Overview of the Organization

Logo The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) is a Japanese organization for human resources development in developing countries that promotes technical cooperation through training, experts dispatch and other programs.
Through those programs, we aim at contributing to the economic growth of both the developing countries and Japan as well as enhancing friendly relations between those countries.

Overview of the Organization

Name The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships
Abbreviated name: AOTS
We are pleased to announce that our English name, the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA), has been changed to the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS), effective 1 July 2017.
Established August 10, 1959
Objectives To contribute to the mutual economic development and friendly relations between Japan and overseas countries through implementing projects aimed at promoting the internationalization of industries and trade, as well as encouraging investment activities and international economic cooperation.
Main activities
to achieve AOTS' s
objectives
(1)  Trainings that are needed by industries within and outside Japan and vital to human resource development in Japan and overseas countries
(2) Experts Dispatch programs, etc. that are needed by industries within and outside Japan and vital to human resource development
(3) Studies and surveys on industries within and outside Japan, and on human resource development
(4) Management and operation of the facilities needed for human resource development within and outside Japan
(5) Loan of the necessary funds in order to facilitate overseas investment by small and medium–sized Japanese companies, which can contribute to the development of industries in developing regions, as well as studies and surveys related to these activities
Endowment of
the Organization
JPY 700,000,000
Scale of operations Approximately JPY 9,700,000,000 (FY2017 budget)
  Training Programs in Japan: 220 courses and 3,720 participants
  Overseas Training Programs: 44 courses and 1,170 participants
  Experts Dispatch programs: 330 experts
  Internship Program: 70
Total number of participants / experts / interns Training Programs in Japan: 186,010
Overseas Training Programs: 199,630
Experts Dispatch Programs: 8,661
Internship Program: 1,122
(cumulative total as of FY2016)
Offices Domestic bases:
  Higashi-Ginza Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo
  Kitasenju Office: Adachi-ku, Tokyo
  Training Center: Tokyo, Kansai (Osaka City)
  Chubu Office: Toyota, Aichi
Overseas bases:
  Bangkok, Jakarta, New Delhi, Yangon
Number of staffApprox. 170 (as of July 2017) *including fixed-term staff

Guide to AOTS

“Guide to AOTS” is available for download here.