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"Junior Challenge Japan" Information

Reserve your spot at “Junior Challenge Japan”, a special night for Jr. High students to be inspired by the legacy of the famous historical figure named Sakamoto Ryôma.

"Junior Challenge Japan" Information

Population growth, climate change, food sustainability and many other worldwide problems complicate the future, while Japan faces a declining birthrate, an aging society and a struggling economy. These challenges need to be addressed and solved by the Jr. High Kids of today who will become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators over the coming 20 to 30 years. Join us at KidZania Tokyo for a special night of events to help you meet the challenges of a global, diverse and socially aware future. Let's make the world a better place for all.

Date / Time: Saturday November 7th, 2015, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Programs for Jr. High students
  • Global Environment Seminar  Lecturer: Prof. Shin-ichi Takemura from Kyoto University of Art & Design

    Digital Globe presentation exploring many characteristics of the environment.

  • Introduction to Japanese Manners

    Learn basic Japanese social skills, proper greetings, grooming and more.

  • Professional Player Challenge

    Discover the secrets of shogi from the masters Shingo Ito Godan and Shin-ichi Sato Godan.

  • Zen Meditation

    Gain knowledge and good form through meditation.

  • Food Education Seminar  Company: Rock Field Co., Ltd

    As a Salad Chef, you will learn the importance of being able to prepare good food yourself.

  • Kadô

    Study flower arrangement from Master Sogetsuryu Jusho Yamaguchi.

  • Musical Performance Company: Premium Concert

    You will not only see professional musicians, but you will play an instrument too.

  • New Ways to Enjoy Painting Company: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

    Use a tablet computer to enjoy art in a new way.

  • Mikoshi

    Parade around KidZania with a traditional portable shrine.

  • DIY Manufacturing Activity

    Learn the power of making things by yourself.

  • World Dance  Company: Renaissance Inc.

    Join sports club instructors as they show you the skills of samba, hip-hop, and other dance styles from around the world.

  • Communication Skill Development

    Work as a team to discuss a topic and create a presentation based around a theme.

  • Food Service Work Company: MOS FOOD SERVICE, INC.

    Find out about service standards at MOS Burger restaurants.

  • Travel Agent Work  Company: JTB Corp.

    Learn about the unique work that travel agents do around the world.

  • Securities Company Work Company: Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

    Discover how the world of stocks and currency works.

  • Entrepreneur Seminar  Company: WILLFU

    Get to know the basics of entrepreneurship.

  • The Future World of Work Company: Recruit Career Co., Ltd

    Join this workshop to get hints about the future of work.

  • Lawyer Seminar  Former Judge and Current International Lawyer: Hideki Yashiro

    A legal expert will tell you what it is like to work as a lawyer.

  • Volunteer  Company: Koto Volunteer Center

    Experience what it is like to help the visually impaired.

  • Drone Operation

    Get a hands-on opportunity to control a drone.

  • Programming Company: Life is Tech, Inc.

    Get experience creating an application for the iPhone.

  • Contest

    Prove your puzzle solving and game playing skills with Rubik's Cube, kendama and other challenges, and you might win a prize.

  • Social Party Special Guest Host: Jon Kabira

    Socialize with an array of business people and professionals for a free exchange of ideas.

  • "Junior Challenge Japan" Card

    All participants for this special event will receive a limited edition card.

  • Grand Finale Company: Renaissance / Performer: Yukaren

    Join this Hip Hop Dance and traditional Japanese Dance (Awa-odori) experience.

  • Seminars and special activities will be conducted mostly in Japanese, but participation by all is encouraged and welcome.
The following activities will be Jr. High Versions and conducted in English:
  • Airplane
  • Art Supply Shop
  • Bakery
  • Banana House
  • Barber Shop
  • Bottling Plant
  • Car Design Studio (Car Modeler)
  • Car Life Support Center
  • City Clock
  • Climbing Building (Key Maintenence)
  • Commercial Studio
  • Cooking Studio
  • Courier Service
  • Dental Clinic
  • Department Store
  • Eco Shop
  • Fire Department
  • Flower Shop
  • Food R&D Center
  • Gas Station
  • Hospital (Nursery)
  • Invention Workshop
  • Milk House
  • Pen Shop
  • Pizza Shop
  • Publishing Company
  • Security Center
  • Soft Cream Shop
  • Sweets Factory
  • Veterinary Clinic
  • Watercolors Shop
The following activities will be Jr. High Versions and conducted in Japanese:
  • Beauty Salon
  • Cellular Phone Shop
  • City Tour Bus
  • Electronic Money Center
  • Energy Company
  • Glasses Shop
  • Hospital
  • Interior Design Studio
  • KidZania Forest
  • Newspaper Edition
  • Police Department
  • Radio Station
  • Science Lab
  • Stamp Shop
  • Subway
  • Veterinary Clinic

Date / Time

Saturday November 7th, 2015, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Seminar and Activity Program Schedule

Admission Fee

Jr. High School ¥9,000 Limited to 600 Guests
Adult ¥1,850

※Limited to 300 Guests

Senior ¥950
  • Price does not include 8% tax.
  • Jr. High students are allowed to attend this event unaccompanied by an Adult.
  • Jr. High School admission includes a ¥550 Food Ticket redeemable for a set meal.
  • For KidZania Club Members, please refer to our website.

※There is a capacity of the total number of Adults and Seniors up to 300. The further reservations will only be accepted for Jr. High School Students.

How to reserve your spot


  • Some programs may be changed or not available on the day due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Reservations will be accepted until the capacity of the event is reached.
  • Reservations can be made up to 11:55pm the day before the event.
  • You may change or cancel your reservation from the website until 11:55 the day before the event. Please go to the Confirm / Change Reservation section of our website.
  • Star Flex Pass or other special tickets may not be used for this event.
  • Guests may be photographed or filmed by the media when the facilities or activities are being covered.
    Please be aware that such footage may be used in television reports, advertising, promotions, or sales products. We appreciate your cooperation.