Background of the program
The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) has been implementing the “Employers' Organization Cooperation Program,” entrusted with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
In this program, seminars organized in Japan regarding Japanese systems and schemes related to labor management and industrial relations, are provided for executives and experts of employers' organizations and/or core persons who play guiding roles in member companies thereof, located in countries where a number of Japanese-affiliated business sites (offices and factories) has been operated or such business sites are expected to be operated. In addition, seminars on selected themes in the fields of labor management and industrial relation are organized in the said countries through the dispatch of Japanese experts.
These seminars are helpful for participants to deepen their understanding of labor laws and regulations, personnel and labor management, and labor circumstances in Japan, etc. This will help to stabilize long-term industrial relations at companies and organizations in the countries represented by the participants, and to build the foundation of a network for steady business and economic cooperation with Japanese companies and organizations. Moreover, prior to a foreign company's business expansion in Japan, leaders of employers' organizations in the countries concerned are invited to Japan to improve their understanding of labor practices in Japan, so as to prevent labor disputes affecting the stability of employment in our country.
Content of the program
This program largely consists of three categories.
(1) Invitational seminars organized in Japan
Seminars, mainly regarding personnel and labor issues, as well as labor practices, are provided for executives and experts of employers' organizations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, in order to deepen their understanding of labor practices and circumstances in Japan.
- Instructors' Training Course on “Management Training Program (MTP*)”(ERMI)
- The Program on Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (ERHR)
- The Program on Working Environment Improvement for Employers (ERWM)
- The Program on Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management for Executives (ERHE)
Invitation Program for Successful Former Participants - Study of Latest Japanese Labour Practices and Opinion Exchange with Japanese Professionals - (ERFP)
- Invitation Program for Leaders in Employers' Organizations (EREO)
The Program on Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management - Study of Latest Japanese Labour Practices- (ERLL)
(2) Seminars in participants' resident countries and workshops in third countries
Lectures are sent from Japan to conduct seminars and workshops regarding labor practices, and personnel and labor management methods, helping to improve the stability of industrial relations in the countries and the retention of labor at local business sites.
- Globalization and Changes of Managers' Role - Japan's Experience
- Human Resource Management -Case study of Japanese companies-
- Management Training Program (MTP*)
- Motivation and Engagement
- Occupational Safety and Health Management and Work Environment Improvement
- Performance Based Wage System
- Wage and Appraisal System
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongol, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Viet Nam etc.
Conducted in 8 countries or so in a year. Target countries differ by year.
Applications are accepted through employers' organizations in each country.
(3) HRM/IR Information
Recent trends in Japanese labor issues are introduced to employers' organizations in each country and seminar participants through e-mail magazines, etc. In addition, labor circumstances informed by external sources, such as employers' organizations and seminar participants, are made known to companies in Japan, etc.
Japan’s HRM & IR Information: articles in English