New Graduates/International Students Ready to Work! Learn the basics of working in the Japanese IT industry IT Work Ready Online Course!

SUN Co., Ltd. (Headoffice: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shumpei Nakasone) will hold a free business training course “IT Work Ready Online Course” for international students on August 16 (Tue.) to learn basic knowledge for working in the IT industry in Japan.

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■What is “IT Work Ready Online Course”?
This is a free business training program for international students to develop human resources who can immediately work in the IT industry in Japan. Support is provided in English, so those who are not good at Japanese can feel free to participate.

Points of IT Work Ready Online Course
□ Work Ready ー Learn Japanese IT work methods to become an immediate asset
□ Tester Skills ー Gain experience as a tester
□ Employment Chance ー Potentially gain employment at SUN

■Course Contents
1.Learn basic working techniques of the Japanese IT industry
Reporting, WBS updates, Software control and commenting

2.Learn the essential tools of the Japanese IT industry
Github, JavaScript, Chrome debugger, SakuraEditor, WinMerge, RegEx

3.Learn how to work as a tester in the Japanese IT industry
Create test specifications, find bugs, ultimately code fixing and result reporting

■Detailed Schedule

Tuesday, August 16, 10:00-12:00

  • Introduction (self-introductions, company introduction, course outline explanation)
  • Lecture (design documents, how to create bug reports)
  • Hands-on practice (environment setup, how to use Github, how to report completion)

Friday, August 19, 10:00-12:00

  • Lecture (using Sakura Editor, finding bugs, writing progress and bug reports)
  • Hands-on practice (Sakura Editor operations, RegEx, write progress reports, based on Tetris code, investigate and fix bugs)

Tuesday, August 23, 10:00-12:00

  • Lecture (how to use comparison tools)
  • Hands-on practice (using file comparison tools, investigating & fixing bugs, similarity studies, impact studies, how to take evidence, creating progress reports, reviewing Good/Bad work, instructor feedback)

Friday, August 26, 10:00-12:00

  • Lecture (introducing Test-driven development)
  • Hands-on practice (Investigating & fixing bugs reviews, similarity study, impact study, obtaining evidence, writing progress report)
  • Review (reviewing good/bad examples, instructor feedback)

※Homework will be assigned according to the content of lectures and practical training.


■Story ~
Jeff, this training instructor, who used to work as an engineer in the UK, struggled to learn about Japan’s unique work culture and development tools when he started working for a Japanese IT company. Based on this experience, we decided to hold this online course in order to provide follow-up training for international students so that they will have confidence when they start working in Japan.

■Instructor Profile

Jeff Hawker(ジェフ ホーカー)
Born in England. Computer Science degree, 10 years IT experience prior to Japan. Joined SUN in 2020 and currently works as a project leader and bridge engineer.
Spoken languages: English, Japanese
Interview video:


  • Lessons: 4
  • Lesson Dates: 2022 August 16 (Tue), 19 (Fri), 23 (Tue), 26 (Fri)
  • Lesson Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (2h)
  • Place: Online
  • Capacity:10 people *If oversubscribed, participation is decided by selection. A course guidance email will be sent to the selected 10 participants by 7/20.
  • Cost: Free
  • Subject:・Graduate in 2023 or 2024
    ・Passion to become an IT engineer
    ・Interested in SUN
    ・Japanese ability (N4 and above)
    ※Japanese students also welcome to apply (although designed for international students)
  • Application: Please apply using the web form
  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

■ SUN Co., Ltd
We are an IT company that operates a system integration business, Web design and a foreign resident support business under the corporate philosophy “To become a globally-renowned company based on our mission ‘connect people with people’ “. We will actively hire globally, and by connecting people, create new value and deliver innovation to the world.

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