Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Members of the 3rd GBLP intake present their research findings


Aug 4, 2010

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010, eighteen members of the third Global Business Leaders Development Program (GBLP) student intake presented the research findings. APU has been selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to take part in the GBL Program.

The participating students broke into four groups and delivered their presentations under the common theme of working in Japanese businesses. With an understanding of the unique Japanese business culture and work standards, each group spoke about how they would make the most of their skills and individuality as foreigners.

Kriangkrai RAUNGMETHANOPARAT (APM4, Thailand) aims to secure a job in a major electronics maker and commented on the program, "There were many more credits that I had to take compared to regular students, but learning on the GBLP taught me more than just business Japanese language skills, it also taught me communication skills, and helped me to develop as an individual. It also taught me the attributes we need to be a great leader and member of society. Thanks to the program I have been able to prepare myself for my transition into Japanese society. I aim to work for a Japanese business but I will do my very best to create links between Japan and the outside world".

The GBLP aims to develop future leaders who can contribute to Japan's economic development while leading the way in the Asia-Pacific. In addition to regular APU classes, program students spend their 3rd and 4th years taking GBLP specific subjects such as international business strategy, international trade, finance, and human resource management while also participating in special seminars and internships.
APU continues to provide high-quality education to our students and develop globally-minded graduates in accordance with one of the universities founding principles - shaping the future of the Asia-Pacific region.

*The Global Business Leaders Development Project (GBLP)
The GBLP began in 2007 after the APU proposal was adopted into the Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia. This program was commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Designed to strengthen the international competitiveness of Japanese businesses, this program accepts exceptional students with a strong desire to seek employment in Japanese businesses from throughout Asia and equip them with specialist business knowledge and business Japanese language skills. The program seeks to nurture global human resources with the ability to bridge Japanese business with the rest of the world.

Please click here for more details on the GBLP

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