Chulalongkorn MBA students get a unique look at Japanese business and culture

For the second year, we welcomed students of the prestigious Chulalongkorn Business School of Thailand as part of our exchange program partnership.

The first day featured a crash course on Japanese business culture, management, and economics led by GLOBIS dean Tomoya Nakamura and head of faculty Tadahiro Wakasugi.

On day two the students headed to Meiji Shrine for an eye-opening experience. Guided by a Shinto priest, attendees toured the grounds surrounding the shrine, learning about the area's rich history. The visit culminated with a traditional Shinto ceremony called "kigansai".

Afterwards, CBS students made their way to Noda, Chiba, home of soy sauce giant Kikkoman. They even received a presentation on the brand's global strategies from the Kikkoman GM of Foreign Administration. Many laughs were had when it was time to hit the gift shop, which featured dozens of soy sauce-themed products (even soy sauce ice cream)

The third and final day was about the future. Kicking the day off with a presentation on innovation in Japan, students then headed to the Venture Cafe Tokyo. There, students discussed the upcoming opportunities and challenges for both Japan and Thailand.

As always, we enjoyed hosting CBS students and sharing our insights to Japanese business and culture. We are looking forward to sending our students over to Thailand during Golden Week!

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