Lean Japan Tour – March 2019 – Shinka Management Kaizen Tour
The March 2019 Lean Japan Tour will visit Tokyo and Nagoya
The March 2019 Lean Japan Tour will be held on Sunday 3rd March through Saturday 9th March, and will include lean seminars, practical kaizen training and visits to factories for meetings with senior management.
For further details of the tour and to read about past visits see our Japan study tour page.
Contact us to express your interest in participating or download the registration form to sign up now.
The March 2019 tour is targeted at English-speaking professionals from across the globe.
Example Itinerary (subject to change)
Sunday: Arrive Tokyo
Tokyo sightseeing / free time
Orientation & Japanese business etiquette seminar
Monday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
Lean leadership in Japan
Toyota factory tour – Toyota Body Seiko plant visit
Tuesday: Nagoya – Site Visits & Training
TPS and standard work analysis seminar
Suzaki Industries plant tour (Toyota supplier)
Wednesday: Nagoya – Practical Training
Practical kaizen training
Hands-on kaizen simulation
Sightseeing to local castle
Thursday: Nagoya – Site Visits
Metal One Isuzu plant tour (steel coil processing)
Mitsubishi Motors plant tour (final assembly plant)
Friday: Tokyo – Site Visit & Debriefing
Taikoh Transportation site tour (Toyota logistics)
Saturday: Tokyo – Recovery and Sightseeing
Learn more about our kaizen tours
The Lean Japan Tour is Shinka Management’s flagship lean professional development program. For further detail about our kaizen tours, see the Lean Japan Tour page, or read more about past participants’ Lean Mission Testimonials.
What our tour participants have said…
The one week Lean Japan Tour not only validates ‘how lean can make business sense’ but also provides the opportunity to learn and share with professionals across different industries.
The fact that you can go past all the books and see the Toyota Production System in action first hand is fantastic. It is not sold in a complicated form by those involved but rather the opposite. The training room was found to be hands on and simple allowing us to touch and feel examples…
Wow. What a great experience not just from a learning perspective but also a great cultural experience as well. From the start the group came together really well. It was a perfect mix of practical and theory, and to gain an insight into the Toyota Production System and see it in action at all the…
To do a lean learning tour with Shinka is definitely highly recommended. As lean is a personal journey for everyone who is involved in this topic, it doesn’t matter at which point of your journey you are in. At each level of personal experience there is a lot that you can take home with you.…
Businesses need every weapon at their disposal to help compete in a global market. This tour opens up more ideas and opportunities and is highly recommended to manufacturers, engineering or service related industries. Everyone can learn something on this tour! Paul and Ben have done a marvelous job of putting together an action-packed week, which…
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