JMA promotion / co-promotion Events


■ 2018 ■
Sep. 3-8, 2018

Officials of NLD Central Youth Working Committee visited Japan

JMA received 5 officials of NLD (National League for Democracy) by the NLD’s request. During their stay in Japan, they visited Japanese ministries, agencies, governmental organization and local government. Moreover, they had a meeting with members of National Diet and an opportunity to exchanged views and opinions with the members.
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Aug. 26, 2018

19th Japanese Speech Contest in Yangon supported by JMA

The 19th Japanese Speech Contest was hosted and organized by the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar and the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA). It was held on August 26 in Yangon and JMA supported the event. 15 persons who had passed the first screening of Japanese Speech Contest out of 100 applicants, performed the final presentation of Japanese language speech on their own topics. They were on various fields such as the first acquaintance and interaction with a Japanese who would support life and education, learning from Japanese cartoon, humorous failure stories in Japanese companies, suggestion on serious social issues and so on. Ms. Nway Oo Khine, the 3rd grade of Yangon University of Foreign Language, Japanese Department won the first prize through competition of very high level performance. Her subject was “Children who gave me a dream” and she showed her will to improve a situation that would not allow children to have education because of their poverty. Her speech moved all audience in the venue. She will participate in ASEAN Speech Contest in coming October in Tokyo. JMA awarded a prize of round trip airplane ticket to Tokyo to the winner, Ms. Nway Oo Khine.
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Aug, 20, 2018

Welcome Reception for Myanmar Military Officials

10 Myanmar military officials visited Japan to participate in the “5th Japan-Myanmar Military Officials Exchange Program” that has been promoted and supported by the Nippon Foundation. A welcome reception was held in Tokyo for the Myanmar military officials led by Lt-Gen Win Bo Shein. Japanese Officials from Ministry of Defense and Japan Self-Defense Force also attended to the reception. JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe proposed a toast in the reception and made a speech for the officials.
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July.12-17, 2018

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar

In Naypyitaw, JMA Chairman & Director paid a courtesy call on Mr. Soe Win who inaugurated as Union Minister for Planning and Finance in early this June. Then they had a meeting with Mr. Yhaung Tun who inaugurated as Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) in this June in addition to his post of Union Minister for Office of the Union Government. They also had meetings with Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor, Union Minister for Industry, Union Minister for Border Affairs, Union Minister for Labor, Immigration and Population and so on. They exchanged opinions and shared views on the latest investment situation to Myanmar, the exhibitions of products by local MSMEs from now on, the vocational training school in Myanmar, trainees to Japan for agricultural field to improve productivity, matters of technical intern trainees to Japan and so on. In Yangon, they had meeting with NLD officials on study tour of NLD youth to Japan.
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Jun. 28, 2018

The 7th Annual Meeting of Directors & General Meeting of Members

JMA held the Annual meeting of Directors and then General Meeting of Members in a conference room of Constitution Memorial Center on June 28. About 130 persons attended the Annual General meeting as directors and members of JMA. The statement of accounts for FY2017, budget & activities plan & policy for FY2018, appointment of new directors and also inspector, all of agendas were approved and accepted in the meeting. After the meeting, Mr. M. Kanamaru, the first chief advisor of Myanmar-Japan Center for Human Resources Development gave a valuable lecture on Japanese support for human resources development in Myanmar.
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Jun. 25, 2018

Dinner Reception for Graduation of Myanmar students from IUJ

Students dispatched from Myanmar Government to International University of Japan (IUJ) finished their 2 years study in IUJ and were going to return to Myanmar. On that occasion, JMA held a dinner reception for them with expectation of their good performance after their returning to the country.
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Jun.12, 2018

Dinner Reception for Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor

Union Minister Mr. Kyaw Tint Swe visited Tokyo to deliver a speech in the 24th International Conference on “The Future of Asia”. On this occasion, JMA had a dinner reception with the minister. JMA Supreme Advisor Mr. Aso, JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku and other JMA directors attended the reception and exchanged wide range views and opinions.
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May 30-Jun.9, 2018

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar

JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe & Director, Mr. Y. Watanabe visited Yangon and Naypyitaw from the end of May to early June. In Yangon, they attended the Inaugural Ceremony on “The Technical Cooperation Project for Human Resource Development of Medical Engineering” held at University of Medical Technology, Yangon on June 1 (the details will be reported by MYANMAR FOCUS NO.24 in July). Moreover, they had a meeting with member of NLD Central Youth Working Committee and exchanged opinions on study tour of NLD youth in Japan. They also had a meeting with MOEAF (Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation) new Chairman Mr. Peter and executive to exchange views on the technical intern trainees to Japan.
In Naypyitaw, they had meetings with Union Minister for Commerce, Union Minister for Office of the State Counsellor, Union Minister for Industry, Union Minister for Border Affairs and Union Minister for Health & Sports. They shared views on the next exhibitions of products by local MSMEs from the 4th onward, agriculture program to improve productivity of agricultural products and crops, human resources development for medical engineering & nursing care and so on. Moreover, the latest situation & data of technical intern trainees to Japan was reported to Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population and the exchanged opinions.

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May 11-13, 2018

The 3rd exhibition of products by local MSMEs was held in Ayeyarwady

MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) in Ayeyarwady Region exhibited their products in Pathein. It was the 3rd exhibition hosted by Ministry of Industry. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Committee (SMEDC) Chairman and Vice President Mr. Myint Swe, SMEDC Vice Chairman and Union Minister for Industry Mr. Khin Maung Cho and JMA Director Mr. Y. Watanabe attended the exhibition. The concept of this exhibition was originally introduced and proposed by JMA Chairman to Ministry of Industry to develop SME in Myanmar. After the 1st exhibition in Mandalay, Ministry of Industry hosted the same in Magway as the 2nd one. Other regions and states will follow and finally Naypyitaw will host the national-level exhibition and a final winner in Myanmar will be selected.
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May 8, 2018

Meeting with Permanent Secretary of Ministry for Health & Sports

JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe had a meeting with Permanent Secretary of Ministry for Health & Sports, Dr. Thet Khaing Win who visited Japan to attend Asia-Pacific Conference (APC) held at Kyushu Dental University. During the meeting with Permanent Secretary, JMA Chairman requested the Union Minister for Health & Sports to attend “The Inaugural Ceremony on the Technical Cooperation Project for Human Resource Development of Medical Engineering” held at University of Medical Technology, Yangon on June 1 and then exchanged views and opinion on medical and dental matters.
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Apr.24, 2018

Reception for Observation Team from Myanmar Olympic Committee (MOC)

Mr. Myo Hlaing, Secretary General of MOC and his team visited Japan to observe facilities for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and Paralympic. On this occasion, SEISA Group, Foundation for Global Children and JMA held a welcome-reception for the MOC team. Many persons related to the Olympic organization and also local government in Japan attended the reception. JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe made Toast Speech for the reception.
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Apr.14

Dinner Reception for Union Minister for Health & Sports

Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health & Sports visited Japan to attend the 3rd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety for April 13-14 in Tokyo. On this occasion, JMA and medical related member had a dinner reception with the Union Minister and Mr. K. Kato, Minister of Health, Labour & Welfare also attended the reception. JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe and JMA Vice Chairman, Mr. Y. Sengoku exchanged wide ranged opinions in the reception.
Apr.7-11

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

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar and had meetings in Naypyitaw with Union Minister for Industry, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Union Minister for Commerce, Union Minister for Border Affairs and Union Minister for Health & Sports. In Yangon, JMA had meeting with Managing Director of Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications and also staffs of Ministry of Transport & Communications who had training course in Japan by the invitation of Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Staffs with experience of training course in Japan report that one of outcomes they are now utilizing in Myanmar is “A way of good communication in their organization”.
Mar. 27

The 73th Anniversary Armed Force Day

A Ceremony for the 73th Anniversary Armed Force Day was held in Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Japan. Mr. H. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA received an invitation from the embassy and attended the ceremony.
Mar. 7

A Reception for Officials and Staffs from MPT

Officials and staffs from Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) visited Japan to attend training course. On this occasion, JMA held a reception for 15 persons from MPT that is a business partner of KDDI and Sumitomo Corporation on mobile phone business in Myanmar. In the reception, Mr. H. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA expressed his expectation for further improvement and development of telecommunications in Myanmar and also good performance of MPT’s staffs.
Feb.26

Relocation Notice of JMA’s Office for Technical Intern Trainees Section

JMA’s office for Technical Intern Trainees Section was relocated to Nihonbashi Kotenma-cho as from February 26(Mon). JMA’s head office in Hirakawa-cho remains unchanged. JMA has 2 offices and the details are shown in ACCESS of this HP.
Feb.26

Meeting for discussion by members of JMA directors for FY2017

A meeting for discussion by members of JMA directors was held in a conference room of Constitution Memorial Center on February 26. In the meeting, Mr. H. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA reported main activities of JMA in FY2017 and directors exchanged views & opinions on the latest Myanmar.
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Feb. 23 - 25

The first exhibition of products by local MSMEs was held in Mandalay

MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) from Mandalay Region and Kachin State exhibited their products in Mandalay. It was the first exhibition hosted by Ministry of Industry and JMA supported it. The concept of this exhibition was originally proposed to Ministry of Industry by Chairman of JMA to develop SME in Myanmar. After the this first exhibition, Ministry of Industry will host the same in other regions and states and evaluate the quality of products by MSMEs. Naypyitaw will host the national-level exhibition and national level award winners will be selected from the national-wide exhibitions.
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Feb. 14 - 20

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

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar in the middle of February and held seminar on products of SME for Ministry of Industry in Naypyitaw and also for UMFCCI and members of NLD Economic Committee. In Naypyitaw Dental Specialist Hospital, they attended the opening ceremony of high technology dental chair donated by GC Corporation in the last December as its installation works had been completed successfully.
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Feb. 13 - 17

Study tour in Japan to survey Myanmar products

Business persons and producers related coffee beans, cacao seed and honey came to Japan to visit related firms in Japan. This is a part of survey for collaboration of Japanese firms on Myanmar products by support of SME overseas market development program by JETRO. JMA is going to support cooperation for business development between Japan and Myanmar.
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Jan.25

The 70th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Myanmar

The ceremony for the 70th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Myanmar was held by the Embassy of Myanmar (EOM) on January 25 and so many guests attended the ceremony in Ayeyarwady Hall of EOM. JMA Chairman, Mr. H. Watanabe and many JMA members attended the ceremony. JMA Director and Member of the House of Councilor, Mr. Y. Uozumi made Toast Speech for the 70th Anniversary.
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Dec.20 - 26

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

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar for December 20 - 26. In Naypyitaw, they had meetings with Union Minister for Industry, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Permanent Secretary and officials from Ministry of Health and Sports. JMA exchanged views and opinions with them on the vocational training school, support for development of SME, job placement in Myanmar for technical intern trainees after their returning from Japan, development of human resources for nursing care and the issue on Rakhine State. In Yangon, JMA had meeting with officials of JCCM (Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Myanmar) and requested their support on the employment in Myanmar for technical intern trainees coming back from Japan. JMA Chairman & Director had meeting also with Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services. In Mandalay, JMA had meeting with Chief Minister of Mandalay Region Government, Dr. Zaw Myint Maung and exchanged opinions on support for vocational training school under Ministry of Industry and also on exhibition of region products including traditional craft products & agricultural crops to develop SME in the Region. In Myitkyina of Kachin State, JMA had meeting with Mr. Tun Tin, Speaker of Kachin State Hluttaw and exchanged views and opinions on the development of state area.
JMA Chairman & Director attended the following ceremonies and event during the visit.

  • Donation ceremony of high technology dental chair from GC Corporation to Nay Pyi Taw Dental Specialist Hospital.
  • Donation ceremony of Manual Rolling Mill for gold leaf from Marubeni Corporation to Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • The 3rd KARATE-DO CHAMPIONSHIP, 2017 in Mandalay
  • Donation ceremony of an elementary school building from Nagata Co., Ltd. in Kachin State
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Dec.14 &16

Dinner Reception with H.E. Mr. Htin Kyaw, President

Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA attended the dinner reception for H.E. Mr. Htin Kyaw hosted by Prime Minister, Mr. Abe on December 14 and also the dinner reception for the president hosted by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation & Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National reconciliation in Myanmar on December 16, 2017.
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Dec.1

Dinner Reception for Mr. Win Myint, Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw and his Delegation

Mr. Win Myint, Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and his delegation visited Japan for November 27 – December 2 with the invitation by Mr. Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan. Mr. Win Myint was accompanied by 5 members of the Pyithu Hluttaw. On December 1, JMA hosted a welcome dinner reception for them at a hotel in Tokyo. Mr. Watanabe of JMA Chairman, Mr. Sengoku of JMA Vice Chairman, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation & Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National reconciliation in Myanmar, directors of JMA and members of Diet welcomed Mr. Win Myint and his delegation. During the dinner reception, they exchanged views and opinions in a wide range of matters.
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Oct.30-Nov.2

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

JMA Chairman & Director visited Myanmar for October 30 – November 2. In Naypyidaw, they had meetings with Union Minister for Industry, Union Minister for Commerce, Union Minister for Transportation and Communications, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Union Minister for Health and Sport, and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. JMA exchanged views and opinions with them on support for development of SME, vocational training school and issue on Rakhine State Region. Moreover, JMA exchanged opinions on supporting way for SME also with members of NLD Economic Committee and members of an assembly of Yangon State.
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Oct. 22-29

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

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

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

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

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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Aug. 28

Welcome reception for officials from Myanmar Ministry of Education

JMA held a dinner reception in Tokyo for 10 officials from Intellectual Property Dept., Department of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education. They were officially invited by Japan Patent Office to have training on Intellectual Property. JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe and JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku exchanged views and opinions with a head of officials, Mr. Win Khaing Moe, director of Department of Research and Innovation.
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Aug.21

Welcome Reception for Myanmar Military Officials

10 Myanmar military officials visited Japan to participate in the “4th Japan-Myanmar Military Officials Exchange Program” that has been promoted by the Nippon Foundation in cooperation with Japan Self-Defense Force. A welcome reception was held on August 21 in Tokyo for the Myanmar military officials led by Lt-Gen Aye Win. JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe proposed a toast in the reception and made a speech for officials
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Aug.20-25

51th Delegation to observe overseas education of commerce visited Myanmar

15 teachers from national commercial high schools in Japan visited Myanmar to observe the latest situation of commercial education and also economy & industry in Myanmar. JMA supported the delegation and arranged meetings with educational organization, Japanese private companies operated in Myanmar and so on.
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Aug. 20

18th Japanese Speech Contest in Yangon

The 18th Japanese Speech Contest was hosted and organized by the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) and the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar. It was held on August 20 in Yangon and JMA participated as co-sponsor. 13 persons who passed the primary examination among 49 applicants, performed Japanese language speech on the day. They performed the speech on various fields such as memory with family, dream in the future, Japanese culture & technology, social issues and the venue in Yangon was so exciting. JMA awarded a prize of round trip airplane ticket to Tokyo to the winner.
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Aug. 1-7

Delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Japan

For Aug.1-7, 2017, a delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services visited Japan by an official invitation of Mr. Watanabe, JMA Chairman and also Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation & Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National reconciliation in Myanmar. In Tokyo, Senior General had meetings with key ministers and observed a noodle factory. Moreover, Senior General visited Niigata Prefecture and Kansai region to observe a commercial facility of Komeri Home Center, Yamamoto Isoroku Memorial Museum, a motorcar manufacturing plant and so on.
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Jun. 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Feb. 14

Welcome Reception for Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister for Commerce

Dr. Than Myint of Union Minister visited Japan from February 13 to 18 and had meetings with Japanese government officials and visited facilities relevant to infrastructure development in Japan. Dr. Than Myint is one of very important union ministers in current NLD government and by taking this opportunity, JMA hosted a welcome reception for Dr. Than Myint. As it was the first time for the union minister to visit Japan officially, many officials from Japanese government, organizations and member companies of JMA attended the welcome reception to deepen friendship between Myanmar and Japan. Delegation members from UMFCCI accompanied the union minister and they also join in this great welcome event in Tokyo.
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Feb. 9

Dinner Reception with Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry

Mr. Khin Maung Cho of Union Minister visited Japan from February 8 to 11 to inspect activities of SME and automobile manufacturer in Japan. During his stay in Japan, he had meetings with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and also officials in the ministry to exchange views and opinions on policy for development of SME. On this occasion, JMA hosted and held a dinner reception for the minister on February 9 in Tokyo. JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku and directors of JMA exchanged opinions frankly and deepened a friendship with the minister.
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Jan.30

Ceremony for the 69th Independence Day of Myanmar

The ceremony for the 69th Independence Day of Myanmar was held by the Embassy of Myanmar (EOM) on January 30. So many guests attended the ceremony at Ayeyarwady Hall of EOM. JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe proposed a toast for the ceremony and mentioned that the next year would be a memorial 70th Independence Day for Myanmar.
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Dec. 16

The 3rd Study Meeting on Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar

The 3rd study meeting on human resource development for medical devices in Myanmar was held and a number of people such as relevant ministries and agencies, universities, related technical association societies attended. On that day, Ms. Junko Sato, Office Director, Office of International Cooperation, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) gave a lecture on PMDA's activities in Asia, then FUJIFILM Corporation and Sysmex Corporation as medical device manufacturers. In addition, there was a report from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the public and private delegation dispatched to Myanmar in FY2016. After that, we discussed future strategic approach to human resource development for Myanmar.
Dec. 5

The 1st Information Exchange Meeting on Technical Intern Trainees Development

The 1st ”Information Exchange Meeting" on technical intern trainees development was hosted by JMA in Tokyo and 39 agencies of supervising organization that receive the trainees from Myanmar attended this event from all over the country.
Mr. Sengoku, Vice Chairman of MJA made an opening remarks and keynote speech to the attendees. Then explanations on the new technical internship program enacted in late November were given by Mr. Yamada, Director, Department of Capacity Development, Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare and then on Immigration Control Law by Mr. Maruyama, Director of Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice respectively. In addition, JMA reported its performance on prior inspection entrusted since January 2016 from the Ministry of Labor, Immigration Control and Population of Myanmar and the Embassy of Myanmar in Japan, and thereafter requests, comments and information exchange etc. from agencies of supervising organization to JMA were carried out in the meeting.

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Nov. 14-18

Economic Delegation was dispatched to Myanmar by JMA

From November 14 to 16, the economic delegation headed by Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA visited Myanmar. The delegation met major ministers and organizations such as Dr. Than Myint of Union Minister for Commerce, Mr. Khin Msung Cho of Union Minister for Industry, Dr. Myint Htwe of Union Minister for Health and Sports, members of NLD Economic Committee, members of UMFCCI (Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and exchanged valuable opinions with them in Myanmar. About 60 business persons including from corporations invested to Thilawa SEZ development participated in the delegation. In addition, by taking this opportunity, JMA executives met Mr. Thein Swe of Union Minister for Labor, Immigration and Population, Mr, Win Myint of Speaker of the House of Representative and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw from 17 to 18 of November.
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Nov. 7

Welcome Reception for Mr. Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance

Mr. Kyaw Win of Union Minister for Planning and Finance who accompanied H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar and he visited Japan from November 1 to 9. He is one of key union ministers of Myanmar. The welcome reception for him was hosted by JMA and held at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo on November 7. More than 200 persons including 8 persons from the Ministry, about 40 persons from UMFCCI, Japanese government officials and member companies of JMA attended this event and the venue was almost overflowing. In the opening remarks, Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA put his heart into public and private support for the development of Myanmar. Union Minister, Mr. Kyaw Win expressed his gratitude for the Japan's support for Myanmar's economic development and highlighted the current very close relationship between Myanmar and Japan.
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Nov. 2

Dinner Reception with H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor

The dinner reception for H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi hosted by Prime Minister Abe was held on November 2, Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA attended the dinner and met H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi who was paying an official visit to Japan during November 1-5.
Oct. 21

Welcome Reception for Mr. Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Transport and Communications

The welcome reception for Mr. Thant Sin Maung of Union Minister and his seven members from the ministry was hosted by JMA at the Hotel New Otani on October 21. The minister visited Japan from October 17 to 21 and had meetings with Japanese Government Officials and private companies. About 100 people attended the reception and it was a great welcome event. At the reception, Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA expressed his passion for development of Myanmar and the minister replied that "In Myanmar, it is difficult for us to find some fields without Japanese support and we, Myanmar appreciates it so much.” In this reception, Lami Corporation Inc., a member of JMA and has been promoting manufacturing business in Myanmar, donated laminating machines to the minister, which would be very useful and efficient for works in the post office of Myanmar.
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Oct. 9-15

Outstanding Students came to Japan from Myanmar

Myanmar Japan Association (MJA) organizes to send students to Japan every year, who achieves outstanding performance at school. This year, a total of 16 students including 6 students from Japanese Language course of Yangon Foreign Languages University and 10 students from high schools in Myanmar visited Japan. The outstanding teenagers, they stayed in Japan during October 9-15 by cooperation and support of Miyagi MeiSen Academy. During their stay in Japan, JMA organized an interview with Mr. Oshima, a speaker of the House of Representatives, the National Diet visiting and also a welcome dinner for the students
Oct. 4-6

The 2nd study tour and briefing on TVET survey

The 2nd study tour and a briefing session to concerned organizations and persons from private companies in Japan were carried out for 3 days from October 4 on Myanmar Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The survey was entrusted to JMA from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Persons in charge from Myanmar Ministry of Education(MOE), Ministry of Industry(MOI), Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population(MOLIP) and Myanmar Engineering Society(MES) participated in the study tour and they visited Polytechnic University (Human Resources Development University) in Kodaira, Tokyo and also Amada, a private company in Isehara, Kanagawa prefecture to develop comprehensive Knowledge on TVET. At the briefing session where domestic companies and organizations participated, a draft of the final survey report was explained and in the speech, Mr. Sengoku, Vice Chairman of JMA pointed out the importance of TVET and emphasized the necessity of Japan's support to Myanmar. A welcome dinner reception was hosted by JMA on October 4 in attendance of Mr. Thurain Thant Zin, Ambassador of Myanmar.
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Sep. 26

The 2nd Meeting on Myanmar Medical Equipment Human Resource Development Study

In Myanmar, in addition to shortages of human resources of physicians and nurses, a shortage of human resources such as engineers who can utilize medical equipment etc. is also one of issues from a view of supporting medical system. JMA is conducting study sessions with relevant ministries, agencies and organizations etc. in order to examine how to support the training of medical human resources in Myanmar who have knowledge and experience of medical equipment etc. The 2nd study meeting was held on September 26. In the meeting, Dr. Misawa from Japanese Association of Medical Technologists gave a lecture on the direction of support based on experiences of clinical laboratory technique activities in developing countries and Dr. Kokubo from Kitasato University gave a lecture on technical support activities for hemodialysis therapy in Myanmar. After the lectures, active opinions were exchanged among the attendees. JMA will continue the study meeting also from now on to consider effective and efficient way of support for Myanmar.
Sep. 20

Meeting with Lt-Gen Sein Win, Union Minister for Defense in Tokyo

Lt-Gen Sein Win, Union Minister for Defense visited Japan to attend the 8th Japan-ASEAN Defense Vice-Ministerial Forum in Sendai for September 20-21 and to make keynote speech at the forum. On this occasion, JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku and JMA Director Mr. Y. Watanabe had the meeting with the minister and exchange opinions about defense cooperation, interchange program of official class that the Nippon Foundation is supporting and students sent abroad by the national army.
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Sep. 18

Lunch reception with international students from Myanmar in this year

JMA has been supporting Myanmar international students to International University of Japan (IUJ) with the cooperation of JICA and the Nippon Foundation. This year, 15 students came to Japan as the 4th generation students. Prior to starting studies at IUJ from the end of September, a lunch reception was held on September 18 with JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe and JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku in attendance of Myanmar Ambassador. Mr. Thurain Thant Zin.
This year, for further enhancement of this program, JMA provided a doctoral course newly and 2 re-enrolled students were included in the program. Mr. Watanabe encouraged the students by a word that "I would like you to learn a lot in Japan, to absorb various knowledge, to gain your experience and make effort for the development of your home country."

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Sep. 15

Dinner Reception with Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health and Sports

Dr. Myint Htwe visited Japan to attend the G7 Health Minister’s Meeting to be held in Kansai region, on this occasion, JMA hosted and held a dinner reception for the minister on September 15 in Tokyo.
JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku, Myanmar Ambassador Mr. Thurain Thant Zin, persons from the Nippon Foundation, related Japanese ministries, six national universities, Seisa Group and others attended the reception. The minister expressed his gratitude for the past supports from Japan in the field of medical assistance. JMA offered the minister further cooperation not only in health and sports but also support for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo by close co-working with the ministry.

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Sep. 10-14

JMA Director Mr. Y. Watanabe and Secretary General Mr. Komatsu visited Myanmar

JMA visited Myanmar to request cooperation from Ministry of Industry for this year's business matching program held in Myanmar. It was agreed upon with the ministry that the same cooperation as well as the last year would be extended to JMA in this fiscal year. JMA discussed also the issues on technical intern trainees at the Ministry of Labor and the projects on vocational training at the Ministry of Education. Moreover, JMA attended a reporting session on vocational training project in Myanmar on September 13.
Sep. 13

Interim report meeting on TVET survey at MES in Yangon

An interim reporting session on TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) survey was held on September 13 at MES (Myanmar Engineering Society) in Yangon.
The purpose of this session was to explain the content of interim survey report in this August in Japan and to hear opinions from Myanmar side. About 120 persons including officials from both countries, representatives from related organizations, top management from member companies of MES etc. attended the session.
Following the speech by Mr. Maruyama, Minister of Japanese Embassy and also Dr. Sai Kyaw Naing Oo, Deputy Director General, Department of Technical and Vocational Education, Ministry of Education, the session of interim report explanation started. In the Q & A, the attendees stated their opinions of requesting urgent actions to enhance vocational training. The final survey report will be released in October.
Sep. 6

Welcome Reception for Mr. Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government

Mr. Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government visited Japan to attend the international real estate fair "MIPIM JAPAN - ASIA PACIFIC 2016" on September 8-9 in Osaka. On this occasion, JMA hosted a welcome reception for the chief minister on September 6 and JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku, JMA Director Mr. Y. Watanabe of JMA and related Japanese government ministries attended the reception. JMA and the Chief Minister exchanged views on development of Yangon Region for the future.
Aug. 28

The 17th Japanese Language Speech Contest was held in Yangon

The 17th Japanese Language Speech Contest was hosted and organized by the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) and the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar. It was held on August 28 in Yangon and JMA participated as co-sponsor. 15 persons who passed the primary examination among 53 applicants, performed Japanese language speech on the day. They performed the speech on culture such as Japanese pop and RAKUGO, such as hot feelings about their own Japanese learning and their own place of birth. 15 persons each made a different speech and the venue in Yangon was so exciting.
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Aug. 4-11

Study Tour to Japan for Basic Survey on TVET

As a part of basic survey on Myanmar's Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that was entrusted to JMA from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), government officials of Myanmar visited Japan and the study tour in Japan was carried out for 8 days from August 4. Total 10 persons, 3 persons each from Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labor and 1 person from Myanmar Engineering Society(MES) participated in the tour. During their stay in Japan, they made inspections at Rokugo Technical High School Tokyo, Kanto Polytechnic Center and Chiba Polytechnic College etc.
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Jul. 27

Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA had a meeting with Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Dr. Tun Win, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Mr. Naing Kyi Win, Director for Department of Agriculture Research and other Myanmar officials visited Japan in July by the invitation of Japanese government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). On this occasion, Chairman Mr. Watanabe hosted a dinner reception for them in Tokyo. The purpose of the Deputy Minister's visiting to Japan is to make inspections on organization and mechanism of National federation of Agricultural Cooperative Association (JA) and widely observe Japanese agricultural policies. In the meeting, Mr. Watanabe introduced "One Village One Product Movement" in Oita prefecture and a wide range of opinion was exchanged on various issues concerning animals and plants quarantine. Mr. Watanabe expressed “Agriculture is the most important industry for Myanmar and JMA is going to support Myanmar as much as possible by close contacting the Ministry for Agriculture”.
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Jun. 21

10 Students from Myanmar graduated from International University of Japan

JMA has been supporting Myanmar students to study at International University of Japan (IUJ) with the cooperation of JICA and the Nippon Foundation since 3 years ago. This year, 10 students from Myanmar graduated successfully from IUJ. On this occasion, a congratulatory dinner reception was hosted by Mr. Watanabe, Chairman of JMA in attendance of Mr. Thurain Thant Zin of Myanmar Ambassador. Mr. Watanabe gave well-wishing words to the students that "I want you to become a pillar of Myanmar country and support the country." A representative of students expressed their appreciation for providing valuable experience and that "By learnt knowledge and valuable experience in Japan, we would like to make our best efforts to develop my home country". The abroad study for 2 years at IUJ will be fully utilized in Myanmar by the students and they will contribute to the development of country in the future.
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Jun. 20

Roundtable meeting between Ambassador of Myanmar and JMA member companies

The roundtable meeting with Mr. Thurain Thant Zin, Ambassador of Myanmar was held at Myanmar Embassy on June 20 by coordination and initiative of JMA according to ambassador’s intention and request. About 60 persons from 34 JMA member companies attended the meeting. In the meeting, the ambassador asked the member companies for facing problems, issues to be improved, concerned matters etc... when they are doing business in Myanmar and/or planning to get into Myanmar market in the future. For 2 hours meeting, the ambassador explained and answered on the issues and questions seriously by himself and then exchanged opinions and views with attendees.
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Jun. 10

Launched the 1st Study Meeting on Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar

In addition to shortages of human resources of physicians and nurses in Myanmar, a shortage of human resources such as engineers who can utilize medical equipment is an issue from a view of supporting medical system. JMA has decided to aggressively support the training of Myanmar medical human resources who have knowledge and experience of medical equipment in addition to JMA’s support for launching a project by 6 national universities’ medical faculty department to enhance medical education in Myanmar. In order to examine strategic ways for development of human resources in Myanmar, a study group was organized by related ministries, agencies and organizations etc. and then the 1st study meeting was held on June 10. Professor Kimata of Okayama University and Vice Chairman Dr. Matsumoto of the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Association (JFMDA) gave lectures to attendees and the opinions were exchanged aggressively in the meeting. JMA is going to continue the study meeting and to consider an effective and efficient way of support also from now on.
May 27 - Jun. 2

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

JMA visited Myanmar for the first time after Myanmar new government started in this April and had meaningful meetings with ministers of new government, Senior General, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, NLD Economic Committee, USDP, UMFCCI and Japanese companies in Myanmar. JMA paid courtesy visit to them, discussed issues and exchanged opinions with them. Main meetings are as follows.

Mr. Myint Swe, Vice President
Mr. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labor, Immigration and Population
Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry
Mr. Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Mr. Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Transport and Communications
Mr. Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications
Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Education
Mr. Pe Zin Tun, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy,
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of Defense Service
Mr. Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region
Mr. Myo Myint, Member of NLD Economic Committee
Mr. Soe Win, Member of NLD Economic Committee
Mr. Thein Sein, Head of USDP
Mr. Win Aung, President of UMFCCI
Executives of JCCM (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Myanmar)

In addition, JMA had a meeting with Japanese mass media in Myanmar on this occasion.
May - June

Visited Technical Training Schools by BAJ (Bridge • Asia • Japan)

Myanmar Economy and Management Institute (MEMI), a organization of Japan Myanmar Association (JMA) and Padeco Co., Ltd etc. were entrusted by JICA to carry out field survey on vocational training education in Myanmar. In the 2nd survey from the end of May, a survey team visited related ministries and agencies in the capital of Naypyidaw and also visited several vocational training schools and related institutions. JMA introduces photo of a technical training schools located in Hpa-an District of Kayin State operated by NGO "Bridge • Asia • Japan" (BAJ). Click here for Photo
May 10

Relocation Notice

JMA had organizational restructuring effective on May 10 and a head office function was relocated to Hirakawa-Cho office and Technical Intern Trainees Section remained unchanged in Nihonbashi office. JMA has 2 offices and the details are shown in ACCESS of this HP.
Mar. 30-Apr. 9

Information Gathering/Survey for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Executed the 1st Myanmar Survey, following contract with consigned by JICA for TVET.
Mar. 14-23

Director Yusuke Watanabe, Business trip to Myanmar

Visited together with JMA member companies for Myanmar Medical & Pharmaceutical conditions as well as the Myanmar Health Insurance, Hospitals.
Also made a visit for Pharmaceutical factory governed by Myanmar Ministry of Industry. Further business mission for Yangon City with the members of Sanjo Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Niigata Pref.
Mar. 1-5

Vice Chairman Sengoku, Business trip to Myanmar

Attended the inauguration ceremony as JMA, organized by Myanmar Ministry of Electricity on the Project for Rehabilitation of Baluchaung No. 2 Hydropower Plant executed on the 4th March, 2016.
Feb. 19-29

Visit /Survey for the Industrial Park governed by Myanmar Ministry of Industry

Executed Visit /Survey for various areas of Industrial Parks in Myanmar, governed by Ministry of Industry as a part of Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) Launching Support Project, which is subsidized by Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
Feb. 14-25

Attended 4 Burmese of FDA to Japan PMDA

Through JMA’s work, 4 Burmese Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of Myanmar Ministry of Health attended the training seminar organized by Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) in Japan and had learned pharmaceuticals and medical device systems.
Jan. 28

Welcome Reception for Myanmar NLD Economic Committee Mission Members

15 NLD Mission members stayed in Japan during Jan. 24 - 30 invited by Nippon Foundation. They made an active discussion in many sectors, i.e. courtesy visit to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance, visit to the relevant authorities and private companies, etc. On Jan. 28, executed Welcome Reception for NLD Mission Members at Imperial Hotel, co-hosted by Nippon Foundation and JMA.
Jan. 5-9

Chairman Watanabe and Vice Chairman Sengoku, Business trip to Myanmar

This is JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe’s first visit to Myanmar after the general election in November, 2015 in Myanmar.
  
■ 2015 ■
Dec. 16

Join preparatory meeting of industry-academia-government cooperation of Myanmar human resource development to set up the system for study abroad coordinator.(Okayama University is in charge of Myanmar)

Dec. 12

JMA Support Japan Pwe Taw 2015 in Yangon

Dec. 11

Meeting with Okayama University, PMDA, JICA and Cabinet Office for Myanmar FDA fulfilment

Dec. 2

Welcome dinner with U Nyan Win, a member of NLD central executive committee stayed in 5 days during November 27 till December 3 invited by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dec. 1-6

Myanmar Overseas Employees Agencies Federation (MOEAF) Chairman U Min Lai and the delegations came to Japan to visit several government offices and companies in Kyushu area.

Nov. 30

JMA Extraordinary General Meeting and Welcome Reception for Myanmar new Ambassador to Japan

Nov. 24

Visit Fukushima together with Myanmar Ambassador U Thrain Than Zin

Nov. 16

Meeting and dine with Minister and his delegations of Myanmar Ministry of Industry

Nov. 5

Meeting with Chairman U Win Aung of UMFCCI

Nov. 29 - Oct. 2

JMA Deputy Chairman Sengoku business trip to Myanmar attending the diffusion of Japan commercial bookkeeping seminar, meeting with several government authorities, inspection of training school, etc.

Oct 31

Commercial Bookkeeping Public Awareness Seminar in Yangon

Oct 5.

JMA takes care of MJA (Myanmar Japan Association) planned 20 high school students of distinguished study result to visit Japan.

Oct. 26-31

The Burmese winner of Japanese Speech Contest visited Japan

Oct. 17-29

Invitation for Executives of Myanmar Ministry of Health to PMDA Training Seminar

Sept 17-26

JMA Chairman Watanabe, Deputy Chairman Sengoku, Director Shirahama business trip to Myanmar.

Sept 23

Thilawa SEZ completion ceremony. JMA Chairman Watanabe inaugurated a Chairman of Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Limited (MJTD)

Sept 22

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

Sept 21-22

JMA Deputy Chairman Sengoku business trip to Myanmar.

Sept 15

Welcome dinner with Myanmar new ambassador U Thrain Than Zin to Japan.

Sept 5-13

Myanmar high school students with distinguished study result Mission visited to Japan

Aug 27-31

JMA Chairman Watanabe business trip to Maynmar.

Aug 20

Welcome dinner on personnel exchange between Japan and Myanmar general officers and Commander of Myanmar National Army visited Japan.

Aug 2

Japanese Speech Contest in Yangon supported by JMA

July 21

Thilawa SEZ Investment Mission co-organized by JETRO and JMA

July

MA start the prior-checking business for technical interns application

July 4

Welcome Reception for President U Thein Sein co-organized by JMA and Japan Foundation

June 28

Presentation ceremony of Burmese translation book of “Democracy”

June 23

Graduation of the first foreign exchange student from Myanmar at International University of Japan in Niigata

June 23

First meeting with MOEAF member companies and JMA in Yangon

June 21-17

JMA Deputy Chairman Sengoku business trip to Myanmar

June 14-18

JMA Chairman Watanabe business trip to Myanmar

June 15

Workshop for Education of human resources of commercial bookkeeping in Myanmar

May 13-17

Welcome dinner for Minister of Labor/Employment/Social Welfare and Chairman Min Lai of MOEAF.

Apr. 14-17

Welcome dinner for Minister of Office of President, politics and National race in charge.

Apr. 7

Welcome exclusive dinner for President and Vice President of Myanmar Central Bank.

Apr. 1-3

Director Sengoku visited Myanmar Nay Pyi Daw and Yangon

Mar.8-13

Welcome dinner for Myanmar Minister of Industry who came to Japan for the guest of Asean Business Matching invited by SMERI.

Feb.16-20

Welcome dinner for Myanmar Minister of Energy

Jan.27-Feb. 9

JMA Chairman Watanabe and Director Sengoku visited Myanmar for meeting with VIPs of public (13 ministries) and private sectors. Also inspected Balu Chaung HPP together with JICA Chairman Tanaka.

Jan. 20

The 6th Myanmar Task Force public and private sectors get together.

Jan.9

Attendant Chairman Watanabe for the 67th Myanmar Independent Ceremony Organized by Myanmar Embassy in Japan.

  
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Jan. 6-9

Director Sengoku visited Myanmar

Jan. 10

JMA Chairman Watanabe attended the 66th Myanmar Independence Day as guest

Jan. 23

Acceptance to support Myanmar technical high school students studying in Japan

Jan. 30

Given the 3rd JMA organized seminar, speaker 1)Minister of Foreign Affairs 2) METI 3)JBIC

Feb. 19-23

JMA Chairman Watanabe and Director Sengoku visited Myanmar, interviewed with USDP Vice Governor, Minister of Executive Office of the President, Minister of State Planning and Economy Development, Speaker of the House of Commons, Minister of Labor, Minister of Social Insurance, Minister of Communications, Chairman of the Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mar.18-19

Co-promotion for “Myanmar Thilawa SEZ investment Mission” promoted by JETRO

Mar. 28

JMA fiscal year end General Meeting and Directors informal gathering

Apr. 18

Exclusive Seminar for JMA members re. Myanmar Financial System and Panel discussions

  
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Jan. 2-7

JMA Chairman Watanabe and Deputy Prime Minister/JMA Supreme Advisor Aso visited Myanmar (meeting with Myanmar President, upper/lower house Presidents)

Feb. 8

Welcome dinner for Koh Koh Laing, political advisor to President and vice minister Shet Aung and the party

Feb. 20

Welcome dinner for Kan Zaw, Minister of State Planning and Economy Development, and the party

Feb. 18-27

JMA Chairman Watanabe visited Myanmar (meeting with President and other high-ranking officials)

Mar. 4-8

Invitation for Myanmar Minister of Science and Technology

Mar. 19-21

Invitation for President and the party of Union Myanmar Economic Holding Ltd.

Mar. 22-25

Dispatched SME mission to Myanmar jointly with Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

May 7-15

JMA Chairman Watanabe made a business trip to Myanmar

May 20-23

Minister of Communications, Post and Telegraphs, visited Japan

May 21-23

Ming Aung Hlaing, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, visited Japan

June 9-19

JMA Chairman Watanabe, Director Sengoku and JBIC director, Maeda, etc. visited Myanmar

June 17-21

Zayar Aung, Minister of Rail Transportation, and Tin Naing Thein, Office of the President, visited Japan

June 25

Annual General Meeting of Members (3rd period) was held

June 30

The 14th Japanese Speech Contest at Yangon Park Royal Hotel

July 16

Notice re. Japan-Myanmar Industrial Exchange (JAMINDEX) for SME will be held in November 8-11 at UMFCCI

Aug. 5-7

Dispatched Myanmar Business Cultivate Mission to Myanmar

Sept. 6

Reception of newly established celebration Myanmar Japan Association (MJA)

Sept. 9-13

JMA Chairman Watanabe and Director Sengoku visited Myanmar, interviewed with Governor of The Myanmar Central Bank, USDP Vice Governor, Minister of Transport, Minister of Railway, Minster of Emigration & Population, Military Commander, Minister of Co-op, Attorney General, Vice Minister of Social Insurance

Oct. 1

Welcome ceremony for MJA members visited Japan

Oct. 2-5

JMA Chairman Watanabe attended MOU signing ceremony

. the educational support between Japanese 6 national universities and Yangon/Mandalay institute of technology>
Oct. 8-12

Dr. Pe Thet Khin, Minister of Social Insurance of Myanmar visited Japan by JMA invitation

Oct. 29

Establishment Ceremony in Japan for Thilawa SEZ Development/Japan-Myanmar Partnership Business Entity

Nov. 1

Welcome dinner for Minister of Cooperative Society of Myanmar in Japan

Nov. 3-7

JMA Chairman Watanabe and Director Sengoku visited Myanmar, interviewed with Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Executive Office of the President, Minister of State Planning and Economy Development, Commander General, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Nov. 20

Donation ambulance car to Myanmar jointly with Foundation for Global Children, Seisa Group, an educational institution and JMA

Nov. 24

Japan Culture Show at Park Royal Hotel Yangon, jointly with MAJA, Japanese Embassy and JMA

Nov. 28

Welcome Reception for Tra. Shuwe Mang, Speaker of the House Commons

Nov. 30

Director Sengoku attended by Chairman Watanabe’s proxy for SEZ commencement ceremony

Dec. 14

Informal gathering Myanmar Students studying in Japan promoted by JMA

Dec. 13-17

Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein visited Japan

  
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Mar.16

JMA establishment memorial party (invite Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Win Aung,)

April.23

Welcome reception for President Thein Sein and the party

May 9

Welcome party for Myanmar National Representative Party, chairman Khin Aung Myint and the party visited Japan

May 14

Myanmar Forum, JMA promoted

May 15-20

JMA Chairman Watanabe visited Myanmar to have meeting with President and other government top officials

June 14,15

Welcome reception for USDP Secretary-General Htay Oo (JMA invited)

Aug. 9

Established “Myanmar taskforce cooperated with the government and the private sectors” (JMA was appointed as the member)

Sept. 19

JMA promoted, the government and the private sectors collaboration Forum “Target for Infrastructure Market in Myanmar”

Oct. 4

JMA promoted, Myanmar Forum (Lectured by both Japan & Myanmar high-ranking officials)

Oct. 15-17

Dispatched mission re. ANA Tokyo-Yangon direct flight in-service anniversary

Oct. 17-23

Dispatched mission re. research for Myanmar investment condition (JMA promoted)

Nov. 1

Welcome reception for Prime Minister Ming Shwe, Yangon precinct

Nov. 3-18

Japan- Myanmar Photograph Exhibition (held at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon)

Nov. 18

Welcome reception for Nyan Tun Aung, Myanmar Minister of Transport and the party, visited Japan

Nov. 29

Welcome reception for Tun Tun Oo, Myanmar Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the party, visited Japan

Dec. 10-13

JMA Chairman Watanabe visited Myanmar to have meeting with President and other high-ranking officials

Dec. 28

Extraordinary JMA general meeting held at Constitutional Memorial Center (lectured by Deputy-General Sasaki)

  

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