Joined by local Campus Coordinator Mrs. Yuki Kawano and Marketing Director Ms. Stephanie Kirschstein, several Undergraduate and Graduate students from across the campus network gathered in Tokyo to participate in our annual global study trip.
Students participated in several company visits, one of which took place at the Ishikawa Sake Brewery. Students received a factory tour of the brewery where the entire production process takes place. The brewery buildings are over 100 years old and are a protected site. At the end of the visit students could partake in a sake tasting of the various local kinds.
During the trip, students also visited the Bank of Japan, which is Japan’s central bank, located in the heart of Tokyo. We received a guided tour of the main building which consisted of an introductory lecture of the bank itself and an additional tour of their in-house currency museum. The tour ended with a seminar on the role of the bank and the framework of monetary policy.
After their company visits, students enjoyed several cultural visits and took a day long bus tour which made stops at Tokyo Tower, Happo-en for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and at Chinzan-so, where we enjoyed a traditional Japanese style barbeque prepared on a molten lava stone grill in the heart of Tokyo. The tour continued with a stop at the Imperial Palace, followed by a river sightseeing tour of the city ending with a final stop in the busy Asakusa and Nakamise street.
During the study trip, students also took a 2-day Asian Management seminar with local professor Dr. Ivan Tselichtchev, who has over 30 years of business experience in Asia. The trip ended with a student and alumni drink in Roppongi, one of Tokyo’s most popular scenes.