The 5th CLMV Leadership Program in Japan (FY2011)
IIST implemented this invitation program for leaders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (the so-called CLMV countries) in order to deepen their understanding of industrial development in Japan utilizing local resources. With the cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Kagawa University, the program included policy briefings, visits to small and medium-sized enterprises and other facilities located in Tokyo, Kagawa, and Kyoto.
Dates: December 4-10, 2011
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training
Supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
12 leaders from the CLMV countries (For details, please see bottom of page.)
-Lecture on "Successful cases of industry development utilizing Local resources "by Mr. Masato Kuroda, Special Advisor, Royal Silk Foundation
-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
-Kita boshi Pencil Co., Ltd.
-Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
-Yushin Brewer Co., Ltd.
-Yamato Manufacturing Company Ltd.
-Les Gants Co., Ltd.
-Kamada Soy Sauce Inc.
-Kodama Shicen Studio (Silk Weaving)
Through visits to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and other places, the participants deepened their understanding of industrial development in Japan utilizing local resources. In addition, they learned the important role of small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) in the regional economy.Successful SMEs differentiate themselves from others through product development, marketing techniques, management philosophy, and so on. At some companies visited, the possibility of cooperation with the countries concerned was rindicated. Hopefully, as a result of this program, cooperation will be realized in such fields as human resources development.
(In country alphabetical order)
1. Mr. HENG Soknang(Cambodia)
Deputy Secretary General, Cambodian Investment Board, The Council for the Development of Cambodia
2. Ms. KONG Sedhika (Cambodia)
Deputy Director, Multilateral Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce
3. Mr. SUY Dimanche (Cambodia)
Minister's Assistant, Minister of Industry Mines and Energy
4. Mr. Berlinh PHETCHANTHARATH (Laos)
Director, Department of Industry and Commerce Vientiane Capital, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
5. Dr. Somphone PHONH-AXA (Laos)
Committee for Trade, Investment and SMEs, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
6. Mr. Manohack RASACHACK (Laos)
Deputy Director General, Department of Industry, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
7. Mr. Mya Than (Myanmar)
Deputy Director General, Small Scale Industries Department, Ministry of Cooperative
8. Dr. Myo Thet (Myanmar) (Myanmar)
Secretary General, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
9. Mr. Soe Hlaing (Myanmar)
Director General, Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection, Ministry of Industry (1)
10. Mr. LE Trieu Dzung (Viet Nam)
Director, ASEAN Division, Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade
11. Mr. PHAN Van Ban (Viet Nam)
Deputy Director General, Agency for Industrial Promotion, Ministry of Industry and Trade
12. Mr. TRAN Hung (Viet Nam)
Deputy Director General, Light Industry Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade
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• IIST e-Magazine No.0203-0826 2012 Fifth CLMV Leadership Program
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