan, or who wish to be kept informed about management practices in Japan.

Open to all-sized companies, the course will include:

  • Lectures on Japanese history, economy, politics and legal matters;
  • Japanese language and culture courses;
  • Joint seminars with Japanese business people (with role-play exercises about decision-making, team management & negotiation)
  • Field trip outside Tokyo
  • Optional individual company visits and matchmaking activities during the 5th week.

Training dates: from 9 May to 3 June (or 10 June) 2016
Application deadline: Thursday, 25 February 2016
More information:
Contact: Diane Lula – Tel: +32 (0)2 282 00 40 – Fax: +32 (0)2 282 00 45 – Mail :

Special participation conditions for European SMEs: no tuition fee, and SMEs can benefit from up to EUR 3000 in scholarships.
The participants’ companies will have to cover travel costs to/from Japan, accommodation.