Faculty Development in International Business: Japan

Japan 2020: Redesigning the Business Perspective

Program Leads

This program is jointly sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and San Diego State University.


Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.
Note: Program begins in Tokyo and ends in Osaka.


Faculty members at any university or college.


Early bird: $3,700 (before 1/15/20)
General: $3,950 (after 1/16/20)
Note: Costs based on double occupancy, for a single room add $920


Japan FDIB 2020 registration

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Draft Program itinerary

June 7: Tokyo
Welcome reception.

June 8: Tokyo
US embassy and business visit. Japanese Izakaya dinner.

June 9: Tokyo
Business visits. Sumo demonstration.

June 10: Tokyo
Business visit. Cultural tour of Tokyo.

June 11: Tokyo – Osaka
Business visit. Depart to Osaka by bullet train.

June 12: Osaka
A full day of business visits.

June 13: Osaka
Full day tour of the ancient capital and notable sites of Kyoto and Nara.

June 14: Osaka
Full day tour of Himeji and Kobe.

June 15: Osaka
Full day business visits. Dinner with cultural show.

June 16: Osaka
Debriefing — end of program.


Please contact global@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Japan, a culture ingrained with a deep sense of reverence for its history and traditions, has also remained at the center of global innovation for the past half-century. During this SDSU/Maryland Smith CIBE organized Faculty Development in International Business program, we invite you to experience these dual perspectives firsthand.

Through a series of dialogues with Japanese business leaders, government officials, and academics you will learn about methods being undertaken in Japan to maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. A great understanding of the Japanese ethos will be gained during many opportunities for cultural immersion including a tour of Himeji castle, walking the ancient capital of Kyoto, experiencing local cuisine, and much more.

Fee Includes

Services Do Not Include

Hotel accommodations

Transfers by private coach

Train ticket from Tokyo-Osaka

Breakfast daily

Some lunches and dinners

English speaking guide

Meals or any other item not described in the final itinerary.

Arrival and departure transfers

Early check-in, late check-out

Expenses of personal nature

Travel insurance

Drinks with meals

International air to and from Japan

Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo
Travel from Osaka to Tokyo can be arranged through Asia Getaway for an additional cost.

Japan 2020 FDIB sponsored by:

Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of BusinessSan Diego State University, CIBERAsia Getaway