Lecture in Surabaya (26-30 Nov 2017)

In 26-30 November 2017, I visited Surabaya to attend the JICA project to support Food Processing Industries in Indonesia by SME from Osaka.

In 29 November, I gave a lecture on Japan’s Experience of Local Industrial Development, focusing on Food Processing Industries, in Bahasa Indonesia, to government officials of East Java Provincial Government.


[INFO] Japan Visa Application Center di Jakarta (setelah 15 Sep 2017)

Kepada teman-teman di Indonesia,

Setelah tanggal 15 September 2017, permohonan/pengambilan visa ke Jepang dari Indonesia di Jakarta tidak lagi diterima di Konjen Jepang, dan harus ke Japan Visa Application Centre (JVAC), yang berlokasi di Lotte Shopping Avenue 4F, Unit No.33.

  • Pengajuan Aplikasi Visa : 09.00 – 17.00 (Aplikasi Perorangan), 09.00 – 13.00 (Travel Agent)
  • Pengambilan Visa : 10.00 – 15.00 (Aplikasi Perorangan), 10.00 – 13.00 (Travel Agent)
    * JVAC tutup pada hari Sabtu, Minggu dan hari libur Kedutaan (hari libur nasional).

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Meeting with IKAPEKSI South Sulawesi

After arriving at Makassar at noon in January 13, I met members of IKAPEKSI South Sulawesi. IKAPEKSI is Ikatan Pengusaha Kenshusei Indonesia, Indonesian ex-Japan-Trainee Businessmen’s League.

They were ex-Trainee in Japan for three years. Mainly worked in small and medium enterprises in Japan to officially learn know-how and technique/technology to be applied in Indonesia in the future. However, some Japanese companies regarded them as cheap labors because of serious shortage of labors in industrial sector.

Officially, government of Japan does not permit immigrant labors in Japan but in fact those trainee are used to fill the labor shortage.

IKAPEKSI was established spontaneously by ex-trainee themselves without any support of government of Japan and Indonesia. Most of members of IKAPEKSI manage their own companies, work in companies, and start their own small business. The ex-training program has contribute to create new entrepreneurs and skilled labors in Indonesia.

I have been an advisor to IKAPEKSI since 2015. I am happy to meet the South Sulawesi part members this time and want to support them.