The ceremony welcomes honored guests from foreign affairs, economy and commerce's agencies of both Vietnam and Japan: Mr. Watanabe Go - First Secretary of Japan Ambassador in Vietnam; Mr. Masuda Chikahiro - Deputy head of Representative office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Mr. Chishima Hiroshi - Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); Mr. Keigo Ando, General Secretary of the Japan Business Association in Vietnam (JBAV); Mr. Dinh Thanh Cong - Vice Chairman of Haiphong Scientific Association for Development of Talents - Human Resources. Especially, the ceremony also welcomes the participation of Assoc.Prof. Bui Anh Tuan, Party Committee Secretary, President of FTU, Director of VJCC Project; other members of board of directors, Head/Deputy head of related departments; board of chairman in Keieijuku Club and the attendance of 30 new participants of Keieijuku course cohort 8.
In the beginning, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hien, Director of VJCC Hanoi - the program organizer- delivers a speech to open the ceremony. According to her, for the past 7 cohorts' successes, VJCC now continues its mission not only to strengthen the connection within business community in Vietnam but also to between Vietnam and their partners in Japan.
On behalf of VJCC project's director board, Assoc.Prof. Bui Anh Tuan, Party Committee Secretary, President of FTU, sends his congratulations to VJCC and especially 26 participants, who are managers/head of enterprises in Vietnam and lecturers of FTU, joining the course this year.
As for Mr. Masuda Chikahiro, Deputy head of Representative office of JICA, in the past 15 years, thanks to VJCC- Foreign Trade University, JICA has conducted many human resources training programs, among which Keieijuku is one. This course is believed to bring about the truest Japan's values to managers/head of Vietnamese enterprises.
Mr. Watanabe Go - First Secretary of Japan Ambassador in Vietnam: “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has been agreed on, which means changes in the business environment in Vietnam in the coming years. That is the signal for the fierce battle of competition between domestic enterprises and their foreign competitors. In order to win this fight, I believe that Vietnamese firms must first of all have a more effective management framework, which hopefully will be set up thanks to this Keieijuku course".
After the ending of ceremony, first class is conducted right away by Mr. Toda Chosaku - JICA experts, former US Market Director, Panasonic Group, with the topic of "Building enterprises for tomorrow". Hopefully, all of new participants will follow the course till its end with their greatest determination and enthusiasm.