China-Korea Team

A team of nine persons (including four women) from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU; four persons), the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU; four persons), and the Korea International Labour Foundation (KOILAF; one person) was invited to Japan from May 29 to June 11.

The participants showed much interest in such topics as Japan’s productivity improvement movement, social insurance system, tripartite deliberative council, the role and organization of industrial labour federations, and Japan’s response to the aging society. They also learned about the labour movement and other positive aspects of Japan, as well as the economic situation, and showed a keenness to utilize this knowledge in the solving of problems and development in their own countries.
In the Rengo Nagano program, the participants visited the Hello Work Nagano public employment security office and the Nagano Personal Support Center. At the Nagano Prefectural Government Office they paid a courtesy call on Nagano Prefecture Governor Shuichi Abe and engaged in discussions on the employment countermeasures of the administration and labour unions.
In the visit to an industrial labour organization and workplace, the participants visited the Japanese Federation of Energy and Chemistry Workers Unions (JEC Federation), where they heard an explanation of its efforts to strengthen the stabilization and securing of jobs, realize industrial policy and system demands, and improve general working conditions. After that, they visited the Tokyo Office of Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., where they held discussions on such topics as labour health and safety in the workplace and the role of labour unions in addressing environmental problems. The training program was a good opportunity for the participants to renew their awareness of Japan and to understand the current situation and issues in Japan.

List of Organization That Cooperated in the Visit

Rengo NaganoNagano Prefectural Government Office
Hello Work NaganoNagano Shinkansen Maintenance Center
Nagano Personal Support CenterJEC Federation
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Office)Nippon Paint Co. Labour Union
Zenrosai (National Federation of Workers and Consumers Insurance Cooperatives)

Many thanks to everyone.

China-Korea Team Participants

All China Federation of Trade Unions(ACFTU)

1.NameMr.Zhang Xichang
 Name of organizationAll-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)
 PositionDeputy Director General of Finance Department
 Union experience24

All China Federation of Trade Unions(ACFTU)

2.NameMs.Wan Zhenli
 Name of organizationChinese Educational, Scientific, Cultural,Health and sports Workers Union (ACFTU)
 PositionDivision Chief
 Union experience25

All China Federation of Trade Unions(ACFTU)

3.NameMr.Che Fengjian 
 Name of organizationAll-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)
 PositionDivision Chief of Grassroots Organization and Capacity Building Department
 Union experience4

All China Federation of Trade Unions(ACFTU)

4.NameMr.Tang Hong  
 Name of organizationAll-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU)
 PositionDivision Chief of Training Affairs of International Liaison Department
 Union experience27

Federation of Korean Trade Unions(FKTU)

5.NameMr.Baik Dae Jin
 Name of organizationFederation of Koeran Trade Unions (FKTU)
 PositionExecutive Director of External Cooperation Bureau
 Union experience20

Federation of Korean Trade Unions(FKTU)

6.NameMs.Jung Seung Hee
 Name of organizationFederation of Koeran Trade Unions (FKTU)
 PositionDirector of Policy Bureau
 Union experience21

Federation of Korean Trade Unions(FKTU)

7.NameMr.Lee Yongsoo
 Name of organizationFederation of Koeran Trade Unions (FKTU)
 PositionDirector of Occupational Safety and Health Research Center
 Union experience11

Federation of Korean Trade Unions(FKTU)

8.NameMs.Oh Seunghoon
 Name of organizationFederation of Koeran Trade Unions (FKTU)
 PositionLabour Counselor
 Union experience5

Korea International Labour Foundation(KOILAF)  

9.NameMs.Lee Jihyun
 Name of organizationKorea International Labour Foundation (KOILAF)
 PositionDeputy Section Chief of Exchange & Cooperation Team
 Union experience5

Photos of Participants

Meeting with Rengo General Secretary Hiroyuki Nagumo

Visit to Atomic Bomb Dome

Visit to Hello Work Nagano

Visit to Nagano Shinkansen Maintenance Center

Discussion with Rengo Nagano executives

Visit to Nagano Personal Support Center

Visit to Nagano Prefectural Government Office

Visit to JEC Federation

Visit to Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Office)