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Jun. 27, 2017

The 6th Annual General Meeting of Members

JMA held the Annual General Meeting of Members at KAIUN CLUB on June 27. About 130 persons attended the meeting as directors or members of JMA. The statement of accounts for FY2016, budget & activities plan & policy for FY2017, reappointment of all directors at the expiration of their term of JMA, appointment of new directors, all of agendas were approved and accepted in the meeting. After the meeting, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation & Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National reconciliation in Myanmar gave a valuable lecture on Peace Process of Myanmar.
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Jun. 7-12, 2017

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

JMA Chairman & the Director visited Myanmar in the middle of June. In Naypyidaw, they had meetings with Union Minister for Industry Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Transportation and Communications Mr. Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint to exchange views and opinions on vocational training school, skill transfer of traditional craft products in Myanmar, railway sector, medical equipment & devices, support for Tokyo Olympic team of Myanmar, policy for development of SME, SEZ and so on.
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Jun. 3-4, 2017

Union Minister for Border Affairs, Lt-Gen Ye Aung visited Niigata

JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe guided the union minister to Niigata Prefecture that is one of the biggest agricultural prefectures in Japan. The union minister recognizes that the agriculture is the most potential sector of job opportunity for veterans and also it is one of prioritized 10 sectors for investment in Myanmar. The union minister visited Niigata Agricultural Research Institute and Niigata prefectural Agricultural College and learnt new technology for agriculture in Japan. The union minister also visited International University of Japan to see many students from Myanmar and had close taking with them.
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May 31, 2017

Welcome reception for members of Myanmar investment promotion delegation

The officials from MIC (Myanmar Investment Commission) and DICA (Directorate of Investment & Company Administration) came to Japan to hold Investment Seminar in Tokyo and Osaka to promote investment from Japan to Myanmar based on the new Myanmar Investment Law enacted in October 2016 and the Myanmar Investment Rules announced in this April 2017. By taking this opportunity, JMA held welcome reception in Tokyo and exchanged views & opinion on the investment to Myanmar with Mr. Aung Naing Oo, Secretary of MIC (also Director General of DICA), Mr. Khin Maung Yi, Permanent Secretary of MIC, Mr. Toe Aung Myint, Permanent Secretary of MIC and other members from MIC and DICA.
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May 18, 2017

The 4th Study Meeting on Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar

The 4th study meeting was held on May 18, 2017 in Tokyo and a number of people such as relevant ministries and agencies, universities, related technical association societies attended the meeting. The latest situation of setting up educational programs to develop Medical Engineers at University of Medical Technology, Yangon was introduced to the attendees. It has been supported and promoted mainly by Okayama University, Japan Association for Clinical Engineers (JACE) and Japanese Society for Technology of Blood purification. Under support of JICA, it is planned to have a research in Myanmar to start the course in FY2018 and the subject discussed in this study meeting is going forward to be materialized. Moreover, in the study meeting, NIPRO Corporation as a medical device manufacturer introduced its activities in overseas market and then opinions were exchanged among attendees. JMA is going to support the Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar.
Apr. 25-26, 2017

JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar

Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar in late April. In Naypyidaw, he met Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry, Mr. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Dr, Than Myint, Union Minister for Commerce to exchange views and opinions on policy for development of SME, vocational training school, technical intern trainees, SEZ and so on. At the Ministry of Commerce, the Union Minister introduced Mr. Aung Htoo to Mr. Watanabe, who was just inaugurated as Deputy Minister for Commerce on April 19.
Mar. 23, 2017

The 7th Japan Cup, Karatedo Championship

The 7th Japan Cup, Karatedo Championship was jointly organized by Japanese Embassy in Myanmar, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar and Yangon Japanese Association etc. and held in Yangon. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Higuchi delivered an opening speech for the Japan Cup and it was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as a main guest together with JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe. The Championship in stadium was so excited event of Karatedo competition.
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Mar. 21, 2017

JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar

When JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar in this March, he met mayor of Yangon city, Mr. Maung Maung Soe. They discussed on urban development of Yangon city and also on issues for supporting SME in Myanmar. Moreover, Mr. Watanabe had a meeting with NLD Economic Committee Chairman, Mr. Han Thar Myint and promised cooperation to discuss the way of economic support and assistance continuously for fields such as agriculture and SME.
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Feb. 24, 2017

The Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project

The Thilawa SEZ (special economic zone) has been supported by both the government and private sectors of Japan for the success. On February 24, the Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B (101-hectare) Project was held as an expansion after Zone A (405-hectare) project, which has been already in operation since September, 2015. Vice-President Mr. Henry Van Thio, Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint, Japanese Ambassador Mr. Higuchi, JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku and also many officials from Myanmar and Japan attended the ceremony and cut a ribbon together. In the ceremony, appreciation was awarded to local community and auspicious tree planting was carried out by the officials.
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Feb.23, 2017

SME Business Matching co-organized by Ministry of Industry, UMFCCI and JMA

The 4th SME Business Matching was held on February 23 at UMFCCI’s office with captioned formation. The participants from Japanese 9 companies and around 30 Myanmar ones got together and had meeting for whole day to find out potential business partners. Japanese participants attended the commencement ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project on February 24.
JMA arranged lectures for the participants on the latest general situation of Myanmar, advantage of investing in Myanmar and policy of Japanese assistance for Myanmar etc. Those were given by 3 gentlemen from JCCM (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar), JETRO and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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Feb. 20 -25, 2017

JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe and JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku visited Myanmar

Mr. Watanabe and Mr. Sengoku Visited Myanmar to co-organize the 4th SME Business Matching in Yangon on February 23 and then to attend the Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project on February 24. On this occasion, they visited Naypyidaw also to have meetings with Mr. Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance / Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry / Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of Defense Service / officials from Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population / officials from Ministry of Health and Sports etc.