Activity reports Invitation Program

FY2015FY: Japanese Fiscal Year. from April to March


Central and South America Team

JILAF invited 12 trade union leaders (including 6 women) from seven countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay) to visit Japan from January 17 to 30, 2016.


Middle East and Northern Africa Team

JILAF invited a total of 11 persons (including 4 women) from the Middle East and Northern Africa to visit Japan from November 29 to December 12.


Asia-Pacific Team

JILAF invited eight trade union leaders (including two women) from five countries and one territory (East Timor, Fiji, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka) to visit Japan from November 8 to 21 as the Asia-Pacific Team.


English-Speaking Africa Team

JILAF invited 10 trade union leaders (including 5 women) from eight English-speaking African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) to visit Japan from October 18 to 31, 2015.


Reinvitation Team

JILAF invited a total of six persons from three countries (two each from China, South Korea, and Vietnam, including three women) to visit Japan as a reinvitation team for six days from October 12 to 17, 2015.


Afghanistan Team

JILAF invited 11 senior officials (including one woman) of the National Union of Afghanistan’s Workers and Employees (NUAWE) to visit Japan for 10 days from September 27 to October 6, 2015.


Laos-Vietnam Team

JILAF invited 12 people from Laos and Vietnam to visit Japan from August 30 to September 12, 2015. Because there are so many differences between these two countries and Japan in terms of political setup (they are socialist countries) and the structure of trade unions, and because the participants from these two countries had similar interests, overall they participated actively in the two-week program.


Special Invitation Team

JILAF invited five people (including three women) from three organizations in three countries to visit Japan from July 26 to August 1, 2015.


Eurasia Team

JILAF invited 11 trade union leaders (including 7 women) from seven countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) to visit Japan from July 5 to 18, 2015.


Myanmar-Cambodia Team

JILAF invited 12 people (including 2 women) from four organizations in Myanmar and Cambodia to visit Japan from June 21 to July 4.


Asia Youth Team

JILAF invited the Asia Youth Team to visit Japan from June 7 to 16. The team consisted of nine persons (including two women) from eight organizations in five countries (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand).


China-Indonesia Team

JILAF invited a total of 10 persons from China and Indonesia to visit Japan from May 17 to 30, 2015.