Visit Minakami town / みなかみ町を訪問(15 August 2019)

In 15 August, 2019, we had a meeting with local government of Minakami town to discuss about preparation of JICA grass-roots program on agrotourism.

Pada tanggal 15 Agustus 2019, kami mengadakan rapat dengan Pemda kota Minakami untuk diskusi tentang persiapan program JICA tentang wisata agro.


With Performing Artists from Australia in Fukushima, 9-11 August 2019

In 9-11 August 2019, by invitation from Mr. Ryoichi Wago, a poet based in Fukushima, we have a chance to meet and communicate with a team of Australian performing artists who visited Iitate village, Fukushima, to create their performance art with local peoples.

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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.


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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