Cancelled: Summer Regional Development Study Program for International Students

03~07 August 2020

Learn from and experience Japan

We regret to inform you that the tour has been canceled due to difficulties expected difficulties of running this program under the current COVID-19 situation.

This summer we are looking for students who are passionate about community development and are looking to learn practical development project planning skills. In this program participants will learn Project Cycle Management, create their own development projects with a development consultant and learn from the best community development practices in Japan.


DATE: 03~07 August 2020

LOCATION: Obuse Town, Nagano Prefecture 

What will I gain?

✓Learn development project planning skills.

Receive one-on-one consulting from a development consultant

✓Interact and learn from Japanese development practitioners.

Where is this program?

The program will be held in Obuse, a small town in Nagano prefecture, famous for its slow and traditional but also open-minded community. It is famous for its chestnut sweets, beautiful town-scape and traditional Japanese art by Hokusai . It is an ideal location to learn about how government, companies, and civil society are cooperating together to tackle the development issues that many rural regions are facing.

What Are the Development Themes for this Project?

① Agriculture and Development

② Environment and Development

This program is a great way to learn development from the perspectives of Japanese local government, local business, and citizen action. Participants will learn from these three perspectives and receive consulting support from a development consultant to create a development project plan for their home community.


Tour Itinerary










Program Fee

170,000 JPY without Tax

What is included / not included in the program fee


NOT included

Application Process

Application Deadline MAy 31, 2020!!!

Cancelation Policy 

After receiving your confirmation from IC Net Limited, if the student wishes to cancel attending the program, please refer to the cancellation policy stated below.

*Please note that we are aware of the current situation with the COVID-19 Corona Virus. Depending on future situations concerning the virus, please note that the organizer has the right to cancel the program. If the program is canceled by the organizer, no charges will be made to the applicant.

About the Organizers 

IC Net Limited 

IC Net Limited is a development consulting company that has worked to “make the world a better place” through consulting national and local partners in development projects around the world. Utilizing the experience and expertise gained through this work, IC Net Limited has also worked to educate and train future practitioners in the field of development through training programs and study programs such as these.

More English information about IC Net Limited can be found below:


Obuse Machi Innovation Hub 

Obuse Machi Innovation Hub works to develop a community that is active and sustainable through the incorporation and collaboration of different businesses, sectors, and individuals. Through this Innovation Hub aims to energize Obuse Town and its surrounding areas. 

More information about Obuse Machi Innovation Hub can be found below:



Further Information

For further information concerning the program and application please contact the email address below.

Global Education Acceleration and Research Team 

Moe Sasaki