[International Month in Fall 2015] Lecture entitled, "ASEAN Economy" was held on November 18
On November 18, 2015, Gifu University Head Office for Glocalization (GHOGL) opened a lecture session as part of the International Month in Fall 2015. The title of the lecture was "ASEAN Economy" and the lecture was co-sponsored by Gifu University and JETRO* GIFU.
The speaker was Ms. Emi Teshima, Chief Director of JETRO GIFU who was previously assigned at JETRO Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has been in current position since July 2015. She has been recognized by her achievements and expertise in assisting businesses intending to advance into the global market. She has been actively providing support and assistance for enterprises within Gifu Prefecture in their endeavors for operations overseas.
In her lecture, she spoke about major differences in ASEAN economies and their unique characteristics, advantages and points to be considered in doing business with ASEAN countries by quoting statistics, data and her own experiences. The participants were listening to her with great interest throughout the session.
Around 50 people including students, teaching and administrative staff were in attendance and active opinion exchange followed after her speech. Many of the questionnaire results showed the participants' positive impressions about the lecture. They read; "Data she quoted was full of facts and information, which helped the participants understand the real situations of ASEAN countries." "I realized clear differences of each ASEAN member nation and it was fun to know more about countries unfamiliar to me to date."
The International Month in Fall 2015 aims for providing opportunities to students to become more interested in world affairs and contribute to promoting understanding of international affairs of by regional community through holding lectures and seminars.
*JETRO: Japan External Trade Organization
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