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Nov 18, 2022
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and APU held a ceremony to conclude a collaboration promotion agreement. JETRO President Nobuhiko Sasaki and APU President Haruaki Deguchi attended the ceremony and signed the agreement.
Through this agreement, JETRO and APU will work together to promote international industry-academia collaboration, human resource education, and academic research, with the aim of contributing to Japan’s local development, starting with Oita Prefecture, as well as to human resource development. JETRO is a trade and investment promotion agency with 76 offices in 55 countries, while APU is a higher education institution where about half of all students and faculty members are internationals. Combining JETRO's international business know-how and overseas network with APU's multicultural and multilingual environment, the two parties anticipate a synergistic outcome.
Main outline of the agreement
(1) International academic research and collaboration between industry and academia
Utilizing JETRO's overseas information and networks, joint research and joint seminars will be conducted, and APU's knowledge will be connected to companies' international business.
(2) Developing and establishing high-level global human resources
We will continue to hold networking events between APU's global human resources and foreign-affiliated companies supported by JETRO. In addition, JETRO's support for promoting the active participation of highly-skilled foreign workers will be used to assist job matching between companies and students, create a platform for companies, and support retention.