JILAF invited a women-only team for 14 days from September 27 to October 10. It was the first time in five years, since fiscal 2004, that an invited team consisted only of women.
I was frequently impressed by the positive attitude of the participants towards the labour-related lectures, visits, and the session on the labour situation during the 14-day stay. Despite their national differences, they became friendly to each other from the very first day and displayed outstanding teamwork. Determined to make the most of their short stay, they eagerly stepped forward and observed Japan not only during the official program but also during brief intervals, such as when they were moving from one place to another, and in evening activities. I will post photos and captions of their visit on the JILAF website, so please take a look at them.
Due to a transfer within JILAF, this was the last team which I took charge of as a member of the Invitation Group, so for me it was a very memorable two weeks indeed. I am happy that all the participants seemed to enjoy their stay in Japan. I would like to express my gratitude not only to the participants but also to all those concerned at the places we visited. Thank you very much!
Feild Project Group Director
Japan International Labour Foundation(JILAF)