Japan, the land of samurai warriors, shogun rulers and superior technology is a fascinating country to do an internship in. Japan is an Asian country and very western at the same time with all of the flashy billboards and neon ads. Japan realized, a lot earlier than their neighbor China, that it could not hurt to be open to influences from the "detested west". The result is an intriguing country with a rich history, culture and economic dynamism. Japanese are known as formal and tight. This is in big contrast to the extravagant youth scenes, where all sorts of "manga" figures with the strangest hairstyles dwell around all over the place.
Japan has a special relationship with the Netherlands. Japan used to be a very close and self-centered region and for a long the Netherlands was the only Western country that did business with Japan. The Dutch were perceived as harmless, many were willing to make concessions and you could learn from them, at least this is what the "Shogun" (Japanese Emperor) thought. Today, Japan is an economic powerhouse. It is the third largest economy in the world. Japan is very keen on doing business with the west nowadays and vice versa. There is a big market which is super interesting to western countries. As an intern, this can only work in your advantage.
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