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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Training Programs

JICA Training Program for Nikkei Communities 2019 -2021

Special programs were developed as part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Training Program for Japanese descendants focusing on the development of new, entrepreneurial food businesses. The Development of a New, Small Food Business Programs are supported by JICA. The purpose of these program are to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to establish a a new food business in their home countries.

2021 Program

The 2021 Program is offered through virtual training because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Blended learning was adopted which included face to face online video conferencing, discussion boards, google classroom and video on demand.

Dates: October 11, 2021 – December 16, 2021.

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2020 Program

The 2020 Program was offered through virtual training because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Blended learning was adopted which included face to face online video conferencing, discussion boards, google classroom and video on demand.

Dates: October 30, 2020 – December 16, 2020.

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2019 Program

Five participants, three from Argentina and two from Brazil, were accepted to the program. Initial training was conducted by JICA in Yokohama after which they shifted to Takamatsu, Japan for the main part of the training program organized by the Faculty of Agriculture and the International Office of Kagawa University.

Dates: December 1, 2019 – December 26, 2019

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Publications:

Lutes, P. Takamizu, T., & Funakoshi, Y. (2021). Report on the JICA Training Program for Nikkei Communities 2020 Utilizing Virtual Training by Kagawa University. In press.

Lutes, P., & Takamizu, T. (2020). Report on the Kagawa University JICA 2019 Nikkei Training Project. Kagawa University International Office Journal. V.11. 37-44.