The 8th CLMV Leadership Program in Japan (FY2014) [October 06-11, 2014]

The 8th CLMV Leadership Program in Japan (FY2014)


Under the theme of "Human Resource Development for Asian Emerging Markets," IIST introduced how Japanese government and companies have developed human resources for strengthening their competitiveness in global market and what Japanese companies expect for Asian human resources, to senior officials of governments and economic organizations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV countries).

Dates: October 6 (Monday) - 11 (Saturday), 2014
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
Supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Invited participants

12 persons from the CLMV countries (For details, please see bottom of page.)

Major Activities

— Human Resource Policy Office, METI
— Dr. Tomikazu Hiraga, General Manager for Asia, NLI Research Institute
— Mr. Yoshihiro Araki, Advisor, Kyodo News Myanmar Economic Club

Visited Places:
— the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA)
— Familymart Co., Ltd.
— NAMBU Co., Ltd.
— MANI, Inc.
— Nikko
— Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK LINE)


The participants received briefing from METI, HIDA and experts of human resources development in Asian region, thereby deepened their understanding of Japan's policies and measures for human resources development. They visited various companies in Tokyo and Utsunomiya, learned how these companies were developing their human resources and what these companies expect for local human resources when they expand their business in Asian regions.

Lecture by METI

Lecture by METI

Visit to Toshiba Science Museum (Toshiba Corporation)

Visit to Toshiba Science Museum (Toshiba Corporation)


1. Mr. Reach Ra (Cambodia)
Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce

2. Mr. Laov Him (Cambodia)
Directorate General of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training

3. Mr. Ren Kun(Cambodia)
HRD Manager, Personal Department, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

4. Mr. Bounsom PHOMMAVIHANE (Laos)
Director General, Foreign Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Deputy Director General, Organization and Personnel Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce

6. Ms. Sengdavone BANGONESENGDET (Laos)
Deputy Secretary General, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

7. Mr. Thwin Myint Maung(Myanmar)
Director General, Directorate of Industry, Ministry of Industry

8. Mr. Tin Maung Kyi (Myanmar)
Director General, Project Appraisal and Progress Reporting Department, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development

9. Dr. Thet Thet Khine (Myanmar)
Joint Secretary General, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry

10. Mr. Nguyen Van Thao (Viet Nam)
Deputy Director General, Human Resource Development Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade

11. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Mai (Viet Nam)
Deputy Director General, Organization & Personnel Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade

12. Mr. Tran Ba Cuong (Viet Nam)
Deputy Director, WTO Division, Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade

Related Page
IIST e-Magazine Double Issue No.0233-No.0234-0959 Experience of the 8th CLMV Leadership program in Japan (Through memory of one participant)

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