Matsui Glocal LLC has just entered the 3rd year since its establishment on April 11, 2017. We are very grateful for your support and cooperation.
I’m going to continue to pursue our goal of connecting local to local to create something new values.
The world is not changed by specific someone. The world changes as a result of sum of our daily local life activities. The base is local, and creating new values in local connects to our future.
In this sense, we first think from local, connecting local people, and supporting to create new values with local ownership. The local-to-local network is extended beyond country and administrative units with creating new values. We will pursue the globalization of local-to-local networks.
From the 3th year, we start to challenge how to internalize and utilize external manpower (including foreign trainees/workers) in the local to create new local values, and how to realize human resource development of the external manpower in win-win realtionship for their sending locals and their accepting locals.
Based on imaging 10 years, 20 years, 30 years later, we are going to act and work for locals anywhere in the world.
Thank you very much in advance for your continued support and advice.
I was invited as a speaker of Seminar on Utilizaiotn of Foreign Workers in Japan, organized by Hokuriku Economic Federation and JETRO, in Kanazawa, in 26 March 2019.
I picked up some topics including the role of local SMEs in regional economies, separation of objectives and real situation in technical foreign trainee program, and new foreigner’s resident status “specific skills” since April 2019.
I tried to suggest two ways as (1) combination between high-qualified and educated foreign manpower and technical foreign trainees or foreign workers with “specific skills”, and (2) setting route for foreign trainees/workers to grade up themselves to high-qualified manpower by getting opportunities to study in university.
In 14 March 2019, I met with several farmer leaders in Batu. We exchanged information about current situation of agriculture in Batu and farmer’s efforts to make optimal innovation in the field.
After visiting Brawijaya University, I visited Malang Muhammadiyah University (UMM) to discuss about cooperation opportunities with Japan. The discussion was conducted as a mini-seminar chaired by dean of Faculty of Social and Politics.
We had very interesting and impressive discussion in this occasion and UMM continues to consider any cooperation activities including study tour to japan and inviting me as visiting lecturer.
I visited Faculty of Economics and Business, Brawijaya University, Malang, in 14 March 2019.
The Faculty conducts 3 in 1 program in its academic course by three lecturers from Brawijaya University, private sector, and foreigner.
I was asked to be the foreign guest lecturer in this 3 in 1 program by the Faculty. Maybe in next April.
I appreciated this and suggested three subjects as my topics; local economic development policies including OVOP movement, current economic and social issues in Japan, and field work with community development facilitation methods.
I hope I would make some meaningful contribution to the university students in this opportunity.
After finished meeting in Cirebon, I met some IKAPEKSI members in Bekasi in 12 March 2019. IKAPEKSI is an alumni organization of ex-trainees in Japan.
I am an advisor for IKAPEKSI since 2014.
We discussed about current situation of the organization and new resident status of Japan “Tokutei Ginou (specific skills)”. They were very serious to support ex-trainees to make contribution to local development in Indonesia.
I visited Cirebon Health Collage (STIKes Cirebon) in 12 March 2019 to discuss about nurse education and sending capacity of nurse to Japan until now.
This collage was the first institution of EPA program in 2008 to send nurse trainee to Japan.
We exchanged information on human resource development and future program of sending nurse trainee to Japan.
In 5 March 2019, I had a chance to give a lecture in GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) on Global Food Value Chain and the Role of Industrial Estate in Indonesia to Indonesian government officials from Ministry of Industry.
We discussed about current agricultural situation, policy, strategy, role of government and private sector, and strategy of industrial estate development in Indonesia. Thank you for this arrangement by Prof. Kudo and Prof. Kabuta in GRIPS.
The 4th study meeting on foreign workers in Japan was conducted in Tokyo, 29 January 2019. This meeting is coordinated by Hokuriku AJEC (Around Japan sea Economic exchange Conference) to discuss about utilization of foreign workers in Hokuriku area.
As a member, I submitted the first draft of my paper on technical trainee program and new resident status “Specific Skill” to Hokuriku AJEC.
Hokuriku AJEC will conduct a seminar of this theme in Kanazawa in 26 March, and I was asked to be one of speakers in the seminar.