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Date: 2016/08/16


Change of Board Members of HIDA

HIDA board members were changed last month. List of the new HIDA directorate is as per following.


In this regard, Mr. Kaneko, the former HIDA president wrote following  letter to Ahmad Moaphi, chairman of the Association of Iran's Japan Alumni (AIJA).


Ahmad Moaphi's reply follows.


CV of Mr. Kuwayama, the new president of HIDA also follows.




Date: 2011/10/07



 Professor NAOTO SASAKI passes away


Date: 2011/04/15


 Professor YOSHIO KONDO passes away


Date: 2010/08/27



President of AOTS visits Tehran


Mr. Kazuo Kaneko, the President of the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) was in Iran from August 6th to 8th, 2010.

The purpose of this visit was to get familiar with the country and its industrial structure; and at the same time, to study ways of promoting AOTS cooperation with Iran.

Mr. Yasumi Suzuki, General Manager of AOTS New Delhi Office, accompanied  Kaneko-san in this trip.

For the Association of Iranís Japan Alumni (AIJA), it was a great pleasure to host the AOTS Rijicho and Suzuki-san.

In AIJA Tehran Office


AIJA arranged the following during the stay of its distinguished guests in Tehran:

1)  Meeting with the Secretariat of the Confederation of Iranian Industry. 

This confederation boasts a membership of about 50 industrial organizations.


In the meeting, the Iranian side included Mr. S. Khashe, Chairman of the Central Council of the Confederation; Mr. H. Sassani, its Secretary General, and Mr. M. Homayounfar, President of Iranís Institute for Productivity and Human Resources Development ( ).

Confederation meeting: Suzuki, Kaneko, Khashe, Homayounfar and Sassani


 2)  Meeting with Mr. M. Rasekh, Secretary General of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (TCCIM). ( )

Mr. M. Maleki, Director of International Affairs of TCCIM and Mr. M. Zarrabi, President of Karafarin Insurance Company and an AIJA member were also present in this meeting.

In TCCIM Secretary General's office: Suzuki, Kaneko, Rasekh, Moaphi, Zarrabi


 3)  Meeting with Mr. M. Forouzandeh, Chairman of Bonyad Mostazafan, which is the largest conglomerate in Iran. (   ,  )

Mr. M. Ghasemi, Director of International Affairs & Protocols of Bonyad, along with some other directors, participated in the meeting.

Also present was Mr. Y. Hojjat, a former Vice-Minister and also an AOTS ex-trainee. 


With Forouzandeh, Bonyad Chairman



4)  Meeting with Mr. M. Hedayat, Chairman of Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO). ( )

This organization, which belongs to Iranís Ministry of Industry, controls almost all of Iranís nationalized,

 large-scale industries.


Mr. Ahmadi, Vice Chairman of Iranís Industrial Management Institute ( ), and some other members of IDROís management, were present in this meeting.


5)  A small reception hosted by AIJA in Parsian Evin Hotel and participated by some AIJA Board Members and ex-trainees, along with the Directorate of Iran-Japan Friendship Association.

A guest of honor was Mr. M. Adeli, once Iranís Ambassador to Japan and a former Governor of Iranís Central Bank.

With some of the reception participants:  Adeli is sitting next to Kaneko; Hojjat is next to Suzuki


6)  Visiting the Embassy of Japan in Tehran and meeting Mr. K. Aikawa, the Minister (H.E. the Ambassador was out of country at this date).

Mr. T. Shirai, Head of Economic & Commercial Section of the Embassy was also present.


Needless to say, Ahmad Moaphi, Chairman of AIJA accompanied Mr. Kaneko in all those meetings and events.


The topics discussed in above-mentioned meetings were how to promote AOTS activities in Iran and ways of strengthening cooperation between the two sides.




Date: 2010/07/22


President of AOTS WILL visit Tehran


Mr. Kazuo Kaneko, the President of the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) will visit Tehran from August 6th for 3 days.

Details would be announced in a later date.



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