Prime Minister H.E. Shinzo Abe visited five central Asian economies in October 2015. In the speech on the Japanese Policy to Central Asia ( October 28, 2015), H.E. Abe mentioned that Japan shall enhance cooperation with the Central Asian economies in the area of industrial human resource development. Based on this policy, the government of Japan invited rectors and high officials of those economies forming the Central Asian Mission. The Mission visited the headquarter office of APEN on February 24th, 2016, made an inspection of Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology and Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology. The Mission also had a discussion with headquarters of APEN about higher industrial human resource development in those economies.
Mr. Takashi Hayashi, Secretary General of Tokyo Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs, signed the participation document in APEN on February 22nd, 2016. Tokyo Association of Small Business Entrepreneurs has become a new regular member of APEN.
Since our Captioned Project had been endorsed by the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN on 5 March 2015, for funding under Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund(JAIF), we have been working with the project and are proud to have submitted the first Progress Report of the Project, which describe our first 6 months’ activities as per following PDF file.
Chairperson Dr. Shintaro Ishijima and the Secretariat of APEN met with H.E. Dr. Phouang Parisak PRAVONGVIENGKHAM, Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Government of Lao PDR. They talked about the future collaboration between APEN and Lao PDR in upgrading agricultural production of Lao PDR. They also discussed about the feasibility of some projects proposed by APEN.
Chairperson Dr. Shintaro Ishijima met with Dr. Bounthong BOUAHOM, Director General of National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR. They talked about the future collaboration between APEN and NAFRI in upgrading agricultural production of Lao PDR. They also discussed about the feasibility of some projects proposed by APEN.