Business Trip to Sulawesi & Jakarta (4-7 August 2019)

We visited South Sulawesi (Wajo and Makassar) and Jakarta with the team of Ishikawa Prefecture government, Japan, to investigate current agricultural situation. Ishikawa Prefecture plans to propose some cooperation programs in agriculture development in the long run with Wajo District government.

Ishikawa Prefecture wants to make some contribution to agricultural mechanization, training of farmers, and income increase of farmers.

Visit Padang to discuss with a LPK (1-2 August 2019)

In 1-2 August 2019, we discussed with a trainee sending organization (LPK) in Padang about our future cooperation. We have confirmed the direction of specializing a skill/technic at first and sending trainees to learn the skill/technique in Japan. We hope those trainees become good human resources to be utilized after coming back to Indonesia.

MoU on Tokutei Ginou was singed in 25 June 2019

MoU on Specified Skilled Worker (SSW) or Tokutei Ginou was singed by Government of Indonesia and Government of Japan in 26 June 2019.

You can read the original text of MoU in English, Indonesian and Japanese.

English: https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/000492333.pdf
Indonesian: https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/000492335.pdf
Japanese: https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/000492327.pdf

According to this MoU, accepting organization (AO) or Japanese company registers in the IPKOL (online computerized labor market information system in Indonesia) to get access for publishing job vacancies and receiving database of SSW candidates in Indonesia.

SSW candidates put the data in IPKOL. No need through LPK. Government of Indonesia will inform how to put the data of SSW.

At first, please read the original text of MoU carefully.

Makassar International Writers Festival 2019

As every year, we sponsored and participated in Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) in 26-29 June 2019.

MIWF started in 2011 as peoples’ oriented festival as gathering of Indonesian and overseas writers and poets with a lot of kind of interested sessions to present new books by the authors or discuss about many topics related to history, current affairs, and future peoples’ oriented community life.

In MIWF 2019, we had a session about Kikigaki (listening and writing) as titled “Story Telling, Disaster and Resilience”. We invited Prof. Motoko Shimagami (Ehime Univ) as coordinator of transfer of Kikigaki Program origined from Japan to Indonesia, Dr. Zaenal Abidin (IPB) as coordinator of Kikigaki Program in Indonesia, Ibu Risna Abbas (teacher of SMAN 2 Banawa, Donggala) as educator for Kikigaki group in her highschool, Dr. Lilan Dama (LPPM UNG) as coordinator in Gorontalo, and three young participants of Kikigaki program (Mr. Reza, Ms. Fira, and Ms. Putri). » Read more

Explained about Tokutei Ginou in Padang

In 24 June 2019, we had a chance to explain about Tokutei Ginou to ex-Kenshusei and Japanese language training centers in Padang, cooperated with labor office of West Sumatra provincial government and LPK Smart College.

We made this small seminar because of many untrue and manipulated information about Tokutei Ginou and because many ex-Kenshusei were deceived.

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Attended JASID Spring Conference in 15 June 2019

I participated the 20th Spring Conference of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) at Rikuzen-Takata city, Iwate Prefecture, in 15 June 2019.

Rikuzen-Takata is one of the biggest damaged cities of East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 11 March 2011. Almost all city center was totally disappeared by more than 15 meter-high tsunami only for a while. Now, Rikuzen-Takata has tried to build new city on the lost old city area with deep and long sadness with pray for many victim citizens.

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Participated in the Grameen-Sunpower Social Business Startup Tour in Bangladesh

In May 5-9, 2019, we participated in the “Grameen-Sunpower Social Business Startup Tour in Bangladesh”, co-hosted by Sunpower Co. Ltd. and Grameen Group. This was the first visit to Bangladesh for us.

This tour aims to create a trigger for SMEs in Japan to start up their social business in overseas. Sunpower Co. Ltd. has been working as a social business of recycling used tires and auto repair in Bangladesh with the Grameen Group, which includes the world famous Grameen Bank, etc..

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