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
Aims To promote mutual economic development of Japan and other countries and friendly relationships between them by conducting activities to facilitate industrial globalization, trade, investment, and international economic cooperation.
Main activities
to achieve AOTS' s
aims
(1)  Providing training to trainees and other personnel for the development of industry and human resources in Japan and abroad
(2)  Dispatching experts and other personnel for the development of industry and human resources in Japan and abroad
(3)  Conducting research and other programs related to the development of industry and human resources in Japan and abroad
(4)  Managing and operating facilities required for the development of industrial human resources in Japan and abroad
(5)  Financing Japanese small- and medium-sized companies to promote their overseas investment which will contribute to the development of industry in developing regions, and conducting related research activities
Endowment of
the Organization
JPY 700,000,000
Scale of operations Approximately JPY 10,100,000,000 (FY2018 budget)
  Training Programs in Japan: 230 courses and 4,140 participants
  Overseas Training Programs: 23 courses and 900 participants
  Experts Dispatch programs: 340 experts
  Internship Program and others
Total number of participants / experts / interns Training Programs in Japan: 190,578
Overseas Training Programs: 201,966
Experts Dispatch Programs: 9,230
Internship Program: 1,260
(cumulative total as of FY2017)
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.