Kyushu Asia Institute of Leadership (KAIL) conducted the study tour to Surabaya in 19-20 November 2014.
KAIL is a NPO and training institution, built by local government, academics, and private business men to create prospective leader of Kyushu’s business world. 37 participants of this tour were around 40 years old.
Overseas study tour is included in its 11-month curriculum and this year KAIL chose to visit Indonesia (Jakarta 2 days and Surabaya 2 days).
During two days staying in Surabaya, they visited to House of Sampoerna, Surabaya City Government (DKP Pemkot Surabaya), Garbage Processing Unit and Compost Center managed by Surabaya City Government and Nishihara Corporation from Kita-Kyushu City, Japan, Consulate General of Japan in Surabaya, and East Java Chambers of Commerce (KADIN Jatim).
In Consulate General of Japan in Surabaya, Mr. Noboru Nomura, the Consul General, gave comprehensive lecture on Indonesia and East Java. After that, I gave a lecture on business climate of East Java and Surabaya. In addition, Mr. Nishi, president of East Java Japan Club (EJJC) and the factory head of Ajinomoto, gave a lecture on activities and challenge of Ajinomoto in Indonesia.
I became the coordinator/interpreter of this study tour for two days including dinner party with invited guests as Mr. Noboru Nomura, the Consul General of Japan, Mr. Lili Soleh Wartadipradja, Head of Investment Board of East Java Province, Mr. Cipto Wibowo, Director from External Cooperation Office of East Java Province, Ms. Liri Lestari Idham from Industry and Trade Office of East Java Province, and Mr. Junanto Herdiawan, senior economist of Bank Indonesia Surabaya Office.
I hope this study tour has success with good and deep impression of East Java and Surabaya, to connect next step of business communication in the future between Indonesia and Kyushu, Japan.