The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CJCCI) based in Beijing first launched its "Visit Japanese Enterprises and Feel Japan" program in 2007, the year that marked the 35th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China and was designated "The Japan-China Exchange Year of Culture and Sports." The program was instituted to give invited Chinese university students a chance to deepen their understanding of Japanese business and culture. As one of the core members of CJCCI, Sumitomo Corporation offers training and homestays for Chinese university students coming to Japan.
On November 30, 2015, a 44-student delegation to Japan called on Sumitomo Corporation as part of the "Visit Japanese Enterprises and Feel Japan" program.
First, Shingo Sadakawa, a senior analyst of the Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd., lectured in Chinese on the history and current status of integrated trading and investment companies. Subsequently, Anni Magari of the Environment & CSR Dept. gave an introduction of the 400-year history of Sumitomo Corporation and its CSR activities, also in Chinese. After these lectures, a party was held, providing an opportunity for the students to communicate with former expatriates to China, and Chinese Group employees.
The eight-day program also included a one-night homestay at a typical Japanese household. Some families of Sumitomo Corporation employees contributed to host the students.
With the delegation members
At the get-together