Department of International Culture
<For International Students>International Career Course
Learn [Advanced Japanese × Practical Business Skills]
and "hit the ground running" with a globally-minded Japanese employer
This course furnishes practical business skills and a mastery of advanced Japanese to students aiming for employment in Japan. The advanced curriculum imparts an understanding of the peculiarities of Japanese business culture, teaches business manners and cross-cultural communication skills, and cultivates a level of Japanese proficiency that is sought after by Japanese companies.
Work for a Japanese company, in Japan or at an overseas branch
Pass BJT J1
Pass JLPT N1
Pass Word & Excel Skill Tests (Joho Shori Gino Kentei Shiken)
Lectures by industry professionals
Business people and entrepreneurs currently engaged in industry, as well as foreigners working at Japanese companies, lecture on themes such as the skills necessary to work for a Japanese company and the traits desired in foreign employees. In addition, the market research class exposes students to a breadth of business knowledge in a variety of fields.
Classes that furnish practical skills
Classes include preparation and strategies for passing the JLPT N1, the BJT (Business Japanese Proficiency Test) and the PJC (Practical Japanese Communication) Exam, while during the second year, students present results from their coursework at a Conference. Overall, the concentrated original curriculum trains individuals aiming for international careers so they can "hit the ground running," already understanding the business mind of Japanese companies and the essence of multicultural working life.
Comprehensive job-placement support system
FFLC will support you throughout your job search with advice and coaching as you write your resume, prepare for interviews, and prepare to take the SPI. Students aiming for employment with a Japanese company can consult with a specialist regarding visa issues and will be supported from every angle.
Employment offers received and exams passed by FFLC students/recent graduates
Offers of employment
- 株式会社H＆I Management
- JLPT N1
- JLPT N2
- Spreadsheet Skills Test, Pre-1st grade (Joho Shori Gino Kentei Shiken)
- Spreadsheet Skills Test, 2nd grade (Joho Shori Gino Kentei Shiken)
- Spreadsheet Skills Test, Pre-2nd grade (Joho Shori Gino Kentei Shiken)
- PC Speed Qualification Exam for English Text, 1st grade
- PC Speed Qualification Exam for English Text, 2nd grade
- PJC (Practical Japanese Communication) Exam
- Business Skills Test for Global Human Resources (G-ken), 2nd grade
Business professionals are invited to attend this conference where FFLC students present results, in Japanese, from their coursework: Business plans, issue analyses/resolutions, etc.
Each student conducts an investigation, analyzes the results and prepares a presentation in PowerPoint, developing a theme chosen during his/her coursework. The Conference is attended by business people in a variety of management roles, from Fukuoka and around the region, who represent numerous industries. Each presentation is followed by Q&A during which presenters have to "think on their feet" and trial their Japanese input/output ability.
Year 1 Term 1 Example Schedule
|Career Design||Introduction to Commerce||PC||Communication Skills||English|
|SPI Preparation||Business Contracts|
Year 2 Term 1 Example Schedule
（Problem Based Learning）
|Introductory International Relations||Risk Management||SPI Preparation||English Special Lecture||Translation of Documents|