Date(s) – 17/07/2016 – 23/07/2016
All Day


Toyota Motor Kyushu


Celebrating 10 years of the Lean Japan Tour

Lean-Japan-Tour-Jul2016-CoverIn July 2016, Shinka Management will celebrate 10 years of the Lean Japan Tour by inviting past participants of the Lean Japan Tour to the beautiful southern island of Kyushu. A completely new selection of company visits has been arranged in the prefectures of Fukuoka, Oita and Kumamoto.

Also joining us for this special event will be Akinori Hyodo, the former manager of the Toyota HiAce plant. He will lead seminars and plant visit discussions throughout the week.

The tour will be held on Sunday 17th through Saturday 23rd of July, and will include kaizen seminars and visits to factories for meetings with senior management.

For further details of the tour and to read about past visits see our kaizen tour page.

Contact us to express your interest in participating or download the registration form to sign up now.

The July 2016 tour is open to all past participants of the Lean Japan Tour.

Kaizen Tour Japan 2015

Lean Tour Itinerary (subject to change)

Sunday: Arrive Fukuoka
• Fukuoka free time
• Japanese business etiquette seminar & orientation

Monday: Fukuoka – Site Visits & Training
• Seminar with former Toyota factory manager
• Nissan Motor Kyushu factory visit

Tuesday: Fukuoka – Site Visits & Training
• Toyota Motor Kyushu factory visit
• City Government site visit

Wednesday: Oita- Site Visits & Training
• Fundokin miso factory visit
• Fundokin salad dressing factory visit

Thursday: Oita – Site Visits
• Omron Taiyo factory visit
• Mount Aso sightseeing

Friday: Kumamoto – Site Visits & Debriefing
• Honda Motor factory visit
• Chuo Malleable Iron factory visit

Saturday: Kumamoto – Recovery and Sightseeing
• Kumamoto sightseeing
• Departure from Fukuoka Airport

Click below to view the November 2015 tour video…