The AOTS Research Institute (ARI) plans and implements various Business Study Programs with the aim of promoting business exchanges between Japanese companies and foreign companies throughout the year.

We have a diverse line-up of programs mainly featuring Japan's globally competitive industries such as the animation and the healthcare, as well as the Toyota's management techniques.

We offer a chance for business information exchange with Japanese companies by participating in a networking event or a largest business exhibition in each industry field and also by learning lectures by Japanese experts in each field and the current situation of each industry based on field visits to representative companies through a program.

People who are considering to start with Japanese companies or who are thinking about developing business in new fields in your country, please join our program.

And for young participants to learn about Japan, there is a suitable program which is ‘ARI Experience Japan Program’ planned by ARI. You can develop your personal capabilities such as leadership/teamwork as well as fostering friendship with us, not only learning Japanese cultures by basic Japanese lesson and actual experience.

Please check more details of a content and a participation fee from the "Program list" as below.

A person who considers participation in the program will contact and submit an application to your local AOTS Alumni Society.

If you don’t know the contact information of your local Alumni Society, please contact AOTS Research Institute (


Healthcare Industry in Japan

Learning from Japan with the world's largest aging society. Lectures by experienced experts. Business Networking Event and Business Opportunity at the Exhibition Visit.

ARI Experience Japan Program

To understand both modern and traditional Japan, friendship with Japan and develop as a bridge between 2 countries!

Animation Industry in Japan

Japanese animation has been getting more popular all over the world. This program consists of "first-hand experience of the latest business environment" in the Animation Industry in Japan and "the lectures by the splendid lecturers leading the industry". The participants will have opportunities of business conversation with the persons in the industry upon the biggest animation-related event in Japan. Do not miss it!

High Quality Service & Hospitality in Japan

Grasping some tips how Japanese companies offer their high quality service and their key factors for business growth. Participants will deepen their knowledge about concepts of service improvement (KAIZEN) with some case studies!

Toyota Way of Management for Company-wide Operational Improvement

This program will provide with the key knowledge and skills to produce results and to transform your company to better and stronger one, based on the actual management methods what we call, “Toyota way Management System (TMS)”. These management methods are practiced by Toyota management team and managers of the fields of production site as well as indirect departments of the company (design, production preparation, sale, etc.) in Toyota Motors.

Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for Natural Disasters in Japan



FY2016 Business Study Tour to Learn about Disaster Prevention System and Business Continuity Plan (HRDP)(2017/1/30-2/2)

The program period is suitable and also has chance to visit both of business style, office building and manufacturing company.
Overall program is ok for me, I can take knowledge from the facilitator’s experience to improve my BCO’s responsibility in my company.

FY2017 Experience Japan Program(HREJ1) (2017/6/12-6/16)

This program was a very meaningful event for me because not only did learn a lot, but I now have this amazing group of friends, when I bonded with in such a time.
I am satisfied with the program and all arrangements. Thank you for arranging such a nice program.

FY2017 Study Tour on Toyota’s Way of Management for the White-collared Office (HRTMS) (2017/9/25-9/29)

We can see the reality activities during the visit Toyota Plant tour & Toyota Kaizen Museum. We can understand Toyota Way as JIT, JIDOKA directly.
It is good for my TPS/TMS introduction. Better understanding to Kaizen.
Excellent. Very informative and useful in work area.


Business Promotion Group, AOTS Research Institute (ARI)
The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships [AOTS]

Address: 30-1, Senju-azuma 1-chome, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-8534, Japan
Inquiry Form:

Phone: 81-3-3888-8215, Fax: 81-3-3888-8242, E-mail:
Business Hour: Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays in Japan) 9:00am - 17:30pm (Japan Time)

* A person who considers participation in the program will contact and submit an application to your local AOTS Alumni Society.

If you don’t know the contact information of your local Alumni Society, please contact AOTS Research Institute (