7 June[WED]

10:00 - 11:30

Japan-ASEAN Cooperation in Human Resource Development and its future prospects


  • The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS)

    KUWAYAMA Shinya

  • DMG MORI Asia/DMG MORI India
    Chief Operating Officeer

    HASHIMOTO Satoshi

  • Shibaura Institute of Technology
    Professor, Dr.
    Dean, Graduate School of Engineering and Science
    Department of Planning, Architecture and Environmental Systems
    College of Systems Engineering and Science

    NAKAMURA Hitoshi

  • Nagoya University of Economics
    Professor,Department of Economics

    USHIYAMA Ryuichi


In this session, four speakers delivered keynote speeches on the theme “Collaborative Human Resource Development in Japan-ASEAN Relations and Future Perspectives.” They expressed their viewpoints as follows: President Kuwayama of AOTS emphasized leveraging the organization’s longstanding trust to develop and provide training programs. These programs include those focused on remote instruction, DX advancement, innovation generation, and startup support, amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also highlighted the active engagement of AOTS alumni in sharing their expertise with third countries. According to Mr. Hashimoto of DMG MORI Asia/ DMG MORI India, the establishment of CJDM (Cambodia-Japan Development Management) in collaboration with the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2020 aimed to cultivate highly skilled talents and play a pivotal role in facilitating the growth of local enterprises and fostering collaborations with international companies. He mentioned that CJDM has received support from the Cambodian government. Mr. Nakamura from the School of Shibaura Institute of Technology highlighted that the university promotes Global Project-Based Learning through partnerships between academia, industry, and government. They engage in activities such as industry-sponsored lectures, joint research and development, and innovation creation to address societal challenges within the local community. He emphasized the contribution of the university not only to student development but also to nurturing talents among corporate and administrative professionals. Mr. Ushiyama of Nagoya University of Economics discussed the potential for future collaboration and support in the internationalization of ASEAN businesses. He suggested that Japan could utilize its expertise gained from the internationalization of its own companies to facilitate co-creation and assistance for ASEAN enterprises through talent development and provision from Japan. This approach could potentially accelerate the overseas expansion of ASEAN companies.