Outline | Overview of Association

Overview of the AOTS Alumni Societies

The AOTS Alumni Societies are non-profit private organizations voluntarily founded in various parts of the world by the participants of AOTS(previous HIDA) training programs with the shared experience of training in Japan. Currently 71 Alumni Societies in 43 countries have been established, and are dedicated to the economic and industrial development of their own countries and to the enhancement of friendly relations with Japan and other countries through human resources development.

Today, the international community is expecting more of Japanese technical cooperation, and AOTS, as one of the largest private technical cooperation organizations in Japan, has to increase its organizational effectiveness by making the best use of its resources, as well as by developing and evaluating its programs consistently to meet the real needs of the developing countries.

Promotion of Friendship among the Members

Get-together parties
Factory tours
Recreational programs, etc.

Organization of the Society

Compiling Lists of Members
Issuing newsletters
Cooperating with AOTS Overseas Offices, JETRO and Japanese Government establishments abroad, etc.

Cultural and Social Activities

Japanese language classes, Japanese language tests
Pre-departure orientation for trainees
Voluntary social service activities, etc

Human Resource Development and Promotion of Industry

Recruiting and recommending candidates for AOTS training in Japan
Lectures and management seminars by returned traineess

International Cooperation

Arranging exchanges of trainees and experts with other Alumni Societies (WNF Program)
Participating in the Conventions of AOTS Alumni Societies and AOTS Alumni Societies' Regional
Federation Conferences, etc.
Information sharing