The Asia-Japan Young Leadership Program -Myanmar- (FY2013) [December 2-7, 2013]

The Asia-Japan Young Leadership Program -Myanmar- (FY2013)


 This program was introduced to enhance economic ties between Myanmar and Japan. It invited young prospective leaders from Myanmar to Japan to deepen their understanding of Japan and at the same time to have them explain the current situation in their country. In the program, for about one week, the participants visited companies and organizations in Tokyo, Aichi and Kyoto to learn the strengths of Japanese business which were characterized in "high quality", "advanced technology", and "safety consciousness". At the places visited, the participants heard explanations of various business activities and also engaged in discussions, conveying the issues and requirements of their own countries. They also visited historical facilities, thereby deepening their understanding of Japan's history, culture, and traditions.

Dates: December 2-7, 2013
Places: Tokyo, Aichi and Kyoto
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)


Five young businesspeople from Myanmar (For details, please see bottom of page.)

Main Places Visited

Tokyo: JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency), Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo Skytree, Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen General Control Center
Aichi: Kewpie Koromo Factory, TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
Kyoto: Asahi Shimbun Kyoto Factory, Eriko Horiki & Associates Co., Ltd.


Through their visits to companies and organizations, the participants were deeply impressed by the basic attitude of Japanese companies, which emphasize not only quality but also safety above everything else and in which everyone engaged in work does so with a strong awareness. The participants commented that Japan's strengths in utilizing old things in modern times and creating objects with state-of-the-art value deserve the high recognition and their country had much to learn from these excellent qualities in its own development process.

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen General Control Center

Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen General Control Center


(alphabetical order)

1. Ms. Ei Kay Thwe Khine
Executive Director, Senior Consultant, Japan SAT Consulting Co., Ltd.

2. Ms. Hanefa Dawood
Senior Accountant, Finance Department, NTT Data Myanmar Co., Ltd.

3. Mr. Kyaw Dewa
Central Executive Committee member, Union of Myanmar Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI)/ Managing Director, UKD World-Class International Co., Ltd.

4. Ms. Lai Lai Aye
Executive Committee member, Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association/
Chairperson, Mandalar Minn Express

5. Mr. Pyi Soe Maw
Project Manager, Offshore Development Center, DIR-ACE Technology Ltd.

This program was subsidized by JKA.

Report: The Asia-Japan Young Leadership Program -Myanmar- (FY2013) (4.37MB)

Related Article
IIST e-Magazine No.0227-0919 Report from Participants in the 1st Asia-Japan Young Leadership Program

International Exchange Dept.