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Chinriu Honten offers a high-quality, hands-on internship for anyone who is motivated to work in a traditional, authentic business environment and/or is looking into a business internship.

The level of involvement will allow you to experience many different aspects of our business and offers you a unique chance of testing your intercultural competence in a Japanese team. The internship preferably lasts between 3 and 6 months.

As a fully integrated member of the international team, you will get real hands-on experience!


Regular Tasks:

  • Process international orders through various selling platforms
  • Update selling platforms by adding new products and keep listings up-to-date
  • Stock management; make sure good-selling products are on stock (purchase orders)
  • CRM; respond to customer questions and complaints
  • Update social network sites


Project Work:

  • There are many exciting developments in the business on which the intern can contribute by means of a project. University requirements will be taken into account.

Required Skills:

  • Fluent English and conversational Japanese
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Twitter, Facebook and possibly Wordpress
  • Intercultural communication skills and a lot of motivation!


  • No remuneration can be offered, but we provide housing in Odawara
  • Assistance on visa applications on request


Please send your CV and motivation to Nicolas Soergel

Former Intern's Voices

"This 20-weeks internship has given me a lot!

After studying (Asian-oriented) business for three years, I finally got a comprehensive overview of how it all comes together in a real organization. I got to observe and work on sales, marketing, finance, management, procurement and was there during a renovative implementation of a new ERP system and the opening of a new shop. As an intern, I think it's pretty rare to be able to say there was never a boring day! The variety of tasks and level of responsibility make this a real "hands-on" internship.

Finally, what makes this internship unique, is the opportunity of working in a small, traditional Japanese company. A fully Japanese environment poses linguistic and cultural challenges, but is an absolutely invaluable experience."

Jalisha v.Beek, Trade Management Asia student, Intern 2014-2015

"During my 4 month Internship at Chinriu Honten, I feel like I learned a lot about the various aspects of e-commerce operations, including webshop management, processing of international orders and customer service, meaning I was involved in many different activities. As a result, I could not only apply the skills that I acquired during my study, but also learn new things on almost a daily basis, which is what an internship should be about. 

While the start was a bit shaky - admittedly due to my lacking Japanese skills - I liked working within a traditional Japanese company where everybody was supportive and enthusiastic about working with me despite a few communicational barriers. Working hard on improving myself and putting forward looking feedback into action was a valuable experience. I definitely cherish my time at Chinriu Honten and can only recommend it to everybody who wants to have an interesting and engaging internship in Japan!"


Kai Tillmann, Trade Management Asia student, Intern 2015

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