Coordinate Japanese Local Governments’ Training Programs for Foreign Local Officials

Local Government Officials Training Program (LGOTP)

As part of an effort towards enhancing international cooperation, the LGOTP is a training program catered to send overseas local government officials as trainees to local government offices in Japan. Jointly coordinated by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM), as well as CLAIR program participants will attend training and acquire relevant knowledge and skills in various fields during their stay in Japan and are expected to play an active role in their respective fields as well as contribute to the internationalization of their local regions upon the return to their home countries.

All trainees will first undergo a 1-month introductory training period, before being posted to their individual host institutions where they begin their specialized training. The whole training program typically lasts for 6 – 10 months, during which the trainees will also be able to deepen their understanding and knowledge of the Japanese culture and traditions.

The program offers training in a wide range of fields including general administration, environment, agriculture, education, tourism, economic exchange, and many others.

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