Twenty-nine Lao Entrepreneurs are departing for Japan to participate in a study tour under the “JENSYS 2016 (Theme: Economics)” programme supported by the Japanese government.
They were selected in collaboration with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Embassy of Japan held a send-off reception in Vientiane Capital on Dec 9, 2016.
The study tour is focusing on the theme “Manufacturing” so that the participants can enhance their knowledge and get ideas for their businesses based on lessons learned from Japan’s manufacturing industries.
In addition, the participants can deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society.
At the send-off reception, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR Mr Takeshi Hikihara emphasized in his remarks that the Lao PDR is rich in natural and human resources, which are the basis of the country’s high growth rate.
“On the other hand, there are high-quality traditional skills in, for example, handicrafts and textiles. Japan is also similar in that sense of setting a high priority on both technology and tradition. I hope that you will also have the opportunity to experience the beautiful nature of Japan and its delicious food,” said Ambassador Takeshi Hikihara.
Following his remarks, MsKinphakoneNhouyanisavong, a representative of the participants who is a staff member at the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, expressed her appreciation to the Japanese Government and her determination to study Japan’s manufacturing industries and make use of this experience to promote manufacturing industries in the Lao PDR.
The participants, together with fellows from Brunei, Cambodia, and Myanmar, will visit Mie prefecture, which is located close to the center of Japan. Besides visiting local industries and enterprises, they will also experience a home stay and join an exchange meeting with Japanese entrepreneurs.
JENESYS 2016 is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and countries of the Asia-Pacific region and will succeed JENESYS 2015. The Japanese Government will invite about 340 young Lao people to Japan in this fiscal year. The programme aims to promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan and countries of the Asia-Pacific region, and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
Source: Lao News Agency