Message from the President

Message from the President
Osumi MasanoriIIST was founded in 1967 as a legally-mandated special-license corporate body to train and develop personnel involved in international economic activities.
In response to Japan's changing socio-economic environment, IIST was reorganized into a foundation in 1986, and then in April 2011, started operating as a general incorporated foundation in accordance with a new legal requirement.

Responding to the advancing economic globalization, we will work proactively to develop professionals with an international perspective who can drive sustained world economic development, promote understanding of Japan and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through international exchange.

Osumi Masanori
Institute for International Studies and Training