Greetings to all LJI website visitors
First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all visitors of LJI website for paying attentions to LJI activities. By going through this website, I hope you can understand LJI programs and activities, and I hope to welcome you at LJI. With this greeting message, I would like to briefly introduce our organization, Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute (LJI) to you as follows.
LJI was established as Lao-Japan Human Resource Cooperation Center (LJC) in May 2001 as a cooperation project between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National University of Laos (NUOL) and has been upgraded to Laos-Japan Institute in May 2010. Since 2012, Japan Foundation has come to work with us establishing Japan Foundation Language Center under LJI. Therefore, LJI is now a house of two important projects. The first project is the JICA Project for capacity development towards improving the private sector and promoting Japanese investment in Lao PDR, the second project is Japan Foundation Language Center for promoting Japanese education in Lao PDR.
Through these two projects, we carry out various programs and activities such as master degree program in business administration program, business management training program plus on-site consultation, action research and case study development, business seminars and forums, Japanese language training program, cultural and academic exchange programs, study-in-Japan promotion program, job placement in Japanese companies in Lao PDR promotion activities as well as various Japanese cultural activities such as Japanese New Year festival. LJI receives various study tour missions from Japan every year. LJI has also played an important supporting function for Honda Foundation in administering Honda Young Engineer and Scientist Award program in Lao PDR. Recently, LJI has initiated a management training program for company executives known in the Japanese language as “keiei-juku”. LJI coordinates and hosts Japanese Language Proficiency Test every year.
Our activities are mainly conducted in Vientiane Capital, particularly within the building of LJI located at the main campus of the National University of Laos. In addition, we also conduct seminars and training programs in other provinces such as Savannakhet province and Champasak province. Our programs emphasize practical learning; thus, we organize study tours in Japan for excellent participants and study tour in neighboring countries under JICA supports. We emphasize information exchange and networking among our participants and we have built good networks with Japan centers and various organizations in neighboring countries as well as in Japan.
By carrying out the above mentioned programs and activities, we hope that LJI will become a center of excellence in building friendly relationships and cooperation between Lao PDR and Japan in developing human resources in business management area and Japanese language for use in socio-economic development in Lao PDR in the age of ASEAN economic integration, and LJI will become a platform for cultural exchange activities between Lao and Japanese people. I really hope that more and more people will visit and participate in LJI programs and activities so that LJI will achieve the vision of center of excellence and remain a simple of friendships and cooperation between Lao and Japanese people.