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The 1st CLMV Young Leadership Program (FY2006) [September 04-09, 2006]

The 1st CLMV Young Leadership Program (FY2006)


Outline


The four countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (hereinafter the CLMV countries) are in the process of recreating themselves after rapid changes in their economic and social structures, including prolonged civil wars and the shift from a planned economy to a market economy. The future economic development of these nations, which are now members of ASEAN, is much anticipated. In light of these circumstances, the Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST) carried out the 1st CLMV Young Leadership Program from September 4 to 9, 2006, to offer information on the Japanese economy, and Japanese industry and society, inviting nine people—including high-ranking government officials—from the CLMV countries. This was in order to support the economic development of the CLMV countries, and to promote mutual understanding and economic exchanges with Japan, through exchanges of opinion with business leaders and high-ranking government officials of Japan, and visits to leading Japanese companies.

Dates: September 4-9, 2006
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
Supported by: the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


Invited participants


Nine people, including government officials, from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (For details, please see bottom of page.)


Visited places


-METI (Courtesy call to Mr. Nikaido, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)
-MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
-Nippon Keidanren
-POWER Co., Ltd.
-Panasonic Center Tokyo
-Toyota Motor Corporation
-Nippon Steel Corporation Nagoya
-TOSE Co., Ltd.


Overview


During the one week-long visit to Japan, the people invited observed the actual economic and industrial conditions of Japan through visits to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, exchanges of opinion with executive officials of economic organizations including Nippon Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and visits to Toyota Motor Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, a subcontractor company responsible for the embroidering and sewing of apparel (POWER Co., Ltd.), and a company producing contents including game software (TOSE Co., Ltd.). The lectures on the Japanese economy, and Japanese politics and culture were also delivered to learn the current conditions in Japan in a systematic way. As for the welcome reception held on the first day of the program, about 100 people attended—including people from companies interested in the CLMV countries, as well as government-related people―who actively promoted friendships and exchanges, indicative of the great interest taken by Japan in the CLMV countries.


Courtesy call to Mr. Nikai, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Courtesy call to Mr. Nikai, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Welcome reception

Welcome reception


Visit to Power Co., Ltd., observing the sewing process

Visit to Power Co., Ltd., observing the sewing process

Visit to Nippon Steel Corporation Nagoya

Visit to Nippon Steel Corporation Nagoya


Invited participants


(KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA)
Dr. Hing Thoraxy
Deputy Cabinet Director
Advisor to H.E. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister

Mr. Sok Sopheak
Deputy Director General, Ministry of Commerce

(LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)
Dr. Nam Viyaketh
Minister of Industry and Commerce
Mr. Phetsakhone Luangaphay
Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister's Office

(UNION OF MYANMAR)
Mr. Aung Myo
Director General, National Archive Department
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development

Mr. Hla Myint
Deputy Director General
Department of International Organizations and Economic Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Win Aung
Deputy Chairman
Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

(SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM)
Mr. Le Danh Vinh
Vice Minister
Ministry of Trade

Mr. Nguyen Phong Nha
Deputy Director General
Telecommunications Department,
Ministry of Posts and Telematics



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