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The last call for applications for a four week Training Programme in Japan, funded by the EU-Japan Centre of Industrial Cooperation, is Thursday 26 February 2015.

The course, “Human Resources Training Programme – Japan Industry Insight”, provides an outstanding opportunity for EU companies to learn more about the industrial structure and business practices of Japan. The cost of the course itself, including language courses and study trips, is fully funded and scholarships of €3,000 are available to participants from SMEs.

Japan is among the key international markets for fresh seafood and pelagic fish is often exported there by Shetland producers.

For more information on the course and how to apply, contact Alessandro Perna ( or visit the EU-Japan Centre website:

An application form can be downloaded at: