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Oct. 22-29, 2017

Winner of the 18th Japanese Speech Contest in Yangon came to Japan

Ms. Khin Sabai Sint, a winner of the 18th Japanese Speech Contest held in this August in Yangon came to Japan to present her Japanese language speech for Japan Overseas Enterprises Association (JOEA) that hosted and organized the 32nd winners’ event of Japanese speech. JMA awarded a prize of round trip airplane ticket to Tokyo to her in this August. Winners from Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia also participated in this event. They stayed in Japan for about a week and had factory tour, opportunity to have cultural exchange with people of same generation in Japan and so on. The event of Japanese language speech was held by JOEA on October 26 in Tokyo. Ms. Khin Sabai Sint presented a speech on the subject of “Sincerity” and won a prize of “Chairman of JOEA” successfully in the event..
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Oct. 16-19, 2017

JMA Vice Chairman, Mr. Sengoku visited Myanmar

Mr. Sengoku visited Naypyitaw and Yangon in the middle of October. In Naypyitaw, he had meetings with Mr. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labor, Immigration and population, Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health and Sport and Mr. Ko Ko Lwin, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Industry. In the Ministry of Labor, JMA Mr. Sengoku reported on the latest situation of technical intern trainees to Japan and exchanged opinion. In the Ministry of Health, he exchanged opinion on spread of appropriate medicines & drugs and also utilization of medical devices. In the Ministry of Industry, he discussed on expansion & improvement of vocational education and training school.
In Yangon, Mr. Sengoku had meeting with Mr. Min Lai, Chairman of MOEAF (Myanmar Overseas Employees Agencies Federation) and its officials to exchange views and opinions. Moreover, he visited and observed schools for Japanese language and nursing care.

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Oct.11-19, 2017

Outstanding Students came to Japan from Myanmar

Myanmar Japan Association (MJA) has been organizing to send outstanding students to Japan since 2014 and JMA has been supporting this event. This year, a total of 16 students including 5 students from Japanese Language Course of Yangon Foreign Languages University and 11 students from high schools in Myanmar visited Japan. The outstanding teenagers stayed with host families and had cultural exchange with young people of same generation by cooperation and support of Miyagi MeiSen Academy. JMA hosted a dinner reception on October 17 and in return for this, students showed performances of songs and dances in Myanmar. On October 18, the students visited the House of Representatives of the National Diet by JMA’s arrangement. JMA is going to support this event to strengthen friendship between two countries furthermore.
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Sep.9, 2017

Senior General, Min Aung Hlaing visited Thilawa SEZ

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and the Yangon Command commander, visited Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the first time and inspected there on September 9. At the administration office of Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Limited (MJTD), JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanbe and MJTD CEO Mr. Yanai reported on the establishment of Thilawa SEZ, signing of the agreements with 85 companies and the starting of operation works by 34 companies, regional development and environmental conservation tasks, import and export activities in the zone, the function of one-stop service center and so on.
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Sep.3-10, 2017

JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe & Director, Mr. Y. Watanabe visited Myanmar

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar early in September. In Naypyidaw, they had meetings with Union Minister for Industry Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Transportation and Communications Mr. Thant Sin Maung, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance Mr. Set Aung, a high official of Ministry of Health and Sports to exchange views and opinions on policy for development of SME, vocational training school, development of railway sector, medical equipment & devices and drug medicine, SEZ and so on. Moreover, in Yangon, a meeting with Mr. Hantha Myint, Chairman of Economic Committee of NLD was held with JMA Chairman to exchange views on latest economic policy and prospect of Myanmar economy. JMA Chairman also met Mr. Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government to exchange views on recent development of Yangon Region and so on.
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