Students from the University of Technology Sydney
and the University of Western Australia recently returned home to Australia from
Japan after completing the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mitsui Immersion Program.
As part of the intensive two-week
assignment, the students learnt about Mitsui's business
and investment activities as well as analysing broader Japanese industry and
technology development. This included a tour of Japan’s biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel’s
steel works facility in Kimitsu.
Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Executive Vice President and NCP
Business Champion, Wendy Holdenson was in Tokyo and attended the students final
presentations and awarded them their certificates of completion.
Wendy commended the students’ committed approach to the program
and said the insights they learnt will help broaden their future career
congratulate the participants for their diligence, resilience and enthusiasm in
immersing themselves in a new cultural environment.”
“This program provides opportunities for the students to deepen their understanding
of how business impacts Australia and the world and prepares them for a global
career,” Wendy said.
To date, Mitsui have hosted
more than 90 Australian university students on the program since its inception