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Participants wanted for Japanese cuisine training program


We are inviting non-Japanese chefs who seriously want to learn Japanese cuisine with a support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan.

The training program consists of Japanese language training and basic Japanese culinary training followed by practical restaurant training in the premium Japanese cuisine and sushi restaurants in Japan altogether for eight months. We expect the participants who wish to acquire rightful knowledge and skills of Japanese cuisine in the program to promote magnificence of Japanese cuisine, food culture and Japan-produced ingredients throughout the world.


  • Submit application form by 23:59, Tue., 15 May 2018.
  • Final participants selected by end of May 2018.
  • Arrival to Japan on 1stÊJuly 2018.
  • Training period: 2ndÊJuly 2018 to end of February 2019.

Expenses to be supported by the program

  • Flight round ticket expense home country to/from Japan.
  • Tuition for the Japanese language school and culinary school.
  • Accommodation cost for staying in Japan.

Conditions for participation

  • Non-Japanese (Foreign citizen) living in Japan or abroad.
  • Over theÊage of 18 upon arrival to Japan.
  • A graduate of culinary schools and/or having experience in working in Japanese cuisine kitchen.
  • Having language proficiency (both written and spoken) in English and/or in Japanese.
  • Having financial ability to support own living in Japan during the program, outside what is supported by the program.
  • Upholding courtesy, integrity, good manners, good discipline and respect for the needs of others.
  • Having physical/spiritual health.
  • Having basic knowledge and skills of cooking and active motivation for learning Japanese cuisine.
  • Having feasibility of participating in all courses of the program.
  • Plans of engaging in a profession that contributes to promoting Japanese cuisine, food culture and Japan-produced ingredients after participating in the program.

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